A Taste of Summer from Grand Cru’s Chef Bobby Gold


The warmer weather brings out the adventurer in many of us. Why not try a little adventure in the kitchen and whip up an easy, delicious appetizer to enjoy with friends! Chef Bobby Gold of The Cape Codder’s Grand Cru Wine Bar shared this flavorful recipe and we’re happy to pass it along to you with our compliments…

Wilted Broccoli Rabe with Borlotti Beans Bruschetta


  • 1  bunch broccoli rabe – trim thick ends, then cut rabe’ 1″ and soak
  • 1  can borlotti beans (or any other white bean such as white kidney beans or cannellini beans) rinsed
  • 2t  finely chopped garlic
  • 1  small onion diced fine
  • 3T  chopped parsley
  • 4T  Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiana cheese
  • 1  loaf hearty bread, cut in 1/2″ pieces, brushed with oil and and lightly toasted in the oven.


  • Heat saute pan with the olive oil; add onion and cook 3 minutes
  • add the garlic and cook 2 minutes
  • add the pepper flakes and drained rabe and toss together for 3-4 minutes
  • add the beans and heat through
  • remove from burner and add the Parmigiana cheese, season with salt and pepper and toss together
  • Place on top of the toasted crostini and sprinkle with the cheese

This would also be great tossed with a hearty pasta like orichetti or penne.


Or, if you’d rather stay out of the kitchen, you can always join the Cape Codder for more savory selections from Bobby Gold at the Grand Cru Wine Bar and Grill or outside on The Deck, opening today!

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