If you have not eaten or are not planning to eat at the Brooklyn Fare, you are making a huge error. Cesar Ramirez is making some of the best food the city has to offer. This may be one of if not the best dining experience in not just Brooklyn but also Manhattan. And for $90 plus tip and tax (plus BYOB), this place is a steal.
The canapes ranged from an exquisite cucumber "soda" which tasted like cucumber air, to spectacular toro tartare, flash fried frog legs, kumamoto oyster topped with oyster gelee, flash fried peekytoe crab, sardine wrapped in a potato chip, a tiny bite of perfect veal, and king crab topped with pineapple, and a few other i am now missing.
And then the mains, even better than the opening salvos. Thick slices of just dug scallops, topped with micro greens; a phenomenal crispy medai with ramps, crazy good rouge with crispy leeks, a beautiful duck ravioli in duck jus, foie gras with perfect spring peas, and a cote de boeuf topped with pan drippings on top of melted onions and next to an eggplant splash that tasted like the essense of eggplant.
And finally a rhubarb parfait, braised rhubarb under a vanilla wafer, rhubarb puree and vanilla bean whipped cream.
Together with great company (a single table of 11 in the prep kitchen a few doors down from Brooklyn Fare), fantastic wine, and an amazingly personable and engaging chef, this place should be a must on any food lover's list.
Please, go now.
200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201