January 3, 2013 Food

Founding Farmers Recipe: Roasted Tomato Soup

It’s finally starting to feel like winter in Washington, DC and we’ve got the perfect remedy for your cold weather shivers — Founding Farmers Roasted Tomato Soup. Enjoy it with a classic grilled cheese sandwich or all on its own. Either way, we promise it will warm you up!

Makes eight pint-sized (16oz) servings

1 ½ fluid ounces olive/canola oil blend
3 each garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup diced yellow onion
3 fluid ounces dry sherry
1 each bay leaf
¼ tsp red pepper chili flakes
3 cups canned diced tomatoes, drained
3 cups tomato/vegetable juice
3 cups water
½ tsp Tabasco sauce
½ Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 ounces day-old baguette bread, torn into pieces
1 Tablespoon rough-chopped basil
½ cup heavy cream
1 Tablespoon honey
6 sprigs fresh thyme
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp kosher salt

Instructions: In a large pot, heat oil over low heat. Add garlic and onions and cook until onions are transparent. Do not brown or caramelize. Add sherry, bay leaf and red pepper chili flakes. Continue to cook until the sherry has reduced by half. Add tomatoes, tomato/vegetable juice, water, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco. Bring to a low simmer and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Add the pieces of day-old bread. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in basil, cream and honey.  Remove from heat. With an immersion blender, puree mixture until all of the bread has broken down and the consistency is smooth. Add thyme sprigs and let steep off of the heat for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture using a large holed strainer to remove bay leaf and herbs. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

November 10, 2020
Drink, Food

Heated Outdoor Dining & Winter Patios at Founding Farmers

Despite the unseasonable (and if we’re honest, delightful) warm fall weather over the past week, we have been very busy preparing for colder temperatures by winterizing our patios. Right now, almost all of our patios (some of which were new this year in response to the pandemic) have heaters and some have tents.

October 21, 2020
Events, Food

Introducing Founding Farmers Gift Boxes

We have created a nice array of gift boxes to help you with your holiday shopping. ORDER ONLINE Our Founding Farmers & Founding Spirits gift boxes provide the perfect present for almost everyone on your list.

October 1, 2020
Events, Food

Celebrate Hanukkah 2020 with Traditional Hanukkah Foods

Founding Farmers is serving you two ways for Hanukkah this year – from Thursday, December 10th through Friday, December 18th.  At select locations, we have a special Hanukkah menu available for dining in our restaurants, and we are also providing hot family meals for Hanukkah for you to enjoy at home.

Join us for a meal

Reserve a Table

Our dining rooms and winterized patios (including some new patios!) are open with our enhanced safety protocols and following the guidance of our government officials. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. We’re excited to serve you again!

For more information about how we’re operating during this time, read all about the innovative technology we are using to combat COVID-19, our COVID-19 FAQs, and the measures we’re taking to ensure your health and safety.