If you’ve been to Lou, you’ve been to Bosc. It’s the same.
Frisee salad was a quality take on a classic dish. Lettuce was fresh, and the lardons were meaty and generous. The egg on top was perfectly poached and added the creaminess to offset the vinaigrette.
The wheat berry salad was interesting and filling, with goat cheese, cranberries, walnuts and the delicious wheat berries themselves. It’s served warm.
The charcuterie plank had two types of salami, both very flavorful, and a deliciously smokey prosciutto. The three cheeses were a Danish bleu, a firm goat cheese and a smooth Spanish cheese. It’s served with cornichons, nuts and candied clementines.
The orecchietta (sic) pasta had a generous amount of flavor-filled sausage with a little spicy bite to it. Also in the dish were fresh tomatoes and greens. It was not over-sauced, and quite satisfying.
As before, they have an interesting wine and beer list, including Alagash white and Duchess de Bourgogne beers, both favorites. And the Pecorino was a good white wine to accompany the meal. Madeira was served refrigerated… much too cold to enjoy.
Overall a good meal. We’ll be back.
724 N Vine Street (1 block north of Melrose)
As an aside, I love this quote from the Lou website:
Judge Joseph Grodin’s opinion in Sepatis v. ABC Appeals Board:
“It is a matter of common knowledge and experience, known even to judges, that many if not most people patronize bars for reasons which presumably include but also transcend their thirst for intoxicating liquids, and that these reasons have to do with such matters as companionship, aesthetics, and ambience. It is equally a matter of general knowledge that people’s tastes differ widely as to such matters, and that a bar which appeals strongly to one person may be quite unattractive to another.”