[Photos: Nick Fochtman]
TMIP, the farm-to-table restaurant on an actual working farm from chef and co-owner Brandon Baltzley, is officially open today. For the time being TMIP is operating as a "pop-up" of sorts, with previously mentioned lunch ($95 per person) and dinner ($125) prices a "suggested donation" to help fund the actual opening. Guests will still be offered the full menu (the same for both lunch and dinner), previously published here, along with complimentary housemade beverages.
Exterior Farm, a little ways off from a main stretch of road in Michigan City, IN (you pass a Wal-Mart on the way) features an assortment of livestock (chickens, goats, pigs) and is quite rustic in appearance.
The restaurant, which employs two rooms for seating guests, is in the staff's actual home (they all sleep upstairs) and was built in 1861. Employing exposed brick, antiques and rustic wood tables along with animal hides and other natural decorations, TMIP's design goes hand in hand with both its surroundings. The same can be said of its menu, which is heavily influenced by the food and cooking techniques of Native Americans shot through Baltzley's own vision and background.
· All TMIP Coverage [-ECHI-]
· TMIP [Official Site]