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report: Blue Hill

FattailS | Oct 15, 2001 10:16 AM

had the testing menu @ Blue Hill (on washington st.) fri night:

first course: 'pickled' octopus salad cocktail. very good -- marinated octopus in a citrusy broth spiked with mint. served in a martini glass. octopus was tender and the mint was added in just the right amount.

second course: crusted snapper with porcini mushroom reduction. EXCELLENT. snapper was moist and crusted with a savory toasted crumb topping. i believe the fish was coated, grilled and then poached to finish the cooking. fish was served atop a thiick slab of sauteed porcini. the reduction was subtle, maybe a bit too salty.

third course: veal loin chop medallions with beet and cabbage slaw. very good. veal was quite tender and flavorful, but a bit overcooked for our taste (now that i think about it, waiter never asked how we wanted it cooked??). the beet and cabbage slaw was more memorable -- piquant with vinegar and poppy, fresh, firm roasted beets and crisp cabbage.

berry soup -- very good. cold fruit soup of strawberries, blackberries raspberries and blueberries. not too sweet. no skimping with the berries; better than i expected given the season.

chocolate cake with chocolate and vanilla sorbets -- again, very good. typical moist, slightly undercooked valrhona cake.

overall, a very impressive tasting menu for $65.

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