Monday, August 20, 2012 |
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Bachelor Farmer named to Bon Appetit Magazines Hot 10 Best New Restaurants List
Photo Courtesy of thebachelorfarmer.com
Last week we told you that first-year Minneapolis restaurant the Bachelor Farmer, had made it onto Bon Appetit magazine's top 100 restaurants in America list, but now Minneapolis's favorite Scandinavian-themed restaurant has been upgraded. The Bachelor Farmer has made it onto Bon Appetit's Hot 10 list of Best New Restaurants in America, showing up in the No. 6 spot.
Other restaurants on the list include State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, Blanca in New York, and the Catbird Seat in Nashville, which is the new home to Eric Anderson, former chef at the Minneapolis seafood restaurant Sea Change.
The fine food of the Bachelor Farmer
Bon Appetit makes reference to the fine-dining versions of the Scandinavian classics that the Bachelor Farmer excels at, but the majority of the review focuses on what's going on downstairs in the Marvel Bar. In an almost stark contrast to a recent New York Times piece that paid a specific focus to the food at the Bachelor farmer, the Bon Appetit article doesn't even mention chef Paul Berglund by name. Instead, it cites bar steward Pip Hanson and the careful attention to detail he puts into his cocktail list.
About a third of the way into the article, Bon Appetit's Andrew Knowlton says flat out, "I didn't fly to Minneapolis just for the food. Any meal here should start (and, frankly, end) with a visit downstairs to Pip Hanson and the stripped-down cocktails he shakes up at Marvel Bar."
Knowlton lauds Hanson and his laborious ice-making techniques and simplistic style of cocktail making. The article displays a slideshow of cocktails at Marvel Bar, complete with recipes.
Although reading the review sounds more like a best bar in America list, we still congratulate chef Paul Berglund and crew upstairs at the Bachelor Farmer on their newfound recognition.