As the crisp autumn air settles over The Farm, there's no better time to experience the rustic charm and culinary artistry of the Farmer's Daughter Restaurant. Aaron White, Bar Manager & Assistant Restaurant manager says “carefully pairing a drink with a meal is a great way to round out your culinary experience! Balancing the flavors of a drink to mirror or contrast your dish can enhance your meal by bringing out a flavor you may not have picked up on, had you not paired the two together. This can make a meal truly memorable!” Let’s explore the rich flavors and vibrant ingredients included in the Fall edition of our farm-to-table menu with expert recommendations from Aaron.
Fall Flatbreads: A Hearty Start
Andouille Sausage Flatbread This flatbread is a harmonious blend of spicy andouille sausage, roasted squash, caramelized onions, red peppers, mozzarella and rosemary all atop a crisp, golden crust. The savory notes of the sausage are expertly paired to complement the sweetness of the onions, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. Aaron’s pairing recommendation: Spinelli Pinot Grigio
Fig & Apple Flatbread
A celebration of seasonal fruits, this flatbread features succulent figs, crisp apples and pears, complemented with toasted walnuts, blue cheese, and fig jam. Each bite is a delightful combination of textures and tastes, making it a perfect starter for your cozy fall evening in the restaurant.
Aaron’s pairing recommendation: Ranga Range Sauvignon Blanc
Vibrant Salads for Autumn Palates
Ginger Roasted Beet Salad
Roasted to perfection. The pickled beets in this salad are elevated with mandarin oranges, roasted squash, spicy walnuts, and a rosemary yogurt dressing. It's a medley of flavors and textures that celebrate the season's bounty.
Aaron’s pairing recommendation: Fiery Jalapeno Margarita
Greek Salad Our Greek salad is a timeless delight, featuring a medley of marinated chickpeas, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and feta cheese, tossed with parsley and olive oil, every bite is a refreshing journey to the heart of the Mediterranean.
Aaron’s pairing recommendation: Folie a Deux Chardonnay
Delectable Entrées to Warm Your Soul
Honey Pistachio Crusted Chicken Roulade Indulge in a symphony of sweet and savory with this exquisite chicken roulade. The succulent chicken breast is encased in a delicate honey and pistachio crust, then seared to perfection. Served with velvety sweet mashed potatoes, orange butter sauce and charred scallions, every bite is a harmonious blend of flavors that will leave you craving more. Aaron’s pairing recommendation: Twenty Acres Chardonnay
Crispy Skin Duck Breast
Prepare to be captivated by the crispy skin of this duck breast, which gives way to tender, succulent meat. Accompanied by a luscious sweet mashed potatoes, ginger roasted beets and pear marmalade it's a dish that marries elegance with comfort.
Aaron’s pairing recommendation: Juggernaut Pinot Noir
The pork mignon showcases an exquisite cut of pork, meticulously marinated and expertly cooked to achieve optimal juiciness and tenderness. Served with roasted squash, spicy parmesan tuille and a mint blueberry reduction, this dish beautifully captures the warmth and richness of the fall season.
Aaron’s pairing recommendation: Cielo Pinot Noir
As we bid farewell to another glorious summer, the Farmer's Daughter Restaurant welcomes the crisp embrace of autumn with open arms and a menu that celebrates the season's bounty. We extend our heartfelt thanks for joining us on this culinary adventure. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we encourage you to share your experience on social media. Until next time, may your days be filled with the warmth and flavors of fall. We invite you to experience the savory tastes of fall at Normandy Farm Hotel and the Farmer's Daughter Restaurant. To make a reservation or for more information, please contact us at 215-616-8300 or book through Open Table.