WesFoodie -- A fundamental part of experiencing Stone Barns is eating in the restaurant. The Cafe is not a good proxy for the restaurant (although I admit to never having eaten at the Cafe). You noted: "the food is certainly good. I had a really nice duck Panini with pickled daikon and golden raisons and a fine sampling of salads at the Café." I'd recommend another article after you have dined at the restaurant.
You could not be more correct cabrales. I followed your advice and have written a follow-up piece at The WesFoodie site.