Lunch Fri-Mon noon-2.30pm
No reservation? What a shame, because without one you won't score a seat at Du Fermier, chef-owner Annie Smithers' homage to French provincial. Those with a booking will enjoy the warmth and welcome she's created in a dining space full of rustic charm, bare wooden tables, a mostly French wine list and affable waiters ready to explain a menu du jour that actually changes daily and strictly according to the seasons. That's the point of Du Fermier - and Smithers' own local garden supplies much of the produce. Expect lettuce simply dressed as a side to duck Maryland, crisp on the outside, succulent within, served with local potatoes and homegrown cabbage tossed with lardons. Or Smithers' own apples baked into a proper buttery tarte Tatin needing only pouring cream. Charcuterie is a highlight, with chicken and pork terrine lifted by cornichons and tangy, creamy rémoulade that can be scooped up with chunks of house-baked baguette.
3-course menu $66