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Farmstead, CA


Some old throwback posts of Northern California restaurants are coming your way…

I am going back to visit the Bay Area in a few weeks, which I am incredibly excited about as it will be almost a year since I was last home.   Two good NYC friends and frequent travel companions are getting married in Napa Valley and it is going to be a ridiculously grand time.  My friends and I have rented this gorgeous farmhouse in Yountville and I just am so thrilled to see the people I love in the wine country I love.  The couple we like to call “Hermielle” are so much fun to be around and so easy-going; it was no question I had to fly 20 hours to join their celebration.

So to get back into the Cali mood, Natalya and I are posting a bunch of Napa restaurant reviews this week.  Most of these restaurant visits are from years ago but we never got around to actually publishing it (my fault).  So the menus have obviously changed since then, but these restaurants are still thriving to this day and the memory of our these fabulous meals will always remain.

farmstead interior

Natalya and I are big fans of the farm-to-table concept and especially so when it can be experienced to true authenticity.  Yes, that means visiting a farm.  Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch provided just that experience.  The restaurant uses all local ingredients, and feature “Long Meadow Ranch’s all natural grass-fed beef, organic and sustainably produced eggs, fruits, vegetables, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, and honey.”

oregano

Natalya, my sister, Noz, and I all came here for brunch back in 2011 and the meal memory has stayed with me since.  The restaurant is housed in a former nursery barn and has a lively, open kitchen.  Post brunch, we took our time to frolic around the garden and play on the swing set.  There is also the Long Meadown Ranch Winery next door which is open for tastings daily from 11am – 6pm.

sisters

 

Farmstead

Executive Chef: Stephen Barber
Cuisine: California, American Nouveau, farm-to-table
Neighborhood: Napa
Price: $
Address: 738 Main St., St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone: 707-963-9181
Hours: open daily 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

COCKTAILS

Carmalized Apple Martini – LMR garden apples, Pommeau, Tito’s handmade vodka, Tuaca, honey, caramelized sugar rim

brunch cocktails

FOR THE TABLE

“Potted” pig with homemade mustard and toast

potted pig w.homemade mustard & toast

FIRST COURSES

Caramelized beets with goat cheese crema and greens

caramelized beets w.goat cheese crema and greens

Salad of lacinato kale with chile pequin, lemon and toasted grana

salad of lacinato kale w.chile penquin, lemon, toasted grana

Meatballs with caramelized root vegetables and tomato marmalade

meatballs of caramelized root veggies & tomato marmalade

SECOND COURSES

Grass-fed beef sirloin with chimichurri sauce

grass fed beef sirloin w.chimichurri

SIDES / EXTRAS

Creamy mac and cheese

mac and cheese

Broccolini with grana and garlic and a LMR farm egg

broccolini w.grana and LMR farm egg

Roasted delicata squash with honey and sage

roasted delicata squash, honey, sage

DESSERTS

Apple Crumb

apple crumb

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