oh my oh my. windy came in from ny (originally flew in from sf) to eat for the weekend with limster, dchow, and myself, and oh boy did we ever. alright, let's start the chowtalk:
wednesday, october 3, dinner:
-o ya: sparkling sake, cold sake, aged sake. needlefish, prawn, daikon dumplings, foie gras dumplings, and hamachi.
-rainbow cafe: fried cuttlefish balls. hot and delicious.
unfortunately i had to work thursday, so dchow, windy, and limster will have to fill you in on what was had for lunch in the north end. i was barely awake enough to eat a bagel and apple until dinner...
thursday, october 4, dinner:
-island hopper: amuse buche of pie tee6 little pastry? cups filled with braised?/roasted?/delicious(yes) vegetables
-taranta: orcchiette con salssichia abruzzese - orcchiette with sausage, peas, tomato, and a little bit of spice. gnocchi di yuca al ragu verde stile secco peruviano - gnocchi with green lamb ragu. the gnocchi was a little soft but still good, and the sauce was delicious. costoletta di maiale con canna di zucchero e rocoto - brined double cut pock shop with sugar cane, a yucca cake patty, peruvian corn, and some amazing glaze/sauce. alfajores came with the check.
unfortunately limster flew to the west coast friday morning, but we kept marching (munching?) on without him.
friday, october 5, dinner: (windy, another dining companion, and myself)
-baraka cafe: started out with cherbat (rose lemonade), assorted appetizer platter, and couscous brochette. then we discovered their "specials" menu. from there we got a bowl of fish soup and a lamb shank entree. lamb dish was my favorite of them all.
-christina's: i had the creme fraiche and pumpkin, windy had the burnt sugar and ginger molasses, and dc had the chocolate mousse.
saturday, october 6, dinner: (windy, dc, dchow, and myself)
-o cantinho: appetizers of fava beans, chicken giblets, portuguese ham with fresh portuguese cheese (made in-house),and tomatoes, black-eyed pea salad. entrees were bacalao (salt cod) with fried potato slices and steak with a fried egg on top. my favorites were the fava beans, giblets, and steak. for dessert we sampled a slice of caramel cake (i thought this was just eh), pineapple-coconut cake, pastel de nata (portuguese custard tart), coconut custard tart, milk-vanilla custard tart (favorite), chocolate mousse, and flan.
we tried to hit toscanini's, but they closed at 11.
did i leave anything out?
due to a combination of dark lighting and my shaky hands, some of the pictures are fuzzy...