October 17, 2012
Eat / restaurants / Le Farm
Sometimes you just fall blindly in love and as much as you search for some teensy annoying trait, you just can’t find one. That’s how it was at Le Farm. This gem has been on my radar for a while, but I don’t make it down to Westport much. The simple, barn-board sided room, painted in gray and cream with hanging drum lights, leans modern-country. Teeny it is; make dinner reservations well in advance or go for a late lunch.
Crispy is my favorite adjective when it comes to food, so I ordered a plate of crispy chicken with crispy new potatoes and sauteed Tuscan kale that was so perfectly prepared and flavorfuI, I didn’t mind lunching solo. The enthusiastic and awesome Chef de Cuisine, John Naughright, gave me the run down of their nose-to-tail ethic and mindful sourcing, almost solely foodstuffs from Connecticut.
The staff is sweetly attentive and the dessert card had many of my favorites (pot de creme, sweet warm cornbread, panna cotta). It’s sophisticated yet simple food, cooked with care (snails, tongue, beef marrow and local burrata were on the ever changing menu) and you’ll come away desperate to return. LeFarm.com
p.s. Good to know: The Whelk, chef/owner Bill Taibe’s second restaurant with a sea-centric point of view, recently opened by the Saugatuck River on Riverside Ave. www.thewhelkwestport.com