EAT PALM BEACH | BŪCCAN
It’s a little shocking to me that I’m just now writing about būccan. I love Chef Clay Conley and everything about būccan. The atmosphere is perfect with a relaxing lounge area in the front, bustling bar and minimalistic but elegant dining room. The feel is casual but upscale and creates a very warm and inviting space.
We visited last week for dinner and sat in the bar area at a high top. I ordered a special cocktail, the Pink Ribbons, of which a portion of the proceeds were donated to The Susan G. Komen Foundation. It was a flute of black pepper vodka, strawberry liquor, lemongrass syrup, lemon and prosecco. It was so aromatic, had a little spice from the black pepper and just the right amount of sweetness. My husband ordered from the lengthy Bourbon/Whiskey menu.
I started with the Warm Brussels Sprouts “Caesar” Salad which I feel like I crave at least once a month. It has shredded brussels sprouts in lieu of romaine lettuce, a creamy caesar and is topped with shaved parmesan and croutons.For my meal I tried the Ricotta Gnocchi from the “Flour and Water” portion of the menu. It was light and fluffy and served with a tomato braised veal breast and herbed ricotta that was comforting but with a little spicy kick. I ordered the smaller portion which was a filling size.
The hubs went with a large plate, the Wood-Grilled Prime Beef Burger. It came on a delicious brioche bun, was topped with an aged cheddar and served on a wood board with a pot of Parmesan Fries. It was quite the presentation.
The service was wonderful. Our server, Fransisco, was friendly and attentive (without being overbearing) and we felt well-attended to throughout the evening. I also appreciated his recommendation of the Elderberry Swizzle with vodka, elderflower liqueur, lime and mint.
I don’t think I’ve ever not enjoyed a meal at būccan. They have a great Happy Hour with drink specials and also offer the menu to-go. Their drink list is inventive and refreshing, the wine list is varied and extensive and the food is consistently delicious. You can choose a handful of small plates or select a large plate and can customize your dining experience by sitting in the lounge, bar or dining room. If you haven’t been, I absolutely recommend a visit.
Meals at the Table
Warm Brussels Sprouts Caesar | Ricotta Gnocchi | Prime Beef Burger
Menu (October 2014)
350 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480