What:

Alsace Flatbread

Smoked bacon, caramelized onions, parmesan-reggiano, olive oil, sea salt

$8

 

Where:

Avenue Ale House

25 S. Oak Park Ave.

Oak Park, IL  60304

How:

The recipe was created by a French trained chef who chose to name it after a region in the country. Even though that chef is no longer with the Ale House, the Alsace Flatbread holds a permanent spot on the menu and is now one of the most popular flatbreads they offer.

Why:

The homemade dough is rolled thin so it gets crispy, but still is strong enough to hold all the toppings. The flatbread has just the right blend of provolone and mozzarella cheeses. In order to ensure that each flavor comes through in every bite, the bacon is chopped up in small pieces and then sprinkled over the flatbread.  The caramelized red onions are the most unique element of the combination. They’re cooked with brown sugar, butter and red wine vinegar to make for a sweet tanginess that compliments the bacon. Gooey cheese and smoky bacon atop a crunchy crust makes for a satisfyingly delicious meal.

Check out what else Avenue Ale House has to offer: www.avenuealehouse.com

Bacon Quest is a search for unique, creative uses of America’s favorite cut of pork. See where else the Quest took us this year at oakpark.com/FallFood2015Click here to read about Bacon Quest 2014.

Join the discussion on social media!

Alicia Plomin

Alicia, who has lived in Oak Park for over half her life, graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Journalism and Media Management. She's been with Wednesday Journal Publications since...