Destination: Entre's Agrarian Ready For Round Two
By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Agrarian, the newest pop-up venture by entre’s John Perkins and his team. The limited-time dining experience started on Tuesday, June 11, boasting a bounty of the season’s best produce in a vegetable-themed (though not vegetarian) concept menu. This is Perkins’ third pop-up project this year, following chicken-themed Le Coq and Southern-inspired A Good Man is Hard to Find.
Agrarian recently took a few weeks off, after what they called Round One of the service, to regroup and make tweaks to the dining experience for Round Two, which started on Wednesday. Notable changes include an adjustment to the seating times, which are now Wednesday through Saturday starting at 5:30pm; the addition of more meat-based dishes, including entrees of trout, pork and Cornish hen; and the welcoming of Matt Obermark to the staff as a bar/beverage consultant. Obermark was formerly owner and bar manager at the recently-shuttered Salt, where he churned out some of the best cocktails in town. He will be whipping up some creative concoctions to complement the notable menu offerings during Round Two.
The Agrarian menu changes often, reflecting the availability and peak quality of local produce, but this week’s offerings will kick off with the following dishes and much more: beet tartare with pickled mustard seeds, peach “egg” and rye crisps; zephyr squash with black garlic, tempura squash blossoms and pepitas; and quail with popcorn, porcini mushrooms and spoonbread.
While Agrarian’s veg-based menu is not strictly vegetarian, herbivores need not fret. All meat-based dishes can be made vegetarian upon request. Perkins even knocks a few bucks off the dish price, too! Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended.
360 N. Boyle Ave., Central West End, 314.632.6754