Where and What to Eat

One Great Plate: Farro

One Great Plate: Farro

When the great carb-backlash happened, it sent us all looking for alternative grains, whole grains, that could carry a dish with great flavor and not make you feel like you’re eating a bowl of twigs. Farro has risen to a really nice place in chef’s hearts. The ancient grain has been used in the Mediterranean for centuries, and it delivers a nutty complexity, much like a lighter brown rice. Restaurant Alma pairs it with the sage roasted duck and roasted mushrooms, I’ve had a killer farro risotto at Heartland before, and Mill Valley Kitchen pairs a farro salad with scallops and lemon kale.

Restaurant Alma
528 University Ave. SE
Mpls., MN 55414

Heartland Restaurant
289 E. 5th St.
St. Paul, MN

Mill Valley Kitchen
3906 Exclesior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416