We went to Boulevard 572 in Kenilworth for the first time & had an outstanding dinner. We usually don’t go to BYOs but made an exception this time, since their wine list seemed very reasonable. Afterwards, I found out that we can even bring our own wine for only a $20.00 corkage fee, which is even better. I highly recommend this restaurant. The only negative was that the waitress made us order our appetizers and entrees at the beginning, and she wouldn’t even let us put in our appetizer order while I tried to decide on my entree for 5 minutes, which was really pretentious, since there were only two tables dining at the time, including our table. However, she did wait for us to let her know when to fire up the entrees, and was very professional otherwise.
I ordered a nice bottle of 2013 Vidal-Fleury Cotes Du Rhone for a very reasonable $31.00. It retails for about $15.00, so the markup wasn’t too egregious. It was very good.
For appetizers we had the excellent and refreshing grilled octopus & shrimp salad, with artichokes, olives, capers, & roasted red peppers.
We also shared the mushroom ravioli stuffed with porcini mousse, in a mascarpone froth.
For entrees Mrs. P had the excellent certified Angus filet mignon with Danish blue cheese, roasted potatoes, baby carrots, & squash, in a red wine reduction. It was perfectly charred on the outside and medium rare on the inside.
I had the outstanding, and extremely tender roasted Berkshire pork tenderloin, with shrimp & chorizo cassoulet, parsnip puree, in a ‘mole sauce.’
For dessert we shared an amazing dark chocolate and caramel mousse torte, over a chocolate olive oil cake, fleur de sel, and mascarpone gelato. It went perfectly with a 10 year old Taylor Fladgate tawny port.