From left to right: The lobster spaghetti, crispy duck wings, shrimp toast, and Spruce Juice cocktail from The Bungalow Kitchen. Photos by Brian Addison.
Food and Drinks
And while this is Mina "scaling back" to an upper-mid-range menu—you'll find plates like a hefty portion of Grand Marnier-soaked fried duck wings, poke, shrimp toast, even a margherita pizza all for under $20 a piece—there are definitive points that allow folks to go all-out-bougie and glam—say, by adding an ounce of Tase Nicoulai Osetra caviar to their potato pancakes or take part in a $105 whole-lobster pot pie that is disassembled and reconstructed table side to showcase the lobster's full body.
And to be forewarned: Mina never sticks to the same menu forever, with items (possibly including the very ones mentioned here) constantly disappearing or reappearing re-imagined or...
But it really is in those more accessible moments that Mina shines. Sure, the massive and decadent cold shellfish platters are a wonder to behold—chilled Maine lobster and crab legs sit next to Kumiai oysters and massive, beautifully entangled shrimp all sitting atop an ice-filled silver bowl—but it is the more homey parts of Mina's menu that really offer a glimpse of what the Bungalow Kitchen will grow into over time.
Those duck wings previously mentioned? They're truly a wonder: The hefty orange-ness of the liqueur is the perfect addition for the fattiness of the wings, resulting in beautifully charred, caramelized bits of fried fowl that honestly don't need the green, chimmichurri-like sauce that accompanies it.