We’re rounding up dishes from the top resto’s around the country – all with one ingredient in mind. This month, it’s brussel sprouts. Love ’em or hate em, there are a million ways to make ’em and there is something here for everyone. Blogger Tara Sowlaty of The Tara List is making foodies everywhere proud with her must-hit list of best sprouts dishes from both coasts and a couple spots in between.
Brussel sprouts are always rotating on the menus of David Chang’s Momofuku restaurants. ¬†My favorites were with ones from Ssam Bar. ¬†They are deliciously overcooked and mixed with fish sauce, mint,¬†cilantro, garlic and crispy puffed rice. ¬†The flavors and textures in this dish are out of this world
Red Medicine (LA):
Red Medicine, part of the Umami Group, is a modern Vietnamese restaurant with some special Brussel sprouts. They are charred with fish sauce, caramelized shallots and vermouth. ¬†I promise you won’t be able to stop eating these.
Dell’Anima is one of the best spots in the West Village, and it’s only a bonus that their Brussel sprouts are incredible. ¬†If the sprouts are on the menu, definitely order them! I love how Dell’Anima adds a sweetness and new texture with dried cherries, smoked pumpkin seeds and caramelized red onion. (Tip: ask for some shaved Parmesan on top!)
This Mediterranean restaurant in Midtown adds a unique twist to their fabulous Brussel sprouts dish. ¬†These are made with grapes, fig jam, chunky walnuts and mint yogurt.
Tapas are the perfect form for Brussel sprouts, and this cute¬†Mediterranean¬†spot serves up quite unique crispy ones. ¬†With the addition of fuji apples, a little creme fraiche and pistachios, these Brussels are so memorable.
Rouge et Blanc (NYC):
This little romantic French-Vietnamese¬†restaurant in Soho cooks up some of the best sprouts I’ve ever had. ¬†They fry up tiny Brussel sprouts to perfection and cover them in this lemony, tangy sauce of lime, garlic and pickled chilies. ¬†You’ll probably end up ordering at least two of these!
Baco Mercat (LA):
Baco Mercat in Downtown is doing something creative with Brussels sprouts – they use them as a medium for salad. ¬†The Caesar Brussel sprouts dish is made with Pecorino, anchovy and garlic, and it’s quite¬†reminiscent¬†of a Caesar salad.
Larchmont Grill (LA):
Come here for some simple and delicious Brussels. ¬†They are known as the balsamic glazed Brussel sprouts, and they are sweet and tangy and oh so divine – almost like little jewels of vegetable candy.
Freddy Smalls (LA):
Freddy Smalls knows how it’s done. ¬†Their Brussel sprouts are made with smoked goat cheese and an apple cider glaze. The crisp and char on these Brussels will convert anyone into a Brussels sprout lover.
Cafe Gratititude (LA):
These Brussel sprouts are simple and healthy, just grilled and charred to the perfect degree!
Don’t dismiss this trendy Hollywood eatery when it comes to their Brussel sprouts. ¬†Cleo makes some super delicious¬†Mediterranean-style Brussels sprouts, with a special addition of hazelnuts. ¬†They are crunchy, sweet and salty all in one.
RPM Italian (Chicago):
I love this Brussel sprout salad! ¬†It is shredded and mixed with avocado and a tangy dressing, and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs – mmm!
Marlowe (San Francisco):
Brussel sprout chips. ¬†Think kale chips but instead with Brussels sprouts! They are made with lemon and sea salt, so they are like little tangy crisps of goodness.