New eatery set for Aurora
Something new and tasty is coming to Aurora when Filberts Farmhouse Kitchen opens its doors.
The eatery will be located at 21317 Highway 99E in Aurora in an old farmhouse that has been renovated and expanded. It's the brainchild of the Bean family, which has lived in the area for more than 20 years.
In 2014 the Beans decided to join their farming friends and began growing filberts on their property. Their involvement in the filbert industry as well as several award-winning local Northwest restaurants — including Southpark Seafood in Portland and Hudson's Bar & Grill in Vancouver — helped spark the idea (and the name) for a farm-to-table restaurant in the historic colony town of Aurora.
The plan was to open by Nov. 23, but that was delayed due to the scale of the renovation work, though Hank Ohlson, marketing director at Coho Services, which is working with the Beans to make the restaurant happen, is confident the restaurant will be open shortly.
And he thinks that once open, people will like what they see.
"We've built a pretty massive expansion onto an old farmhouse," he said. "For the Beans, having a location close to home has been a long-time goal. We want this to be a really community-oriented place, not only a place where people will want to come hang out, but also delivering quality food and quality service."
Ohlson said that Filberts Farmhouse Kitchen will deliver American class comfort foods and rustic farmhouse fare wrapped in a blanket of quality dining. Items like Oregon pear and chicken blue cheese salad or cast iron corn bread with honey butter and bacon marmalade are examples of what to expect. The restaurant will also feature a full complement of wines and beers, as well as mixed drinks.
Ohlson said the restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner and will seat 100 people upstairs and downstairs, making it ideal for large events. Construction plans also call for outside seating in the future, something that will add to the ambiance of the establishment.
"Quality service is something we want to focus on, something we deliver at the other restaurants," said Ohlson. "We want to create a down home feel. It's not super fancy, but you want to get quality service and food with a high end experience."