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Rincon Caribeno (Dominican), Hyde Park

Nab | Nov 17, 2009 12:16 PM

I’ve been keeping an eye on this block of Hyde Park that has been rebuilding since a fire tore it down over a year ago. Among other businesses and residences, Rincon Caribeno has rebuilt and recovered and business is swinging again.

I’d just had brunch across the street at The Hyde, but I poked my head in to say hello and noticed the specials sign advertising “chivo al vino” and “pernil”, which basically translates into ‘second brunch’. While I waited, a basket of warm & toasty garlic bread points were plopped down in front of me, and were tasty.

It was towards the end of the day, so I think they were running on the last batch of pernil, but my sampling suggested that there is some great potential here. A little dry to my liking and light on the cracklins, but the mojo was working and didn’t seemed to be sponsored by Goya.

Chivo al vino was the real stand-out. Spoon-tender goat immersed in a rich wine gravy that was just singing with spices and bright flavours, unlike many other dull & sleepy stews to be had. Really an excellent stew, one of my faves of 2009.

Chivo al vino:

Rice and peas to round out the meal, and my curiousity was piqued. Dominican runs deep around here, and I haven’t totally dug in just yet, but will be interested to see where Rincon Caribeno falls on the pantheon.

Rincon Caribeno
18 Fairmont Ave
Hyde Park, MA 02136

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