256 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
Yes, that address is right. My travels for food have extended to Connecticut.
The restaurant is cozy in a completely different way New York restaurants are cozy. New York cozy is like dark, chic cozy. Le Farm is homey cozy. I felt like I actually walked into a grandmother’s home (who happens to also have really good taste).
J.L. raved about this place before taking us so I let him kind of guide the ordering. He ordered the Fried Risotto Balls with bacon-clam butter and fried garlic ($13) for the table. Ugh, typing those ingredients makes me salivate for that sauce. The bacon-clam butter combo is seriously the definition of umami. Why wasn’t there free bread so I could soak up the sauce? Why wasn’t there MORE of the sauce so I could take leftovers home and toss it with a pasta? Continue reading Le Farm: BACON CLAM BUTTER. That is all.
Our final destination: Milan. Milan is a real working city. There are way fewer tourists and much more real life buzzing around. We stayed with my friend L.V., who lives in a gorgeous old Milanese home right by the Castello Sforzesco. They showed us all the sights in Milan and took us to their favorite spots for lunch and dinner.
We started at Convivium (Via Ponte Vetero, 21), a restaurant that L.V. goes to all the time with her parents. Apparently Mr. V goes three times a week for the truffle gnocchi (confirmed, it is that good). The V’s ordered almost everything for us so we just sat back and enjoyed the show. First up, we had this amazing warm flat bread with olive oil, salt crusts, oregano, and rosemary. It was very slightly crisp and mostly soft and chewy.
We also shared a margarita pie. It was made from the same kind of bread as above, so it was just slightly crisp and mostly soft. The tomato sauce and cheese were both very thinly spread on, keeping it light. I tend to like it when the cheese is in globs rather than spread out like this because I like bites of pizza without cheese.
Both L.V. and LAW got the steak with rosemary and pepper on top. The steak was very rare and juicy. With a great cut of meat, all you really need is some basic seasonings to enhance the flavor. Continue reading Italia Week: Milan!