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There’s no farmer’s wife here — just the farmer’s son-in-law — and the near-Millbrook location is a satellite of the successful café of the same name in Ancramdale, 20 miles up Route 82. The hand at the range is Job Yacubian, who with his wife. Emilie, runs the café. Gone is the rustic Cracker Barrel atmosphere of the former Mabbetsville Market, replaced by floor-to-ceiling white tiles, whitewashed walls and a sea of stainless cooking appliances, including a vertical rotisserie, which, Yacubian says, allows him to grill two different meats at once without the juice from the upper dripping onto the one below. This location’s menu is even more sophisticated than that of the mother ship. On opening day, there was porchetta, an Italian recipe of pork loin and herbs roasted in a pork belly, served with roasted leeks (under $10) — Boulud quality. One of Yacubian’s specialties is Korean-style barbecued salmon (with fried brown rice, $13). He promised that the sauce would not be a cloyingly sweet BBQ sauce and it’s not. At first it has a hint of soy sauce and then a tingle sets in. A seasonal dish included fried tomatoes with Maine crab salad, ($13). For now, the latest the café is open is 6 p.m., but Yacubian thinks there is a market for a dinner menu of the kind of rustic-but-urbane cooking he offers. Read full review here.
3809 Route 44, Millbrook, NY
Open Sunday, Monday & Wednesday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.