Best Uni in town...
- Dante8 Jul 2, 2011 01:51 PM
Being brand new to Boston & living in Brookline area-
Where can I get the best uni that's not too far away?
Plated/served: In whatever creative or non creative way
Coppa Enoteca does a spaghetti alla carbonara with sea urchin, bacon and egg that is really nice.
Toro usually has sea urchin in a couple of tapas, like erizos, a little stew of uni, crab, and Maine lobster. They used to serve this in half a sea urchin shell with the spines blunted, very cool, but I don't think they do that anymore.
Both Coppa and Toro (which have the same exec chef) have done a bocadillo, a little pressed sandwich of uni and something else rich and creamy (marrow, miso butter, like that), but I don't see them on either current menu.
Clio has a long-running cassolette of sea urchin and Maine lobster on its app menu.
O Ya uses sea urchin to good effect in several of its nigiri, sashimi, and noodle dishes.
253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
If you want to buy uni trays Courthouse Seafood in East Cambridge, Sakanaya in Allston, and Ebisuya in Medford are good places.
75 Linden St, Boston, MA 02134