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Cognac Bistro, Brookline


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Cognac Bistro, Brookline

gini | | Feb 27, 2013 06:22 AM

We really enjoyed our dinner at Cognac Bistro last night.

Our oyster options were Bluepoint ($1 each), Duxbury, MVI, and Wianno. MVI were quite briny while the Bluepoints were crisp and sweet. Wianno were a bit flat for me, but Duxbury were nice and plump. Nice to see variety in the oyster options.

Our Fig & Burrata Croustade with walnut pesto, pancetta & watercress was delightful - sweet, salty, cheesy on such a flavorful yet delicate crust.

The pork sausage ‘boudin blanc’ with duck confit cassoulet & gremolata was winter heartiness in a bowl.

We also had whole roasted Bronzini ‘provençal’ with roasted russet potatoes, onion & cured plum tomatoes. The fish was cooked perfectly - the chef clearly has a way with seafood.

The only forgettable piece for me was dessert, which featured a chocolate truffle that was little more than ganache in a dish and a berry crisp that was unremarkable.

Service was efficient and thoughtful - we were celebrating a birthday and the waitress put a candle in our crisp.

We've stopped by several times on the weekends it's been packed - now I know why! Looking forward to returning.