The party’s on. The feelin’s here. That only comes. This time of year. Simply a wonderful time of year!
Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens, all festooned in holiday finery, is a magical place that satiates your appetite while stoking your holiday spirit! Owner/Executive Chef Rich Mead is excited to introduce a new seasonal menu featuring the freshest produce and festive flavors with several new starters, main dishes and desserts as well as the ever-changing, highly curated cheese program and multiple new holiday inspired cocktails hand-crafted by Anthony Laborin, head of Cocktail R&D.
May I recommend a cocktail to put you in a festive mood? Try “Mamma Needs Another Drink” (pictured above). Currently, the most popular cocktail on the menu, it is a cool weather rendition of former #1 cocktail “Mamma Needs a Drink”. Obviously, appealing to the ladies who lunch, it is equally quaffable after nightfall seated at your sparkling table amidst flickering candles with twinkling lights overhead.
At a recent media preview, members of the press were treated to a number of Chef Mead’s seasonal creations served family style to share and photograph for your viewing pleasure.
Dinner began with a tasting portion of the Farmhouse Market Salad and Shrimp and Root Vegetable Ribbons, both composed of a cornucopia of garden fresh vegetables and seasonal flavors. It was with the main courses that the seasonal flavors really shine.
Grilled Curry Crusted Pacific Swordfish
Panko Crusted Icelandic Cod
Fish lovers like me, will find the Panko Crusted Icelandic Cod equally enticing | roast butternut squash, cipollini onions, kale, caramelized cauliflower, Tehachapi Grain Project red fife and sonora, pureed cauliflower and satsumaimo sweet potato, apple cider molasses glaze, granny smith apples, (32). Cooked to perfection, the pristine white fish flaked with the slightest touch of your fork.
Meat entrees did not disappoint either and include: Grilled Dijon Soy Glazed Pork Tenderloin | parmesan potato cakes, braised red cabbage, apple raisin compote, apple jack brandy sauce, (28), and Grilled Prime Flat Iron Steak Salad | roast carrots and beets, pee wee potatoes, gorganzola cheese, little gem lettuce, roast garlic vinaigrette, crispy sun choke chips, horseradish yogurt, (26).
But wait, the best is saved for last… The cheese course!
The mouthwatering cheese board from the Farmhouse’s ever-changing, highly curated cheese program features:
Valençay Distinctive in its truncated pyramidal shape, Valençay is an unpasteurised goats-milk cheese produced in the province of Berry in central France.
Brie a la Truffe A creamy Brie de Meaux style cheese which has been gently layered with fresh truffle pieces from Maison de la Truffe. With a traditional white, bloomy rind, and an incredibly smooth mouth feel, this cheese has an intense truffle crunch.
Seasonal Gorgonzola A soft and crumbly goat’s milk cheese made with unskimmed cow’s milk. One of the world’s oldest blue-veined cheeses, it is mainly produced in the northern Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy, Gorgonzola.
Fleur Du Maquis Made from the milk of the Lacaune ewes, this Corsican cheese is creamy and firm with a moist textured pate which is covered by a natural, flavored rind.
Époisses de Bourgogne A pungent soft-paste cows-milk cheese made in the village Époisses and its environs.
Accompanied by lightly toasted bread from Rye Goods Co. along with nuts, fresh and dried fruit and chutney, 22
Seasonal deserts added to the menu include, Windrose Farms Apple Crisp, Pumpkin Cheesecake and Persimmon Pudding.
The full seasonal menu is also available in the Farmhouse bar, which features . Enjoy a savory snack or satisfy your sweet tooth between lunch and dinner and head to the bar where a special Midday Menu is now offered daily from 2 – 5 p.m.
Handcrafted holiday-inspired cocktails include:
Mamma Needs Another Drink | Farm fresh juice, organic grapefruit liquor, jardesca apertivo red wine, 15
Butter Flippin What? | Egg, butternut squash puree, lime, allspice, 9 yr rum, 15
Not Mushroom In This Bar | Shitake tincture, apple, absinth, sweet vermouth, rye whiskey, 15
Dem Apples | Farmhouse fresh apple cider, Blinking Owl aquavit, 15
Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Midday Menu: 2 – 5 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. – closing
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