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Atasca (kendall sq)?

owen_meany Aug 29, 2002 02:48 PM

Heading into Kendall to see a movie tonight -- wondering if people had thoughts on Atasca -- yeas (and recommended items if so) or nays.


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    C. Simon RE: owen_meany Aug 29, 2002 04:26 PM

    One of my favorite restaurants in the area.

    1. The octopus salad is wonderful. The perfect texture. And such vibrant flavors.

    2. The "pate" appetizer is out of this world. One of those dishes where the synnergistic effects work magic. Something about the combination of the smoky flavor of the pate, fresh milky cheese, and the sturdy fresh bread. Addictive.

    3. The pasteies de nata are as good (really!) as the ones I had in Portugal. Little custard tarts that make the perect ending to a meal.

    bom gia!

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      SEH RE: owen_meany Aug 29, 2002 04:47 PM

      Atasca is great food! My favorite dish is the Portuguese Fish Stew, with white fish, potatoes, tomato broth, garlic, etc. My husband's favorite is Cataplana which is a copper dish with shellfish, linguisa, etc. in a saffron broth and served with rice on the side. The bread is wonderful.

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        dtremit RE: SEH Sep 3, 2002 01:47 AM

        agreed on the cataplana; it's the only thing i've had there but it was wonderful. the broth is perfect soaked up with that good bread.

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        MB RE: owen_meany Aug 29, 2002 04:53 PM

        The sliced home cured ham, with Portuguese white cheese and tomatoes; the sardines; and the casserole of shrimp, goat cheese and fresh tomatoes.

        Enjoy yourself!

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          Kev RE: owen_meany Aug 29, 2002 06:10 PM

          If you are into wine there is a wine called Pegos Claros on the list that is great.

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            Greeley RE: owen_meany Aug 30, 2002 11:30 AM

            I just posted a review on O'Cantinho, which is one of three sisters that make up the Atasca restaurant family.

            O'Cantinho is cheaper and smaller than the two Atascas.

            Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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