Farmhaus - St. Louis

As I mentioned in previous posts, the neighborhoods of St. Louis have the best restaurants.  Farmhaus is on a block, without much around it, in the Lindenwood Park area.  I’ve eaten there a few times.  The menu is imaginative and everything I’ve had is well prepared.  We started with the Double Star Farms Cherry Tomato Bruschetta.  The bread was a thin lavash, which kept this appetizer from being too overwhelming.  It was lively with fresh herbs and was like a small salad on a cracker – in a good way.

One friend had the Farmhaus Summer Salad.  She's a squash lover and was very pleased and enjoyed the creamy touch of house-made ricotta.  My other friend had the Gulf Black Snapper.  He’s a corn lover and enjoyed the pureed corn base.  The dish was spicy with a pepper emulsion.  The spoonbread was served like a hush puppy – tasty and offering some crunch to the dish.  I had the Smoked Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf.

I’m a bit embarrassed to say that we didn’t have dessert there.  We went to Ted Drewes Ice Cream.  Sorry, Farmhaus, next time!

In addition to its regular menu, Farmhaus offers a Chef’s Tasting Menu with optional wine pairings.  I’ve learned from bitter experience that a tasting menu is too much food for me, unless I can nap between courses.  It’s a small restaurant, so do make reservations.  The place was packed by 6:00 PM on a Friday night. It well deserves it.
This bruschetta had a base of crispy lavash.

Nicely blackened snapper

This was a small plate size and not meant to be an entree.


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