From the moment we walked in the door, we knew this was a place where anyone would feel right at home. The Elegant Farmer, a Project Greenfork certified restaurant, is where you want to be, after a long day of working on the farm (office), where we enjoy the fruits of our labor. A simple way of getting back to our roots. And discovering that the best food is located, right in our backyards. It's simple, elegant & without a doubt the BEST food you will ever put in your mouth. Memphis is doing it better because of Mac Edwards & his entire team.
|Rustic farm tables with wine glasses...gorgeous|
|Mississippi Mushroom Enchiladas|
shiitake mushrooms, chipotle/tomato sauce with 3 cheese cream
Char-cute-erie Platearray of local cured meats & cheeses,
currently being featured are meats from Newman Farm
|Grilled Grouper with winter squash puree & hoisin/orange butter with grilled bok choy|
|Stone Ground Cheese Grits|
Their grits are actually from The Original Grit Girl, by Georgeanne Ross from Oxford, MS. This is a new grit company, for us. I had not heard of them until now. I would like to retract the previous claim that these were from Delta Grind (which is who I buy from & use in my home kitchen). I love the fact that we now have 2 great grit companies to choose from, when serving this classic southern dish, either in home or out.
To sum up, our entire evening was phenomenal!! The service & the cuisine is without a doubt the BEST in the city. And owner Mac Edwards, came to our table for each course, explaining how they prepared everything & exactly where it came from. How great is that, that we didn't even have to ask where it was from. When I talk about local restaurants doing it right, this is what I am talking about. Knowing where our food comes from is by far the most important aspect, when it comes to choosing restaurants to eat at.
Thanks to Mac & his entire team for setting the bar on how local cuisine should be done.
PS: I just have 1 suggestion...Mac (since it's part of your name & all), I would personally love to see you add your Mac & Cheese to the dinner menu. As a HUGE (this is putting it lightly) Mac & Cheese fan, I even asked if they would make it for us that night and unfortunately, they couldn't.