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Bouillabaisse Virgin

Dmnkly | Aug 25, 2009 10:17 AM

Hey, all... hoping you can help me right a terrible wrong, here.

I've never had bouillabaisse.

There. I said it. I take no pride in this. It's one of those inexplicable holes in my dining experience that never really came up, and my lack of experience with it went on for so long and it became such a big deal that I wanted to be sure my first crack at it was worthy. Problem was, I couldn't find anyplace that purportedly did a good version in our previous 'hood.

But now we're in Boston. This is a seafood town. And I figure there MUST be a place that does a really good, straight-up traditional bouillabaisse. I'm not necessarily looking for something that dots every i and crosses every t that an overly-hardcore traditionalist would insist upon, but I'm looking for something that's pretty darn traditional, and I'm definitely not seeking the creative reimaginings that seem to constitute so many bouillabaisse offerings. What I'm seeking is a benchmark -- something I can try so that I can say, okay, I've had it, I know what's it's supposed to be like, and I know how it can taste when it's good.

Any recommendations?


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