The first time you walk into the attractive dining area at Boom Bang you will no doubt notice the glass case that is close to the door. Your eyes will quickly find pleasant sights…homemade pastries that are hard to resist.
But that is just the first impression. As you sit down and peruse the menu you will find that there is much more to the popular place.
This trendy spot in a Henderson shopping mall is creating quite a stir. Brunch is popular and you won’t want to miss it.
I’m always on the lookout for places that offer more creative dishes than just eggs and bacon. Yes, you will find that here but I implore you to try something different.
On a recent Sunday morning we walked right in without having to wait; something that is becoming increasingly rare in Henderson. The Starters menu features shareable picks and you may or may not want to order a main course.
Our affable and knowledgeable waiter suggested we split a Seasonal Fruit Platter and as it arrived at the table we were impressed with a large array of fruits: strawberries, pineapple, mango and blueberries that were as fresh as could be. Also on the wooden plank were two pieces of freshly-made pumpkin bread and a cup of honey. I enjoyed the bread by itself but my wife spread some of the nectar to enhance her enjoyment.
The platter is enough for two and at $16.00 is a real bargain. But our waiter also suggested the Boom Bang Monte Cristo at $17.00 and I took the leap.
Baked inside a nicely cooked crust were ham, sharp cheddar, scrambled eggs and raspberry jam. Maple syrup and house preserves were included. Again, the sandwich was big enough to share and after the fruit platter we were full.
I mentioned that there are a lot of surprises here. How about a raw oyster bar and caviar? 30 G Noble Bulgarian Osseetra Caviar is available with a choice of sides.
A Truffle Scrambled Tart seems like a pick for another visit along with a dish that is showing up just about everywhere these days…Chilaquiles with salsa verde, two eggs, Cotija cheese and crema. Another nod to Mexico is Eggs Per Elia, an intriguing combination of cast-iron baked eggs, chipotle marinara, chorizo and parmesan with a baguette.
Dinner fare brings a slew of new options. Appetizers include Corn Dogs and Mushroom Carpaccio.
For entrees Steak Frites offers grass-fed New York beef served with hotel butter or Italian style salsa verde. Duck is a rarity but here it is slow cooked for 20 hours and delivered with marmalade and fried cippolini rings, Dijon mustard and vinaigrette.
Pork Shank is braised and made with roasted little veggies, lemon zest and bread crumbs. A couple of pastas include Carbonara and Putanesca.
Desserts are creative like Mexican Hot Chocolate Crème Brulé and Pavlova, crunchy meringue with a soft center that is topped with berries, berry dust and mint.
A large wine list is available along with craft beers and signature cocktails. I wasn’t sure why the place is called Boom Bang but after looking at the menu it set off explosions of delight in my mind.
Boom Bang Fine Foods and Cocktails, Open for dinner every day except Tuesday. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. 75 S. Valle Verde #160, Henderson. (702) 478-6200. www.boombang.restaurant