Bloomington Real Food
The logo designed by T&T
Daniel and I
With Tal... enjoying the market
Daniel and his mom
Farm Bloomington Real Food, a new restaurant.
I have already introduced my friend Daniel
Orr few months ago.
This time, I went with Tal toi Indianapolis
to visit his new restaurant Farm Real Food in Bloomington.
Daniel asked us to design logo, website, flyer and packaging
for this new unique restaurant. It was 3 magic days during
we visit the area and enjoy his food with his family.
Thanks again Daniel and your Mom & Dad for your welcome
and your love...
Let’s let Daniel introduce his own idea, you’re
going to love it...
Farm Bloomington Real Food:
is a simple one.
FARM is about enjoying and celebrating healthy,
pure, locally grown and produced foods and products.
Yes, it will feature organic, natural, handmade products,
but check the cliches regarding organic and all natural at
This is NOT a kitchen where traditional foods have been
replaced by soy-based imposters just to make ultra-healthy
and socially conscious claims. It is a place that celebrates
the higher quality, healthful merits and delicious character
of the foods delivered by local producers.
And, it is a place where those who dine vegetarian may find
well balanced choices and where carnivores may enjoy the
best, carefully produced meats.
At FARM, artisans are an integral component in preserving
the tradition, culture and flavor of southern Indiana. Chef
Daniel Orr will embrace locally-grown ingredients to create
a fresh, exciting, and modern seasonal menu.
One can stop by for a snack of Hoosier
tapas and wine, a full meal or simply a slice of absolutely "REAL" pie
and a glass of milk.
There is a youthful buzz about the place,
filled with a mix of both young and old. Maybe its the soundtrack
classic, upbeat, distinctive, intellectual music playing
in the background.
Maybe its the decor... modern, vibrant,
simple and approachable that makes people want to linger
and play with their spoons in their coffees.
The room is neither formal nor casual. It
is both. It could be anything. This clientele, 20-80+ years
old, living in and around a university, as well as the foodie-road-trippers
trekking from afar, know the restaurant experience they are
seeking. They normally dress well, even hip in an urban sense,
but always with a casualness.
They are here to relax and
enjoy, not to be educated. They dont need to learn this lifestyle,
they already live it. Guests with children feel comfortable
knowing there are nutritious options and understanding service
for young ones too.
All of this, the food, music, decor, even the spirit of
FARM creates energy... a feeling that is sexy, innovative,
intelligent and meaningful.
The food is smart, but easy to understand... a new kind
of comfort food that can be eaten regularly but that is special
enough for special occasions. There is an excited eye on
the future, respect for history, a passion for tradition
and a pure love for that which is made by hand and comes
from the heart.
Somehow we feel as if we are doing something positive just
by being a part of it.
Farm Bloomington Real Food
Warm century-old wood floors
and high tin ceilings make this large sunny room the most
hospitable and welcoming in Bloomington to enjoy a meal or
snack, and peruse the offerings of unique gift and food items.
Chef/Owner Daniel Orr has come back to his Southern Indiana
roots to share his flare with appealing Caribbean, Brazilian
and European flavors, while using local, organic, free-range
and grass-fed Hoosier products and produce as his flavorful
Orr creates his food to entice guests with wonderful flavors
and aromas. His style is rustically simple, yet quite refined.
It is familiar food, but with the chef’s creative culinary
touches that definitely set it apart
dinner Tuesday through Saturday and brunch on weekends
are served in the main dining room. The menu changes with
the seasons and the chef’s inspiration. Each day the
blackboard showcases a list of specials that has regulars
showing up early for the best selection.
Most guests share
some of the small plates or brick oven gourmet pizzas to
start and then select from the larger plates and side dishes.
Desserts are like your grandmother’s, but chef Orr
has taken them into the 21st century.
Farm Bloomington Real Food: FARMbar
The best of local brews and wines
are served side by side with classic and signature cocktails
and other beverages from around the world. A great place
to stop for some of Daniel Orr’s Hoosier Tapas (small
plates of interesting snacks) and a glass of wine before
the theater and return afterward for desert and bourbon later.
Sit in the window and watch the world go by or sneak back
to the bar for a more romantic atmosphere.
Farm Bloomington Real Food:
The Root Cellar at FARM
The basement venue
for blues, bluegrass and other music performed by local and
nationally known musicians. Open weekend evenings and for
private events and cocktail parties.
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