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Nov 1, 2010 08:45 AM

V. specific req: pumpkin risotto served in tiny baked hollowed out pumpkin?

Has anyone seen this on a menu anywhere? Thank you. I'm thinking somewhere like Scampo or possibly Dante or Prezza might have had the good sense to offer this. Anyone?

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  1. Not pumpkin risotto, but Amrheins generally has their chicken risotto in a maple glazed pumpkin around this time of the year. It's pretty amazing. If Richie is still in the kitchen there he makes a great risotto. It may be worth a call.

    Amrheins Restaurant
    80 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

    1. What's the thing that Helmand does in the tiny pumpkin?

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      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        I dunno, but it's been forever since I've been to Helmand, so I'll have to check that out.

        1. re: Alcachofa

          Looked it up -

          Pan-fried then baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and served on yogurt garlic sauce, topped with ground beef sauce. $7.50

          Sounds good, although not what you are looking for...

          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            I loveloveLOVE kaddo, both at Helmand and just last week at Ariana (the new Afghani restaurant in Allston, whose menu seems to be cribbed nearly word-for-word from Helmand's.) However, the kaddo is *made with* pumpkin, not served in a baby pumpkin.

      2. I do this at home every year...I love those little mini pumpkins and stuffing them with pumpkin risotto or fruit and cheese or sausage/saffron risotto. But I don't have a restaurant.....

        1. I just saw pumpkin risotto in tiny pumpkins at the Whole Foods prepared food counter in Andover. Would work if you decide to serve at home.

          1. Bistro 5 in West Medford often has this on their fall menu, I would call and check for availabiity.

            Bistro 5
            5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155