#73: Parmesan Chicken Broth at Bocci Wine Bar

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Bocci Wine Bar's parmesan chicken broth with chicken confit. | Caroline Yoo

My partner is picky. Though he refuses to admit it, his decade-plus career in the kitchen has made him blasé about going out to dinner. It's rare that anything wows him, so when he tasted Bocci's (16 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-932-1040) Parmesan chicken broth and proclaimed it "the best dish [he's] had in a long time," I obviously took notice.

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The broth is delicate in body but rich with pungent cheese flavor. A fall-off-the-bone chicken leg and thigh soak up the mouth-watering liquid -- yet the skin somehow remains crispy. Braised kale and rice noodles round out a dish that may be the best, and fanciest, chicken-noodle soup in town. This is comfort food at its finest.

Previously:
#74: "Burger" at Small Batch Whiskey & Fare
#75: Smoked Salami Sandwich at Adam's Smokehouse
#76: Gyro on Pita at Olympia Kebob House & Taverna
#77: The Johnny Cake at TreeHouse
#78: A Classic Glazed Doughnut from Pharoah's Donuts
#79: Skordalia at the Purple Martin
#80: Beef Brisket Birria Taco Taco at Mission Taco Joint
#81: Cappuccino from Sump Coffee
#82: The Salted Caramel Croissant at Pint Size Bakery
#83: Gnocchi at the Good Pie
#84: Truffled Tater Tots at Blood & Sand
#85: Marinated Feta Cheese at Evangeline's Bistro and Music House
#86: Chorizo and Egg Sope at Spare No Rib
#87: Duck Burger at Planter's House
#88: WildSmoke's Smoked Chicken Wings
#89: The Duck Prosciutto Flatbread at Bella Vino
#90: The "Dam Burger" at the Dam
#91: The "Hog Mess" at Blind Tiger
#92: Khao Soi at Fork & Stix
#93: The "Smokehouse Club" Sandwich at Bud's Smokehouse
#94: Cafe Natasha's Yogurt Dip

#95: Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette
#96: The Libertine's Fried Chicken
#97: Pork Belly at Element
#98: M'Lwee at Baida
#99: Breadbasket at Juniper
#100: Bucatini All'Amatriciana at Pastaria

Follow Cheryl Baehr on Twitter at @CherylABaehr. E-mail the author at Cheryl.Baehr@RiverfrontTimes.com.





Location Info

Bocci Bar

16 N Central Ave, Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant


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