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A Great Harvest Review From Leo Weekly

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Who doesn’t like to spend a summer Saturday morning browsing a farmers market, loading up on fresh veggies, enjoying a breakfast burrito or a barbecue sandwich, listening to music and running into friends? That’s what I love about Harvest Restaurant: It’s like a big farmers’ market that’s open all year, with air conditioning and table service!

So it’s no surprise that Ivor Chodkowski, a longtime leader in Louisville’s field-to-table movement and proprietor of farmers market favorite Field Day Farms, was the mind behind 6-year-old Harvest, a local destination that celebrates farm-fresh local food and the farmers who grow it.

Decor speaks of the farm, too, with rough-hewn wood tables and room dividers; side chairs are comfortable, blond wood, and oversize portraits of local farmers adorn the walls. A large wall map of the region bears circles and arrows connecting each farmer with the location of his or her property. Tables along the walls have small farmhouse-style lamps for cozy illumination. Tables are set with good, white napkins, assorted old-style flatware and fancy stemless wine glasses.

A bar along one side of the room is equipped with a massive list of 150 bourbons and another 50 whiskeys and ryes from around the world, plus cocktails and well-chosen selections of beer and wine too. We enjoyed a light, hoppy Founder’s All Day IPA ($4) and a “Berry Patch” cocktail ($10), a smooth and seductive blend of Rain vodka with strawberry-rhubarb and lime juices and basil syrup

I’ve admired Harvest since the very start, but I have to say that the arrival late in 2015 of Executive Chef Patrick Roney from his post as chef de cuisine at The Oakroom has taken Harvest to the next level. After a near-flawless dinner the other night, I’m not shy about declaring the food at Harvest on par with the city’s top tables.

Nine starters on Roney’s menu range in price from $10 (for Ivor’s black-eyed pea hummus) to $17 (for a Capriole goat cheese board).

Ten main courses, divided into pasta, pasture and creeks-and-lakes sections, are priced mostly in the $20s, with the Harvest burger holding the low end of the bill of fare at $17. A smoked Marksbury Farm pork chop tops the listed prices at $29, but market price on an eight-ounce Black Hawk Farms rib eye turned out to be $50.

I don’t like black-eyed peas and I’m meh about hummus, yet Ivor’s black-eyed pea hummus ($10) somehow combined those two things into a textured, rich and earthy dip that I wanted to lick the dish and wished there had been a lot more. It was plated on a long, narrow board with a dish of thin-sliced, crispy garlic toast fashioned from Blue Dog seeded baguette and assorted pickled veggies including carrots, green beans, kohlrabi julienne, hot-sweet curry-scented pickle rounds and more.

Heirloom tomato and charred cucumber salad ($12) was a delight. Generous portions of perfectly-fresh heirloom tomatoes in shades of yellow, orange, purple and red were plated with watercress and dill leaves, crescents of faintly smoky, quick-grilled cucumber, curry-scented onion pickle and a slab of Kenny’s Tomme de Nena cheese and encircled with a tangy orange gastrique.

Early tomato gazpacho ($12) achieved a remarkably creamy texture from pureed heirloom tomatoes. I can’t remember having better gazpacho in Spain than this bright, flavorful mix, topped with dollops of aromatic chive oil and micro-greens, iced with frosty chunks of cucumber-basil sorbet.

Potato gnocchi with mushroom ragout ($23) was a startling meatless entrée, a creative blend of field-grown salad topped with a variety of mushroom pieces that could almost pass for chicken and pork, tender rectangular house-made gnocchi, a mound of gently earthy Grana Padano cheese and an intense dark mushroom broth poured into the bowl at tableside.

The smoked Marksbury Farm pork loin chop ($29) was a very fine piece of locavore pig meat, dense but tender, lean save for a strip of edge fat. It had been gently smoked until its flavor rested in the zone between pork and ham, plated on a mix of several varieties of Ivor’s farm-grown beans held together with bean puree and finely chopped kale and kale stems. It was topped with a foamy coffee- and bourbon-scented red-eye gravy, a frothy presentation that was trendy a few years ago and perhaps came along from the Oakroom with the chef. It was a bit on the salty side, and so were the gnocchi, but not enough so to warrant a complaint.

Desserts were insanely good. A double scoop of rich, creamy yet tangy house-made lemon ice cream studded with frozen blackberries ($5) was opulent, not cloying, with subtly-flavored blackberry bits that carried hints of sugar.

Homemade angel food cake ($9) bore an unusual payload of chocolate bits, plated on a dark, intense bourbon hot fudge sauce with a ball of rich vanilla bean chantilly topped by four Muth’s chocolate-covered espresso beans.

Dinner for two came up to $125.14 and a $30 tip for our cordial, professional server Robin. •

Derby Menu May 4-6, 2017

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Derby May 4-6, 2017

 

 

~  small plates  ~

 

Cheese and Charcuterie Board

House Cured Meats and Local Cheeses, accoutrements   20

 

 

Harvest Salad

Barren County Blue Gouda , Candied Pecans, Garlic Croutons, Bourbon Sorghum Vinaigrette   13

 

 

Black Hawk Farms Beef Tartare

Yuzu Aioli, Smoked Soy Cured Yolk, Tapioca Crisp   17

 

 

Spring Vegetable Minestrone

House Cavatelli, Ramp Gremolata, Whipped Ricotta   15

Cast Iron Trout and Asparagus Salad

Soft Egg, Ivor’s Greens, Morel Vinaigrette   17

 

 

~  entrees  ~

Pan Roast Striped Bass (KY Farmed)

Spot Prawn & New Potato Hash, Cioppino Butter 45

 

 

Black Hawk Farms Strip

Oxtail Arancini, Short Rib, Bordelaise   65

 

 

