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Spire Rest. Week review


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Spire Rest. Week review

bostonmartinimary | Aug 22, 2005 03:31 PM

Just tried Spire's Restaurant week prix fixe, and am posting my thoughts on it. First off, reservations on Open Table said they were full up @ 1:30, so I headed over to sit at the bar. Almost the entire bar was empty, and from my vantage point I could see three 2-person tables which remained open almost the entire hour I was there. Lesson - call the restaurant directly, don't just use Open Table, because they may leave tables open for guest walk-ins.

The menu was very similar to last year, so if you didn't go, but heard the rave reviews, head on over. If you did go last year, you might be disappointed to find the same fare with a slight twist. But I didn't mind, as I highly enjoyed last years'.

First course - To start with, I ordered the corn chowder which had chopped up bits of potato, bacon, and wild mushrooms in it, along with a spinach puree I believe. It was just as creamy, delicious & sinful as last year. A bar neighbor ordered an heirloom tomato salad, which he raved about as well.

Second course - I ordered the trout, which was a small filet (perfect for lunch size) over a mixture of zucchini & mashed vegetable (may have been more zucchini), with pine nuts for crunch & a few half heirloom tomatoes thrown in for good measure. Excellent buttery drizzle around the edge of the plate. There was also an organic chicken with black truffles which I was considered, but didn't order(neighbor had that instead, looked lovely but LARGE). There was a hand cut pasta option as well with tomatoes & broccoli rabe, but didn't appeal to me.

Dessert - I'm not sure what the dessert was called but it was very moist, thin, round, creamy pound cake of sorts, with a brule crackle on top. It was surrounded by a fresh blue & blackberry juice (which the cake soaked up wonderfully) and topped with a lemon sorbet (very smooth and light tasting). The other option was a rosemary oil cake, which just didn't sound that appetizing.

Overall, I highly recommend the meal, although I the bartender had not yet tried any of the dishes, and couldn't answer my questions. She was very helpful where she could be though.

Hope this helps with the decisions!

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