Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bocado opens in the Westside

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 3:29 PM

bocado room day2

I ate lunch and dinner at the new Bocado last Friday. Located in the Westside, across from Octane at the corner of Howell Mill and Marietta Street, this restaurant has a spare, modern look reminiscent of the Globe. The owner is Brian Lewis.

bocado flounder

"Bocado" means "mouthful" in Spanish. The accent here is on inexpensive small plates for sharing and sandwiches. However, a few entrees are available at dinner, like this flounder with braised beans, green olives, almonds and capers.

bocado crab

A typical plate for sharing is this trio of crab fritters with apple salad. The chef here is Todd Ginsberg, who was most recently executive chef at Trois. He also has extensive experience in Paris and New York. I'm hoping he'll add some Paris bistro dishes to the menu occasionally.

bocado watercress soup
bocado pudding

I ordered this watercress vichysoisse with sliced radishes for lunch, before I consumed an absurdly rich sandwich of roasted poblanos, pimento cheese, bacon and fried green tomatoes.  And I confess I sampled this dessert of chocolate pudding with cookies and caramelesque fluffy stuff twice.

I'll have more to say in Grazing next week.

(Photos by Cliff Bostock)

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