My guest had homed in on Farm while she was out for a stroll the evening prior to our visit. She was hoping I would be up for something different and this promised to fit the bill. To be fair, there are dozens of funky restaurants and shoppes lining this historic area of Calgary which includes not only 17th avenue SW but 4th Street SW. Sometimes, you just want to throw a dart. But this warm spring evening, we were up for whatever was being served at Farm. The staff is exceedingly educated on not merely the menu but, the Janice Beaton Cheese section at the back that was the start of this small restaurant. We decided we would try a cheese only evening on our next visit but for this night, we were going to attack the menu. My Vancouver guest ordered the wild boar, walnut crusted boar belly in Korean BBQ sauce. Being a prairie boy myself, I tucked into the bison short ribs with cheddar polenta and truffle roasted tomatoes. Our server kindly brought two side plates and we could not decide which of the incredible offerings had been the best. We were satisfied it was a tie when the decision for dessert loomed. Our very agreeable server suggested she just bring her own favorite and as we were so adept at sharing, she would bring two forks. The carrot cake with goat cheese cream topping was spot on! We sat outside because that is what visitors should do on 17th Avenue on a warm evening. I could not comment on the seating inside as we never really entered this quaint little eatery. Perhaps the prices are to the higher side but we were looking for something exceptional rather than reasonable. And to that end, Farm delivers.
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