One of the daily dishes Black Forest Brooklyn (733 Fulton Street between South Elliott Place and South Portland Avenue) offers on its lunch menu is flammkuchen (an Alsatian dish known in French as “tarte flambée” but known to us as a menu item we point at to order), a thin flatbread baked in the restaurant’s stone oven. Last week while enjoying their new WiFi, we decided to try a little for ourselves.
Let’s start by saying, if you’d like to try BFB’s flammkuchen ($13), maybe consider making it a party of at least two. We were stunned at the size of the bread, and ended up taking the majority of it home.
Which wasn’t for a lack of deliciousness. The bread, BFB’s “Waldschrat” flammkuchen, was deliciously earthy with its sour cream, caramelized onion, and truffled wild mushroom toppings–funky and stanky in the best possible way–and its near cracker-thin crust kept it reasonably light and not too rich or intense.
If the Waldschrat doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, Black Forest also offers an “Original” flammkuchen with slab bacon in place of mushrooms or a “Bauernmädchen” with roasted pumpkin, toasted almonds, cauliflower, and spicy citrus kale.
You can try BFB’s flammkuchen–or other brunch, lunch, or dinner items during their regular business hours, which will expand soon to accommodate their forthcoming Kaffeehaus breakfast and pastry service.