Ancient Act of Meal Sharing
The simple and ancient act of sharing a meal together renews bonds, establishes trust, forges new alliances, and celebrates the union of dinner guests. “Food should be slow so that conversations linger… food without conversation isn’t a meal,” says Hubert. The setting of the meal is just as important as the food. Light the candles, pull out the best china, dress up for one another. Farmer and Frenchman is excited to present the perfect intimate setting to share a meal, our new wine cellar open for private dining events.
Grand Opening of Wine Cellar
After months of design, collaboration, and construction our brand new wine cellar will open February 5th, 2021. The private wine cellar features a repurposed bank vault door, brass accents from Churchill Downs, hand made doors and cedar table.
Vault Door and Frame: Source-Owensboro Wagon Company 1883-1951
The door and frame were acquired from James Yeiser of Owensboro. Jim demolished the building in 1999. The vault door and frame were salvaged and stored until now repurposed in our Room to secure renown vintages from the world over.
Proudly fabricated by our own team of craftsmen. The wood top is “Thuja occidentalis” – Eastern White Cedar, arborvitae. The name arborvitae or “tree of life” dates from the 16th century when the French explorer Jacques Cartier learned medicinal uses of the foliage of the trees from the Indians. The cedar was harvested from central Kentucky. The top is anchored to the custom fabricated steel tube legs procured locally from John Daly Surplus.
The grand entry doors are custom hand built by local master wood craftsman Richard Shoulders. The wood rails and stile are fabricated from a salvaged barn, circa 1850. The infill panels are original pine bead board, salvaged from another turn of the century home’s front porch ceiling. The walnut pegs are contemporary dowel rods. The brass push plates on the doors were salvaged from Church Hill Downs, during their last major renovation 2014.
The mirror is a replica of the many Versailles French period themed furnishings of Miami’s Fontainebleau prior to the major renovation of 2005.
Dark Wainscot, Black Trim, and Appointments
Designed and decorated to recreate the mood and feel reminiscent of the vaunted Board Rooms where million-dollar deals are made and confirmed with rare wines and only the finest foods.
Private Events in The Wine Cellar
The wine cellar is a gorgeous private dining space and is available for parties of 2 to 14 guests. Wine and food lovers are in for a special treat. The experience includes a dedicated service team for the entire evening. Dining in the wine cellar is the ultimate way to celebrate special events, or just treat friends to a delicious, memorable outing.
The reservation requires a $700 deposit. All food and beverages ordered will be deducted from the $700.
You may choose from two different dining options:
1) Simply order off of our regular dining menu and nightly specials on the night of the reservation.
2) The Chef Table experience – a 4 or 5 course dinner with wine pairing options. The chef table experience is priced per person, and changes seasonally so please inquire with the reservationist for more details. We will need to know at least 10 days before the event if you are choosing the Chef Table experience.
Guests may, and often do, order beyond the $700 deposit. The bill will reflect the total food and beverage plus tax and 20% gratuity – minus the $700 deposit. This will be presented on the check at the end of the night to the person who made the reservation.
The $700 deposit is refundable if cancelled 24 hours in advance.