In 1948, Farmhouse existed as a simple storefront selling meat, fish and poultry to the good folks of Brentwood. Fast forward more than 60 years: Jeffrey Cerciello – former culinary director for Thomas Keller (Ad Hoc/Bouchon) – has breathed new life into the age-old concept of being a purveyor of fine market goods and food for the community.
Enter Farmshop, Brentwood Country Mart’s newest all-day dining outpost for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch and soon to come, dinner. Come spring of 2011, Farmshop will expand the menu to include a daily-changing dinner menu of family-style meals, in addition to the opening of an artisan market early summer that will feature a deli with local dairy and produce, wine and beer, a butcher and charcuterie. Prescriptive Music jumped at the chance to create a musical setting that would enhance the dining experience at Farmshop.
Upon entering Farmshop, patrons are greeted by the sight of a gleaming pastry counter teeming with fresh baked viennoiserie. The dining area is modern, with clean lines accented by warm woods and a gorgeous teal mohair banquette. A large, black-and-white mural depicting farm life adorns one wall while a collage of farmers’ portraits hangs near the main entrance of Farmshop.
Light blues and jazz standards mixed with soft, acoustic rock tunes lilt throughout the rustic, but elegant dining area during breakfast, where patrons can perhaps enjoy Farmshop’s signature pastrami and eggs, served with pickled cauliflower and house-baked rye toast. For lunch, the crispy artichokes with winter squash and fresh burrata is a seasonal delight that can be enjoyed amid a relaxed backdrop of jazz, blues, and indie rock.
When Farmshop begins dinner service, Prescriptive Music has cultivated a playlist of sophisticated classic and indie rock from the likes of Van Morrison and Feist that will complement Farmshop’s refined but casual atmosphere and menu.