The Farmshop is one place I've been hearing a lot about from the new-ish Brentwood Country Mart (other than the Sweet Rose Creamery, of course). From what I've heard, the Farmshop was expensive but have great food. The former made me a bit reluctant but one day I decided to give it a try.
As with most brunch places in this city, there was a wait for a table (about 15-20 minutes) and we walked around the Country Mart to kill time.
Corn and Avocado Salad with herbed quinoa ($14)
Yes, the prices here are pretty high but the ingredients they use are absolutely amazing. This may be the creamiest avocado I've had lately, perfectly ripe, making a healthy yet satisfying dish. The tomatoes were sweet and bursts in your mouth. We loved this dish and I'm saddened to think the peak avocado season is over.
Next was the Shirred Eggs with fra’mani chorizo, wild greens, chickpeas, yogurt and sourdough toast ($16)
This was another hit and one dish that I kept thinking about for a few days after. I loved eating the runny yolk with the earthy kale and chickpeas. There was just the right amount of yogurt to bring the flavors together. Scoop them all up on the sourdough toast.
I also ordered the Pastrami and Eggs with heirloom cauliﬂower, pole beans, wild mushrooms, green tomato ketchup, sunny-side-up eggs ($17).
The pastrami was good though I preferred Langer's Deli. This was a simple yet good dish, but overshadowed by the shirred eggs.
I went back with LA OC Foodie a few weeks after. Since the menu was pretty much the same, I got the shirred eggs again. This time, we also shared a Pastry Basket, where you can choose three pastries for $12, served with "seasonal preserves" and spring hill butter.
We chose the herb goat cheese scone, lemon yogurt and preserve mufﬁn, and a huckleberry pear danish.
So, Farmshop. Expensive, yes. Worth it? Yes. Sometimes you don't mind paying extra for superior ingredients, though yes I do think there's an upcharge due to the location.
225 26th St #25
Santa Monica, CA 90402