Although once considered scrap set aside only for soup pots, bone marrow is having a moment in the spotlight thanks to the nose to tail movement that has made off cuts in vogue. Certainly not for the weak of heart, this unctuous cut can send a shock to your arteries. Best paired with acidic or herbaceous flavors to mitigate the fatty intensity, marrow is being highlighted by both classic and innovative preparations. From flans to pies, here is a list of places to indulge in this osseous dish. —Crystal CoserRead More
Thirteen Bone Marrow Dishes To Try Right Now in LA
Naturally, Animal would make an incredible marrow bone. Theirs is served with caramelized onions and chimichurri, a clever flavor combination that capitalizes on the herbaceousness of the sauce to help cut through the rich fat.
Shhh STK’s off-the-menu bone marrow offerings have been reserved for the knowing few. With two preparations, served in the bone with shallots as an appetizer and roasted as a bone marrow butter steak topping, STK satiates marrow desires in several forms.
As is to be expected from the newest outpost of the whimsical eatery, Barton G serves a true carnivore’s fantasy: The Great American Steak. Along with a roasted marrow bone, this dish includes a charbroiled bone-in filet mignon, slow braised oxtail, truffled duck fat steak fries, and black pepper bordelaise.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Perhaps one of the more innovative preparations of bone marrow, Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse transforms it into a flan served with a mushroom marmalade for an extraordinarily intense umami flavor.
Prepared with just a hint of aged balsamic, Bestia’s bone marrow speaks for itself. Slather it on the spinach gnocchetti that accompanies it for a pasta unlike any other.
Church & State
Possibly the most well-known marrow dish in the city, Church and State’s classic preparation keeps the focus on the marrow itself. Simply roasted with a little radish salad for bite, this juicy, unctuous marrow is a true gem.
Beautifully paired with saffron gnocchi and fresh peas, Angelini Osteria’s bone marrow is especially decadent. This rich dish is best for sharing to save room for other specialties from Chef Angelini’s kitchen.
New chef Peter Haller (who replaced Ilan Hall, who's now primarily cooking at The Gorbals in Brooklyn) has offered several iterations of a bone marrow dish through the years at his flagship restaurant, but the current version presents a unique flavor pairing. Served with fried garlic, kumquat marmalade, and bulalo broth, this marrow comes with a Filipino twist.
Given that bone marrow is essentially pure fat, it is only natural to want to wrap it with buttery layers of pastry. chi SPACCA’s beef and bone marrow pie is certainly the heartiest of preparations, filled with beef cheek and the entire marrow bone itself. Though not for purists, it is a dish that would be a shame to be left unordered.
In typical Sang Yoon fashion, the bone marrow at Father’s Office comes in classic form. Seasoned with sea salt and served with a parsley and caper salad for freshness and acidity, the dish finds perfection in execution and simplicity.
Tar and Roses
Accompanied by a tangy onion marmalade, Tar & Roses’ marrow is spread on charred slices of sourdough for a bite that runs the gamut of flavor profiles.
Essentially the black tie version of garlic bread, Pizzeria Mozza serves their marrow with crisp garlic crostini, roasted garlic, and parsley for the most decadent way to start a perfect meal.
Although the tasting-style menu is always changing, the Trois Mec team often employs bone marrow as a luxurious, fatty addition to their innovative dishes. Score a ticket and indulge in dishes like corn with marrow and nettles.