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mkfisher May 16, 2011 11:35 AM

I had Skate wing for the first time Friday at Fore Street up in Portland, ME. It was one of the more interesting things I've had in quite some time. Any suggestions on a place in Boston/Cambridge that serves it?

  1. yumyum May 16, 2011 11:37 AM

    One of my favorites! Rendezvous in Cambridge often has skate wing (and they do well with anything fish, I find), and Gaslight serves skate traditionally with brown butter.

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    1. re: yumyum
      kobuta May 16, 2011 03:49 PM

      When it's on the menu, I find Rendezvous' preparation of skate wing to be delicious!

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      trueblu May 16, 2011 01:28 PM

      I've had a decent, but not outstanding skate wing at Brasserie Joe. It's one of my favourite fish preparations -- this was competent, but I'll likely order something else next time.

      tb

      1. opinionatedchef May 16, 2011 04:56 PM

        skate is one of my top fav fishes, so silky . Like no other fish. My frustration with it in restaurants is that 99% of chefs, even the good creative ones, serve it with the same stupid brown butter caper sauce. yech(imo of course). it is just the oddest thing. imagine creative chefs only being able to serve beef as a plain steak.... Anyway, can't say when, but i have seen it on menus at EVOO, Gargoyles, 51 Lincoln, Aquitaine.

        Btw, Courthouse Fish Market has it fresh and they will remove the central 'wing' plate for you, leaving 2 lovely but fragile thin 'filets' of fish. (I bet that if it is not already on the menu of their Seafood restnt next door, they would serve you a deep fried version.) At home, I sautee it w/ various treatments and I always put it in my Diana Kennedy Mexican fish soup and other fish stews. So glad you discovered it!

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        EVOO Restaurant
        350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143

        51 Lincoln
        51 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA 02461

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          CookieLee May 17, 2011 12:24 PM

          When ESK first opened, they had a terrific skate wing entree - which rapidly went downhill. I don't know if they still offer it. I'm willing to give the place another chance, given all the love they get on here. I'll have to get to Gaslight and Rendezvous.

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