Farm (Closed)

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It is always tough to decide where to take your significant other for birthday treat. If you bring him/her to the exact same place year after year, you might be perceived as a dull person. If you pick a new restaurant but it turns out to be horrible, the special day is now ruined.  The art is to choose somewhere new AND somewhere you know s/he will love. That’s hell of a tough job!

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In preparation of Kev’s birthday, I did a whole load of research this year. At the end, Farm on 17th Ave became the first choice!

The restaurant’s intimate, down-to-earth style dining room created the perfect atmosphere for romantic dates 🙂 Not just the atmosphere, the restaurant’s desire to source only natural, locally-sourced ingredients allows it to provide its customers the best culinary experience. The food menu might be small, but it is complemented with a unique selection of wines, beer, and bubbles that pair well with the food. 

Since Kev can’t drink, we only ordered the food. As a steak lover, how could he miss out on the sirloin steak ($28)? The tender top sirloin steak was soaked in a puddle of luscious garlic jus. On the side was a mix of smooth, rich foie gras mashed potatoes, asparagus and hickory sticks. The dish was fully packed with fresh flavors! No leftovers afterwards.

sirloin steak farm calgary

sirloin steak

My rabbit gnocchi ($25) was made up with braised rabbit, gnocchi, carrot cream, chervil puree, swiss chard and blackburn cheddar. I had never experienced braised rabbit that was so soft and aromatic. The gnocchi was unbelievably pillowy, like melted butter. Each bite surprised your taste buds- sometimes sweet, sometimes salty, sometimes aniseedy!

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rabbit gnocchi

We ordered a side of chef’s potatoes ($7), just in case we were still hungry (which it turned out not to be a concern at all). The dish was filled with over-sized wedge potatoes, topped with cheese, bacon and green onion. It was quite greasy and of course, fattening.

chef's potatoes

chef’s potatoes

I was glad we finally tried out this place. Those simple dishes bursting with fresh, authentic flavors are for every palate! It is a place to impress someone 🙂
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