The combination of having a farm and a restaurant seems to be ideal, having fresh produce for its kitchen. Open Farm Community located at Minden Road is a collaboration between The Spa Esprit Group, celebrity chef Ryan Clift and the food garden specialists, Edible Garden City.
[We revisited Open Farm Community for their locally inspired menu, click to read more …]
Open Farm Community occupied a vast space at the foot of Dempsey Hill with serene green farm surrounding the restaurant.
Designed in a modern theme, having a communal table right in front of the open kitchen with dining tables by the surroundings.
Open Farm Community offers a good spacious outdoor seats too.
The outdoor seats are certainly a great way to enjoy the sun and the lush farm.
An array of Modern European with some sense of fusion food was served at the restaurant with numerous dishes per section; a good number of starters, pasta, mains and desserts. A separate Brunch menu was available for the weekends.
I counted a total of 8 pasta dishes and 1 risotto on its menu. From the description, it is suggestive of spices and herbs and vegetables were used. And the good news is that the pasta were made in-house.
2 of the pastas were highly recommended; Mud crab spaghettoni with thai curry sauce, crunchy yellow squash, coconut, crispy shallot thai basil and Squid ink taglierini with ‘inferno’ sauce, calamari, asparagus & chilli padi. Not a squid ink fan, hence I went with the former.
The pasta was thick and very chewy. I like the moderately scented Thai Curry Sauce.
Based on the description on the menu, all desserts sounded delish. I would love to order each and every dish to try.
Lemon tart with basil ice cream was my choice desserts as it was the dessert.
Three layers of crispy puff pastry was used. In between it was sandwiched with tangy lemon custard and sweet meringue like cream that was well balanced. Together with the basil ice cream, it was refreshing. I like the prominent layered flavoured from the various composition and ingredient.
Virgin Mojito, a mocktail with Apple Juice, Soda, Mint & Lime concoction.
It was a sourish mocktail with little apple flavour and a hearty refreshing minty scent. Great for mint lovers.
Another highlight of Open Farm Community has to be the farm.
Do explore the farm and spot the various vegetation. I spotted many unfamiliar plants. It would be a great idea if a signage with the name of the plant were placed. This certainly will help to educate the public too.
A sand playground for the kids is also available.
Open Farm Community an innovative original concept with a restaurant serving creative delish food is the restaurant to turn to for quality food. With the space and the farm, it has a place for everyone, from the very young to the old. Certainly, it is a great place for the family too.
Open Farm Community
130E Minden Road Singapore 248819
Tel: +65 6471 0306
Monday – Friday 1200 to 1500, 1800 to 2200; Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 1100 to 2200
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