Vegan prix fixe restaurant Farm Spirit is moving into roomier digs, making room for a fermentation lab and, eventually, a lunch spot. Portland Monthly reports the Buckman restaurant will take over the recently vacated Roost space in early 2019, leaving behind its location on SE Morrison. That then-empty restaurant will transform into a space for fermentation classes and private dinners.
The new restaurant space for Farm Spirit will double its seats and chop its lengthy tasting menu into a five-or-six-course meal, with table service and a chef’s counter for more elaborate meals. Also new to the space will be a tableside cart for amuse bouche and “snacks, ferments, and bottles of weird things,” chef-owner Aaron Adams told the magazine.
As for the new laboratory taking over the old Farm Spirit, Fermenter will be an extension of the vegan restaurant, a lab for strange experiments in the world of the preserved. The restaurant will also have a 14-seat table available for private dinners. Adams also alludes to a potential lunch service in that space, but that’s way down the line — think summer 2019.
• Farm Spirit [Official]
• Farm Spirit to Move into Roost Space [PoMo]
• SE Belmont Restaurant Roost Closed Super Quietly This Month [EPDX]
• All previous Farm Spirit coverage [EPDX]