More details unravel regarding the man who previously held the title as culinary director of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group's casual dining division, Jeffrey Cerciello. Last month Eater revealed the anticipated restaurant's new home, which turns out to be the old City Bakery space inside the Brentwood Country Mart, and shortly thereafter came word that the venue would be part restaurant and part marketplace. Here now, all the missing facts on FARMshop Market & Restaurant which is slated to open July 15. Much in the Thomas Keller vein, the eatery will (no shocker) utilize local, market-driven ingredients in all dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, when FARMshop opens this summer it will kick off with just breakfast, lunch, and a selection of baked goods while the full market and dinner service commence in the fall. Restaurant hours will be from 7AM to 7PM daily, while the Market will be open from 9AM to 7PM daily.
In terms of breakfast menu items, think Soft-Scrambled Eggs with Buttered Asparagus and Toasted Levain; Quiche of Lardons and Melted Leeks; and Bread Pudding “French toast” in Layers of Brioche, Custard and Apples. Bakery items include chocolate croissants, pecan sticky buns and lemon currant scone with coffee beans sourced from Equator Estate Coffees & Teas.
The restaurant's seasonal lunch menu will offer a plethora of gourmet salads and sandwiches, in addition to daily specials. Look for Fresh and Smoked Salmon Rillettes on Rye Bread with Shaved Red Onion and Capers; and Tart with Wild Mushrooms, Baby Leeks and Crème Fraiche. Plus, a dose of sweet stuff via chocolate brownie bars, lemon sabayon tarts, and ganache-filled macarons.
Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner will feature a family style menu.
As for the market, it will be both a place to grab lunch and go (prepared foods and such), as well as a gourmet market to stock up on home necessities like charcuterie, housemade pates, and terrines from California artisans producers Fra’ Mani, Fatted Calf, and Boccalone. No market would be complete without a cheese department, and the cheese counter here will offer specialty California cheeses from producers like Cowgirl Creamery and Bellwether Farms. Other items for sale include freshly baked breads, boutique wines and beers, plus a larder to stock olive oils, mustards, pickles and salts from California and beyond. Many products and ingredients used by the Restaurant kitchen also will be available for sale in the Market. Get excited.
·More Details on Jeffrey Cerciello's Foray Into LA Dining [~ELA~]
·Jeffrey Cerciello Restaurant Space Revealed [~ELA~]
·Jeffrey Cerciello Coming To LA [~ELA~]