It’s been two years since The Country Cow Restaurant in Campton was made over by The Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible starring Chef Robert Irvine. As a result of the show co owners Jennifer Leonzi and Head Chef Kerry Benton dissolved their partnership and Jennifer became sole proprietor.  With the large task of owning and operating the front and back of the house Jennifer enrolled in Chez Boucher Culinary Center in Hampton, NH.  An intensive 12 week program that consisted of hands on culinary training,  proper food handling, preparation and cost.   Along with a fresh new look to the building inside and now outside many new changes are underway as The Country Cow transitions to The Covered Bridge Farm Table in mid May.  Jennifer’s vision is to take the restaurant back to it’s roots, “The Covered Bridge Restaurant” as it’s original owners did in 1978, connecting the restaurant to the historic Blair covered bridge adjacent to the property.

Along with a new identity there will be a new menu featuring “Fresh Fusion.”  A Farm to Table attitude infused with Asian, French, Italian and Spanish cuisines as well as traditional selections and old favorites.  The menu will also showcase locally farmed products as well as fresh produce from the Covered Bridge Farm Table’s on site garden and farm stand.  Although it will not strictly be “Farm to Table,” the goal is to provide the freshest product possibly available. Jennifer has worked closely with Farmar’s View Farm on Seven Pines Road in Holderness the last couple summers to fine tune the garden on site as well as bring fresh plants and produce in daily in the warmer months.  Farmar’s View Farm also provides fresh and organic produce for purchase at the farmstand.  All natural Northeast raised ground beef will be used for burgers as well as Vermont grown St. Louis Pork Ribs and Tenderloin.   Fresh seafood such as haddock, scallops and shrimp will be delivered fresh from the docks of New Hampshire and Massachusetts’s Atlantic ocean.

With all of the new changes The Covered Bridge Farm Table will still offer the same relaxed comfortable atmosphere and friendly service.  Open Mic is featured Wednesday nights at 7pm, hosted by Jim Tyrrell and there is always  live music on Saturday evenings in the lounge.  Thursday, May 5th Matt Albee will be hosting Team Trivia night weekly and Sunday Brunch is from 10-1pm.  The outside patio overlooking the river will continue to be pet friendly and non smoking. Functions can be booked in the dining room, function room or off site for your special event.  We look forward to seeing you at The Covered  Bridge.