Being a NY snob, I hardly visited the west coast much but I gotta say that I’m beginning to like the vibes in LA. It helps also that I have plenty of friends there; locals who can point me to the right places for food. During my recent visit there, my friend, Aaron, whom I have known for eons, brought me to have brunch at The Farm of Beverly Hills and oh, that was such a good meal.
Here’s Aaron and moi, catching up after ….. like, twenty years since the last time we saw each other.
The interior of The Farm on Beverly Drive location, which has all these farm odds and ends like the rake, the wicker baskets etc. We got there pretty early, like 10am but the place got filled up really fast. It was cozy though, as we got seated in a booth so that was nice.
Brunch menu, excerpt 1.
Brunch menu, excerpt 2.
Brioche French Toast stuffed with Caramelized Bananas and topped with Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce & Powdered Sugar.
Country Fried Steak topped with Sausage Gravy and served with Two Eggs any style, toast, choice of fruit, hashbrowns or tomatoes.
It was a gorgeous morning with perfect spring weather. You could see The Farm from a couple blocks away as no one can miss the bright yellow awning.
The brunch I had at The Farm was so good that the next day when I was at The Grove, I decided to eat at The Farm there.
This location is much bigger and it’s fashioned very much like an actual barn with super tall ceilings and wooden beams.
Charming interior with antiquated barn decor. :P
Lunch menu, excerpt 1.
Lunch menu, excerpt 2.
Pepper-crusted Ahi Tuna over Baby Greens. Mmmmm~ this was good.
Pear & Brie Sandwich: Caramelized Pears, Brie Cheese, Red Wine Onions and Shallot Aioli served warm on Raisin Walnut Bread. With a side of Sweet Potato Fries.
Ooozy-woozy melty brie. :) :) :) :) :) :)
Maple Baked Salmon Salad: Maple Baked Salmon, Watercress, Baby Greens, Apples, Candied Walnuts, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Grapes and Maple Honey Mustard Vinaigrette.
Cherry Tomatoes, Red Grapes and Candied Walnuts….. yumz.
Initially I had wanted a light meal, but I forgot that back in the motherland portions are gargantuan…. As you can see, the salad was humongous. :] D’oh!
It was my first time at The Grove and it’s a really lovely mall-slash-farmers-market. There’s a cinema in there too, as well as a grand fountain. I didn’t get a chance to shop at the gourmet food markets here but will definitely plan to do so next time.
LA is definitely cool in my books. :)
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