New restaurant opening in Philadelphia tonight

farmerHusband and wife owners Matt and Colleen Swartz, with partner Matt Scheller will debut their new restaurant The Farmers’ Cabinet later tonight. The Walnut St. spot will serve rustic American food and later this summer, they’ll beging brewing their own craft beers in their kitchen. The restaurant is going for a Victorian-era atmosphere and will also have an extensive variety of European craft beers and cocktails. The team is behind Bethlehem’s Tap & Table, The Bookstore Speakeasyand Fork & Barrel in East Falls.

With the help of Chef Peter Felton, The Farmers’ Cabinet will offer bone marrow and roasted cippolini soup; tarro, lotus, and beat root chips; bourbon-braised escargot; house-ground brisket and bacon burgersand more on their opening menu. They will also have shared dishes for two or more guests like Salt Baked Fish, Elk Chops, and Roasted Goat Leg.

Drink experts Damon Dyer and Terry Hawbaker will lend a helping hand too creating the drink menu for the restaurant’s two bars, one for beer and another for cocktails. The cocktails will run between $10-$12 and will includeBespoke Whiskey Sours, Pirate’s Coffee, Round Midnight, a Barrel Aged Martinez and others. Hawbaker will be in charge of the creation of their hyper-micro-brewery on premises once the restaurant gets underway.

The Farmers’ Cabinet, 1113 Walnut St.


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