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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Not your average taco

What's cooking at The Homestead...
photo by Natalie White
Indian Tacos
How about an Indian Taco for lunch, this week?
With our own house-made fry bread, it's a "must try" dish.

Find it on our lunch specials menu all week!
This Week's Specials
Availability may vary
 Executive Chef Nick Bickford

Dinner
Tuesday - Saturday

Salade Nicoise 
New potatoes, tender string beans, nicoise olives, boiled eggs, heirloom cherry tomatoes, white anchovies, champagne vinaigrette
 
Sesame Crusted Tuna Bowl
Baby arugula, local cabbages, toasted edamame, mango, avocado, cucumber, scallions, jalapenos, forbidden black rice, crushed peanuts, sweet ginger soy vinaigrette 

Grilled Swordfish
Fresh centercut loin, citrus herb marinade, eggplant-olive caponata, pomegranate molasses, roasted corn croquettes
 
Local Grass-Fed Ribeye Steak
All natural, local, grass-fed ribeye steak, charbroiled with a southwest spice rub, topped with sauteed onions and shishito peppers, and served with grilled Meixcan-style corn on the cobb and rosemary mashed potatoes

Lobster Gnocchi
Potato gnocchi, Maine lobster claw and knuckle, cream, peas, leeks, minto pesto and pecorino romano

Local Lamb & Eggplant Moussaka
Layered Greek casserole with a rich tomato and local spiced lamb filling, sliced Yukon gold potatoes and yams and sauteed eggplant, served with fingerling potato salad

Lunch
Tuesday - Friday

Broccoli Salad with Beef Kabob
Broccoli flowerets with craisin's, onions, bacon and cheddar

Lisa's Sandwich
Our favorite vegetarian sandwich - a baguette spread with curry mayo topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onion, and provolone cheese and baked
Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast
Boneless chicken breast stuffed with our sage stuffing baked and served with mashed potato and today's vegetable

Indian Tacos 
House made Navajo fry bread, local taco beef, beans, shredded Vermont cheddar, shredded lettuce, tomato, onions, and sour cream

Local Lamb & Eggplant Moussaka
Layered Greek casserole with a rich tomato and local spiced lamb filling, sliced Yukon gold potatoes, and yams and sauteed eggplant, served with a garden salad

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday

Cajun Egg Benedict 
English muffins topped with fresh spinach, sausage patties, poached eggs and a spicy hollandaise 

Tuscan Sensation Breakfast
A platter of grilled vegetables served with a cheese omelette and brushetta bread

Maine Blueberry French Toast
Two slices of Eric's fresh bread dipped in our rich custard stuffed with house made blueberry filling, then baked and crowned with whipped cream and fresh Maine blueberries

Breakfast Crepes
Dona's crepes stuffed with ham, spinach, scrambled eggs, and cheddar and topped with hollandaise. Served with home fries and toast

Homestead Breakfast Bowl
A healthy hearty breakfast with chicken, sausage, brown rice, black beans, spinach and tomato all enriched with eggs, avocado and sriracha sauce, served with toast

Thursday 17th
John, Waltur, Arthur

Friday 18th
DJ Taylor
Saturday 19th
Jimmy Stinson

 
Please come join us!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Who doesn't love stuffed chicken?!

What's cooking at The Homestead...
photo by Natalie White
Local Chicken Ballotine
Our amazing Chicken Ballotine is back this week on our specials menu.

If you didn't get to try it last time, here's your chance- and you seriously don't want to let this dish pass you by without getting a taste!

To watch how it's made, check out our video on YouTube
This Week's Specials
Availability may vary
 Executive Chef Nick Bickford

Dinner
Tuesday - Saturday

Fried Shishito Peppers
Fresh shishito peppers pan fried in olive oil and finished with smoked sea salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon
 
Local Chicken Ballotine 
All natural boneless chicken leg quarter stuffed with local sausage, mushrooms, and pistachios, wrapped with pancetta and roasted. Served with local mushroom demiglace, roasted fingerling potatoes, and pea shoot and watermelon radish salad 

Shrimp on the Barbie 
Shrimp, pineapple, shishito peppers, and hickory smoked pork belly skewered and barbecued, served over forbidden black rice with house pear kimchi and sugar snap peas
 
House Made Mushroom Agnolotti 
House made agnolotti pasta stuffed with smoked ricotta and local mushrooms in a truffle cream sauce with caramelized fennel and lacinato kale topped with rosemary focaccia crumbs 

Pollo Arrosto 
All natural, local statler style chicken breast marinated in garlic, lemon and rosemary and roasted, served with Parmesan potato gratin and grilled summer vegetables 

Smoked Duck Jambalaya
House smoked duck leg, andouille sausage, pork tasso, bell peppers, onion, celery, shishito peppers, tomatoes, creole spices and organic brown rice

Lobster Gnocchi 
Potato gnocchi, Maine lobster claw and knuckle, cream, peas, leeks, mint pesto and pecorino romano 

Lunch
Tuesday - Friday

Roast Pork
Boneless pork loin served with mashed potatoes, gravy and roasted broccoli 

Quiche of the Day 
Our savory custard with eggs, cream and seasonings and Chef's choice of fillings served with lightly seasoned greens 
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Crispy romaine lettuce with blue cheese dressing, croutons, and Parmesan cheese with spicy buffalo chicken

Hearty Beef Chili
Ground beef and chucks of beef with slow simmered tomatoes, celery, green pepper onions, cumin, herbs, and a touch of cayenne - garnished with onion, sour cream and cheddar

