okay, the last post had about 24 photos and this one is all about FARMiCia. I ran out of space so this is where is lands… in a part 2 and it’s my blog so I can call it whatever I like.
FARMiCia was only 1 block from where we spent our nights (Penn’s View Hotel). If the bartender at the Plough and I had not started chatting it up about my handmade necklace then on to handmade…indie…St. Germain liqueur then we would never have stumbled on this new favorite place to be.
The Plough server recommend the restaurant for brunch and made a point to tell me about the special mixed drinks & herbal tonics. The bartenders at FARMiCia will blend a custom cocktail for you using flower essences/extracts/flavors. For instance, I had the lavender & jasmine tonic with rum. You select the flavors and they will use rum, gin or vodka and a splash of tonic water. Refreshing and light. Another, please?
ugh… I must have deleted the pretty little place settings they had for the tables outdoors. You will find this little slice of heaven just off 3rd and Market in Old City. It has a history that is intertwined with a former team member of the White Dog Cafe and the owners of the Metropolitan Bakery. You will find Metropolitan items on the menu and just good, simply prepared, un pretentious nosh on this menu.
So here is the brunch menu. I started with the fair trade, full-bodied coffee and a Farmer’s girl (mimosa).
Loved the trio of spreads. Of the three, the artichoke was my favorite. There was also a olive tapinade and white bean puree.
Dan is the chocolate chip cookie, IPA and french toast taste king. He ordered french toast and said it was “really good.” He does not like the bread hard or too mushy. I think his favorite french toast is the Donkey Diner but that’s on St. John and maybe why it’s his fav.
I had the tofu and vegan chorizo dish (see the menu)… for those of you meat eaters or tofu haters…it must be said that this dish was amazing regardless. spicy, the grilled soft bread to scoop mouthfuls onto my fork, cool chunks of avocado & tomato to balance the heat and crunch of the tortilla…. yum. I miss you plateful of good for me nosh.