Good morning! Or afternoon. Or evening. Whatever!
Right now, I’m lounging in my pajamas, enjoying my vacation day, and getting really really excited about this. Oh yeah. In two days, I’m running a marathon! 26.2 miles. I’m scared. Hold me!
Just kidding (about the being scared part, not the marathon!). I’ve been training for this baby for months, and I’m as ready as I’ll ever be!
Can I attribute some of my preparedness to the delicious fuel I’ve been consuming lately? Oh my. I recently went to one of the most buzzed-about restaurants in St. Louis with this guy:
Say hello to my dad!
He was in town recently, and we celebrated by going to Farmhaus. If there’s one person who adores good food as much as I do, it’s my dad! Doesn’t he look spiffy?
Farmhaus is located in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood in St. Louis, and they specialize in farm-to-table fare. They use fresh seasonal ingredients in all of their dishes, which means the menu changes all the time, depending on what’s in season. I love that!
We started with the conch fritters.
Aren’t they cute? These deep fried balls of deliciousness were served with a roasted corn, jalapeno, and sriracha mayonnaise. They were quite tasty, even though we were both a bit disappointed that the conch wasn’t more pronounced in the dish. The flavor was less ‘conch’ and more ‘glorified hushpuppy’.
As a second starter, we ordered the chilled roast beef.
This was much better! The chilled roast beef was served alongside horseradish panna cotta, truffle whipped cream, jus, and lavash, which is the thing you see in the front.
Wowza. The flavors in this dish were amazing! We constructed our own little open faced sandwiches by dipping the roast beef in the jus, topping it with the panna cotta and whipped cream, and eating it on the lavash. I’m not sure if that was the right way to eat the dish, but it sure was delicious!
For my entrée, I went with the bacon wrapped meatloaf:
The bacon wrapped meatloaf was topped with a crunchy onion topping and served over sweet and yukon gold mashed potatoes. Next to it was a tomato-merlot reduction and sous vide pearl onions.
It was very delicious. The meatloaf was flavorful and juicy, and the bacon took it over the top. I loved the mashed potatoes as well! And the portion size was perfect. That, along with the two starters made for the ideal amount of food.
My dad went with the red grouper:
It was served with grilled hickory smoked sausage, sauteed bok choy, and pepper jelly. I tried a bite, and the fish was so buttery and rich! It practically melted in my mouth. In other words, I loved it! My dad was a huge fan as well. Again, the portion size was small, but with the starters, it ended up being the perfect amount of food.
I loved Farmhaus, and my dad did too. I can’t wait to come back to check out more of the menu!
See ya next week. And wish me luck on the marathon!