I recently had a delicious lunch with my friend at Farmhouse Local, a new cafe and general store located in Larkspur, California. Farmhouse Local is a neighborhood gathering spot that showcases local artisanal ingredients and purveyors both in their food and products. The restaurant and shop are run by Jeanine Samuel and chef David Monson. Love the idea that it is both a shop and a restaurant — wonderful concept celebrating all things local!
My friend and I tend to share things whenever we try new places, so this time was no exception. We shared the Organic Cauliflower Soup with Smoked Trout and Green Onions. The soup was my favorite! I loved the creaminess and the touch of saltiness from the smoked trout — delish!
The soup was followed by a Chinese Chicken Salad with cara cara oranges, almonds, snap peas, crispy rice noodles and a miso vinaigrette. The salad was very refreshing and light, with a great balance of sweet, salty and sour. My friend is a huge fan of the Chinese Chicken Salad from Comforts Cafe in San Anselmo, and she said it was just as good!
We finished with the Diestal turkey, salami, and san andreas sheep cheese panini with baby arugula leaves. Although I don’t normally like arugula on its own, placing the arugula leaves inside the panini added just the right green peppery bite to the deliciously cheesy rich sandwich.
Farmhouse Local is currently open for breakfast, lunch and takeaway dinner, and their little store, full of local products, is such a fun peruse!
They also offer private events, inhouse catering and a private patio to sit in — true California style!
Farmhouse Local is a charming and delicious addition to Marin. The staff are also super friendly and really take pride in their offerings. Visit at 25 Ward Street in Larkspur, California the next time you’re in the area!