My sister was in town visiting from Boston and we both love cheese. It was her last day and we were on our own so we decided to go to Farm for lunch. Two grilled cheese sandwiches please!
We just sat down and the waitress told us that Janice Beaton Cheese shop – at the back of the restaurant - had just opened up a grilled cheese sandwich bar. We raced back and ordered a ham and cheese and an Oka cheese sandwich – with a glass of white wine. Very nice surprise. Wow! Delicious! I cannot say enough about how yummy these were. Crunchy bread, pickle and cheese. Next time you are having a grilled cheese craving head to JB immediately. You will not be disappointed.
They do need to change their electronic payment systems though – it didn’t allow for tipping. Makes sense in a cheese shop but now that they are serving sandwiches it needs to be added. Luckily I had some toonies in the bottom of my purse and happily dropped them in the tip jar.
After trying dinner at Brava Bistro (see separate review) we wound up back at Farm for dinner and are we ever glad we did.
With a nice cold glass of Blasted Church in hand, we ordered the Duck Pate and Macaroni and Cheese. We had a lovely view of the hard working staff and enjoyed watching them immensely. The food they put out was both impressive and delicious. Our meals were nothing short of spectacular. The duck pate was incredible and we happily enjoyed it with lots of crusty bread and just a touch of cherry reduction. The heat in the Mac and Cheese was a nice touch to a very filling, delicious creamy dish.
The staff and the environment at Farm are both great and the place was packed all night – not surprising given how good the food is but still impressive on a Tuesday.
1006 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A5, CA