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Happy Independence Day!

The Farmhouse will be closed on Friday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. ¬†Here’s to honoring our great country’s past, present, and future;
enjoying backyard barbecues and picnics with friends;
and soaking up some of those summertime rays by the water!

We’ll see you at 9:00 a.m. for that post-celebration recovery brunch
on Saturday, July 5 — until then, be safe and be well, friends!

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Sour Beer at The Farmhouse!

Our staff got to geek out a bit on sour beers today with our friendly MoBev rep!

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We learned about the history of the sour-beer brewing method (did you know it’s historically been much like making sourdough bread, leaving the beer fixins in the kitchen window to collect local yeasts for brewing?), and some interesting details about a few of the sours we’ll have in-house soon (if not already). ¬†If you come by this weekend, we’ll be sure to have some interesting sours for you to try with your summertime repast!

We have the St. Louis Framboise in bottles now (you may recall that we used to have that on tap), which is a bright-pink raspberry sour that pairs wonderfully with our artisanal cheese plate. ¬†Its low alcohol content makes it the perfect thirst-quenching aperitif. ¬†There’s the 1809 Berliner Weisse, a tart sour that’s not too sugary; perfect for brunches. ¬†The VanderGhinste Oud Bruin (“old brown”) is a Flanders brown that’s been made by mixing a newly-brewed batch of brown beer to lambic that’s been aged in oak barrels for 18 months (this is an historic brewing method which increased stability and shelf life in the time before refrigeration). ¬†It’s got more of a toasty, malty flavor, and would pair well with our short rib or hanger steak. ¬†We’ll also have the Duchesse de Bourgogne, a Flanders red made in small batches, which is reminiscent of the flavor of rice wine vinegar and would balance the richness of our prosciutto-wrapped chicken.

We’ll have others moving in and out of our beer list over the summer; you’ll have to ask your server how best to embark on your taste adventure! ¬†ūüôā

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Memorial Day: We will be closed.

We will be closed on Monday, May 26th, in observance of Memorial Day.

We’ll resume for lunch service on Tuesday, May 27th.

Thank you, everyone!

May’s Wine Walk on Delaware — GrrrrrRRRREAT!

May’s Wine Walk on Delaware was a wonderful event! ¬†Lots of people were here wandering the blocks between The Farmhouse (at the north end of Delaware) and the courtyard near the south end of the street, where artists and musicians enlivened the festivities.

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The Farmhouse crew spiced things up again in our own special way with a new in-house theme — this time everyone was an animal and our manager du jour played the part of zookeeper. ¬†Talk about herding a bunch of cats! ¬†ūüôā

Thanks to everyone who came by for a sip and a chat; we look forward to seeing you again on the third Saturday in June!

Wine Walk on Delaware Season Opener!

The first Wine Walk on Delaware¬†of 2014 is coming in exactly two weeks — on Saturday, April 19! ¬†We hope you will join us and our neighbors for a lovely evening of good wine, talented artists, and live music. ¬†The Farmhouse will be lending space on its patio to several of our crafty and artistic staff members, for a little shop we’re calling “Staff Craft” — there will be paintings by Katie Sparaco, jewelry and wood-burning art by Haley Searls, crocheted and sewn goodies by Season Burnett, Sarah Wright, and Lindsey Cavitt, beautiful handmade leather items by Katy Bird (Sandlot Goods), and more.

This month, the charitable beneficiary will be the KC Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. ¬†Katy Gondring and Robert Hoops, two candidates to become KCLLS’s Woman and Man of the Year, are organizing a fundraising after-party in the courtyard at 5th & Delaware St. as well, so after you’ve enjoyed strolling along the block, sampling the various delicious wines on offer, and checking out our neighboring businesses, you can enjoy some good music, art, and goodies there — and come over to The Farmhouse for a good dinner after you’ve worked up an appetite with all that walking!

Tickets will be sold at four locations along Delaware Street the night of the Wine Walk, including at The Farmhouse’s patio. ¬†There are more details on Wine Walk’s Facebook page (see link above); stay tuned as the final details are ironed out. ¬†We look forward to seeing you!

Support Margot at Speed Rack KC!

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Our lovely and talented bartender, Margot Thompson, will be competing this Sunday, April 6, at the Speed Rack bartending competition benefiting breast cancer research, education, and prevention! ¬†This is Kansas City’s first time hosting this amazing event, and it’s to be at the Madrid Theatre in midtown KCMO!

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Margot has been studying up and practicing hard for the past couple of weeks — I think she’s ready! ¬†Will you join our cheering section? ¬†Information about the event and how to buy your tickets are at the Speed Rack KC page on Facebook. ¬†We’ll save a seat for you! ¬†ūüôā

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Chef Foust on KCLive TV!

Did you catch Chef Michael Foust on KCLive TV yesterday?  Did you try his delicious recipe for French Toast with Fig & Maple Syrup?  Tell us about your experiments on our Facebook page!

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photo credit: KSHB.com & Scripps Media Inc.

 

Welcoming Two New Managers to Our Team!

We are excited to welcome two new ladies to the front-of-house management team here at The Farmhouse: Taylor Baldwin and Season Burnett!

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Taylor will be managing on the floor for various shifts in addition to assisting with various front-of-house administrative needs.

Season has taken on the management of catering and event planning (both at The Farmhouse and off-site), as well as bringing the restaurant’s kitchen and patio gardens into the 2014 growing season. ¬† (See our “Private Dining & Special Events” page for details and Season’s contact info.)

These are two extremely hard-working and talented ladies, and we’re sure they’ll be a wonderful asset to The Farmhouse’s management team!

TRUE GRIT GRUB is here!!!

Are you ready for some grub? We are!

The Big Read 2013 is here, and we get to be a part of it! This years novel is True Grit by Charles Portis, and the Kansas City Public Library came up with the great idea of ¬†True Grit Grub. ¬†What is that? Well, from October 7th till October 31st you can come and join us for a special lunch or dinner menu that we created inspired by True Grit. ¬†Order our prix-fixe dinner, or lunch, or any of their accompanying drinks and you’ll get a token. ¬†Take this token to the central library location and you’ll be able to exchange it for a FREE copy of the novel.

The Posting Rooster predicts lots of readers enjoying a great meal, AND a great read afterwards. We look forward to this event, and we think you will enjoy it as well. 

The Farmhouse, Café Sebastienne & Margerum Wines Collaborative Wine dinner

First Course

Charcuterie and house made assorted pickles

Second Course

Roasted spiced beets and carrots, mustard green or bloody dock

Green Dirt Farm’s yogurt & sumac

Green tomato chutney

Third Course

Duck Soup with Red wine duck egg

Fourth Course

Lambchetta with ofals, heirloom ratatouie

Lamb & rosemary jus

Pesto roasted small pots.

Dessert

Peach clafouti with blackberry compote

Vegetarian options will be available

Reserve your spot at http://www.opentable.com/opentables.aspx?m=87&p=2&d=7%2F9%2F2013+6%3A30%3A00+PM&rid=57286&t=single&scpref=108