“Nestled in charming downtown
North East, Pennsylvania”

Cork 1794 and The Skunk & Goat Tavern offer a unique and funky take on the American eatery and lounge experience, with focus on a seasonally rotating dining menu. Smartly situated in the town square and flavored with a neighborhood vibe, it has become a gathering spot for locals, as well as a destination dining experience for foodies, wine connoisseurs and travelers, alike. Seamlessly combining the pleasure of fine dining and drinking within a cozy and chic atmosphere, our goal is to tempt one’s senses on every level. From our progressive, seasonal, and modern cuisine to our unparalleled wine bar and artisanal cocktails, our approach is that EVERYTHING is approachable and that EVERYONE should be able to experience the unbridled joy of beautiful food and drink.

Chef Kristian Young

Kristian Young has called a handful of cities home. His journey has brought him across the country, landing in Erie as the Executive Chef of Cork 1794. He’s lived in Chicago, Portland, Los Angeles and Scottsdale.

Chef Young learned his craft at Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Arizona, and focuses his talents on a farm to table and sustainable concept at Cork 1794. Young show cases his inspiration and culinary passions with a French Continental influenced menu. His unique style in the kitchen comes from his time spent in nearly every region of the U.S. His many accolades include “Lake Erie Living” Chef of the Year, 2015 and “Best of Lake Erie” Best Chef, 2015.