Brick House Mercantile was founded on a vision of bringing hand crafted, unique, quality products into our local community. We strive to create and purvey handmade, local, artisan products. From our Farmhouse Tarts and small batch creations, to pop-up themed dinners - our vision is ever evolving.
The vision for Farmhouse Tarts is simple; high quality, hand-crafted, fresh tarts and other artisan baked goods made with locally sourced ingredients, when possible. Every tart and baked good is hand made with love using the freshest ingredients.
Its all about our ingredients. From the local farm sourced butter, eggs and fruits in our signature Farmhouse Tarts, to the foraged ingredients in our Brick House Mercantile fresh and preserved products, it's all about exceptional quality.
Our customers and our community matter. We believe in the power of neighborhoods - people helping people eat good food! We love the historic culture of Oconomowoc and the Lake Country area and are proud to call this community our home. We look forward to getting to know you!
Our Artisan jams will rotate weekly
A wide selection of fruit flavors.
Tart fall apples and warm earthy spices - an old-fashioned favorite.
Creamy and earthy with notes of nutmeg, clove and apple cider.
Bold and nutty pistachio flavor with honey and salt.
Great alternative for those with nut allergies. Roasted sunflower seeds mixed with a touch of nutmeg and honey.
Creamy, crunchy and perfectly sweet. Toasted hazelnuts and cinnamon are all that's needed to make this delicious butter.
Roasted winter squash, toasted cashews and a handful of herbs and spices will make you forget about regular tomato sauce. Rich, velvety and perfect with any pasta dish.
Bursting with flavor and high in antioxidants, this BBQ sauce has earthy notes and sweet tangy flavor. Perfect for grilled meats, wings and of course, RIBS.
Roasted peanuts, spicy Thai peppers, ginger, garlic and spices make this sauce amazing! This sauce is ALL about versatility. Perfect for spring rolls, pasta or grilled chicken.
Chipotle peppers, honey, lime and garlic blended with secret herbs and spices. Perfect on grilled meats and salads of any kind.
Pontack also known as elderberry jus, is a British recipe dating back centuries. Used for adding flavor to gravies or vinaigrettes, or a glaze over poultry or wild game.
Our applesauce is all about the apples, not the sugar. We slow cook a blend of heirloom apples with just the right amount of organic cane sugar and a dash of lemon zest.
Perfect blend of fall fruits. Sweet pears and tart cranberries.
Citrusy tangerine paired with tart cranberries. Perfect compliment to poultry.
Immune building organic Elderberry syrup. Our unique blend of elderberries, red wine vinegar and a touch of spice.
Rich house made ricotta and earthy beets make these fluffy pillows irresistible. With notes of citrus and salty cheese, you'll want to eat these every night cooked in brown butter.
Classic French dish of sliced, buttery, layered potatoes. Pairs perfectly with poultry or steak and is delicious on its own.
Slightly sweet and earthy pea tendrils paired with spicy arugula make a perfect pesto combination. Pairs well with pasta, chicken and pizza.
Prices reflect full-size (10 inch) tarts. Availability of 7 inch tarts varies, please contact us.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with a rich mix of pecans, maple syrup and a splash of rum or bourbon.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with an earthy mix of heirloom apples and a touch of spice.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with creamy roasted pumpkin, maple syrup, warm spices and a splash of bourbon. Walnut Streusel optional.
Gluten free almond crust filled with smooth pleasantly tart cranberry curd.
Buttery chocolate wafer crust filled with decadent bittersweet chocolate and topped off with a thin layer of dark chocolate.
Grand Marnier soaked cake topped with a thick layer of Grand Marnier mousse. Absolute decadence.
This classic French cake begins with a creamy custard bottom filled with soft apples topped with a light and airy cake, with a slightly caramelized top.
Perfectly spiced roasted pumpkin dipped in bittersweet chocolate. Box of 6.
Rich and decadent pecan layer over thin, buttery short bread crust Box of 6.
Rich and crunchy toffee with roasted pecans covered with a milk and dark chocolate blend.
Rich and fudgy brownies with a layer of caramel topped with a flaky layer of salt. Box of 6.
A satisfying mix of rolled oats, orange zest, dried cherries, golden raisins and spices.
A satisfying mix of rolled oats, almonds and tart, dried cherries.
A satisfying mix of rolled oats, pistachios and dried blueberries.
This gluten and dairy free pumpkin cookie is sweetened with local honey. Choose from dark chocolate chips and walnut or dark chocolate chip and cherry. Each order includes 2 large cookies.
A 3% Square charge will be applied when you purchase from our online store.
Beginning November 1 we will be delivering in Lake Country*. Orders placed by Sunday will be available on Tuesday afternoons before 5pm and orders placed by Wednesday will be delivered Saturday mornings. A $15 minimum order is required and there will be a $5 delivery fee. Local pick-up can also be arranged. Please contact us about special orders.
Our Farmhouse Tarts will continue to be available by the slice at Sobie's Restaurant in downtown Oconomowoc and we will be at the Oconomowoc Winter Farmer's Market .
* Lake Country includes Oconomowoc, Dousman, Delafield, Okauchee and Ixonia
Please see our monthly menu for current selections.
