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

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  1. 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

    1. 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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      1. re: kimfair1

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

        1. re: kimfair1

          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

          1. re: tatamagouche

            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

        2. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: T.Clark

              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.

              1. re: T.Clark

                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. 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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                1. re: meuri

                  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

                  1. re: meuri

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

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                    Toro
                    1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118