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Lamb on the menu-who's got it?

thefoodster Feb 11, 2014 08:29 PM

Hi folks,

Looking for a place that has a lamb dish on the menu for a birthday person who really wants some. Another member of the smallish party is ovo-lacto vegetarian but no other requirements. Thinking along the vein of Sycamore, Puritan, A&H, Spoke, West Bridge, Rendezvous, Ribelle, Giulia, Coppa, Bergamot, Oleana. That kind of vibe. I could of course google all their menus but if anyone has had a recent lamb success and guesses the dish may be on the menu till say the end of March I would greatly appreciate your input. Cheers.

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    Madrid Feb 12, 2014 04:37 AM

    There are several lamb dishes on the Oleana menu but I have no idea how long they will be there. Search for Oleana...there was a recent trip report about a much-loved lamb dish there.

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      rozziegirl Feb 12, 2014 04:41 AM

      The braised lamb neck at West Bridge is delish. It's one of the larger dishes, meant to share. http://www.westbridgerestaurant.com/a...

      1. MeffaBabe Feb 12, 2014 05:04 AM

        Wayside Inn on their Complete Sunday Dinner menu has roast leg of lamb. They used to have the rack of lamb chops but I do not see that anymore.

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          smtucker Feb 12, 2014 05:10 AM

          Rendezvous has those wonderful "Slow-roasted lamb spare ribs with Berber spices and harissa" on the appetizer menu. I know that they change their menu frequently, but isn't that a staple item?

          1. MC Slim JB Feb 12, 2014 06:12 AM

            The grilled lamb sirloin at Alden & Harlow is one of many really fine dishes there.


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            1. re: MC Slim JB
              opinionatedchef Feb 16, 2014 02:06 AM

              alden and harlow:
              Grilled Lamb Sirloin*
              Cocoa Nibs, Grilled Carrot & Coriander Mash, Ramp Green – 16

              ALSO, ribelle has Lamb Tartare on dinner menu

            2. GretchenS Feb 12, 2014 10:01 AM

              The rack of lamb at Helmand in Cambridge is always wonderful and they have tons of interesting things for vegetarians

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                thefoodster Feb 13, 2014 04:37 AM

                Thanks for your input folks. When I relayed the information to the birthday person the response was, " Actually, I wanted to eat rabbit." So, I got the wrong animal. Oops.

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                1. re: thefoodster
                  Bellachefa Feb 13, 2014 04:55 AM

                  LOL! Actually I saw a couple of rabbits at my local stop and shop yesterday.

                  1. re: thefoodster
                    MC Slim JB Feb 14, 2014 05:32 AM

                    Rabbit and pasta seems to be the most common combination around Boston. I've tried and liked these:

                    Herb spaetzle with rabbit confit: Fairsted Kitchen. Love that place in general.
                    Strozzapretti with braised rabbit: Sportello
                    Braised rabbit tagliatelle: Farmstead Table

                    Can't vouch for these, but they are on current menus:

                    Rabbit in sour cream with garlic & herbs: Vernissage
                    Rabbit terrine app: Kirkland Tap & Trotter
                    Chicken-fried rabbit: Alden & Harlow
                    Rabbit boudin blanc app: Ten Tables, JP
                    Farro farfalle: No. 9 Park
                    Braised rabbit leg with noodles: Sandrine's
                    Tagliatelle with rabbit ragu: Dante
                    Smoked rabbit confit: EVOO
                    Braised rabbit tapa: Dali
                    Diced rabbit in Sichuan sauce: New Shanghai


                    1. re: MC Slim JB
                      bear Feb 14, 2014 05:37 AM

                      The rabbit terrine at Moody's Deli and Provisions in Waltham is pretty darned delicious, too.

                      1. re: MC Slim JB
                        Taralli Feb 15, 2014 11:33 PM

                        At Mamma Maria's: Rabbit Pasta Braised Vermont-raised rabbit, in the Tuscan-style with pappardelle pasta, crispy pancetta, and fresh rosemary, 29

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                      mats77 Feb 13, 2014 06:20 AM

                      My SO has to order the lamb tartare every time she goes to Bistro du Midi. I've only had it twice I think and it is very good.

                      1. KWagle Feb 13, 2014 08:57 PM

                        Mmm, rabbit! even cuter than lamb and equally delicious (thus disproving my friend's claim that "the cuter they are the better they taste.") So rabbit on the menu--who's got it? :D

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                        1. re: KWagle
                          Taralli Feb 14, 2014 04:27 AM

                          Alden & Harlow fried.

                          1. re: KWagle
                            Madrid Feb 14, 2014 05:05 AM

                            a recent thread on rabbit

                          2. Unfoodie Feb 14, 2014 12:58 PM

                            Surprising the rack of lamb at Jimmy's Steer house is old school simple (think mint jam), tasty and a bargain. I haven't been in years but the Aegean in Watertown has great lamb riblets.

                            1. opinionatedchef Feb 28, 2014 07:26 PM

                              foodster, did you alrdy do your dinner?
                              FYI. March 6th East by Northeast Special Dinner incl lamb:

                              Western China Menu

                              Grilled confit lamb belly, lamb fat roasted sweet potato, spiced salt

                              Warm romaine salad, lamb ragout, roasted garlic puree, soft boiled egg

                              Chickpea and carrot fritter, carrot puree, herb relish, pickled watermelon radish

                              Kale and smoked tofu samsa, strained yogurt, napa and pickled onion salad

                              Hand-stretched Kazakh noodles, braised lamb shoulder, laghman sauce, roasted red pepper and celery salad, spiced black vinegar

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                              1. re: opinionatedchef
                                thefoodster Mar 2, 2014 07:58 PM

                                Actually the friend wanted rabbit....I got the wrong animal! Looks delicious though :)

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