Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Visit to Bounty on Broad

Posted By on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 7:55 AM

click to enlarge PAM DENNEY
  • Pam Denney

General consensus on Bounty on Broad is something like Omygodsogood. And on a recent visit, there was nothing to dissuade from that view.

The space is lovely — reclaimed woods, smart art on the walls, polished concrete floors. And while it was a full house on this evening, there was no sense of being packed in or having to compete for attention. 

The menu changes frequently and is simply organized under "Vegetables," "Fish," and "Meats." 

I was a member of a large party, so I saw a good bit of the menu — fried catfish that was proclaimed the best ever, a quail dish that won converts, the much-lauded chicken "under a brick."  I was planning on the Bounty Bowl — another much-lauded dish — but it wasn't available that night. 

But there was plenty still to try. 
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The roasted beet salad with avocado and goddess dressing with cojita ($10).
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The charred broccolini with blue cheese, lentils, and swiss chard ($10). So delicious I cooked some up the next day.
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The pomme frites with scallion creme, chevre, and cheddar cheese ($10). This is an indulgent dish, and it disappeared quickly. I ordered this without the ham, 

There was a great creamed kale on polenta ($9) and a very good fried cauliflower with spicy honey ($10). Brussels sprouts made the rounds of our table too ($11). These are served with pearl onions, house bacon, and pine nuts. 
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Another favorite of the table: the mussels, steamed in coconut milk and cider with celery and leeks. 

I'm not sold on the shared plates concept. In my experience someone's always left hanging — be it from the staggered delivery of dishes or non-simpatico dining companions. And though I may have whining a little on the inside watching that glorious plate of cauliflower circle the table, the vegetables disappearing with each spoonful, I did see how it could and should work at Bounty.


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