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Rucola, Boerum Hill's New Italian Bistro, to Open Next Week

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[Krieger, 4/18/11]

Rucola, a new all-day Italian bistro and cafe in Boerum Hill, will make its debut on the corner of Dean and Bond Streets next Thursday, April 28. Started by a group of Prime Meats, Death & Co, and Cafe Boulud alums, the restaurant will serve pastries, egg dishes, and sandwiches and salads throughout the day and will transition to a vegetable-centric dinner menu, filled with pastas, seasonal specialties, and local meats. As is customary these days, as many ingredients as possible come from local farms or (soon) the restaurant's own garden. The cocktails skew Italian—lots of bitters and Amaro—and the look itself gives off a rustic Italian farmhouse vibe. Check out dinner when it debuts next week and breakfast and lunch in the coming weeks.

See some prospective menus below.

Rucola Café Menu

7am-4
Assortment of Italian cookies and Biscotti
Sesame flat bread
Crumb cake
Yogurt and Pistachio granola
Fresh fruit—local honey, ricotta
Sweetened brioche
Daily focaccia
Broccoli and cheese fritatta
House made sourdough with jam
House made baguette with ham and cheese

11am- 4
Rucola Salad
Escarole salad
Spring vegetable salad
Swiss chard and potato salad
Squid and celery salad

Fried Eggplant sandwich w/ roasted pepper and fennel
Preserved Tuna sandwich w/ white bean and olive
Roasted pork and broccoli rabe sandwich
Baked pasta
Pizza Rustica

Dinner Menu

Appetizers
Arugula Salad with black radish and celery seed vinaigrette
Spiced pickled Ramp and Bone Marrow crostini
Veal Spiedini with Anchovy butter
Whole stuffed Artichoke with Parmesan breadcrumbs
Squid and Fennel salad with Roasted peppers and Dandelion

Pasta
Potato Gnocchi with Salt cod and Green Garlic pesto
Spaghetti Carbonara with house made Pancetta and peas
Ricotta cheese Cavatelli with Wild Boar ragout

Seasonal
Boiled Wild Rice with Tuscan Kale, Pecorino and poached Egg
Whole roasted Dorade with Arugula , Olive Oil and Sea salt
Roasted Garlic Chicken with Faro and Carrots
Tomato braised Pork Ribs with Polenta and Broccoli Rabe

Sweet
Olive oil sponge cake citrus and ricotta
Bomboloni dark chocolate espresso
Assortment of Italian cookies and Biscotti

Cocktails
Rucola Negroni
Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Orange

La Cynara
Gin, Carpano Antica, Cynar

Dolomite
Fernet Branca, Brandy, Angostura Bitters, Mint

Notte Rossa
Reposado tequila, Campari, Sweet vermouth, rosewater

Partisan
Amaro Montenegro, lemon, cane syrup, prosecco

L’accidente
Gran Classico Bitters, Vodka, Carpano Antica, Sparkling Water, Lemon

Tirulian Schpritz
Aperol, Yellow Chartreuse, Sparkling wine, grapefruit

Colino Di erbe
Basil-infused Blanc Vermouth, Americano, Sparkling wine, Basil, Lemon

Rucola
190 Dean Street, Boerum Hill
718-576-3209
Rucolabrooklyn.com

Rucola

190 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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