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cambridgedoctpr Jan 4, 2011 12:51 PM

where is the best place to eat bone marrow? How is it prepared?

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    scotty27 Jan 4, 2011 01:05 PM

    Craigie on Main is doing it. Roasted, served with bread. Looks like it's out of The Flintstones.

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    Craigie on Main
    853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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      kimfair1 Jan 4, 2011 01:11 PM

      Eastern Standard generally has it as well. I had a great prep of it at KO Prime once as well, the bones were stacked on small mounds of braised short rib, so that any marrow you didn't get with a spoon melded into the short rib meat below. Not sure if it's still on the menu, but man was it good. Be sure to sprinkle a bit of salt onto the marrow after you spread it on the bread or toast. Yum!

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      Eastern Standard
      528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

      KO Prime
      90 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

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        trufflehound Jan 4, 2011 02:22 PM

        The short ribs and gnocchi are iroasting n the oven now with the marrow bones.

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          tatamagouche Jan 5, 2011 04:59 AM

          Yes, was that BIssonnette's version at KO Prime? Terrific, with "oxtail jam" I believe...Surely he's got it at Coppa from time to time?

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          KO Prime
          90 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

          Coppa
          253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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            MC Slim JB Jan 5, 2011 07:37 AM

            The Coppa menu is always changing incrementally, but I get in there pretty regularly, and I don't recall seeing marrow as an appetizer there. There's a pizza that comes and goes with marrow as one of the toppings (along with oxtail -- sound familiar?) and horseradish, but it's off at the moment.

            http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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            Coppa
            253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118

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              tatamagouche Jan 5, 2011 10:57 AM

              I need to get there this visit.

        2. fesenjan Jan 4, 2011 02:47 PM

          It's not hard to do at home, either. The key is just watching the timing so it doesn't all slide out of the bone. Good thin bread and maybe some minced onion, parsley, salt? Awesome.

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            T.Clark Jan 4, 2011 02:51 PM

            The marrow dish I had at Craigie was not a great preparation. I like my marrow bones left whole and slow roasted to the point of JIFF peanut butter spreadability. Craigie's bones were split down the middle (à la Restaurant Michael Jordan, NY) which promotes more carmelization. But alas Craigie's marrow was not cooked enough making the slather part rather awkward.

            You should really consider grabbing an Air Fawance flight and try the roasted marrow bones at L'Os a Moelle on rue Vasco de Gama in Paris ......truly epic stuff, cooked only as a parisienne chef can.

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              cambridgedoctpr Jan 4, 2011 02:57 PM

              well, not tonight, but i am sure that i will be back in europe in the spring; i may give it a whirl though i may just try it at home.

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                teezeetoo Jan 4, 2011 04:02 PM

                L'Os a Moelle or Le Scheffer. But I believe L'Os does the bone the long way, with Brittany grey sea salt. In either case, grand. But I quite like ESK's version.

              2. meuri Jan 4, 2011 06:19 PM

                Toro has it too; their bones are cut sagittally rather than transverse as well. Comes with toast, a nice little citrus salad and a rich oxtail concoction.

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                Toro
                1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

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                  joneswak Jan 4, 2011 07:23 PM

                  Toro's marrow is killer. Inspired me to take a whack at it at home. It came out ok, but they're on their game at Toro.

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                  Toro
                  1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

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                    lipoff Jan 4, 2011 08:47 PM

                    I love Toro's bone marrow preparation! One of my favorites.

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                    Toro
                    1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

                  2. MC Slim JB Jan 4, 2011 09:14 PM

                    It's a good day on Chowhound when I learn a new word: sagitally!

                    I find ESK's to be hit or miss. I've gotten a bone or two that was sort of empty or skimpy on marrow from time to time. Still order it anyway most times I'm there.

                    Other worthy versions: Russell House Tavern, Garden at The Cellar, Green Street.

                    The goat curry at Pepper Pot near Dudley Square has lots of bone-in pieces that usually have some nice marrow in them.

                    http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                    Russell House Tavern
                    14 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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                      chiQ Jan 5, 2011 11:39 AM

                      Deuxave on Comm Ave boasts a 9 hour french onion soup with bone marrow crouton, which sounds awfully enticing. Has anyone tried this?

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                        MC Slim JB Jan 5, 2011 02:21 PM

                        Have tasted the Deuxave onion soup, which is a really fine rendition, but I don't think I got a bite of the crouton; wasn't paying attention, obviously.

                        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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                        dulce de leche Jan 5, 2011 12:52 PM

                        Had a lovely marrow special at Ten Tables Cambridge...

                        The staff wrapped up the empty bones like an enormous swan for us to take back to our friend's dog.

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                        Ten Tables
                        5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge, MA 02138

                        1. pondrat Jan 5, 2011 06:19 PM

                          Cleo used to have an amazing Bone Marrow Cream Brulee.

                          AKA Bistro in Lincoln does a relatively simple shank with marrow presentation with sea salt and toasted country bread.

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                          AKA Bistro
                          145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

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