The leg of lamb at FARMSHOP. Photo by Rick Poon.
Next Monday May 6th, the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur is getting an exciting new addition: ~FARMSHOP~. Chef and owner Jeff Cericello (once culinary director for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group for a decade, ahem) is bringing the Los Angeles restaurant to the Bay Area, with a full bar, seasonally focused menu, and outdoor patio. The spacious restaurant (6,500 square feet) features a wood-fired oven and open-hearth grill, which will form the basis for the menu; look for grilled and roasted meats, pizzas, and fresh vegetable sides and salads to balance it all out. I am totally clearing my plate of burrata cheese with crispy artichokes, cracked green kalamata olives, fried capers, and grilled mustard greens in my mind. Mark Hopper (I like him already, ha) is the executive chef at the Marin location, and you can take a look at the current menu here.
The beverage menu from restaurant director Michel Darmon will, of course, be seasonal and local. They’ll be mixing up classics, and adding in some of their own twists too. The wine program will focus on local and domestic wines, with a rotating list of local wines available on tap. To start, they’ll just be serving dinner and keeping the bar and lounge area open, but weekday lunch and weekend brunch will be added in the summer. Open daily 5:30pm-10pm. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle at Old Quarry Rd., Larkspur.