|nothing beats warm bread and fresh butter|
Somehow after all that bread we were still able to eat our entrees. For Meg, the grass fed burger topped with smokey bacon, cheddar cheese and house made pickles alongside crispy rosemary and sea salt french fries. It was perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked and something about that bacon was extra amazeballs! I went with the harvest-y and unusual sounding pasta dish, a plate of al dente pappardelle in a saffron cauliflower puree topped with toasted hazelnuts and golden raisins. I know it sounds a little wacky but it tasted a lot yummy, trust me! It was a perfectly warm and cozy kind of meal and the little bursts of sweetness or toasty goodness along with the variety of textures was so unique and enjoyable that I found my plate empty before I knew it.
But my plate didn't stay empty for long because dessert and coffee were served up quickly enough. With all these sweets and desserts I've been eating lately I'm amazed that I've been able to crutch myself around town but at least tonight I had an excuse, and that excuse was birthday doughnuts! Y'all know I can't say no to a doughnut and since it's my birthday week I should be able to eat all the damn doughnuts my aging heart desires. Though the dessert menu included amazing looking treats like apple pie a la mode and a root beer float, we stuck with the simplicity of coffee and warm, homemade glazed doughnuts*. Simple and delicious just like the rest of the meal. If you enjoy a sustainable, farm to table cuisine in a warm and homey environment, you'll totally dig on Back Forty and you can't count yourself one of my guests when I put together that backyard party that I plan on having there sometime soon. It really was a lovely and tasty meal (and totally reasonably priced too, which is super awesome for this out of work gal!) And many thanks to Meg for taking a chance on a new restaurant with me and for helping me celebrate my birthday week, xoxo!