Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dinner at Farm Shop

Farm Shop at Brentwood Country Mart has been a personal favorite for breakfast and lunch since they opened. They are now serving fantastic dinners.

The entrance to Farm Shop.

The flavorful and fresh butternut squash salad with roasted peppers & avocado - drizzled with creme fraiche

Spiced Roast Chicken - baked with cherry tomatoes, garlic croutons and fingerling potatoes.

While I have been enjoying breakfast and lunch at Farm Shop at Brentwood Country Mart for some time, this week was my first experience with dinner.
First of all - I love the concept. They serve a set menu each night - Wednesday through Sunday. Each course is served family style. The food is incredibly fresh and simple. They do not try to combine too many ingredients together. The room is unpretentious and comfortable. The overall feel is having dinner at a friend's home , although not too many friends cook this well.

My dinner began with a perfect salad. Roasted butternut squash was the base and it was served with roasted peppers, avocado, coriander, creme fraiche and sections of heirloom lime. The creme fraiche served as the dressing and the traditional salad dressing was not missed.
The entree was a moist and flavorful Spiced Roast Chicken with cherry tomatoes, garlic croutons and roasted potatoes. It was seasoned perfectly. As a matter of fact - I never once reached for salt or pepper.
For dessert there was a choice of Honey Cake with wild huckleberries or a Cheese Plate. My friend and I each chose the cheese plate. The Bellwether Farms San Andreas cheese served with fruit conserve and a crispy flatbread was the perfect ending to a fantastic meal.
Our waiter said they are experimenting with different menus but Sunday will most likely be fried chicken night each week. In addition to the featured entree, there is always a vegetarian option available. This is the type of restaurant that we need more of in L. A. While quite a few restaurants have come and gone from this location, I think Farm Shop will be serving their wonderful food for many, many years.

Pryor Events loves Farm Shop!

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