|All photos by Laine Doss |
|Hydroponic garden at Pompano Park.|
When you think of casino buffets, the first words that come to your mind are probably not "farm to table." Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park
is betting you'll change your mind about casino food with the mid-September launch of its Farmer's Pick Buffet. And it's doubling down by starting its very own farm on the property.
The new buffet, which launches on Friday, September 14, at 4 p.m., will feature fresh produce grown from an on-site one-acre farm and hydroponic garden that can grow more than 1,000 varieties. Ingredients will be supplemented by Florida purveyors located within a 300-mile radius of the casino whenever possible.
Clean Plate Charlie visited the farm, located adjacent to the stables and jockey residences, and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs being grown. During our visit, we spotted micro greens, oregano, rosemary, eggplant, basil, tomatoes, melons, papayas, bananas, pineapple, beans, and radishes, to name a few. More »