Events

It’s our birthday!! We’ll be CLOSED on the 4th of July!

H4th of July Free Printable Postcardsappy 4th of July everyone!!  This is quite a wonderful day! Isn’t it? We’re celebrating a wonderful birthday of a nation, as well as the birthday of our beloved restaurant!  The Farmhouse is now 7 years old!!

We will be CLOSED on the 4th of July  (just like every year), so our staff can enjoy the day with their loved ones.  Do you know someone who serves or has served this wonderful country of ours?? Give them a high-five! A hug, a handshake, a sincere “Thank You!”. It is thanks to brave people who have put themselves on the line of duty that we have what we have as an independent nation.

If you like fireworks, we hope you enjoy the displays that will be taking place all over our metro area!! And if you like to have your own… well, just make sure you keep all of your digits and extremities in tact, and that you keep in consideration that not everyone enjoys having loud “booms” at such proximity, keep in mind any veterans, anyone with PTSD, and of course pets that live around your home. Keep your pets inside and safe! 4th of July is one of the holidays with the highest number of pets running away from home because of all of the fireworks!! Keep them safe as well!

Anyway! We hope you enjoy the day, and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Tuesday July 5th, for lunch!

Valentines Day is here, and here’s the scoop!

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Valentines Day Weekend is finally here! We invited you a few weeks back to make a reservation with us for a
Valentines Day, and we are so glad you went ahead and booked it! Woo hoo!!  We are completely booked for our Saturday Brunch & Dinner, as well as our Sunday Brunch and special Dinner.  (While we usually close on Sundays at 3pm, we decided to open up at 5pm this Sunday only for Valentines).  Please note that on Sunday, February 14th, we will not be serving happy hour, and will be closed for service (bar and food wise) from 3:PM to 5:PM.

Didn’t get to make a reservation, and still want to join us? You are more than welcomed to come as a “Walk-In”!!.  We’ll be having space for walk-in guests for all of our shifts this weekend, however we would not be able to estimate as to whether or not we’ll have a wait list, and what would the wait-time be.

We look forward to serving you this weekend!

In less than 3 weeks, Valentine’s Day will be here!!

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14th, 2016

rosebouquetWhile the date never changes, the day does! And we know you would never forget to plan something nice and special with (and for) your loved one… and we know you would never leave the planning till the last minute… yeah… we know… that would never, ever… EVER happen!  Mmm hmm.

Here is your friendly reminder that in less than 3 weeks, Valentines Day will be here!  And this year it happens to be on a lovely Sunday, and The Farmhouse will be open for both: Brunch AND Dinner!! We already have quite a few reservations in our books (believe it or not) and we highly encourage you to get your name in the list! Please do not wait till the last minute to reserve your spot, or to buy flowers, or to book that trip to the Bahamas…. (take us with you, please?)

It’s here!! It’s Here!!

Join us for our 3rd annual

New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch!!!

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There are few things that have us as giddy as our (now traditional) New Years Day Pajama Brunch!!! Yes! You read it right! PAJAMA!! We admit is not quite as good as being served brunch in bed, BUT, it’s quite a close second!!  We know that you’ll probably be hungry after celebrating the New Year the night before, and thus, we’ll be having a delicious brunch on Friday, January 1st to start the year with the right food! Oops, we mean, foot!  Served from 10am to 3pm, you (and our staff) are more than welcomed to join us in your pjs!! (Please do keep it PG-13 though, and don’t forget to bring the fuzzy slippers!!)

Bring your family! Bring your friends! Bring your happy faces! And your camera as well… it will be FUN!!  Oh!! And yeah, do not forget to reserve your spot!!!

It’s Thanksgiving! We are CLOSED for service!

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This is just a friendly reminder, in case you missed it on our events calendar, that today, The Farmhouse will be thankful for a LOT of things, and people!!.  Our Farmhouse family will not be doing neither lunch, happy hour, nor dinner service today.  We will re-open for the general public tomorrow morning, Friday, at 11am.  Don’t forget that Fridays are our $20 buckets of beer!! So in case you had a rough dinner with your family… we can help you with a liquid refreshment to make things better…just saying.

