Sorelle Cafe/Bakery, Charlestown
A cheerful setting; nice pressed cubano (good bread, reasonable crispness, more pickles would be better, pleasant ham and marinated pork, would have liked a spicier kick overall). I still vastly prefer the arguably less authentic version at Volle Nolle -- it's packed way more flavour.
Pleasant choc chip "chop chop"; quality choc chips, very sweet glaze, dense, stretchy texture on the dough.
Royal Bengal, Central Sq., Cambridge
Begun pora is smoky mustard touched eggplant; soft, with a serious bite from chopped green chilli. Very typical bengali flavour combo of mustard, cilnatro onion and green chilli.
Mochar Ghanto is a dish of shredded banana blossoms cooked soft with mellow, multifaceted spicing.
Balanced tanginess nad spiciness rather than outright fiery chacrterizes the the lovely sauce on the kasha lamb. Good flavour on the lamb itself.
Luchi, a puffy fried bread, a tad on the oily side, nice and fragrant.
Awesome mishti doi, caramelized milk yogurt, a Bengali treat.
Very nice Patishapta, crepes stuffed with shredded coconut (great toasty flavour) and cream.
Heard that the space previously occupied by Marcuccio's on Salem Street will be reincarnated as a new Italian restaurant owned by the folks from L'Osteria. (Not to be confused with La Brace, which is also opening soon, see recent post by tatamagouche).