KO Prime, Twn Seafood
- Joanie Oct 6, 2007 05:57 PM
So I ended up at KO Prime for my birthday after all, friend was curious to try it and who am I to say no to such fine dining. I'd been looking at that thread asking for suggestions but I'm not a huge charcuterie or marrow person, so we just just went with what sounded good. Thought about sitting at the bar but P. preferred the dining room so we stuck with our reservation. Very nice people at the front and fun waiter (also a Top Chef junkie). I wasn't moved by their signature cocktails and asked if they had anything with ginger (the perk of sitting by the bartender), he didn't think so so I went with a pear martini and it was very strong. We figured out some juice to put in (no pear nectar unfortunately) so I could have a 2nd drink and ordered the sweetbreads. These were very good but they almost reminded me of General Gau's chicken with the way they were fried and the sweet-ish sauce. P. got filet mignon, I went with New York strip. Both came all lonely on giant plates but he loved the filet and I think the strip was good but I was having another allergy issue which kept the taste buds from fully working. It certainly was med. which I was happy about and his came out rare. The sides of potato garlic gratin (I think that's what it was called) and creamed spinach seemed good. Only $6 but not the largest sides I've ever seen at a steak place. I even drank red wine (which of course makes sense but just not my thing) and really enjoyed the pinot noir I had, he had a couple merlots. P. insisted on getting his own dessert so I went with the coffee creme brulee and he had the choc. bread pudding but it was more flourless choc. cake like, again tho I couldn't really taste it. Room wa busy at 8PM on Fri. but not completely jammed. Bar actually wasn't as busy as I thought it would be. It was a very nice meal but it'll probably be a long time before I make it back.
After the annual Harvard MA flea market, we stopped at Twin Seafood in W. Concord so I could finally try this place. Super casual, many choices of both fried and grilled. We split a two way combo of clams and scallops w/ cole slaw and fries for $14.95. They actually gave each of us ourown cole slaw which was nice, altho it was typical deli style cole slaw and fries were basic mediocre seafood fries. The fry job was pretty good, not the best I ever had but decent (I think I preferred the scallops), a good amount of food, nice people. I saw they had a lobster roll w/ fries for $14.95 which I may have to go back for. It's very cute in W. Concord.
I live and work down the street from Twin, and often indulge in a lunch or dinner from them. The lobster roll is very good, tons of lobster meat without too much else done to it, and not too much mayo. The roll is often subpar, and asking for it to be grilled helps, but with the way everything spills out you end up using a knife and fork (plastic) anyway. The fried clams are wonderful, and portions huge (have never bothered with more than a small, sometimes struggle to finish that). The chowders are not theirs, albeit tasty, I keep offering my recipe (they admit it is pretty darn good) but will stick with what they have. Still a good thing on a cold January day...
They are primarily a fish market, and while not cheap have good fresh stuff. It is very nice to be able to decide after a Patriots victory to walk down the street and get a live lobster or two...