Thank you Kansas City for all your support and love, and for an other year of wonderful stories and new members joining our family. Thank you to all of our farmers for working so hard, day in and day out, providing us with the best and freshest ingredients! And HUGE thank you to all of our staff, for becoming part of The Farmhouse Family… and working so hard and helping us make this such a wonderful reality.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love,

The Farmhouse

A Royal Farmhouse

We could not resist posting this little video of A Royal Farmhouse!!  Tuesday was such a wonderful day for our city, and our team!!  It wasn’t until we got to see our camera at 32 times the speed, with the lovely Yakety Sax music as the background, that we were able to regain our spirits and make our bodies less achy!

 

THANK YOU Kansas City for joining us after the Royals festivities!! And THANK YOU for all your patience!!! Huge kuddos to our fantastic staff: Hostess Katelyn, Servers: Scooter & Trevor, our rockstar dishwasher: Cowboy, Drank-Slanger Jenny, our amazing kitchen crew: Chris, and our Managers: Nael, Mitchell, Margot & Jason! Seemed like #1738 covers! #RoyalsParade

 

 

Give us a hog, we’ll fall in love!

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Wouldn’t YOU fall in love if they gave you this little Euskal Txerria heritage hog??

Chef Michael continues to share with us images of this amazing trip in Spain!! Maybe next time, we should jump on the periscope bandwagon!!!  These photos are making us both, so happy and jealous that they are enjoying all of these sights and places!!!  In this round of photos, we share with you some of their adventures from yesterday, and today (given that they are so many hours ahead of us!)
On Monday, the group got to enjoy the Savory Society + Cider House Rules.
A highlight of their time in this town famed for having more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than any other city in the world, was to enter the
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Chef Michael with Maestro Luis Irizar

Pedro Subijana (Akelare) is perhaps the
most renowned of Luis Irízar’s lauded alumni. Luis’ daughter Visi who runs the school, got to meet our Xplorers for an insider’s glance into the heart of the “Nueva Cocina Vasca” (New Basque Cuisine).  Afterwards, Visi & Luis were their culinary hosts at the private gastronomic society where Luis Irízar is a member of honor. Not only have they gotten an chance to meet such influential figures in Basque cuisine, but they also got an extremely rare invitation inside a traditional gastronomic society (called a txoko in the Basque language and a pillar of Basque social life).
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Latxas Sheep

 They got to spend an afternoon of imaginative home cooking, drinking and lively, multi-lingual conversation.  After that, they got to spend  a lively evening at a traditional Basque house, where patrons enthusiastically line-up with their glasses when the chef yells “txotx” indicating that a stream of effervescent cider is to be released from the barrel. (We are curious about the fate of their shoes… if your shoes are drunk, do you have higher chances of tripping or getting lost???).

After resting up, they got to continue their adventure on Tuesday morning by shadowing a Basque shepherd on an engaging variation of his morning rounds. They got a chance to try and milk the Latxa breed of sheep which produce the region’s smoky, nutty Idiazabal cheese. Make and chill ‘cuajada’ (fresh cheese curd) and taste some of the farmhouse cheese washed down with a bottle of refreshing, txakoli.

Idiazabal Cheese

Idiazabal Cheese

Jim Kane then got to introduce them to his friend Pello, a Basque engineer by training who, after learning that his family’s pig-farming roots date back to at least 1575,
re-dedicated his life to saving & developing a market for the region’s last remaining heritage breed, Euskal Txerria.
Pello guides us up a small mountain back road to his family’s 17th century stone farmstead, set high in the hills above Tolosa with breathtaking views of the valley below. See firsthand his rare Euskal Txerria pigs with their signature long, floppy ears.
They got to enjoy a hosted lunch with the family which included some of the sublime cured ham produced on the farm.
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Pello’s family 17th Century stone farmstead

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Pello himself, greeting and teaching Chef Michael and his group

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Euskal Txerria hogs

 

Chef Michael reporting from Spain

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Color me green with envy!!! Just look at these wonderful photos that Chef Michael Foust just sent us!! Whoa!!!  Just look at those mushrooms!! There isn’t one single thing we don’t love about this photo! From the light, the shadows, the wines in the background and look at those shrooms!!

Perfect! Just Perfect!

Perfect! Just Perfect!

