dBar/Chau Chow

It was a good way to end one year and start the next. For New Year’s Eve, Barbara and I went out to eat at dBar; then, for breakfast the next morning, we went to Chau Chow for dim sum. I’ve written about dim sum at Chau Chow enough in the past, so there’s nothing new to say on that score — except perhaps for the fact that it was very busy and the clientele was almost entirely Asian; I think we were the only non-Asians there. But dBar is worth describing in detail. Unsurprisingly they had a very limited (and special) New Year’s Eve menu, from which we had no trouble selecting delicious meals. Barbara had the following [capitalization verbatim]:

  • Three Oysters Chilled on the Half Shell with Champagne Grapefruit Sorbet
  • Adam and Larry’s Scituate Lobster Bisque Lightly Frothed & Perfumed with Saffron, Ginger & Lemongrass
  • Premium Angus Beef &, Sunchoke & Potato Gratinée, & Chantennay Carrot, Crispy Mushrooms, Sauce Bordelaise infused with Bone Marrow
  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust with Winter Fruits

I managed to have an almost completely different dinner, despite the limited choices:

  • Herb Crusted Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Roasted Cipollini Onions, Cornichons, Rosemary-Mustard Aioli, Manchego
  • Warm Salad of Forest Mushrooms & Duck Confit with Frisee, Truffle-Sherry Vinaigrette, & Blood Orange Supremes, Fine Herbs, Cranberry Port Sauce
  • Perigord Black Truffle Stuffed Giannone Chicken with Goat Cheese & Potato Croquettes, Sautéed Baby Spinach, Parsnips & Salsify, Crispy Beets & Sauce Perigeux
  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust with Winter Fruits

Highly recommended to all for next year…but why wait? The regular menu is great too!

Categories: Dorchester/Boston, Food & Restaurants