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Bocci's flight of soups features vichyssoise, gazpacho, and watermelon and mint. See photos: Bocci Bar Serves Italian Small-Plates in Clayton

Jennifer Silverberg

Bocci's flight of soups features vichyssoise, gazpacho, and watermelon and mint.

See photos: Bocci Bar Serves Italian Small-Plates in Clayton

Bocci Bar, a small-plates wine bar from the owner of BARcelona Tapas restaurant, gives Clayton diners a front-row seat to the hustle and bustle of Central Avenue. The restaurant features an eclectic selection of dishes, ranging from chilled soups to Argentine flank steak. Pan-seared sea scallops with an English pea puree are delicate and well-cooked, while Korean pork is creatively served in a hollowed-out apple. The Parmesan chicken broth is a must-try. The dish features confit chicken legs and thighs with meat so tender that it falls off the bone with only the slightest prodding. The broth is rich and flavorful; kale and rice noodles round out the dish. Bocci has a small but comprehensive wine list with several flights and glass selections available on a rotating basis. Every month, the restaurant offers wines and dishes based on a particular country's theme.

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