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:)