Friday, December 12, 2014

Do It At The Farmer's Daughter




Right in the heart of LA’s Fairfax District, is the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel. The iconic boutique hotel, with its country chic and cool contemporary style, was the perfect place for a Los Angeles “staycation." Located directly across from the Original Farmers Market and The Grove, with Hollywood in its backyard, the hotel is a perfect central point for visitors to explore the city. That’s exactly what we were for the day, [pretending to be] visitors. 





We checked in to our newly redesigned room with custom-made furnishings that felt like a hip New York loft, complete with subway tiles in the bathroom and concrete floors throughout. My favorite part of the room was that it didn’t just have a coffee machine, but an upgraded Nespresso machine for those next morning in-room cappuccinos.



We set our bags down and headed to the lobby where we borrowed a couple Electra bikes that the hotel has on site for its guests. We rode to the Original Farmers Market and the Grove across the street. Everyone kept commenting on how cool our bikes were. 


Hungry for dinner, we didn’t have to think twice about dining at Tart, located at the Farmers Daughter. The restaurant’s space is a perfect extension to the hotel. It’s cool, rustic, stylish; and the outdoor fireplace is a great place to hang out with friends. 



Our dinner began with an order of crispy fried Brussels Sprouts with chili vinaigrette and the chicharron fries with a side of pickled date puree. The Brussels sprouts were deliciously crispy, savory, with a silky rich runny egg yolk on top. The Mrs. ordered the hanger steak with broccoli and potatoes. 

I opted for the Holiday Turkey Burger with cranberry aioli, cabbage apple slaw, and sweet potato. This was one of the best turkey burgers I’ve ever had! That's because they're not trying pass a turkey patty for a beef burger.  Instead, they ran with the idea of a thanksgiving meal in a bun, and who doesn't like like those next day thanksgiving day sandwiches. It was incredibly delicious! This is how a turkey burger should be served.



Food coma tired, we headed upstairs to our room. It’s nice to not have to drive, or call Uber to pick you up (we’ve all been there). 

After a great night’s sleep in a bed so comfortable you almost don’t want to get out of it, you realize - BRUNCH! Oh, and does Tart put on a brunch. They're actually famous for it. Their popular punch bowls come in a full size or a smaller “Santa’s Little Helper” half size. Between me and the Mrs., we obviously went for the half size of the Whole Family Punch, and honestly, after several mason jars, we barely made a dent into that bowl. Our breakfast feast on Sunday morning consisted of french toast, a waffle sandwich, bacon/tomato/avocado eggs benedict, and an extra side of bacon, of course. 



The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel was a great night away for us! The hotel is in a great location with so much nearby. The rooms have distinct characteristics and a unique and cool feel to it. With the restaurant, Tart next door, you don’t even have to leave the hotel. Everyone there was so nice and welcoming, making our stay enjoyable and memorable. If someone asked me about having a getaway in LA, I would say, do it at the Farmer’s Daughter. 


 BTA Benedict: 2 poached eggs with bacon, tomato, and avocado, and hollandaise. 

Waffle sandwich with turkey sausage, egg, and tobasco-maple butter.

At the time we went, Tart offered half off your brunch if you jumped into the hotel's pool.



 Sweet tea, cookies, and hot apple cider in the lobby of the Farmer's Daughter Hotel. 


 A space in our room to sit and plan our weekend.








115 South Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036




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