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.