I have to admit that I have had this love/hate feeling about Brooklyn eats for the past year or two. In all the media sources that cover NYC food, our city has been reduced to a single borough. It used to be Manhattan, but now it is clearly Brooklyn. I think it is great that new local places are getting the press they deserve, and that it is trendy not to pretend not to be trendy, but sometimes I just get tired, and yes, a little jealous, about all the hype of Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Park Slope, etc. There I have said it. This all leads to the fact that I was very pleased to find a small, couple-owned and operated eatery in the realm of all the hype.
Kaz An Nou
53 6th Avenue (Dean/Bergen)
Park Slope/Prospect Heights
Kaz An Nou means “our house” in Creole and serves French and Caribbean dishes in a cozy setting. I liked the idea and website so much, that I organized Spud’s birthday party here with a bunch of our friends. One of the main draws is the BYOB policy (without corking fee) and the very reasonable prices. Michelle, an owner, was very accommodating to our party of eight, which occupied a quarter of the eatery. Our group ordered most of the menu, with standout appetizers being the pate with brie in a puff pastry ($7), escargot in spicy curry garlic butter ($7); entrees of duck leg confit ($15) and smoked jerk chicken with goat cheese ($14); and desserts of creme bruele and delicious spicy chocolate cake.
We had a great three hour dinner at Kaz An Nou and strongly recommend it for a special occasion or just a very satisfying experience any night. I feel uneasy about giving it press, because I want it to remain a hidden gem, and not an over-hyped Brooklyn poser, but it is just too good not to share.