Post Your Three Favorite Things You ate in Boston in 2011
(Home cooking doesn't count).
Kaeng Hangleh from Thai North, succulent, slow braised very complex spicing pork belly. Might have made this list cause I just had it this week, but wow!
Portuguese Tart from Great Taste Bakery - Darned hooked on these.
Strip T's Eggplant Bahn Mi. So many dishes to love, but this one stands out for it's perfect creative twist on a classic, and heck, it's relatively healthy too.
In all fairness now that I have a family, been watching my budget a bit so no Menton or 8 course wine tastings at Troquet this year.
I do not get out nearly as often as I would like but here are some standouts in my mind:
Butternut Squash Risotto - Porter Cafe
Chicken Saltimbocca - Carlos Cuccina
Linguine with Littlenecks in a White Sauce - Massiminos
.....and I am cheating but I need to add one more: the seared scallop appetizer served over celeriac mash with a balsamic fig reduction at Delfino's.
Pasta at Coppa (no longer on the menu)
Chocolate croissant at Canto 6
Mushroom tagliatelle at Alta Strada
As cited in my annual Devil's Dining Awards, the Dish of the Year (tie):
-- A simple soup of broth, crouton, poached egg, cheese, and white Alba truffles at Erbaluce
-- Handmade burrata with shaved vegetable salad, pistachio vinaigrette, and aniseed tuile at Bondir
-- Roasted apple salad with corned beef tongue, horseradish, and beet broth at Strip-T’s
-- Crudo of striper collar at Coppa Enoteca.
There was also this giant bucket of Bon Chon Chicken (both sauces) and mountain of Bud Light Lime and High Life ponies we polished off after a hot summer day spent helping a friend move: that was pretty special in its own way, too.