A great sTART of the day is dining at the upscale farm-themed TART filled with country farm decorations and an array of Southern-inspired dishes.
The restaurant is a fun spot to gather friends and have a few drinks. On weekends, TART offers a brunch bubble service that includes a $25 mimosa kit with a bottle of Champagne, orange juice, peach purée and mixed berries. Bottomless bloody marys are very popular too, and the restaurant offers two options – regular and smoky chipotle bloody marys. For michelada lovers, TART combines a Bear Republic Pilsner with bloody mary mix on ice for their take on the classic Mexican cocktail.
We sat on the elevated wood patio, by the “Wet n’ Wild Pool Warrior” plaque where names of those brave enough to dive into the Farmer’s Daughter pool before eating received this title, along with a discounted brunch.
We started with chef Aloise Kieffer’s biscuit basket served with jam, honey and butter. The warm, flaky rolls, complemented by the sweet spreads, were a perfect start to our meal. Next, we ordered a breakfast sandwich layered with Danish bacon, lettuce, heirloom tomato, avocado, onion confit, fried eggs and mustard aioli on griddled country bread. It was savory and delicious.
To round out our meal, we ordered a bowl filled with fresh berries on top of yogurt, honey and granola. For a more traditional breakfast, I recommend the eggs Benedict served with crispy country potatoes.
On May 25 starting at 5 p.m., TART will host a barbecue celebration to kick-off the Memorial Day weekend. Kieffer will prepare classic barbecue fare including chicken, farmers market beef sausage, baked beans, mac and cheese, cornbread, and grilled veggies. Beverages include happy hour cocktails and frozés from the lemonade stand. The event will also have live music for guests to enjoy.
Once you experience TART for the first time, you will keep coming back to the farm often. Brunch begins daily starting at 7 a.m. $$ 115 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323)556-2608.