Today Farm to Market Bread Co. is delivering the first of its Black Russian pumpernickel-style bread — a “cult classic” collaboration with The Roasterie celebrating both businesses 20-year anniversaries — to select stores across Kansas City. But get it while you can; it’ll be gone November 17.
We got our first taste of this hearty loaf last night at Extra Virgin. No, they’re not serving it there, but we just so happened to have a giant tote bag filled with fresh-from-the-oven loaves (we frequently travel with large bags of bread) and thought the supremely saucy fig-stuffed chicken thighs we were munching could use some sopping. And we were correct.
The hearth-style bread is a modern take on pumpernickel, with a richer, bolder flavor from the coffee that is balanced by the addition of raisins, cocoa, and sugar.
Our second taste came in the wee hours of the morning — the crispy crunchy top crust aggressively slathered with Shatto butter and sprinkled with salt. Ri. Dic. And our third taste, still being chewed as I type, was topped with smoked trout rillette from the new French Market gourmet shop in Prairie Village. TripleRidDic.
This weekend, grab a loaf of Black Russian (and butter from Shatto and rillette from French Market and coffee from The Roasterie) and enjoy some of the awesomeness of eating local.