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Mar 9, 2010 08:15 AM

Has Menton opened?

If not, does anyone know when it's scheduled to open?

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  1. Supposedly at the end of this month.

      1. The way my French buddy pronounces that name, it sounds like "mutton". He says, "Terrible name: nobody in France goes to Menton for the food." (I definitely think of The FreshMaker first.) Would love to hear the owners' definitively correct pronunciation: did they choose the French, Occitan, or Mentonasc version?

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          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            I suppose we need to wait for however Billy Costa or the Andelmans say it.


            1. re: MC Slim JB

              ".....the yuzu gelee at Men-tin is perfectly crispy on the outside and impossibly gooey on the inside....."

              1. re: hiddenboston

                Hmm, but will bathroom cleanliness and availability of parking be able to trump low scores on portion size and value?


                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  I'd play it safe if I were Barbara, and serve each course in a deep fried bread bowl coated in cheese and sour cream. "For a dish worth driving your Bentley to."

                  1. re: nsenada

                    Wow, that's the first time I've laughed out loud in a couple of days! Thanks, nsenada!

                    1. re: hiddenboston

                      You're welcome! Thanks to your post, I've been Andelman-izing all food descriptions in my head.

                      1. re: nsenada

                        The trick is to incorporate Andelman-izing into all your future memos.

                        1. re: Alcachofa

                          This thread has become outrageously addictive! But I must go, as I am headed to.........Quan'ssssss..........Kitchennnnnn.........

              2. re: MC Slim JB

                I can't believe those names rolled off your tongue (pen). Wait, I'm picking myself up off the floor. I must be dreaming. Ha! Ha! Good one MC.

                1. re: CocoDan

                  It's not really fair to Costa to lump him in with The Dumb Brothers, but his pronunciations of foodstuffs are sometimes appalling. I thought he grew up in East Cambridge with some Portuguese ancestry, but I heard him say "chew-REE-co" for chouriço on TV Diner not too long ago.


                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    I agree, but Costa can get a little weird at times. I still measure my dining- out selections by the regulars on this board before any of the TV self proclaimed experts. i enjoy the occasional levity.