The single-seating farm table dinners at Aimee Olexy’s crafty food market in the heart of horse country have stoked year-long reservation waits for good reason. The ever-changing tasting menus reflect the best of farm-to-table seasonal cooking in 10-course whimsies of elegant little plates, and have only become more stunning over the course of the last five years. House-made pastries and artisan sausages, the region’s best cheese plates and warm-but-sophisticated servers tending the intimate space and BYO wines help create a sensation of being at the ultimate dinner party. The smaller table inside the kitchen is an even more intriguing treat. It's $130 per person, including tax, tip and corkage.
(Menus rarely repeat, but here are some recent highlights): Turnip-apple butter “ravioli”; lobster-mushroom terrine; chicken liver bonbons in concord grape gelee; steelhead trout tartare; salt cod croquettes with horseradish-creamed kale; lobster casoncelli; pot au feu of skate; tuna with lamb sausage; smoked ribeye with poblano and polenta; cheese plate; just-baked sticky buns with salty maple ice cream.
Market open daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Dinners Tuesday to Sunday, 7 p.m.-11 p.m.Farm table available one year in advance to date (phone line opens at 7 a.m.) Kitchen Table available on a limited basis by request, minimum three months in advance.