June 08, 2010

Kevin Willmann's Farmhaus is the Best Restaurant to Open This Year

At Farmhaus Chef Kevin Willmann is cooking damn good food. This is the best restaurant to open in St. Louis so far this year. The competition isn't even close. Continue reading Ian Froeb's full review of Farmhaus. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
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Farmhaus makes 3257 Ivanhoe its home (near Jamieson and Interstate 44) in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood.
Farmhaus makes 3257 Ivanhoe its home (near Jamieson and Interstate 44) in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood.
Blackened Mahi with spoonbread, Best Stop Andouille, pickled shrimp and hot sauce butter emulsion. Truly divine.
Blackened Mahi with spoonbread, Best Stop Andouille, pickled shrimp and hot sauce butter emulsion. Truly divine.
The Farmhaus crew with fresh produce from the Farm. Top row, from left to right is: Line cook Jeff Friesen, dishwasher/ on-site gardener Antonio Pacheco, Sous Chef Katherine Fitzgerald, chef/ owner Kevin Willmann, front of the house manager Jessica Hanzlick, bar manager Eric Scholle, bartender/ server Brittany Zehr. In front left to right: cook Thomas Heidbrier and server Tiffany Diering.
The Farmhaus crew with fresh produce from the Farm. Top row, from left to right is: Line cook Jeff Friesen, dishwasher/ on-site gardener Antonio Pacheco, Sous Chef Katherine Fitzgerald, chef/ owner Kevin Willmann, front of the house manager Jessica Hanzlick, bar manager Eric Scholle, bartender/ server Brittany Zehr. In front left to right: cook Thomas Heidbrier and server Tiffany Diering.
Kevin's spoon bread fresh from the oven.
Kevin's spoon bread fresh from the oven.
Recent Washington University architectural grad, now dishwasher and on-site gardener, Antonio Pacheco hard at work in Farmhaus' garden behind the restaurant. The make-shift greenhouse where the plants were started served it's purpose. Plants are ready to go into the ground.
Recent Washington University architectural grad, now dishwasher and on-site gardener, Antonio Pacheco hard at work in Farmhaus' garden behind the restaurant. The make-shift greenhouse where the plants were started served it's purpose. Plants are ready to go into the ground.
The man behind the curtain, Kevin Willmann with girlfriend and front of the house manager, Jessica Hanzlick.
The man behind the curtain, Kevin Willmann with girlfriend and front of the house manager, Jessica Hanzlick.
Trimmings in the kitchen at Farmhaus.
Trimmings in the kitchen at Farmhaus.
The asparagus is now ready to be cooked.
The asparagus is now ready to be cooked.
Lemon pudding cake, with macerated strawberries and raspberries in Grand Marnier and sugar, is served with house-made basil ice cream.
Lemon pudding cake, with macerated strawberries and raspberries in Grand Marnier and sugar, is served with house-made basil ice cream.
Pecan Fiancier with honey graham cracker and tempered chocolate served with vanilla ice cream and a bourbon-spiked honey.
Pecan Fiancier with honey graham cracker and tempered chocolate served with vanilla ice cream and a bourbon-spiked honey.