Monday, June 25, 2012

Celebrating at The Bachelor Farmer.

For a successful marriage, you have to keep things fresh and try new things.  Last week, my husband Tony and I celebrated 26 years of marriage - wow, did those years fly by.

Tony made reservations at a fairly new restaurant in Minneapolis called The Bachelor Farmer (TBF).   Reservations are not easy to come by at TBF and I had tried a couple of times previously with no luck, so it was a nice surprise.

The Bachelor Farmer is located in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.  The Dayton brothers purchased this historic building that was originally built in 1881and expanded in 1902 and then opened TBF restaurant in 2011.   The food is fresh and simple with an emphasis on Minnesota's Nordic heritage.  They use organic produce whenever possible but what I find rather interesting is that much of their produce on the menu comes from a small farm located on the roof of this building.

As we waited for our table in the small bar, we were offered a complimentary glass of Champagne.  Shortly, we were brought to our table and couldn't help noticing the energy and noisy chatter that reminded us both of the restaurants in New York.  The food was excellent.  I had the Wild Salmon and Tony had the Beef brisket and Roasted Chicken.  The Bachelor Farmer has become so very popular that even President Obama had dinner there when he was in town a few months ago. 

After dinner, we were encouraged to try the Marvel bar in the lower level of the building.  Small, but trendy, we decided to have a night-cap drink to top off a great evening.  We didn't stay too long, however, because we noticed that we were the oldest people in the bar.  Oh well...

If you are looking to go someplace new - give The Bachelor Farmer a try - Cheers!

Below is a sample of their menu:

If you want to learn more about TBF visit:

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