Prepared Foods With a Pedigree at Bklyn Larder

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In its five-year existence, Prospect Heightss Frannys has garnered a rabid following, but even its most faithful customers cant subsist entirely on the restaurants clam pizzas, bucatini with ramps, and nettle crostini (no matter how hard we try). Thats why owners Andrew Feinberg and Francine Stephens have built Bklyn Larder, a specialty-foods shop opening tomorrow just a couple of blocks up Flatbush Avenue. The clean-lined store is putatively intended to serve the culinary needs of home cooks in search of high-end imports like Latini pasta and Italian apricot jam. Thats well and good, but not what will inspire trans-borough pilgrimages. What will do that, wed wager, is the rotating roster of prepared foods, which can be packed to go (in biodegradable containers) or eaten on premises, if youre able to snag one of the eight counter-height seats. This weeks starting lineup includes Greenmarket-direct veggies (a Frannys forte) and the first-ever sandwiches with the Frannys imprimatur. The menu changes daily. We've got tomorrow's, below, along with a look at the interior.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


1. Salami and Provolone with Hot Pickles

2. Grilled Cheese Castellano Spanish Sheeps Milk (cheese will always change)

3. Bacon and Hard-Boiled Egg

4. Tuna and Anchovy

5. Prosciutto and Butter

6. Rapini and Prima Cacciota

Prepared Foods


broccoli rabe

roasted potatoes

sugar snap peas

couscous w/ raisins and almonds

chickpeas with tomato, olives and green garlic

marinated octopus

stuffed leg of lamb with mint and green garlic

veal meatballs

Bklyn Larder, 228 Flatbush Ave., nr. Sixth Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-783-1250

Related: Stocking the Boroughs Larder [NYM]