They say that the shiniest stones are often found in the unlikeliest of places, but come on Stone Phillips, body glitter at H.O.R.D.E. Fest again?!? Offering fine dining in the unlikeliest of Areas, Bondir, opening next Monday
From a seasoned industry vet (Beacon Hill Bistro, Burdick's) eager to take fine dining off the beaten path, this Area IV spot (located in the former Con Sol) serves a local/seasonal American menu of "Modern Farmhouse" cuisine in a cozily rustic Rockies-meets-Provence, 28-seat bistro replete w/ reclaimed century-old wood church pews, brick fireplace, sage green/cream walls, and filament-exposed lighting, which you may recognize from Bulbs Gone Wild. Highlights from the fall menu include chicken noodle stew prepared w/ two-year-old lane hens, cured and confited egg yolks, and handmade noodles; broiled Scituate cod w/ roasted seasonal veggies; and a rhubarb, root veggie, and mushroom-sided pot roast made from 28-month-old Scottish-bred cows from Westport Dexter, also the name of Showtime's spinoff featuring a guy who's into private equity and squash by day and at night? Murder! There're also dishes like butter-poached lobster from Cape Ann served w/ a Hubbard squash puree; squash soup with shallots and sweet-n-spicy homemade marshmallows, and a slow-cooked beet salad made w/ angelica and bitter greens, who wouldn't be so, if they stopped listening to their brother AC and took down some trim.
To wash it all down, Bondir pours an as-of-yet undisclosed rotating list of Cape Cod/Euro wines that skew toward bitter/aperitif styles, and seasonal beers including Trappistes Rochefort 6, Traquair Scotch Ale, and Pietra, a brew that's Corsican and tastes of chestnuts, just like that chick claims Stone does, while licking his arm during Run Around
Photo: William Horne