One word. YUM. When I heard Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar was partnering with Greensleeves Farm for the first Farm to Plate Dinner Series of the summer I knew this was one I couldn’t miss. When you eat clean it is really hard to go out to eat, I mean really hard. Wandering into Bouquet several years ago was the best thing that ever happened. I know that Bouquet cares where their food comes from and I can confidently order anything from their menu. Not to mention their food is delicious, it is by far my favorite restaurant in the Cincinnati area. Next time I eat there I will be sure to share with you all my experience.
Okay, now that my mouth is watering, back to the Farm to Plate dinner. This summer Greensleeves Farm is partnering with Kentucky chefs, meat producers, wineries and breweries to bring 4 fun nights of food, beverage, and music right to the farm. This first one took place May 17, 2015 but be sure to mark your calendars for the next three this summer:
Sunday July 12, 2015 – Butcher Betties
Sunday August 16, 2015 – NuVo at Greenup
Sunday September 20, 2015 – Virgil’s Cafe
Chef Stephen Williams of Bouquet and his team prepared the delicious meat, goat sausages from Atwood Village Family Farm.
This is the first time I have had goat and you know it wasn’t really all the baaaaaa-d. Okay corny jokes aside, it was delicious.
The fresh sides were paired perfectly and did not disappoint. There was so much food, I know everyone in our group went home with a full belly.
I am a sucker for some spuds, and these “begger’s purses” filled with potatoes and onions were fabulous.
These fresh green beans were so crisp and delicious.
Of course we needed some good local wine to wash it all down and StoneBrook Winery was the perfect pair. I am a fan of dry red wines and their Cabernet Franc is my go to from their array of wines.
All in all it was a beautiful evening at Greensleeves Farm with amazing food, tasty wine and fun with family and friends. Be sure to like them on Facebook to stay up to date on their other upcoming events, including their Garlic Festival on Sunday June 28, 2015.