Saul Boulton Brings Food to Botanica

by Leslie on June 5, 2012

You may remember my previous post on Botanica, my favorite bar located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. They close their doors for the winter season, so I always look forward to being able to return in warmer temperatures to their beautiful floor to ceiling windows that open onto a cobblestone street and delicious cocktails. This year’s reopening was especially exciting because they introduced food to their menu. Owner Daniel Preston brought in Michelin starred chef Saul Boulton (of Saul and The Vanderbilt) to develop a Dominican inspired menu of small plates. We went on Sunday and had (pictured clockwise from the top left corner) the avocado, tostones served with a delicious chimichurri, camerones de maya, and pernil. Everything was great, but the tostones and pernil were really amazing – not to be missed. If you’re in Brooklyn, go check it out. It makes a perfect Sunday afternoon!

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Rachael June 5, 2012 at 10:45 am

Love the new design, Leslie! Making me even more jealous of your blogging talents!

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Leslie June 5, 2012 at 10:51 am

Thank you!! You’re so sweet!

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Melissa June 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

Oh my…that looks so good…Who is the genius that came up with just serving a bowl of avacado? amaze…And, what is pernil? It looks like a short rib kind of? Is that on top of rice and pigeon peas? That is my fav!

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Leslie June 5, 2012 at 11:59 am

The avocado was so good – perfectly ripe, so much flavor. Pernil is roasted pork shoulder with a crispy layer of pork skin on the top. And yes, it was served on top of rice and pigeon peas. Pretty much the best thing ever!

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