Must Try: FARMHOUSE Tavern

FARMHOUSE Tavern opened just a few weeks ago, bringing a quaint concept to the Dupont strip. Serving up “farmhouse hospitality,” the FARMHOUSE Tavern is a reflection of the charms of rural Ontario.

The menu changes constantly; blackboard menus are all the hype nowadays thanks to their ability to give chefs creative carte blanche. The comforting dishes certainly do have an edge, and is rooted in farm-to-table mentalities. You’ll find a different selection of about four to six mains and apps when you head to FARMHOUSE. Some recent concoctions included a Ploughman’s Platter, a burger made with short rib, and a fish dish with in-season Georgian Bay trout.

The rock and roll edge comes with the music and the attention to pops of menu-centric details that provide contrast and intriguing clashes on your plate. The space is killer, too – it was styled on an episode of Junk Raiders – wherein a cool space is derived from the use of (surprise, surprise) junk. The wine and beer choices are Ontario region, including some great craft beers to wash down your great regional food. FARMHOUSE Tavern is hick in the city goodness. Check ‘er out!

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