Black Cat Bakery Starts Serving Dinner, Check Out The Menu

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Julia Child's chicken liver mousse at Black Cat
Julia Child's chicken liver mousse at Black Cat Photo: Black Cat Bakery via Facebook

Black Cat Cafe & Bakery is now serving dinner from Wednesday through Sunday each week. The menu reflects many of chef Nick Coe’s influences, with sophisticated retro dishes like beef Burgundy and Julia Child’s recipe for chicken liver mousse, as well as global touches found in a striped beet borscht, burrata-laced bibimibap, Uzbek-style Salisbury lamb, German pancakes, and a Thai shrimp salad. In addition to the pastries and coffee that pack guests in by day, there are light appetizers and salads, plus a selection of entrees that includes a bacon burger with Homeboy chips, and salmon with grapefruit beurre blanc. Coe and partner Nile Park hope to have a beer and wine license soon, hopefully in the next two months or sooner. Of this eclectic menu, Coe says, “I just want comfortable, old-school dishes…I’m not trying to rattle your cage, but want to offer something that satisfies your soul. Food that’s not weighing you down with baggage…the trendy stuff or the science-fair stuff…nothing pretentious. Just enjoyable.” See Black Cat Bakery’s current dinner menu below.

Black Cat Dinner

First

Green salad; Watercress, baby cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, simple vinaigrette 7

Boyar’s borscht; Roast striped beets, root vegetables, beef rib consommé; sour cream with dill and parsley
8

Wild arugula salad; Roast kabocha and burrata with shaved fennel, walnuts, walnut oil and fig vinegar
12

Crabcake; Lime crema, cucumber jalapeno and citrus salad
11

Julia Child’s chicken liver mousse: Golden raisin and red onion relish, toasted artisan Bread
9

Thai shrimp salad; Romaine lettuce, mango, papaya, cherry tomato, avocado, green
onion, cilantro; sriracha, olive oil and lime
14

Cheese and charcuterie board; Cranberry compote, olives, mustard, baguette 15

Second

Salmon; Braised fennel, artichokes, zucchini, peppers, tarragon, shallots; grapefruit
beurre blanc
17

Scallops and octopus; Cauliflower with buttered brioche crumbs, pine nuts, roast garlic, currants; lemon anchovy butter
19

Compressed half free-range chicken; Roast gold potatoes, haricots verts, devilled
mustard sauce
16

Burgundy Beef; Petit prime New York steak, braised beef ribs, carrots, shallots, mushrooms, roast potatoes, lardoons
19

Salisbury lamb Uzbek-style; Mint yogurt, jeweled saffron rice with pistachios, favas 17

Bibimbap; Farro, roast tomatoes, asparagus, chard, burrata, sunnyside-up egg 14

Bacon cheeseburger; special onions, lettuce, tomato, homemade pickle, Homegirl chips
11

German pancake; baked with apples, currants, almonds, cinnamon sugar 9

Sides
Spanish potatoes 5 Spicy porky greens 5 Moroccan carrots 5

Desserts
Chocolate brioche bread pudding with whipped vanilla cream
10
Apple caramel pie; Lebanese yogurt gelato
7
Coconut rice pudding, fresh mango
7
Peach blackberry cobbler; ginger biscuit, vanilla custard sauce
7

Black Cat Bakery Starts Serving Dinner, Check Out The Menu