Purple pub cheese, Caesar salad "nigiri," rye pasta, and pigs in a blanket are some of the things on the menu at Wylie Dufresne's second-ever restaurant, Alder. This is, without a doubt, the first major opening of the spring, and diners are already lining up before service each night to sample Wylie's newest creations. The early word has been mixed — some people think that these dishes are "classic Wylie," while others find that some of the flavors and textures don't click. But the restaurant is still very, very young, and Wylie & Co. will certainly make a few tweaks to the menu and service in the coming weeks. Take a look around the space, and check out the menu — with prices — below.
pistachio-fig brittle, Martin's "potato chips"
"PIGS IN A BLANKET"
chinese? sausage, japanese mustard, sweet chili sauce (6 pcs.)
parsnip-black? sesame, merguez sausage (6 pcs.)
romaine, egg yolk, parmesan (4 pcs.)
avocado, horseradish cream, risotto
cashew pesto, watercress, red onion
NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
SOFT POACHED EGG
sherry? consommé, mushroom, celery, tarragon oil
lemon-almond puree, lardo, cocoa
FOIE GRAS TERRINE
poached apple, chartreuse yogurt, english muffin
CHICKEN LIVER TOAST
cornbread,? grapefruit marmalade, chicken skin
banana curry, chinese broccoli, pickled turmeric
nori salsa verde, asian pear, jasmine rice
SMOKED ARCTIC CHAR
berbere lentils, apricot, napa cabbage
saffron spaetzle, green apple-celery root hash
carrot slaw, fried plantains
· All Coverage of Alder [~ENY~]