March 24, 2014 Mare
I’m meeting some old coworkers/friends at Mare for dinner. The weather on Thursday was beautiful, so it was a nice walk from my office. This place will be even better once the summer gets here and they open all the windows!
The Dine Out Boston menu:
3 Oysters–chef choice and 3 Cherrystone Clams
Saute Mussels, Italian style, olive oil, garlic, white wine, spicy
Bufala Mozzarella Caprese, heirloom tomatoes, basil, pesto, balsamic reduction
Homemade Gnocchi and Clams, fresh cherry tomatoes
Rock Crab Spaghetti, shrimp, clams, scallops, cherry tomato sauce
Truffle and Spinach Spaghettoni
Butterfly Branzino, homemade potatoes and seasonings, spinach
Stuffed Calamari, lobster, clams, scallop, shrimp, lemon sauce served with broccoli rabe
7 Spice Chicken, cooked under the brick, creamy parmigiano polenta, broccoli rabe
Tiramisu, lady fingers, coffee amaretti, mascarpone
Flourless Chocolate Cake, chocolate ganache, hazelnut gelato, chantilly
Ricotta Pie, sweet ricotta in pastry
One of my friend’s gets a selection of oysters (she didn’t do the dine out Boston menu): 2 Howland’s Landing ($2.60 each), a Wellfleet ($2.40), a Cape Maysalt ($2.90) and a Little Pleasant ($2.40). The oysters come with 4 sauces, including a limoncello sauce and a tartar sauce among others.
For dessert, I ended the meal with the ricotta pie, probably one of the better ricotta pies I have had. Sweet but not too sweet with a dash of powdered sugar on top – I wish I could have finished it, it was that good, but I was quite full from the rest of my meal. The service was good, our waitress was attentive. The tables were a bit too close for comfort here, but we were lucky enough to score a table at the end, so it wasn’t so bad. The restaurant was quite full when we left – a popular choice among locals and tourists alike.
135 Richmond Street, Boston, MA