Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens
We dined as a guest of the venue
Ever since I heard about the opening of Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, I couldn’t wait to try their culinary creations. Over the past couple of weeks, it felt like everyone I knew was dining at Farmhouse, making me eager to give it a try. When Newport Beach Restaurant Week started, I finally made plans to dine at Farmhouse with a friend.
When we arrived at the restaurant, I was immediately in love with the decor. The restaurant has open air seating with an ambiance that made me feel like we were dining in an ultra chic barn with pastel colors and distressed wood accents. We took a seat at one of the tables and began our epicurean adventure.
We sipped on our glasses of ice tea while looking over the menu. There are so many delicious choices on the menu, and we had trouble deciding on what to get. The server was fantastic at helping to guide us to make the best choices on the menu.
For the appetizer, we shared the house curred salmon and grilled pumpernickel bread paired with Persian cucumbers, picked red onions, tomatoes, capers, whole grain mustard, and radish salad. The dish was light, fresh, and boasted bold flavors. It was the perfect beginning to our lunch at Farmhouse.
It was the grilled hanger steak salad that caught my friends attention on the menu. When the dish arrived, it was beautifully presented. The flavorful salad featured gorgonzola cheese, roast carrots, pee wee potatoes, avocado, walnuts, pickled red onions, and little gem lettuce tossed with a dijon vinaigrette. She devoured every last bite of her salad and couldn’t stop raving about how delicious it was.
There is one thing that I cannot resist ordering when I see it on a menu, and that is scallops. When I noticed that their scallop dish featured a romesco sauce, I knew that I couldn’t resist enjoying it for lunch. The dish was one of my all-time favorite scallop dishes, and the flavor combinations of the ingredients exploded in my mouth with every bite. The dish featured sea scallops, shrimp, romesco sauce, celery, sweet onions, green beans, potatoes, capers, nicoise olives, and a lemon shallot vinaigrette – pure bliss!
We saved the best for last with their freshly homemade desserts. We savored their apple crisp and cranberry angel food cake. It was an unforgettable ending to our dining experience at Farmhouse.
I highly recommend making plans to dine at Farmhouse during the Newport Beach Restaurant Week. There are only a few days left of the dining event of the year, and Farmhouse is offering a Prix Fixe dinner menu for $50. Reservations are highly recommended by calling (949) 640-1415. Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625.
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