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The Reserve at Grogg's Green Barn: A Preview

Delicious things are blooming

Sometimes being a Cheese Wench has its perks. Getting to check out new restaurants before they open is one of them. On a lovely spring evening, a group of food junkies and media types gathered to get a sneak peek at the new garden-to-table dining room at Grogg's Green Barn. Called "The Reserve," it isn't a typical "restaurant," but the pre-ticketed series of dinners that I wrote about last week.

As I predicted, chef Matt Owen's first seasonal menu did not disappoint. The Reserve opens to the public for its first dinner event on Friday, April 7th.

Grogg's Green Barn, located at  10105 E 61st , Tulsa, OK 74133

Grogg's Green Barn, located at 10105 E 61st , Tulsa, OK 74133

We took a pre-dinner garden tour, and enjoyed a beer from Cascade Brewing Barrel House in the Grogg's Green Barn garden. Noyeaux is a Northwest-style sour beer, aged with raspberries and apricot kernels.

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The evening's menu featured local honey and produce, as well as chicken from 413 Farm, and local beer from Prairie Ales.
 

Spring lettuces and herbs from the Grogg's garden, with walnut oil, elderflower vinegar, garden blossoms, radishes, and seeds

Smoked cream of asparagus soup with tarragon, sorrel, and browned butter

Herbed dumplings with a ragout of 413 Farm chicken leg, with wild onions and crispy chicken skin.jpg

Herbed dumplings with a ragout of 413 Farm chicken leg, with wild onions and crispy chicken skin.

Lermon verbena cake with honeycomb candy and strawberry semifreddo. Just sweet enough for the end of the meal, but not too sweet for a girl who eats cheese for dessert!

 

This kitchen is a 2-man operation, and is open to the 40-seat dining room. Custom, locally made farmhouse tables allow diners to enjoy family-style seating.

This kitchen is a 2-man operation, and is open to the 40-seat dining room. Custom, locally made farmhouse tables allow diners to enjoy family-style seating.

Hungry yet?

Check out the schedule of upcoming dinners, and purchase your tickets before they sell out. I have a feeling they will.