I stumbled upon it yesterday.
In one of my rare visits to the South End.
(Too far, Too hip & No parking)
made only my second visit to B & G Oyster,
Nice folks and a well run place,
sat at bar for lunch and the cook was the exec. chef
for both B & G and Butcher Shop next door.
Was all set to try something familiar when he mentioned a daily special
of Piranha Ribs in an Asian BBQ Sauce.
It seems piranha are very boney fish but they managed to make the very
small portion over sesame soba, pretty darn tasty and very darn weird.
While most likely not putting Cod or Haddock out of business any time soon,
neither is Mahi Mahi.
It turned out to actually have been a
Paccu : "(IPA: [paˈku]) is a uncommon name used to refer to several species of South American freshwater fish that are closely related to the piranha"... But I digress.
So... instead of indulging in one or their $10 desserts, hoofed it across the street
to PICCO, where I had only been a couple of times, but had admired the owner's style ever since his short lived Bentonwood Cafe days...
Thought I'd try their homemade Ice cream. Settled on a small hot fudge sundae, which you have to be careful with, so the flavor combos don't throw the whole experience off...
My best guesses are usually:
Mint / or sweet cream / white chocolate type neutral flavor, with a good vanilla usually being the best bet. One of their flavors however was Caramel (how could this be bad) so I ordered one, to which the server added that they also had a 'caramel ribbon' flavor, so I wound up with a scoop of each,(9.37)SV, the topping though was simply unbelievable. It was one of those instant, over the top, eyeball tingling experiences ~ .
So rich, fatty and coco-buttery, that it kind of made you want to mainline it.
Just unbelievably good, and this even without the 'benefit' of whipped cream or other toppings.
Before posting tonight I called them and determined (unofficially) topping is made from two kinds of Scharffen Berger chocolates a dark & a light,(I think a milk) and, get this,
Just try one and see,
I think this may put the crack dealers out of business,
Get out your double boilers and DO try this at home...
Now If I can just convince them to
find some silver dishes and plates.
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