Bika Farm & Delicacies: chef Fisun Ercan’s farm to desk dream comes true


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

Beautiful and enchanting Bika Farm

Ultimate night time time, I went to my first restaurant since mid-March and it was a superb experience. Thought-about one among my favourite Montreal cooks, Fisun Ercan, ran away to the nation a couple of years up to now to understand her dream of proudly proudly owning a farm to develop her private greens. To that dream was one different one to run a small, farm-to-table restaurant to honour the Quebec terroir. Bika Farm and delicacies opened its doorways this week and I was lucky to be one among many first of us to try it.


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

Bika Farm’s consuming room

Positioned about 45 minutes from downtown Montreal in Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, the drive there’s framed by infinite fields of silvery inexperienced corn. Bika Farm consists of two connecting perpendicular buildings. One houses the immense kitchen equipped with a picket burning oven whereas the consuming room is located in a contemporary and trendy greenhouse with a cathedral ceiling. The clear space has good views of the surrounding fields and it actually feels resembling you’re sitting outdoor, nevertheless with the added bonus of not having to deal with the bugs. Furnished merely however elegantly, the consuming room seats 16 to 18 of us, with some additional seating accessible outdoor. The little path that ends in the door takes you earlier the gorgeous topic of greens and herbs which is likely to be a mere preview of what you’ll sample all through your meal.


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Chef Fisun Ercan standing in Bika Farm’s kitchen with the nice wood-burning oven

THE BIKA FARM MENU

Fisun has garnered a well-earned recognition for being an distinctive chef. She has launched Montreal to the delicacies of the Turkish Aegean coast the place she grew up. At Bika Farm, the delicacies is a refined Turkish one that features native substances from the yard along with from surrounding farms. The 6-course menu is a symphony of colours, flavours and textures and an actual interpretation of the current season. The entire greens and herbs are pulled from the yard a couple of hours sooner than they end up in your plate. Meals waste is saved at a minimal as a result of the prep for each seating is accomplished correct sooner than and whereas taking into consideration the number of diners. The greens on the menu change consistent with the yard’s whims and regardless of is ready to be consumed that day. Underneath are footage of my dinner with descriptions of each dish throughout the captions.


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Amuse bouche: sorrel, Swiss chard, housemade ricotta borek with a cucumber and tarragon juice


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

Veal tartare, tarragon oil, sourdough cracker and beet chip


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

Lobster bisque with foraged lobster mushrooms, snow peas, flours and herbs from the yard


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

Lobster mushroom, Au Grès des champs cheese and caramelized onions pide, snow pea and herb salad with dressing made with verjus from the neighbouring farm


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

Manti with celery root cooked throughout the wood-burning oven, sage yogurt, tomatoes cooked throughout the wood-burning oven and sumac butter


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

Quebec duck magret with yard beets and haskap berries from Gaspésie Sauvage


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

Rice pudding infused with verbena and topped with rose petals and pistachios

No component is left aside at Bika. When you might have been questioning regarding the beautiful plates the dishes are served in, Fisun labored with native ceramist (and my favourite!)  ceramik b. to create a model new assortment of tableware for Bika Farm. The plates are impressed by nature, “crops, earth and stones”, and are a super match for the Bika mission. This new assortment is now accessible in the marketplace at ceramik b.


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The Bika Farm assortment of plates made by ceramik b.

Whereas we have now been at Bika Farm, we have now been shocked by a type of dramatic and defeaning summer season downpours. As quickly because the skies cleared and the rain handed, we have now been rewarded by most likely essentially the most fiery sunset over the surrounding fields of corn. A formidable rainbow moreover made an look and lingered in entrance of Bika Farm, a tangent illustration of the hopeful picture representing these troubled situations. I don’t know if all of the items goes to be okay nevertheless I do know that consuming at Bika Farm on this enchanted panorama made me actually really feel happier.


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

View of the setting photo voltaic from my desk


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

The good fiery sunset after the torrential rain

BOOKING AT BIKA FARM

Bika Farm is open for dinner Thursday to Saturday and for Sunday brunch. The 6-course dinner menu is $110 (+ taxes) per explicit particular person nevertheless that moreover accommodates tip. It’s a bring-your-own-wine thought so don’t neglect to hold a bottle. The three-course Sunday brunch menu is $35 (+ taxes) per explicit particular person and likewise accommodates all of the items. The brunch is rather like what what chef Fisun offered at her earlier restaurant Su (in case you’ve been, you acknowledge it’s most likely the best brunches ever) nevertheless just a bit additional elaborate. All drinks like espresso and juices are included throughout the worth of the brunch. You’ll wish to order and pay ahead of time for every brunch and dinner. While you buy your tickets, you probably can neglect your pockets at residence since all of the items is included.


Chef Fisun Ercan Bika Farm and Cuisine © Will Travel for Food

Bika Farm at night time time with chef Fisun Ercan

Many due to Fisun for the invite and for the inspiration I wished to start writing as soon as extra.

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