The Bachelor Farmer 1, Minneapolis, MN

There's been enough written about the place that I'm not sure what I could add, so the pics below will be my "review". I would like to note one thing I found at this reataurant that I have not seen done so well in any other Twin City establishment, that is, they just seem to have captured a great Scandinavian feel. And I don't mean like modern fixtures or all blond servers. I mean the experience at The Bachelor Farmer was friendly, warm, inviting, relaxed, and still special. It reminded me very much of trips to Stockholm and Lund, maybe even Copenhagen... and of course exactly like all my trips to IKEA (kidding on the last one). No matter, I believe it's this feel of the place that makes it special in the region and worth a trip for anyone.

A comforting, welcoming, Scandinavian front entrance

An inviting, empty yet perfectly appointed space welcomes anyone with the first seating time

You can usually get a peek into the kitchen from many angles too

And this is what people come for - gimme!

Sugar & Salt Cured Sockeye Salmon - wow, what a great summer dish.

My #1 entree of the night, fresh caught Cod with an eggplant puree, summer squash and haricot vert... like the best, not fried, fish stick you ever had. Really comforting, but light too.

The #4 entree for me (and we only had 3!)...Roasted Pork Leg with pork fat potatoes, heirlom broccoli and fresh soy beans. Too much of the protein was too tough to enjoy this dish enough, imo.

A strong #2 entree for me... Old Water Brisket with sweet corn and romano bean (?) sucotash. Very tender and flavorful while not being overly heavy, like a piece of brisket can be.

What? You have desserts? Ok, I'll take a peek at the menu, just in case...

One of the most fun desserts I've seen in a long while "Cake to Share". Easily one of the best serve-your-own strawberry shortcakes. And that little spatula - how cute!

Salted caramel-chocolate tart - good, but not quite what I had in mind when I saw the word "chocolate". I mean, I want lots of chocolate.

And have you ever gotten a little goodie bag at the end of the meal, to take home and enjoy later? This was a bag with two small "financier" cookies (yes, I had to look it up too). But after eating them I now know it's like the best little butter cookie crossed with a macaroon's texture you could ever eat. Bravo, TBF!

If you made it this far, please stay tuned for a special 2nd post tomorrow on this restaurant. I have something saved that I think you'll enjoy.

1 comment:

Victoria said...

that looks great!! fun times,too!


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