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EVOO, Somerville, Report 10/14/06


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EVOO, Somerville, Report 10/14/06

opinionatedchef | Oct 15, 2006 03:54 AM

Wow, another pitch perfect meal at EVOO. Started with Eva's Rabbit and Mesclun salad with cheddar, dried cherries, pecans. So hard to find a great salad and this one truly is, and one of us always orders it here. Lovely celery root soup with pears and chicken confit. The absolutely sublime Seared Scallops with that unctuous Porcini Flan,with sauteed mushrooms and demiglace.Great play of textures. Same flair with the Pumpkin Enchiladas with Chevre and Poblano Cream. The matchstick apple and toasted pumpkin seeds added perfect counterpoint of texture and tart/sweet touch to the spicy poblano Sauce. Ended with the amazing Cardamom Ice cream. I am a cardamom fiend, and this even beat Christina's kulfi ice cream, though without the pistachios. And as always, the service is completely sans-attitude; friendly, helpful, genuine and professional. As I have said before, this place is such a wonderful reflection of Peter and Colleen, the sweetest restaurant owners I have come across. In the end, the thing that I like most about Peter's food is that it refects an unusual global knowledge of cuisines AND the ability to produce diverse and delicious dishes reflecting that broad knowledge. The fact that a homegrown Irish Boston boy can make the single best potato samosas I have ever tasted...and then turn around and put out some amazing enchiladas AND that porcini flan.... well it really is something when a chef can be that talented.

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