The perfect balance of sweet and tart. Buttery shortbread crust filled with a wonderful mix of lemon, lemon zest and cream. Serves 12.
Bursting, clean lemon flavor balanced by a buttery crust. Pairs well with an earthy herbal tea or dry white wine.
Buttery chocolate wafer crust filled with decadent bittersweet chocolate and topped off with a thin layer of dark chocolate. Serves 16.
Rich, bold and creamy. Pairs well with strong coffee or a smooth Bourbon.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with perfect balance of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb. Serves 12.
Sweet and tart a with buttery finish. Pairs well with a crisp white wine and is the perfect compliment to brunch.
Buttery shortbread crust with a layered filling. Smooth, sweet almond Frangipane topped with a layer of pleasantly tart, yet balanced rhubarb. Serves 12.
Sweet, rich and tart all in one. Pairs well with a dry white wine or strong coffee.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with the perfect balance of sweet raspberries and tart rhubarb. Serves 12.
Moderately tart a with buttery, sweet finish. Pairs well with a crisp white wine and is the perfect compliment to brunch.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with the perfect balance of sweet blueberries and tart rhubarb. Serves 12.
A sweet and tart experience. Pairs well with a dry Rose' or floral herbal tea.
Buttery chocolate wafer crust filled with decadent bittersweet chocolate. Topped off with a thin layer of preserved sour cherries. Serves 16.
Rich and pure, with a slight burst of sour cherry. Pairs well with strong coffee or a smooth Bourbon.
Buttery chocolate wafer crust filled with decadent bittersweet chocolate mousse infused with a touch of rum. Serves 16.
Rich and creamy. Pairs well with a bold Shiraz or medium roast coffee.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with a rich, very soft caramel. Topped with a thin layer of bittersweet chocolate to balance the sweetness of the caramel. Serves 16.
Immediately both rich and sweet. A little slice of this goes a long way. Pairs well with an aged Rum or a strong coffee.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with a rich mix of pecans, maple syrup and a splash of rum or bourbon. Serves 16.
This is not pecan pie! Nutty and pleasantly sweet. Pairs well with a bold coffee or barrel aged Brandy.
This classic French cake begins with a creamy custard bottom filled with soft apples topped with a light and airy cake, with a slightly caramelized top. Serves 10.
Rich flavor, perfectly balanced. Pairs well with a bold coffee or barrel aged Brandy or Cognac.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with an earthy mix of heirloom apples and a touch of spice. Serves 12.
Earthy. Not overly sweet. Pairs well with a good Port Wine or medium roast coffee.
Buttery shortbread crust filled with creamy roasted pumpkin, maple syrup, warm spices and a splash of bourbon. Walnut Streusel optional. Serves 12.
Earthy and comforting. Pairs well with a nice Tawny Port or medium roast coffee.
Buttery chocolate wafer crust filled with decadent bittersweet chocolate.Topped with fresh raspberries and a thin glaze of red current. Serves 16.
Richness with the balance of fresh fruit. Pairs well with strong coffee or a fruit cordial.
Grand Marnier soaked cake topped with a thick layer of Grand Marnier mousse. Absolute decadence. Serves 16.
Not for the faint of heart. This is a boozy torte. Pleasantly smooth with a creamy texture. Pairs well with a strong coffee.
For the ultimate flavor experience, we use the French method of jam making. We hand pick fruits at local farms and orchards. We allow the fruits to macerate prior to slow cooking adding minimal amounts of organic sugar. The slow cooking process allows our jams to set naturally eliminating the need for added pectin. The end result is an incredibly flavorful, slightly loose jam, perfect with toast, crackers, cheeseboards and ice cream. Please see our online store for the flavors of the week.
Our focus has always been on living a simple life and eating great food. Our love of sharing it with family and friends is what sparked the dream to own a local business - and Brick House Mercantile was born.
In Spring of 2019, Joe - a soulful artist by training, began crafting Farmhouse Tarts, named after our old farmhouse - which is never quite finished. I guess that is just how old farmhouses go. You will most often find Joe in the kitchen or outside roaming the gardens of our urban "farm". Community, culinary art, simple living and great food continue to feed the vision of Brick House Mercantile and we are excited to welcome Joe's son, Chef Jeremy, to continue this soul-nourishing journey.
Jeremy just returned home from Door County where he was the Chef de Cuisine at the Wickman House in Ellison Bay for the past five years. Jeremy brings 15+ years of culinary artistry to Brick House Mercantile' s vision and is often heard saying, "people eat with their eyes first - food needs to be beautiful and gratifyingly delicious." Respect to local ingredients is a must for Jeremy, "if it grows in the wild and it's usable in any form, it should be foraged and incorporated into the food we eat." Chef Jeremy continually challenges himself in the culinary space to go where others fear to go. The result is a savory, enhancing experience, which will leave you asking for more.
Brick House Mercantile' s vision is forward thinking and we continue to evolve to bring you a savory, flavorful experience with food - every time.
Eat well. Be well!
Joe, Penny & Jeremy Bahr
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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - Virginia Woolf
Oconomowoc, WI 53066