The beautiful seaside city of San Sebastian is known for its perfect crescent La Concha beach, its Belle Epoque historic center and its colorful old quarter, filled with pintxo bars and cafes. During their first day exploring, they got to discover this picturesque town by foot bringing its history alive, diving into its legendary fish market and soaking in its multiple charms, which have captivated everyone from international movie stars to local families for decades.
IMG_1604On Saturday, October 17 our Xplorers got to check out the Mountain Market + Art Kitchen in the picturesque mountain town of Tolosa, famed throughout Basque Country for its variety & quality of local products. There, alubias
(beans) hold a place of honor in the pantheon of fresh produce which overflows the market stalls
each week. Smoky, nutty cheeses such as Idiazabel are also on full display as are flowers, fresh basked breads, nuts and other area specialties.  Only meters away, there is a combination art gallery and test kitchen, where a local chef will help them turn their produce into a gourmet market lunch.
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What do you think? Gallery Room, or Lounge material?

Amongst the many Denomination of Origin (DO) products for which Basque Country is acclaimed, ‘Getariako Txakolina’ or Txakoli, maintains a special status. The crisp, slightly effervescent white wine is the perfect accompaniment for the coast’s abundant variety
of fresh seafood. On this day, they’ll
visit with the enologist of Azurmendi,
recently honored as the world’s
most sustainable restaurant. After a walk and talk in the sloping, hillside family-owned vineyards followed by an informal tasting amidst the vines. They’ll continue from vineyard to Azurmendi’s greenhouse, where our tasting adventure begins. Eneko Atxa one of the youngest chefs ever to receive 3 Michelin stars joins us (subject to his travel schedule) for a conversation on sustainability and the kilometer zero philosophy he espouses
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Do you think this cheese said “Cheese” before the picture?? I know, cheesy.

 

Bon Voyage, Chef Michael!!

Do you remember us telling you that our very own Chef Michael Foust was going to Spain, for the culinary trip of a lifetime??FBpostcard.F-01 In case you don’t remember, Chef Michael Foust teamed up with Jim Kane from Culture Xplorers for a fantastic trip around Spain’s Basque country, focused on the culinary wonders of that wonderful region.  The trip was open to anyone who wanted to go and experience this once-in-a-lifetime trip.  We are happy to say that quite a few folks from Kansas City (including one of our kitchen staff members!!) as well as some guests who heard about it while visiting The Farmhouse, though they live in New York, will be going with Chef Michael to explore all the wonderful food the Costa Brava & Basque Country have to offer.

We wish our dear Chef, and all of his fellow culture Xplorers a safe and wonderful trip!!!

 

We are OPEN during the KCSC resurfacing!!

Good Morning KC!!

There is a lot of construction going on this morning in the River Market!! The KCMO Public Works department is resurfacing the streets along the Streetcar route today.  While there may be some road closures, our kitchen and our staff is here and ready to serve you a delicious lunch!!; then happy hour, then dinner, ya know….

We wanted to share with you an email that we received regarding today’s KC Streetcar construction.

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Good morning, 

The KCMO Public Works department will begin street resurfacing this week on Thursday morning, October 15. In order for crews to complete their work, “no parking” signs will be placed along 3rd Street starting tomorrow.
At 9:00am on Thursday morning, resurfacing crews will begin work on 3rd Street west of Grand and proceed counter clockwise around the City Market. Two-way traffic between Walnut and Delaware will be maintained. Street side parking will be limited. 
Road ClosedDelaware from 3rd to Independence will be closed Thursday, as crews will mill the road that afternoon. Parking will be reopened during non construction periods. The City contractor anticipates opening parking along 3rd Street by 12:00pm and on Delaware by 5:00pm on Thursday. 
Beginning on Friday morning, road resurfacing crews will then begin work on 5th Street from Delaware to Grand. Street side parking will also be limited, but opened back up for the weekend. 
On Monday, October 19th at 9:00am, crews anticipate completing resurfacing from 5th & Grand to 3rd & Grand. Street side parking will be limited but opened back up as construction moves out of the area. 
If you have any questions about this work, please feel free to contact me directly via email or by phone at 816-260-5746. 
Thank you. 
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Don’t forget that there is a LOT of parking spots in the River Market, located just within a block or two away from The Farmhouse!
River Market Parking FHIn case you are unfamiliar with where to find these parking lots, chec out the handy map made by our friends at Vist KC!! So, come on over for a delicious and tasty meal!