As I mentioned yesterday, we dined at Chef and the Farmer last Thursday night. Chef and the Farmer easily competes with the food experiences I’ve had in places such as New York City and Nashville, TN and Charleston, SC. Despite being in a small town, the food has big flavor.
Since there were six of us at the table, we took the opportunity presented to us to try as many dishes as possible. Here’s the details on some of my favorites…
When it comes to my best bite of the night, it’s between two shared plates:
Pork Belly Skewers, candied bell peppers, cilantro
Hazelnut Fried Green Tomatoes, chevre, curried peach preserves
I love any and all pork belly and the candied bell peppers were like the cherry on top. It melted in your mouth. As far as that green tomatoes goes – hands down the best fried green tomato I’ve ever had. I have no idea what was involved in the hazelnut crust but it was divine.
Another must have: Shoestring Fries, kitchen sink mayonnaise
If you think you’re ordering just another batch of fries, you are wrong! They are perfectly crisp, thin-cut fries and they’re addicting. You’ve been warned.
As far as the large plates go, the guys were the ones that ordered a “real” dinner. The ladies were quite full from all the shared plates. But I did manage to snag a bite from Big Guy’s plate:
Double Pork Meatloaf, brown turkey fig bbq, marinated pink eyed peas & corn, fried okra
Oh.my.goodness. And if you think meatloaf is boring, this ain’t your momma’s meatloaf. Loaded with flavor and super moist, you can’t stop after one bite. The okra isn’t your typical “fried”okra – it was tempura fried and was so delicate on the tongue.
I will be back. And that’s a promise.