Somehow, today has turned into a busy day. Bank and Post Office visits before noon. Then I must fit in a ritual watching of The Music Man before an early dinner at what is said to be The Best Restaraunt in Town, Farmhaus.
The menu at Farmhaus is limited and random. From memory, it reads something like this:
Breakfast (served at dinner): heritage eggs gently fried and served with vintage potatoes over lavash and a squash ragout.
Nachos: Toasted chips made with locally-grown corn niblets, covered with a melange of seven raw milk and aged cheeses, layered with frisee and local dandelion greens.
Meatloaf: A beef pastiche from local naturally deceased cows is wrapped in bacon from cultured European pigs.
I don't remember seeing any desserts.
A few weeks ago, a group of people from work had plans to go en masse to Farmhaus. On the day of, the organizer Steve called and was told, "no way, no how, we don't take reservations for more than four people." The group broke up for the evening and I went to House of Wong, where I got peking duck and a text from Steve: "Farmhaus was quite happy to seat just one person. It was delicious."
Sadly, it was a lie. At any rate, Gary and I are headed there. After, we head to the Paula Poundsone concert.
Really? That's really how the menu reads? All those adverbs make me suspicious. It's too precious. Let us know how it was.
Posted by: Becs | November 13, 2011 at 06:49 AM
Becs - I felt bad, because I thought "no one but the St. Louisans will be interested in the actual menu or today's post." I am all off base with the descriptions. I heard the waiter say to someone that they don't have a very extensive wine list because they dont want to be seen as pretentious.
Posted by: TheQueen | November 13, 2011 at 05:39 PM
You could totally have a sideline in making up pretentious menus.
Posted by: allison | November 13, 2011 at 07:28 PM
You couldn't be wrong-er about this appealing only to locals. Or, I mean, you could be wrong-er, I suppose, what do I know? But you're not strictly speaking right because I looooooooove hearing about restaurants I'll never go to.
... as you would know if you could see what I've just downloaded: Farmhaus' online dinner menu. Damn, y'all: "Nachos - House made chips from local sweet potatoes, Salemville blue cheese, cherry wood smoked house bacon lardoons, fire-roasted red pepper catsup," for EIGHT TINY DOLLARS. I want to go to there.
Posted by: Elsa | November 13, 2011 at 09:23 PM
Allison - You know what? I think someone needs to make one of my made-up menu choices.
Elsa - But really, chips with ketchup and blue cheese sound good to you? Even after seeing the photo?
Posted by: TheQueen | November 14, 2011 at 11:05 PM
No, once I shook off the hypnotic power of menu-speak and thought it over, I wanted nothing to do with those "nachos." But reading the menu? Ooooooh, yesssssssss.
And I don't even LIKE ketchup or blue cheese.
... yeah, I know.
Posted by: Elsa | November 15, 2011 at 12:11 PM
Elsa - that's why I got them too. I hope menu writers don't start writing for candy companies.
Posted by: Thequeen | November 16, 2011 at 02:50 PM