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My visit to Fish and Farm


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My visit to Fish and Farm

rosiella1 | | Jun 15, 2009 02:20 PM

We tried this for Dine About Town last Thursday. Between the four of us that evening, we all enjoyed our meal and can honestly recommend this place to others. The dishes were all solid. Although the menu was quite small, the chef has perfected it. Dine About Town menu had no choices at all. It was pole bean salad, halibut or salmon, cookies and cream panna cotta for $39.95 including tax and tip~ Nice deal!. Two out of four did DAT and the other 2 ordered off the regular menu. The regular menu was also reasonably priced.

Our amuse was a mozarella shooter. It was like a whipped mozarella tasting foam with a bit of basil oil. I would add maybe a little bit of tomato puree on the bottom for a deconstructed caprese amuse. For starters, the mac and cheese with ham hocks was delish -creamy, gooey and rich! The corn chowder was the best corn chowder. It had fresh shucked roasted corn with a generous drizzle of olive oil as a garnish. Pole Bean salad was like a green bean casserole but cold - creme fraiche, crunchy fried onions, perfectly cooked beans. Yum! The Salmon or Halibut over wilted romaine and port sauce was cooked perfectly. The fish had a nice crust, but still moist and flaky. Fish and chips were standard - although tasty, nothing spectacular; but still good. I also tasted the fried chicken. The crunchy skin was a bit on the salty side but the juicy chicken was flavorful. The chicken was served with corn madeleines, a super tabasco-ey butter, and some mash taters. After such a stellar meal, we were looking forward to dessert. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a let-down. Hockey puck like brownie cookies were too over done and the oreo cookie panna cotta was just ok. The cheese plate was ok - 2 cheese varieties served with toast points, walnuts, honey and some swettened cherries.

Overall - I would return to try their other dishes. What's unique about this place is their idea of an all inclusive price - tax and tip is included. It made splitting the bill really easy. It's also nice to know they support their local fisheries and farms. They say that they get all their meats, fish and produce within a 100-mile radius of the restaurant. Go Fish and Farm!

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