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Lucca, North End, Boston

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Lucca, North End, Boston

Limster | Sep 17, 2004 01:36 AM

A solid antipasta plate with many good things, from traditional favourites like thin slices of marbled sopressata and tangy chunks of artichokes, to something more unusual for Tuscany, soft slices of salmon, and a marinated pile of some kind of fish. Nice olives, a delicious gorgonzola stuffed pepper, and folds of lean, salty, ruby coloured cured meat (Bresaola?). Definitely don't remember everything on the dish, but a decent value for ~$10.

Enjoyed the rigatoni with wild boar/cinghiale very much - serious chunks, cooked soft, the fibres tender but still meaty, and full of the deepness of wild boar. Sauce was a bit on the sweet side (perhaps cherry tomatoes?), but not bad by any means.

Tiramisu is a well constructed block of many layers, a fine balance of mascarpone and cake, moist but not gushy. A good coffee sauce on the side.

While not the absolute best of it's kind, I had no complaints about Lucca - it was a fairly good meal and I left satisfied. And besides, I don't really know of other places that make wild boar at the moment (Any out there? Love to hear about them, thanks in advance!); perhaps the winter will bring more of a bounty.

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