What you must eat: The chestnut soup at FarmTable Kitchen. It's not fancy, FarmTable Kitchen. It's a rustic-chic restaurant on the second level of the Locale Market, a bustling bi-level St. Pete, Florida, food emporium with scratch-made and specially chosen packaged foods. My entire dinner there was phenomenal, but the chestnut soup was a holy-cannoli, how-can-life-be-this-kind?, I-must-savor-every-single-bite stand-out.
The base is a rich, creamy broth with the earthy, season-perfect flavor of chestnuts. To serve it, the server brings over a large, shallow bowl-plate combo that has dots of hand-crafted marshmallows, spicy praline pecans, and dried cranberries. Then, with a light-hearted dash of drama, s/he slowly pours the chestnut broth into the bowl.
Yes, that good. And such a fitting complement of ingredients for autumn and winter.