Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Five for five

Tremont 647 is a South End neighborhood spot that keeps on giving. As you may know, I am a strong advocate for their Taco Tuesday - I have practically gone every other week this summer - and their brunch is one of the strongest in the area.
I had yet to try their dinner and just recently, a fabulous opportunity arose to try out their tasting menu.  Five courses with an 'amuse bouche' on a weekday evening sounds pretty appetizing to me!

Let's get right into the details shall we? After the 'amuse-bouche', a deep fried dumpling with hot sauce and a dressed up soy sauce for dipping, we were served some greens atop a bed of thinly sliced beets with candied orange pieces and a cashew crumble.  This dish was a nice start, nothing too bold, just a teaser trailer.

The second course was a shrimp taco with cucmber slaw.  As you can imagine, this guy hit a home run.  The shrimp were perfectly cooked and the tang from the vinaigrette was balanced beautifully by the fresh cucumber.
Up next was a fish dish atop tomato rice with big plump raisins, sundried tomatos and golden figs.  The whole thing was coated in a subtle but marked dijon mustard sauce.  This dish was excellent, although the rice seemed a tad over cooked.

At this point I thought we were moving onto dessert and then out came this beauty - lamb with roasted potatoes and a mixed salad with heirloom tomatoes, corn, feta and a yogurt sauce.  The meat was tender and juicy, the flavours complemented eachother just right.

Here's a close up of the potatoes,  which arrived with little bubbles still bursting from the pan...talk about nice timing!

The sweet ending, when it was time, was a cupcake served in a cup.  Layer of rich chocolate cake divided by rich cream cheese frosting and topped with fresh raspberries and a sweet syrup took the final bow. I absolutely loved it - I finished every last crumb and (I have to admit) licked the rim clean.
For a tasting, Tremont 647 provided great variety through harmony, large portions and an accumulating success with each dish somehow topping the previous one.
I fully endorse this restaurant for any and all of its meals, the South End is lucky to have it:)

7 comments:

  1. I've never been here before, but am moving just down the street soon, so after reading this I'll definitely have to check it out!

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  2. Oh Yes! A definate try and re-try:)

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  3. love the sounds of that dessert. well, all the food really. I can't believe I have never been here!

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  4. Yes it is so simple...and yet so ingenius:)

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  5. I've never been to Tremont 647 but I just bought a Gilt city coupon so I will check it out soon! Glad to read your good review!

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  6. I am equally glad to hear you will be hitting it up:)

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