#73: Parmesan Chicken Broth at Bocci Wine Bar

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.

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Location Info

Bocci Bar

16 N Central Ave, Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant

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