There is a significant discourse on the benefits and costs of how much to eat when preparing yourself for a long, rich meal in the evening (or Sizzler). Given the debate, there is probably no complete right or wrong answer to the decision but I always err on not being too hungry at the start of a degustation.
With that in mind, Catherine and I headed towards the town eager to fulfil our appetite but not go overboard. Having assessed our options, and having some advice from Fiona at Harvest, we decided on pizza at Farm Foods.
Farm Foods has a huge wood fired pizza oven out front, plenty of seating outside on this incredibly beautiful day, and a provedore inside too. There is a good array of dishes at lunch but the pizza seems to be the dominant choice.
We share a Forrest Foods log grown shiitake pizza with L’Artisan Fermier & provolone cheeses, and Pink Lake sea kelp salt. The semolina base is amazingly thin and has been perfectly cooked by the wood oven. The flavour of the shiitake is outstanding, making it hard not to buy 200g inside at the provedore on our way out! The Prickly Moses “The Raconteur” IPA is a flavoursome beer and definitely combines well with the pizza.
The service is nice and relaxed and even though it is getting later in the day there are quite a few tables making the most of the sun. If this is representative of the forthcoming Spring I am very excited!
Farm Foods is a great place to graze and / or buy ingredients for tonight’s dinner!