I sampled the Farm On Adderley, the latest restaurant on Cortelyou Road (near Westminster-ish) and it was fab--a great and somewhat more grownup than Picket Fence addition to the neighborhood.
The cold asparagus soup was bright and piquant and held together nicely with a still-warm poached egg floating in the middle like a happy kid in the cool green H2O of a favorite swimming hole.
Next was the sublime Chicken-in-the-Hay. I'm not a chicken guy when I eat out, but this dish looked too intriguing to pass up--chicken roasted over alfafa hay and served on a bed of quinoa with dollops of farmer's cheese mixed into the grains and some nice greens on top. It was, quite simply, the tastiest and moistiest version of chicken I ever tasted.
It being a heatwave and all, I didn't even look at their wine list and instead stuck with tap beers, starting with an Ommegang wheat beer from upstate NY, then a Chimay, which I had never seen on draft.
This is a fantastic addition to the nabe and, to the extent it gets locals used to eating in Ditmas rather than driving too the Slope or Cobble Hill, should be good for other standouts like Picket Fence and Cinco de Mayo. Now if only Gerry would get some pub grub going down at the jazzy Cornerstone, we'd be on our way to Fifth Avenuedom ...
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