Flatbush Farm: Local Farm to Table

Conveniently off the busy Flatbush Avenue, it is a wonder that Flatbush Farm and Bar(n) isn’t swarmed at all hours. This two-part restaurant and bar combo hosts a multitude of delicious farm-to-table options. I had the pleasure of tasting some of their brunch options with my mom and uncle and we were not disappointed. After a round of mimosas and an impressive choice of teas, we carefully deliberated and chose our dishes for the day. We were starving, so naturally we went for the heartiest options.

I will admit that I am a sucker for a perfectly crisp duck confit, but pairing that with some smoky cheddar chipotle grits and a semi-sweet glazed root vegetable medley was more delicious than I could have imagined.

Crispy Duck Confit
Crispy Duck Confit

The stars of the afternoon were the two Croque Madames hiding out in the background of the above picture.  Take a closer look below.

Croque Madame
Croque Madame

Savory french toast done well by itself would have been impressive, but the black pepper béchamel sauce was the perfect accent to this dish. The creaminess of the runny duck egg yolk mixed perfectly with the salty ham and the herbaceous french toast beneath. However, this béchamel sauce cannot be matched! I have desperately been trying to make a comparable homemade version ever since, but I think I might just have to return again.

BrklynHospitality’s Quick and Dirty: 4/5. All the ingredients are fresh and paired deliberately in each dish. There is a variety within the menu for the hungry carnivore, the vegan, and the meatless Monday enthusiast. You can’t go wrong here! If the weather is nice, I highly recommend sitting in their whimsically decorated backyard patio. I have not been to the Bar(n) as yet. After looking at the cocktail and bar snacks menu, I’m sure it will be next on the list. When I do go, look out for the addendum to this post 🙂

Flatbush Farm & Bar(n)
76 Saint Marks Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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