Friday, December 5, 2014

La Ferme is Le Magnifique!

Hello Foodie Friends,

I recently had the pleasure of dining at La Ferme and I am pleased to report that this place is a winner; a "must-get-there-as-soon-as-possible" kind of place!

La Ferme is a modern Mediterranean Bistro located in West Boca next to Doris' Market. The food is locally sourced, with an emphasis on quality in an elegant, comfortable setting. The cuisine showcases both classic comfort faves as well as modern interpretations of a bistro menu. La Ferme also features an extensive wine list, with a focus on boutique vineyards, beers from local and international micro-breweries and a craft cocktail list.

There are two sides to the restaurant. To the left you'll find an elegant dining room with 30 tables and to the right, you'll find a more casual setting with a large bar and a number of tables available on a first come, first served basis. 

Angel's Penicillin cocktail

Amuse Bouche: Lobster consomme
My friend Shaina and I were seated in the main dining room on this evening. Brought to our table shortly after our cocktails was an unexpected surprise of an Amuse Bouche of Lobster Consomme. This hearty little cup of deliciousness was packed with flavor and warmed our tummies, leaving us with a feeling as if we had just been hugged from the inside. The description we were provided was that it contained salmon, scallop mousse dumpling, Shiitake mushrooms, cilantro and truffle oil. To be honest, I'm not quite sure where the namesake lobster was in this dish, lol, but it was quite tasty. This dish can be ordered as a soup starter.
 Ah, the octopus!!! I am still thinking about how wonderful this dish was. It was THE BEST Octopus I have had to date. It was so incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection with just the right amount of char to give it a slight smokiness. It was served with gigande beans and a charred tomato vinaigrette. Loved it. You should definitely try this one!

Beet cured gravlax
 Next up was the Beet Cured Gravlax. The beets added a nice hue and subtle flavoring to the salmon. It was topped with a mustard aioli, capers and tendrils and served with a buttered layered pumpernickel bread. This was not only a beautifully plated dish, but one that made my taste buds sing. 
Pepper encrusted Ahi Tuna
The pepper encrusted Ahi Tuna was served with sautéed spinach and a pearl onion au jus and topped with crispy parsnips. The tuna had a wonderful sear and the au jus and parsnip crisps perfectly complemented the dish.
Oysters from WA State
 We decided to try a couple different types of oysters, both from Washington state. The larger ones were the Shikoku and the smaller ones were the Kumamoto. The west coast estuaries have more fresh water hence provide more minerals which tends to give it a subtle melon flavor. While both oysters were good, we both agreed that we liked the Kumamotos the best.

Pisco Verde cocktail
Thai Coconut Curry Mussels
Shaina enjoys mussels and decided to give these Thai Coconut Curry ones a try. Although I am not much of a mussel fan, I am a fan of Thai Coconut Curry so just the name intrigued me enough to ask for a bite. Not only was the broth A-Mazing, but the mussels were big and meaty and not over cooked or "rubbery"which is my usual gripe with mussels. These mussels were harvested by the de Koning family from ME. I would highly recommend you give these a try too!
Truffle Parmesan Frites
We'd be remiss if we didn't have the Truffle Parmesan Frites to go along with our mussels, right?!
Creme Brulee 
 Ok, so on to dessert...the creme brulee served with fresh berries was a classic and was delicious.
Chocolate Mousse cake
But the star of the desserts was this lovely chocolate mousse cake covered in the most decadent chocolate ganache. We devoured every last bite!

LA FERME   9101 Lakeridge Boulevard Boca Raton, Florida 33496  561 654 6600
DINING HOURS   Sun-Thurs 5:00-10:00  Fri-Sat 5:00-11:00. Bar opens at 4:00 daily.

Until we eat again...
I send you delicious wishes, xo


 Denise Righetti
C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer)
Denise's Foodie Events & Savor Our City™

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