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FarmTable Cucina chef dazzles with new Italian-themed restaurant entree

Posted at 3:05 PM, Nov 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-05 16:23:32-05

FarmTable Cucina, formerly FarmTable Kitchen, has expanded to be an Italian-inspired restaurant.

Its new menu has been updated to reflect additional Italian dishes but includes guest favorites such as dry-aged steaks and local seafood.

The restaurant staff also added al fresco dining on the upstairs outdoor patio.

Chef Jeff Thornsberry and Locale Market General Manager Mordechai Baron were guest on ABC Action News' Good Morning Tampa Bay Saturday.


Here is Chef Jeff's recipe:

Potato Gnocchi
Serves 4-6
1 lb.    Lamb Sausage, Ground
4 cups    Lamb Stock
3 oz.         Fresh mint leaves, Picked
36 oz.       Gnocchi (Fresh or Store bought)
5 oz.        Pecorino Romano Cheese
2 oz.        micro mint, for garnish 
  1.  Brown the lamb sausage in a large Saute pan.
  2. Add the fresh mint and saute until lightly wilted.
  3. Add the Lamb stock and simmer for 10 min.
  4. In a pot of boiling water, cook the gnocchi about 3/4 of the way and transfer to the simmering lamb sauce and cook until just done.
  5. Lightly toss and add in the Pecorino Romano cheese, make sure to reserve some of the cheese for garnish
  6. Plate in a low rimmed bowl and top with additional Pecorino and the micro mint.
  7. Serve immediately