the weekend in Boston
Franklin Cafe - well known and established tiny little place with great service and food. Just don't try to have anything other then the simplest of drinks.
Bacon wrapped scallops and duck quesadilla and sashimi tuna loin all were excellent at 12:30AM.
Wish they had dessert and cappuccino.
Tapeo on Newbury. Inconsistent service and pretty good food.
Trout in red sauce was actually raspberry sauce. Yech!
Duck in raspberry sauce was a better combo. As was bruised rabbit.
Plata mixta with serrano, manchego and roasted red peppers was great.
We'd have tried dessert, but they dragged their behinds to slow.
Chilli Duck Thai on Boylston.
Inexpensive and quite good.
Fiore on Hanover in the North End.
We had pizzettes and Cestino Caprese. Both were good, but of course as simple as those choices were, nothing outstanding.
Mikes Pastry Hanover St
Weak. Can anybody make quaresemales anymore? Or Sfogliatella?
Good cappuccino and service. Mediocre pastry. Save it for the Bronx.
Modern Pastry Shop Hanover St.
Positively awesome homemade torrone.
Very good. Unfortunately, we drank alot and I don't remember too many specifics, but .....
Lobster Corn bisque. Not too heavy and creamy. Great flavor.
Roasted Carolina Duck Breast, Smoked Duck Confit Canneloni
Fava Beans, Maroon Carrots, Honshimeji Mushroom, Cinnamon-Basil Steeped Double Duck Bouillon. This was quite delicious. I'm cautious with duck at most restaurants, coz I believe it takes a certain skill to get any prep right. This kicked.
The ricotta cheesecake was just the right size and outstanding.
Excellent attentive service.
If you get them fresh in the morning, the sfogliatella at Napoli pastry are outstanding. If you luck out on just-filled lobster tails from the oven, it's pretty amazing; otherwise they're just ok. I don't like the fact that they prefill their cannoli, but the filling is made with marzipan and sheep's milk ricotta -- it's very sweet, but does give it additional flavour elements absent at other places.