Blackbird Kitchen, Bozeman
Bozeman , Montana
Tel: 406 586 0010
Concierge.com's insider take:
It may be in Bozeman, but peasant-chic Italian restaurant Blackbird Kitchen could easily hold its own in Brooklyn, San Francisco, or any other urban hipster center. Here, local foodies and in-the-know tourists gather to recount their day on the ski slopes. Ingredients are local, organic, and fresh, giving bright flavor to otherwise simple dishes; the bucatini and meatballs made with organic pork, beef, and lamb is a prime example. Start with the tricolor salad of pecorino cheese and champagne vinaigrette topped with a drippy fried farm egg or the white bean, olive oil, and herb crostini, both sure to take the edge off your hunger as you wait for round two. The Neapolitan pizzas pack loads of savory flavor onto a thin, perfectly charred crust; the Bianca with Castelvetrano olives, grana padano, basil, garlic, and red pepper is not to be missed.—Isabel Sterne
Open Tuesdays to Thursdays 5 to 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 5 to 10 pm, Sundays 5 to 9 pm.