Roasted Bone Marrow at Hillside, Dish #24


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Bone marrow has been a bubbling-under fad for about five years now. The jelly-like generative tissue from the shin bone of a cow is particularly rich, and it takes to strong flavors like a dolphin to an aquarium show.

Hillside — a recent offshoot of Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill (recently reviewed by Tejal Rao) — serves a bang-up bone marrow, littered with the salty dried fish eggs called bottarga and sprigs of fresh green dill. Spoon it with the small utensil provided, or sop it with the gobbets of bread, and you’ve got a fine snack, appetizer, or accompaniment to a glass of wine.

72 Hudson Avenue
Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn