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shih Aug 19, 2006 07:05 AM

A couple of weeks ago I made reservations for EVOO for resturant week, but just tonight, looking online at bostonrestaurantweek.com and bostonusa.com I didn't see it on either list. I am positive it was on both lists when I made the reservations; I even spoke to the person who took my call about the menu!

Any ideas? Do I need to book a replacement dinner?

  1. applehome Aug 19, 2006 02:45 PM

    Travelling between Porter Square and MGH all week, EVOO looks to be completely defunct - either they're out of business or they moved to another location?

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      Anniebstn Aug 19, 2006 03:19 PM

      Sorry applehome but you are misinformed. EVOO is alive, thriving and open for business, dinner only all week except for Sundays - they're closed on Sundays. It's one of my favorite spots. I have been away for a week but ate there the week before I left and had a phenomenal farm salad with fresh corn, blueberries and house smoked goat cheese. I followed this with the Salmon glazed with sweet-smokey sauce, served with watermelon salsa and finished the night with bread pudding - always delicious.

      Anyway - not sure about their RW participation but they do a Home Grown menu that changes every day based on whats fresh and available from the local farms. Its $30.00 per person and well worth it
      Shih, I would keep you reservation and check it out

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        shih Aug 19, 2006 03:36 PM

        Is the HomeGrown menu a prefixe with multiple choices for three courses, also? The woman I spoke to mentioned it when I asked about the RW menu.

      2. limster Aug 19, 2006 04:08 PM

        What I understand is the EVOO is not officially part of restaurant week promotion as organized by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, but is offering $30 prix fixe menu all the same.

        see: http://www.bostonchefs.com/news/viewA...

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          xiao Aug 21, 2006 07:58 PM

          I sure hope EVOO is still up and running.
          Just went there for a celebratory dinner a few weeks ago.
          Tried the $50 tasting menu (7-8 courses) offered only on weekday nights. Highly recommended.
          They do fantastic food with a creative twist.
          I agree with Anniebstn, the blueberry, corn and goatcheese salad was heavenly! MMmmm...

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            DoubleMan Aug 21, 2006 08:03 PM

            EVOO is still there and open, the video store that was next to EVOO is vacated and for lease.

            I think the tasting menu with wine accompaniment ($75 total) is one of the best deals in the city, but make sure you have a driver because they give you a full pour for each course.

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              bookdwarf Aug 21, 2006 08:16 PM

              EVOO is in my top 5 restaurants in the entire Boston area. I've also had great luck with the tasting menus. I'd consider this place one of the secret great restaurants of Boston.

              1. pamalamb Aug 22, 2006 12:32 PM

                Some co-workers and I had EVOO's "Restaurant Week" Home Grown menu, and it was fantastic. There were three choices for appetizer, two for the main dish, and 3 for dessert. I had the eggplant-tomato soup with goat cheese-stuffed zucchini flower, lamb with a potato cake, hearty greens (kale maybe?) and pickles and onions, and the brownie custard with blackberries. The soup was amazing- very smooth, with little bits of garlic at the bottom, topped with a little pesto and the zucchini flower. Once you split open the flower, the cheese and the pesto mixed in with the soup, and it was a great combination of flavors. The lamb was pulled, like it had been stewed for a while, and all the different flavors on the plate (lamb, salty potatoes, sweet and sour pickles) melded well. Dessert was not a custard as I had hoped, but was more of a dense brownie, very cinnamon-y, topped with heavy whipped cream and excellent berries.

                Fantastic meal all around, and I'd go back in a second.

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