Bar Blanc Adds Bar Menu, Becomes ‘Bistro’

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On Wednesday, Bar Blanc joins the cut-rate-restaurant brigade by rechristening itself as Bar Blanc Bistro with a bargain bar menu by chef Sebastiaan Zijp, earth tones to temper the sleek white space, and microbrews on tap. (Remember when the word bar meant casual food and beer?) From the PR machine: "The new bar menu features a variety of small plates, all $10 and under, as well as a daily sandwich and the Bar Blanc Burger." That's plenty of buzzwords, but you can judge the new bar and bistro menus (and the burger's "Bone Marrow Bordelaise Mayo") here for yourself.

Bar Menu
Crostini with White Bean and Olive Tapenade 7
Ham and Fontina Cheese Croquettes with Smoked Paprika Aoili 7
Duck Liver Mousse with Toasts 10
Pancetta Wrapped Sardine with Fresh Basil 8
Macaroni Cheese Au Gratin 7 with Applewood Smoked Bacon 8 or Black Truffle 9
Home Made Country Terrine, Cornichons, Toasts 10
Market Oysters 2.95 each
Fries with Dutch Fry Sauce 6
Addl Dipping Sauce 1
Indian Curry Spice
Chipotle Mayo
Honey Mustard
Blanc Burger, Vermont Cheddar, Homemade Pickles, Bone Marrow Bordelaise Mayo, Fries 15
Chefs Selection of Cheese 14

Bistro Menu

(PLUS SEASONAL MARKET SPECIALS)
Hors DOeuvres
Crostini with White Bean Pure and Olive Tapenade 7
Duck Liver Mousse with Toasts 10
Pancetta Wrapped Sardine, Fresh Basil 8
Ham and Fontina Cheese Croquettes, Smoked Paprika Aoili 7
Home Made Country Terrine with Cornichons, Toasts 10
Market Oysters 2.95 each

Appetizers
BABY BOSTON LETTUCE AND HEARTS OF PALM SALAD 12
Poached Egg, Aged Pecorino Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar Oil

LIGHTLY CURED KONA KANPACHI 12
Anchovy Yogurt, Fresh Cucumber, Celery, Sea Beans

CRISPY SWEETBREAD AND BERKSHIRE PORK BELLY SALAD 15
Lentils, Chorizo, Watercress, Fennel Slaw, Sherry Vinegar

SEARED MAINE DAY BOAT SCALLOPS 18
Curried Carrots, House Cured Lardo, Bibb Lettuce Sauce

SOUP DU JOUR
SEASONAL MARKET SALAD

Entres
SEARED BLACK COD 26
Wilted Arrowleaf Spinach, Celery Root, Fennel, Saffron Sauce, Salt Cod Brandade

LOCH DUART SALMON 26
Braised Escarole, Roasted Radish, Chesnut - White Wine Sauce

SLOW ROASTED ALL NATURAL CHICKEN BREAST 26
Parsnip, Comte Gnocchi, Leg Meat Confit, Black Truffle

SLOW ROASTED DUROC PORK LOIN 30
House Made Sauerkraut-Braised Pork Shoulder Terrine
Grainy Mustard Sauce

SIDES 8
MACARONI CHEESE AU GRATIN 7
Add: Applewood Smoked Bacon 8
Black Truffle 9
SAUTED BRUSSELS SPROUT LEAVES WITH BACON, APPLE PURE 8
SAUTED BABY BOK CHOY WITH BACON 8
CAULIFLOWER AU GRATIN with Gruyre Cheese 8
ROAST FINGERLING POTATOES 7

FRIES WITH DUTCH FRY SAUCE 6
Addl Dipping Sauces 1
Indian Curry Spice, Chipotle Mayo, Honey Mustard,

CHEFS SELECTION OF CHEESE 14