Not garden-varietyOthers may simply coat and deep-fry chicken pieces, and call them "chicken nuggets." You can taste the difference at the Dilworthtown Inn's new companion Blue Pear Bistro. They take two days - a complex process of wrapping/refrigeration, poaching at exactly 165 degrees, shocking in ice water, breading in panko and chicken mousse, and frying in peanut oil. They're skewered and served in a flowerpot anchored with black beans, with a honey Dijon white truffle oil sauce.
Chicken nuggets ($8) at Blue Pear Bistro, 275 Brintons Bridge Rd., West Chester, 610-399-9812. - Michael Klein