|Farm on 17th ave, CGY, AB|
Cozy and warm, Farm wouldn't be out of place tucked away in a tiny nook of Williamsburg, or on a quiet corner of the Plateau. An open kitchen filled with young (think 25 year old) cooks and chefs lets you watch the action and see the skill and care that goes into your food. I've sat at the 'bar' a few times, which surrounds the open kitchen, and while watching the cooks is mesmerizing, you never feel the pressure or tension of a kitchen while you watch these kids cook. It's busy, they're moving, but they seem at ease and relaxed.
|Cutting Board menu at Farm.|
The wine list is on the pricier side (roughly 8-13 by the glass, and upwards of 40/ bottle), but again - not the standard wines you'd find on a menu or even at the liquor store - for the most part they're purchased locally from a wine boutique (ooh la la).
I really can't say anything bad about this restaurant - I had a waitress once who didn't know her cheese (at all) but besides that one aberration the staff are all knowledgable and informed, and the food is great.
|red wine, bread, cheese = NICE|
For my cheese plate I had the Brillant Savarin (soft, bloomy cheese similar to the Chateau de Bourgogne aka my fav), a soft blue, and the Piave (hard, zippy spanish cheese). They were accompanied by homemade fig jam, local clover honey, and a tomato relish, respectively. And unlimited bread. 3 cheese + accompaniments, $15. Not bad. You can also do 5 for $25, but I wasn't that hungry sadly. My mamma got the garden salad (again - a bit small, even for a small salad), and the mac and cheese (which I will begrudgingly admit was good). Who am I kidding everything was great.
|Farm - you should go.|
www.farm-restaurant.com 1006 17th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta