“Olmsted,” over in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, offers a “Grilled Pork Belly — dandelion greens, fava beans” ($17) — that may turn you on.
This boneless cut of meat from the underside of a pig, had a nice smoky flavor, but was way too fatty (and salty) for those of us brave enough to try it.
While Michelin describes this place as an “ever hip and happening space,” we are on the hunt for outstanding food, not architecture or design. And although there were a few dishes on the menu that we enjoyed (see our review of the “Carrot Crepe,” for example), this one wasn’t one of them.
Despite pork belly’s popularity, particularly in Asian cuisine, this offering scored a lowly “C-“ with us. (It was “nothing special,” noted one of my guests. “Prefer my bacon with eggs,” said another.)
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