Just how crazy in love are you with your significant other? By that same token, how about the music of Beyoncé or Jay Z? If the answer to both is a big, resounding "very," you may want to consider booking a quick trip to New York this Valentine's Day for a romantic, Bey-and-Jay-themed dinner.
Brooklyn restaurant Brucie recently unveiled a pun-heavy take on their Italian menu, with a three-course meal containing several in-jokes pertaining to the pop music world's biggest power couple.
Beyoncé gets toasted with menu items like "I Am Pasta Fierce," saluting her I Am Sasha Fierce album with its jalapeño pappardelle, puttanesca and gold leaf, while the "Blow"-referencing "Pink Is the Flavor" is a grapefruit and seafood plate, and the veal option is simply dubbed "Breastiny's Child." Jay Z is honoured with the fishy "Reasonable Trout" and the "Oysters Rocafella."
Together, they're tributed with a short rib plate called "Drunk in Love," after their duet off Bey's self-titled LP, and the song is additionally saluted with a "Surf Board" plate comprising bone marrow, root vegetables and "bone broth bathtub." If that's too meaty, you could opt for "22 Days Vegan," a non-meat dish inspired by the pair's December dip into veganism.
You can see the full menu in all of its pun-slinging glory down below.
BLUE IVY – smoked blue potatoes, chiriboga blue, trout roe, watercress 16
OYSTERS ROCAFELLA – copa, mustard greens, pernod aioli 16
SURF BOARD – deviled bone marrow, root vegetables, bone broth bathtub 17
PINK IS THE FLAVOR – scallop, monkfish torchon, grapefruit, beet, breakfast radish 16
22 DAYS VEGAN – cauliflower, pistachio, golden raisin, cocoa nibs 12
JAY-ZITI – "carter" clothbound cheddar, speck, sweet potato, sage pistu 19
HALO – angel hair, truffle, burnt angel food cake "breadcrumbs" 24
I AM PASTA FIERCE – jalapeno pappardelle, puttanesca, gold leaf 24
PUT A RING ON IT – anelli, calamari, broccoli, saffron 20
BUGA-BOUILLABAISSE – house blood sausage, lobster, clams, squid ink aioli 3
REASONABLE TROUT – blood orange, caper, chicken liver butter, hazelnut 28
DRUNK IN LOVE – negroni short rib, beef heart salad, farro gremolata 30
BREASTINY'S CHILD – veal breast braciole, pickled fig, sopresatta, goat yogurt 29
CHEESE – chedda 9
DIVA IS A FEMALE VERSION OF A BRUSSTLA 6
BREAD & ancHOVi BUTTER 3