Wednesday, August 12
I don't have alot of occasion to head downtown, so it took me awhile to discover Farm:Table, a gem in the Tendernob. It's a whisper of a place, like a best kept secret (which, I think it still is.)
All the food is of the moment and changes daily. There's no strict rule for the menu offerings, but typically, there are savory & sweet breakfast creations borne in the teeny kitchen. A few weeks ago on my first visit, I opted for the sweet selection (I know....big surprise!) -- toasted slices of walnut bread smeared with marscapone and topped with super juicy cherries. It was a bfast revelation for me.
The owners are not only super nice and friendly, they're genuine in their love of what they do. The decor is simple and clean. From the name, I think I was expecting a big rustic farm table, but found a nice square communal table with benches and sweet, fresh flowers in the center.
Another day, there was a somewhat accidental tomato tasting menu (she got a little carried away at the farmer's market): heirloom tom soup, cherry tom salad and a BLT w/ avocado &, yup, more toms. I loved it! That bright juice on the table was a really lovely watermelon/strawberry sip of refreshment on one of our rare warm, sunny days.
The coffee is definitely worth mentioning, cuz it's from the fabulous Verve roasters in Santa Cruz. If you haven't tasted their beans, you are in for a treat!
For those of you with canine companions, it's a pooch friendly location (at least at the few tables outside) with treats all around.
I suggest hitting up this place before the masses discover it.
Posted by katiechrist at 11:04 AM