Indian Tacos 
House made Navajo fry bread, local ground lamb or local ground beef, pinto beans, shredded Vermont cheddar, shredded lettuce, tomato, onions, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream

Heirloom Tomato Salad
Juicy heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, basil, smoked sea salt, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar 

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday

Eggs Benedict Florentine 
Our roasted ciabatta piled high with baby spinach, avocado, and tomatoes embellished with two poached eggs and hollandaise 

Homestead Breakfast Tacos
Three corn tortillas with scrambled eggs, chorizo, and shredded cheddar and jack cheese and topped with fresh avocado and pido de gallo. Served with seasoned black beans

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Toast
Thick cut multi-grain toast topped with burrata cheese, marinated heirloom tomatoes, with fresh herbs and sea salt. Served with two eggs and a sprinkle of Parmesan

Market Skillet Hash
Two eggs any style atop home fries, mushrooms, zucchini, shallots, red peppers, baby spinach, and cheddar. Served with multi-grain toast

Thursday 10th 
Stan Keach
Friday 11th
Jimmy Stinson
Saturday 12th
TBD

 
Please come join us!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Blueberry season is here!

 
 
 
Summer in Maine brings fresh, delicious blueberries. 
At The Homestead, we LOVE blueberries, and use them wherever we can. Come enjoy a slice of our house-made Blueberry Pie... or our Spinach Salad with Blueberries... or our Blueberry Salmon... or one of many other dishes that include these tasty berries. 
The possibilities for blueberry lovers are endless! 
 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Come join us at the Homestead Kitchen-Bar-Bakery!

 

The Homestead has long been known for the delectable treats created in the bakery. Fresh, wholesome breads are made daily along with a variety of muffins, pastries, pies, cakes, and scrumptious desserts. Stop in to pick up a treat on your way home or call ahead to have us create a special order. Hosting a special event? With more than 30 years of experience preparing high quality food for groups, we pride ourselves on our ability to cater events of any size and place. You can rely on our expertise to help create a memorable occasion.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hours and Location

Location The Homestead 
 
Hours and Location
 
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 2:00pm

OPEN EVERYDAY!
SERVING BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
SERVING DINNER SIX NIGHTS A WEEK

186 Broadway
Farmington, ME 04938

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What's cooking at The Homestead...

photo by Natalie White
Get it while it lasts!
You won't want to miss out on this superb Halibut special... 
Delicious, pan-seared halibut over our amazing parmesan rosemary polenta, covered in a citrus-y, zesty orange-heirloom tomato-caper saucy mixture, surrounded by truffle cream braised spinach. It is a dish brimming with a perfect interplay of subtle flavors. 
It's only available for one more week, so don't delay... try it today!
This Week's Specials
Availability may vary

Dinner
Monday - Saturday

Halibut 
Pan seared fresh filet, cherry-tomato caper, orange brown butter, white polenta, and truffle cream braised spinach 
 
 Char Siu Pork  
Chinese BBQ pork tenderloin with hoisin, honey, five spice, chilies, garlic, and ginger served with bacon, cheddar, and scallion mashed potatoes, and grilled chile broccolini 

Local Lamb Shepherd's Pie   
Local ground lamb and gravy over bacon, cheddar, and scallion mashed potatoes with roasted cipollini onions, corn, carrots and peas 
 
Garden Vegetable Pangritata 
Organic whole wheat spaghetti tossed with garlic scape pesto and pecorino romano topped with roasted tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, corn, onion and bell pepper finished with pangritata- a zesty garlic herb toasted bread crumb 

Shrimp Succotash & Polenta  
Grilled jumbo shrimp skewer, summer corn-and white bean succotash with tomatoes and pancetta, served over rosemary polenta 

Garlic Chicken Stir-fry  
Local chicken, mushrooms, broccolini, bell pepper, baby corn, zucchini, summer squash, and sugar snap peas tossed in a sesame garlic tamari sauce and served over pineapple sticky rice

Lunch
Monday - Fr iday

Veggie Black Bean Enchiladas  
Grilled medley of zucchini, summer squash, corn, and tomatoes stuffed in corn tortillas with black beans, queso Oaxaca, and Vermont cheddar and baked with our enchilada sauce 

Grilled Flatbread with Local Chicken and Mushrooms 
Our house flatbread dough char-grilled with almond romesco sauce, local chicken, organic local mushrooms, and local chevre, topped with lemony arugula and pecorino romano 
Local Lamb Shepherd's Pie 
Local ground lamb and gravy over bacon, cheddar, and scallion mashed potatoes with roasted cipollini onions, corn, carrots and peas   

Garden Vegetable Pangritata 
Organic whole wheat spaghetti tossed with garlic scape pesto and pecorino romano topped with roasted tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, corn, onion and bell pepper finished with pangritata - a zesty garlic herb toasted bread crumbs 

Salmon BLT 
House smoked Maine salmon, mashed avocado spread, spinach, tomato, pancetta, and basil mayo on a toasted baguette 

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday

Crab Raft   
Flavorful combinations of crab meat, fresh spinach, garlic, and mushrooms served on our peasant raft bread with a side of scrambled eggs

Homestead Breakfast Bowl  
A healthy & hearty breakfast with chicken sausage, brown rice, black beans, spinach and tomato all enriched with eggs, avocado and sriracha sauce with toast

Raspberry & Granola Pancakes   
A full stack of pancakes filled with raspberries and granola 

Southwest Benedict 
Cornmeal pancakes topped with sausage, poached eggs, cheddar, cilantro and scallions served with homefries 
Farmer's Omelette  
Baby spinach, tomatoes, zucchini, artichoke hearts, and scallions with fontina cheese. Served with homefries and toast