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Has Menton opened?

SuperFineSugar Mar 9, 2010 08:15 AM

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

  1. MC Slim JB Mar 16, 2010 12:39 PM

    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?


    12 Replies
    1. re: MC Slim JB
      Bob Dobalina Mar 16, 2010 12:54 PM

      Bostonian - MEHnt-in

      1. re: Bob Dobalina
        MC Slim JB Mar 16, 2010 12:56 PM

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


        1. re: MC Slim JB
          hiddenboston Mar 16, 2010 01:29 PM

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

          1. re: hiddenboston
            MC Slim JB Mar 16, 2010 01:46 PM

            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
              nsenada Mar 16, 2010 05:47 PM

              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
                hiddenboston Mar 17, 2010 07:34 AM

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

                1. re: hiddenboston
                  nsenada Mar 17, 2010 12:19 PM

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

                  1. re: nsenada
                    Alcachofa Mar 17, 2010 12:35 PM

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

                    1. re: Alcachofa
                      hiddenboston Mar 17, 2010 12:40 PM

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

          2. re: MC Slim JB
            CocoDan Mar 17, 2010 06:47 AM

            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
              MC Slim JB Mar 17, 2010 06:50 AM

              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
                CocoDan Mar 17, 2010 07:23 AM

                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.

      2. fmcoxe6188 Mar 16, 2010 11:04 AM

        Opens April 3- http://www.mentonboston.com/

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          hsquare2southend Mar 9, 2010 12:53 PM

          Supposedly at the end of this month.

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