Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dinner at Brucie

Brucie (234 Court St., between Kane & Baltic Streets, 347-987-4961) is a cute, new spot in Cobble Hill - half restaurant, half country store. The menu lists various pastas and salad, as well as meats and cheeses, while for sale you can find jars of pickled veggies, pasta, sauce, pints of Blue Marble & People's Pops. There's a large room in the back set with two tables big enough for 6 - 8 people, whereas in the front there's counter space and a large table for communal seating. The stools at the counters are made from tractor seats, and the soft lighting creates a warm coziness.

I met a friend and we decided to share a few things. First was an order of Caponata. It was boldly flavored and quite salty, but I liked that. It was also made with golden raisins; an off-beat touch which worked nicely, providing a different texture, and a slightly sweet flavor.



For our main dish we ordered the Goat Cheese Stuffed Rigatoni with mushrooms and vodka sauce. This was made with extra-large rigatoni, stuffed with gooey cheese and topped with plentiful mushrooms and sauce. It was quite delicious, and satisfying. We could have stopped there, but our eyes were bigger than our stomachs and we forged on with an order of the Panelle Sandwich.



Two, large chickpea cutlets topped a large roll, with vinegar peppers, ricotta and honey. The peppers were a nice addition, cutting through the dense, heavy cutlets. The ricotta was creamy, and the hint of sweet enhanced the flavors even more.



At this point, we were so full, we had to stop, despite being intrigued by the Rosewater Panna Cotta with Cherries. Another visit has been scheduled to sample the desserts, which also included a Chocolate Pudding Pie. Yum!

9 comments:

Geraldine said...

I always look forward to your updates, but this one made me drool the most!

Eat It Brooklyn said...

Thank you! Sorry I've been so inconsistent lately! Glad you're still checking in!

Toni said...

Hey there! Found your blog and wanted to stop in to say hello! Lovely pictures!

Eat It Brooklyn said...

Thanks Toni! It means a lot to get your comment!

Poep Sa Frank Jude said...

Oh man! I can't believe I have to wait till April to check out this place! It all looks and sounds so good. I've not had a Panelle in sooooooooo long!

Chef Jay said...

Aside from getting busy with my canning salsa recipes, I am also interested in Italian dishes. These all looked so yummy!

MacSamurai said...

I've been to Brucie a few times now and have LOVED everything I've eaten there. I do wish they were open on Sundays. PS - The chocolate pudding pie is delicious if you haven't gotten to it yet :)

Eat It Brooklyn said...

Gotta get back for dessert! I don't think they're open on Mondays, either. Walked by yesterday and it was closed.

vanessa marie said...

2nd review of Brucie I've come across tonight. It must be a sign! Thanks for sharing, I hope to get there soon.