Roasted Cauliflower Steak and Morel

Pickled Chard Ribs, Grilled Kohlrabi, Broken Rice Grits, Beet Cabernet Jus   38

 

 

Smoked Marksbury Farm Pork Chop

Hoppin John Risotto, Red Eye Gravy  55

 

 

Rivercrest Farms Fried Chicken

Whipped Potatoes, Braised Greens, Buttermilk Mushroom Gravy   40

 

 

 

~  dessert  ~

 

flourless chocolate torte

malted fromage, sea salt cocoa nib granola, strawberry confiture   15

 

 

bourbon apple bread pudding

caramel, vanilla bean chantilly  16

 

 

blueberry shortcake

blueberry curd, blueberry compote, buttermilk gelato   16

cookie platter

sorghum, salted chocolate, honey-butter ball   15

*consuming raw or undercooked food may increase risk of foodborne illness*

*harvest Is a locally grown restaurant and menu is subject to change based on availability*

Patrick Roney

Executive Chef

New Years Eve Menu

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New Years Eve 2016
New Years Eve Menu 2016

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Harvest Featured in the Courier-Journal

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We are very proud of the latest write up in the C-J. For the full feature click here

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Southern France Wine Dinner

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Forecastle Festival – Special Beer Dinner Menu

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Special Beer Dinner

 

Sierra Nevada/Forecastle Week Beer Dinner

5 beers

4 courses

$55 per guest (tax and gratuity not included)

6:30 Doors Open

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale served as greeting beer

7:00 Dinner Sitdown

~ one ~

citrus cured Lake Barkley silver carp

tomato water, jalapeno, wheat berry

beer pairing

Sierra Nevada “Otra Vez” Gose-style ale brewed with cactus & grapefruit

 

 

~ two ~

Rivercrest Farm rabbit “wurst”

basil-fava puree, green tomato mustard

beer pairing

Sierra Nevada Summerfest Crisp Lager

 

 

~ three ~

jerk spiced Kentucky bison shortrib

charred carrot, black bean, napa cabbage

beer pairing

Sierra Nevada Rain Check Stout

 

~ four ~

“Bluegrass” cheese plate

“Pauline”, “Foxglove”, “Sophia”

beer pairing

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA

 

 

Patrick Roney

Executive Chef

 

 

 

*harvest is a locally grown restaurant and menu items are subject to change based on availability*

Harvest Restaurant – Taste of the Town

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Prima Supply recently came to film Ivor for a new video call Taste of the Town. Here is the film and if you wish to discover more about Prima Supply click here
 
 

 

Just minutes from downtown Louisville, Harvest sources an impressive 80% or more of their ingredients within a 100-mile radius. We had the unique opportunity to sit down with Harvest’s Executive Chef, Chef Patrick Roney, and one of the co owner’s of Harvest, Ivor Chodkowski. On top of tasting some seriously savory, delicious meals, we also visited Ivor at his farm, Field Day Family Farm. Harvest’s mission is “to serve outstanding, regionally inspired, seasonal ‘farm-to-table’ cuisine.”

Derby a la Carte Menu May 5-7, 2016

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Derby May 5-7, 2016

 

 

~  small plates  ~

 

bluegrass fish board

smoked trout mousse, paddlefish caviar, cured bass, accoutraments   14

 

 

lolla rosa salad

Barren county blue cheese, candied pecans, brioche croutons, bourbon sorghum vinaigrette   12

 

 

3D Valley beef tatar

michters rye, pickled mustard seed, cured yolk, cress, pretzel crisp   14

 

 

charcuterie board

duck prosciutto and rillet, Mountain Home rabbit pate, house pickles   16

red claw lobster bisque

Copper & Kings Chantilly, hush puppy  20

 

 

 

~  entrees  ~

pan roasted large mouth bass

red claw and tasso hash, creole butter 50

 

 

harvest steak

potato leek fondue, Sheltowee mushrooms, wilted kale and bordelaise   65

 

 

swiss chard & mushroom strudel

Ivor’s greens, red wine gastrique, herb coulis   38

 

 

smoked double cut pork chop

black bean and pork cheek chili, grilled spring onion, bourbon queso  55

 

 

fried chicken

truffle grits, braised greens, mushroom gravy   55

 

 

 

 

~  dessert  ~

 

flourless chocolate torte

melted fromage, cocoa nib granola, strawberry gastrique   15

 

 

house bourbon apple bread pudding

caramel, vanilla bean chantilly     16

 

 

blueberry shortcake

blueberry curd, blueberry compote, buttermilk ice cream   16

cookie platter

sorghum, double chocolate, honey butter ball   15

*consuming raw or undercooked food may increase risk of foodborne illness*

*harvest Is a locally grown restaurant and menu is subject to change based on availability*

Patrick Roney

Executive Chef

 

Derby 5 Course Menu – May 5-7, 2016

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Derby Menu

May 5-7, 2016

5 course/$75 guest

 

 

~ one ~

bluegrass fish board

smoked trout mouse, paddlefish caviar, cured bass, accoutrements

 

 

 

~ two ~

lolla rosa salad

Barren county blue cheese, candied pecans, brioche croutons, bourbon sorghum vinaigrette

 

 

 

~ three ~

red claw lobster bisque

Copper & Kings Chantilly, hush puppy

 

~ four ~

harvest steak

potato leek fondue, Sheltowee mushrooms, wilted kale and bordelaise

 

 

~ five ~

flourless chocolate torte

melted fromage, cocoa nib granola, strawberry gastrique

wine pairings

$40/guest

 

Patrick Roney

Executive Chef

 

 

 

*harvest is a locally grown restaurant and menu items are subject to change based on availability*

 

 

624 E. Market St. Louisville, Ky. 40202 ~ 502.384.9090 ~ www.harvestlouisville.com