Did you know that Urban Farmer has spectacular desserts?
I went to dinner specifically because I wanted more desserts. But, let met get to that in a second.
We started dinner with salad, beer, and bourbon aged cocktails. That’s right, did you also know Urban Farmer has a barrel aged cocktail program? Their mixologists are continually creating new recipes using cocktails from their barrel aging program to enhance the flavor and character of the spirits they use for limited edition signature cocktails.
I tried two of the cocktails: the first was the Red Ryder, aged 30 days Belevedere Red, Aperol, Pink Peppercorn, Pomegranate and the other was the Traveled Monkey, aged 30 days Leblon, Chartreuse, Hot Monkey Lime, Peychaud’s. I can’t guarantee these cocktails are still there, but looking at their cocktail options I’m sure there are new up and comers that are rotated into there menu now.
For our entrees, since F is vegetarian he ordered a vegetarian dish they were offering a Roasted Vegetable Fettuccine. Before our dishes arrived, we enjoyed their bread service which includes cornbread and butttery soft Parker Rolls. So, it is safe to bring a vegetarian here to this steak restaurant, don’t worry! We also ordered two vegetable sides, roasted foraged mushrooms with crispy shallot and creamed spinach gratin.
Meanwhile, I decided to try something besides the usual steaks (which I have covered before in a previous post on a steak dinner with my visiting brother) and tried out the and bone in Tails & Trotters pork loin with kumquats, bourbon glaze, spiced pecans. Urban Farmer may be known as a steakhouse, but steaks are definitely not the only meat they excel at creating for your dinner table.
As excellent as the drinks and entrees were though, I was still pretty stoked about dessert. I had no idea about the exquisite desserts here until I had visited during a Food Crawl (recapped previously – and where I had a few of the desserts already on the menu), and I really wanted to return in order to try more on the menu.
The Urban Farmer Dessert menu (if you can hold off on loading up on all proteins and veggie sides, which is what has always happened to me until I went in specifically with the goal of having dessert) offers 11 options of small desserts, as well as almost a half dozen regular size desserts, to select from. you can choose 1 or up to 3 of the desserts at 1 for $6 or 3 for $15.
For the dessert sampler, we picked out 3 since it really means you get a third for just a few dollars more (and was my rationale for making F, a vegetarian, come to a steak restaurant- and is also why I decided against steak since I thought it was too cruel to be cutting into medium rare meat that might bleed before him). I had tried a few of the desserts at the Food Crawl, so here we opted for new things I hadn’t had a chance to try, such as the Condensed Coconut Ice Cream as a palate cleanser, Chunky Chester Sundae with malted banana ice cream, brownie, almond which was both our favorite of the 3 samplers with its great malted banana flavor (he thought the almond distracted from the malted banana, I liked it a lot because of the texture it added) and Truffle Hunter (chocolates truffles ready to be “harvested” from the soil of cookie crumbs, a super cool plating)
And then I got one of the whole desserts not from the sampler section all to myself- something I had been forced to share during the Food Crawl but wanted all to myself this time, the dessert from Carrie’s Cupboard of Butterscotch Sundae with warm brown butter blondie, cherries, praline and toffee chip ice cream
I would definitely recommend Urban Farmer after a movie or show downtown, or as your second stop for whatever reason, for a little dessert sampler! Have you had the desserts or barrel aged cocktails at Urban Farmer before. what did you like and what do you think you would order from the Urban Farmer Dessert Menu?