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OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - Cubangirl - 12-11-2012

As a reward for helping with the kids, my wonderful SIL and DD took me to Barbara Lynch's Menton in Boston for dinner the night before I left. It was without a doubt the best restaurant meal I've ever had. I loved the place, the service was amazing; unintrusive, but had new plates, silver, etc. for each dish, fresh bread as soon as I finished the last bite, plates removed, water filled, no "and how are we liking the food today" type of questions, and the food was way beyond my expectations. Amazingly, some of my favorites where preparations of foods I have always disliked. Lesson learned is not to dislike foods, dislike preparations. I would have never believed I would be raving about foie gras or Kampachi with caviar since I had previously really disliked all 3. The one dish I thought I'd like best, the langoustines, was my least favorite, go figure.

I chose to not have the wine pairing, so just had a couple of excellent whites, but my SIL did, and most of the wines were also fantastic. I didn't get a copy of his wine list (he did), since I probably can't afford them anyway, but I particularly loved an Austrian Riesling (which are different than the German versions which I normally don't drink) and a lovely Boston Madeira. Apart from the actual quality of the food and the wines, I really enjoyed the different wine glasses, a different shape for each course in the thinnest glass I've seen. Now I wished I'd acted like a tourist and taken pictures of each course. Anyway I thought I'd share the menu.
[Image: MentonMenu.png]
Alina


Re: OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - esgunn - 12-11-2012

wow, What an experience!


Re: OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - luvnit - 12-11-2012

How fun! I love that!


Re: OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - BarbaraS - 12-11-2012

What a wonderful thing to do for you!

Barbara


Re: OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - Gourmet_Mom - 12-11-2012

What a wonderful experience!


Re: OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - cjs - 12-11-2012

Oh my, I love a dining experience like that!! ALINA!! For heaven's sake, act like a tourist and take pictures!!

Each course sounds better than the previous!


Re: OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - karyn - 12-11-2012

That sounds amazing! What a wonderful thank you!! I'm so glad you shared the menu.


Re: OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - DFen911 - 12-12-2012

Holy Cow...what an incredible event to enjoy!! I am so jealous. What was your favorite?


Re: OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - Cubangirl - 12-12-2012

All the canap├ęs were amazing. I could happily have had a full meal of the Kampachi and the onion macaron. The tilefish and the venison dishes were both favorites.


Re: OT-The most wonderful restaurant meal ever. - Mare749 - 12-13-2012

What a nice thing to do for you, Alina! And well deserved, too! Love the menu. I would have tried anything on there, but the tilefish really caught my eye. Wow!