Tuesday, March 20, 2012


How can I be so enthusiastic about a restaurant where there was so little to suit a gluten-free vegetarian? As Spencer Tracy said of Katherine Hepburn, "Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice," but in this case, of course, I am not referring to all the meat on the menu but rather, the extraordinary salad I was served at Flatbush Farm last night.

Here's the dish I so enjoyed. A beet salad. But one like none I've ever had.

This is a beet salad with textural variety and a powerful, multilayered kick like none other I've ever had! Spiced apple, beats, greens, walnuts, manchego cheese and the amazing chile relish (see below) that ties it all together. Smokin!
Next time I'm trying the Rancho Gordo beans, roasted peppers, heirloom tomatoes and polenta. Got to check if there's vegetable stock in the risotto, because that sounds great, too (roasted mushrooms, greens, beets). Even in a meat-centered, no-bread-for-the-celiac spot, when it's food as excellent as this, the phrase "Seek and ye shall find" is good advice.

Flatbush Farm is conveniently located near several Manhattan/Brooklyn subway lines.

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