REVIEW: The Farmhouse at Serenbe, Palmetto, Chattahoochee Hills
What could be cooler than driving out to the country to dine in a 100 year old farm house? The Farmhouse at Serenbe exemplifies the farm-to-table movement surging within the Atlanta restaurant scene. By bringing the diner to the farm where it all happens, how could this experience get any better? Plan your visit around a performance of The Serenbe Playhouse! After dinner, we enjoyed an absolutely FABULOUS vocal performance by Deb Bowman and her Big Love Band playing jazz under the stars on a beautiful fall night.
Reservations are strongly encouraged, especially on nights when the Serenbe Playhouse is performing. Check Scoutmob for dining specials as these happen quite often. Bear in mind though, your menu options become limited when dining on Scoutmob specials.
You will be well taken care of at The Farmhouse at Serenbe. This was our third time dining there and on each occasion we have felt nothing less than pampered. The house is beautiful and the setting is really gorgeous. After your meal, feel free to make your way to the front porch and relax in the their large rocking chairs.
We began our meal with Deviled Eggs (yes, again) and they were delicious. Topped with just a small slice of carrot and celery, it was an excellent was to kick off the meal. The sparkling water helped to cleanse the palate and prepare us for our entrées.
Melanie had chosen the Beef Tenderloin that comes with a blend of mushrooms and sweet potato hash. It was a rather large piece of meat and it was cooked well without any charring. Some pieces though were still a bit too rare for Miss Melanie but I rose to the occasion to assist her through this difficulty. I have to say that the meat was as tender and flavorful as one could ever expect.
I stepped out on a limb and ordered the Whole Roasted Trout. I normally do not like dealing with boned fish, but the meat fell away from the bone making it a true pleasure. By the time I was done, that fish was cleaned up! If you’re squeamish about eating something that has eyeballs looking at you, the chef will cut the head off at your request. The garnish of roasted corn and field peas salsa served cold with a just hint of jalapeño combined with a drizzle of green tomato vinaigrette complemented the fish delightfully.
After a wonderful meal like that, no power in heaven or hell was going to move me away from the table until dessert was served! We chose to share the Bourbon Pecan Pie ala mode with butter pecan ice cream. After such a proper meal, we were adequately prepared for our upcoming entertainment!
The Farmhouse at Serenbe is enchanting and makes an excellent getaway from the city whether you choose to spend the weekend at The Inn at Serenbe or just make a day or evening trip for dinner and/or a show. We have enjoyed the performances of the Serenbe Playhouse so much and the whole concept of Serenbe holds a special place in our hearts and we think you’ll love it too. Guten appetit!