Good Eggs: Caviar Service at Bogie’s Place in Downtown Crossing
A look at the new 1920s-themed steakhouse.
Photo by Ted Morrison
Styling by Jessica Weatherhead/Team
You might not be surprised to find highbrow caviar service at Lâ€™Espalier or Mooo. But at a mini restaurant tucked away in the back of a barâ€”well, thatâ€™s a little more unexpected. And yet thatâ€™s precisely what the folks behind the Downtown Crossing hangout JM Curley have done at Bogie’s Place, a new 20-seat, 1920s-themed steakhouse concept nestled inside what was once the barâ€™s petite private-dining area. (The speakeasy-style windowless den was named after the actor Humphrey Bogart.)
The menu is dominated by Ă la carte steaks, of course, but the $120 caviar service is the true showpiece: a one-ounce portion of American sturgeon roe flanked by buckwheat blini, shots of sippable Fair quinoa vodka, and a platter of finely chopped red onion, sour cream, chives, egg yolk, and egg whites. â€śWe thought it would be really cool to follow through with the era weâ€™re pulling from,â€ť says chef Sam Monsour, explaining the extravagant traditional presentation. â€śWeâ€™re paying homage to the history of the American restaurant.â€ť
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/article/2013/02/26/bogies-place-caviar-service-jm-curley/