Alabama’s Hope Farm opens new on-site restaurant

The Hope Farm, an urban farm and wine bar in Fairhope, Alabama, owned by father-son duo Robert and Bentley Evans, announces the opening of The Barn – a new on-site restaurant. The newly renovated space is the farm’s newest venture, offering premium morning coffee from Mobile-based craft coffee shop Nova Espresso, as well as artisan pastries from The Hope Farm and a bistro-inspired weekday lunch menu.

In keeping with The Hope Farm’s mission, Chef Adam Stephens’ seasonally changing menu at The Barn uses produce from the estate’s farm and blends world-class culinary talent from across the country with a wealth of local flavors to create another fine dining experience for to present the property. Guests can expect a selection of baked goods fresh daily, hearty salads, sandwiches and small dishes, along with an accompanying selection of seafood and caviar at the bar. Spicy entrees include Grilled Hanger with fries and chimichurri and scampi with nduja, garlic, vermouth, lemon , cabbage and orecchiette.

At the forefront of the new company’s coffee program is Nova Espresso, a local favorite that first opened its doors in early 2019 in the heart of downtown Mobile, Alabama. The beverage program focuses on carefully crafted espresso and coffee with an outstanding roasting process. Known for sourcing the finest coffees from around the world, the company brings a creative, light-filled environment to The Barn that encourages the estate’s close community and collaboration.

The 2,500-square-foot barn stays true to its original design, utilizing beautiful, natural materials like stone floors and timber ceilings, given an added modern edge of darker tones, sleeker lines, and bold patterns. Guests can dine indoors or sip coffee al fresco to enjoy the view from the ample outdoor seating. In the evenings, the space is set to host a rotating menu of intimate cook-in dinners, wine tastings, and more.

“We’ve been working on this for years and we’re thrilled to finally be able to breathe new life into The Barn,” said co-founder Bentley Evans. “We can’t wait for Fairhope to experience this beautiful place.”

Hope Farm is the culmination of Robert and Bentley Evans’ shared passion for farming, entertainment, food and wine. The commitment to hospitality embodies the spirit of its home in Fairhope, Alabama and welcomes guests to enjoy its tranquil place and experiences. The property features an upscale Southern restaurant, an impressive quality wine program, multiple event spaces and an innovative farm. The project first emerged in March 2020, successfully surviving the pandemic at launch, proving the success and potential of the concept.

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