The recently launched BKW (from Brooklyn Winery) in Crown Heights has launched one mean brunch, offered Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. After sitting down and tasting the entire menu we have done the (hard!) work in breaking down each dish for you.
Orange Cranberry Scones
One bite into this flaky, fruity, scone left us asking for more. The combination of flavors works extremely well in this hearty starter. The chef at BKW is also a baker, and after tasting scones all over New York City, we have to admit that this is in the top tier. They are also served with honey butter. Need we say more?
At first glance this dish is intimidating with its large portion of creamed greens and home fries, but once we started eating, you could taste each distinct flavor without being overwhelmed. The amount of sauce did not overtake the dish, and all of the elements worked together really well. It’s a little on the messy side, but delicious.
Take your typical egg white frittata and kick it up a notch with Swiss chard and quinoa — burrito style. We were not huge fans of quinoa, but it worked really nicely in this wrap to make all of the flavors blend nicely together. This was another dish that you could taste each element on its own. It was also served with a small side of black beans, which were tasty.
This meal is a hearty choice—just a warning! Paired with a five to six inch round, thick potato pancake, two sunny side up eggs, and a HUGE dollop of chive cream. This was one of our favorites, and takes care of most brunch cravings, all in one dish.
Bread Pudding French Toast
We of course had to try both options of this dish, which is a sweet, seasonal fruit toast, and the savory option with melted cheddar and fennel-sage sausage. The bread pudding in both dishes was divine. The baking skills at BKW did not disappoint! The melted cheddar was a nice touch on the savory toast, and it was served with a thick rectangle-shaped sausage patty. The fruity option was really rich with a large serving of homemade plum jam and homemade whipped cream. They informed us that this dish is served with a seasonal fruit, and plum was just the offering when we went.
If you want to eat something familiar with a unique spin, order the cheeseburger. Ours was cooked medium rare topped with white cheddar, remoulade, pickled red onion, lola rosa, and a side of French fries. A typical choice, with an atypical twist.
Also recommended- BKW’s range of specialty cocktails. The in-house mixologist is constantly coming up with new and exciting cocktails.
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