Hometown Wanderlust is an adventurous, weekly blog featuring one girl’s experiences with food, music, shopping, history, art and life in general around Dublin GA. This week, Dublin GA’s favorite redhead discovers what it means to “Come Home To The Country” at Dublin Farm.
Enter…a low-key weekend, in search of a jazzy meal to share with a friend. Something different from the ordinary, intimate, wine. This is Dublin Farm. Some Friday nights you want to go out and see your friends, dance and have a good time, some of them you want to stay home snuggled up in pj’s and see absolutely no one and others you just want good company and great food. This is that kind of Friday night and Dublin Farm is the obvious choice.
We pull up on the farm down a short gravel drive nestled among towering trees just off the highway. The tagline “Come Home To The Country” is completely fitting. Lush shrubbery surrounds the property. Rustic, fences enclose the vast pastures serving also as boundaries for the multiple horses and donkeys that roam the pastures freely. A massive, wooden barn prominently adorns the property standing proudly…a testament of the toil and labor once produced on these grounds.
Walking up the winding stone path lit by a subtle glow we’re graciously greeted at the entrance by owner, and host for the evening Heinz, who ushers us inside and to our table. The beautiful room is mostly enclosed by windows and is dimly lit, accented with tiny, flickering tea lights. Hushed conversations from the few other tables around us settle over the room.
Maria, Heinz’s wife a classically trained chef, prepares fresh, mouth-watering dinner options each week, each 5-courses, each spectacular. We finally decide on our entrees but leave the wine paring to Heinz, who happily obliges…and it’s perfect. A sleek kitty cat teases outside the window, delicately kneading the sill…conversation ensues at our table, so refreshing to enjoy an intimate meal without the distractions and bustles of usual mealtime.
As the evening wanes late, glasses are empty and plates scraped clean, our bellies are satisfied and heads light with red wine we head outside to the still, quiet, darkness and take in the vast dashing of stars in the perfect black sky. Was this a meal? Was it a mini vacation? Or was it an experience.
For more information on Dublin Farm visit http://www.visitdublinga.org/events/feast-dublin-farms-ristorante-da-maria/
Prepare your own feast! Cooking classes with Maria with more information at http://www.visitdublinga.org/events/marias-cooking-class-dublin-farm/