Meet the couple behind The Onion Tree
Meet the couple behind The Onion Tree Gastropub, Raquel and Jay.
They met in 2002 while working together right here on Long
Island. Together they have owned 5 restaurants starting with wildFlower in Manhattan in 2004 to present day Wild
Side Bistro in Oakdale.
Passionate about food, ingredients and how the
two influence Mother Earth and our health - The Onion Tree and Wild Side Bistro is the convergence of where foodie food meets holistic health.
Chef Jay has always been a foodie and wino. Having studied at Hotel School in Switzerland and living/working in 9 countries and on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, before moving to the US. His menu's feature
authentic flavors and cooking techniques from Jay's extensive
Born and raised in India, it is Jay's cultural roots that give his menus their Indian fusion flare. Spice, as they say, is INDEED LIFE! This is
very evident in the bold flavors in every dish on the menu.
Following the birth of their oldest son in 2009, Raquel earned her certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative
Nutrition. In addition to coaching clients one on one, Raquel also founded The Real Food Cleanse which is designed 'for super busy people whose lifestyles are less than perfect.' At both the Wild Side Bistro and The Onion Tree, Raquel and Jay demonstrate that wholesome food can still be flavorful, complex and delicious.