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IMG_3944It’s Dine Out Boston week – so many great restaurants to choose from, so little time. Check out this great article by Eater that lists the best bets, broken down by meal and by price. New to Dine Out Boston? It’s the revamped restaurant week. Lunches are $15, $20 and $25 and dinners are $28, $33 and $38 for a prix fixe menu.

IMG_3946After careful research, I chose Tremont 647 for one of my Dine Out Boston meals. They have plenty of things on the menu that just sounded delicious. I have been here before, but that was for brunch. Andy Husbands, the owner and chef at Tremont 647 was recently recognized at the New England Food Show that took place over the weekend.

IMG_3962They are offering the following:

Appetizers

Asparagus & Leek Soup
lamb bacon, smoked paprika

5 Spice Pork Rilllette
sambal, scallion pancakes

Molly’s Quinoa Fritter
harissa aioli

House Smoked Salmon Lettuce Wraps
herb crème fraiche, sweet red onion relish

Agave Glazed Grilled Asparagus
zaatar, pistachio, preserved myer lemons

Somerville Buratta
grilled and marinated spring vegetable salad, grilled foccacia

BONUS: S/M/W
Lobster Mac’n’Cheese
mornay sauce, topped with ritz crackers

Korean Beef Dumplings
soy sake sauce

Entrée

Skuna Bay Pan Seared Salmon
cilantro israeli couscous, carrot ginger purée

Andy’s Famous 180 Ribs
st. louis ribs, coleslaw, cornbread

Buttermilk Fried Chicken
bacony collards, rosemary biscuit, 3-chili gravy

Red Wine Marinated Short Rib
sweet potato grits, braised kale

Spit Roasted Pork Loin
serrano mashed potato, mushroom jus

BONUS: S/M/W
Pan Roasted Sea Scallops
roasted baby vegetables, spring pea & parmesan puree

Steak Frites
chipolte fries, almond mole, grilled asparagus

Dessert

Dark Chocolate Cremeux
pretzel crunch, red currants

Rhubarb Cobbler Cheesecake
vanilla ginger honey

BONUS: S/M/W
Banana Cream Pie
caramel and chocolate drizzle, bacon almond chocolate bark

Buttercake
caramel whip, prickly pear jam

IMG_3949We start with the Lobster Mac’n’Cheese with mornay sauce and topped with ritz crackers. Really tasty, I like the consistency of the sauce and the amount of lobster in this dish.

IMG_3951We also have the Korean Beef Dumplings with soy sake sauce – and odd choice, but they are indeed delicious – the filling has really nice flavors.

IMG_3953For an entree we have the steak frites with chipolte fries, almond mole, and grilled asparagus. The fries are hot, hot, hot. After a few bites, we can feel ourselves getting a little warm!

IMG_3955I order the buttermilk fried chicken with bacony collards, rosemary biscuit, 3-chili gravy. The chicken was tender, it fell off the bone. And the biscuit, holy hell was it tasty – the flavor was subtle and the biscuit just melted in your mouth. The greens, which I would normally pass right over (I try and put as few vegetables in my body as humanly possible) were to my surprise, very tasty. They were  little bit sweet from the onions. A really  great dish.

IMG_3960The best part: dessert. Dark Chocolate Cremeux with pretzel crunch, and red currants. The pretzel crunch, I could have eaten for days, I wish there were more of it on the dish. The dessert was VERY rich, you have to have bites of everything to cut the  heaviness of the cremeux. I love the presentation of this dessert.

IMG_3961On paper, this is not a dessert I would have chosen. Rhubarb Cobbler Cheesecake with vanilla ginger honey. These two desserts were like night and day. The cheesecake was impossibly light without giving up a creamy texture. The crust had a hint of sweetness and was probably my favorite part. An excellent dessert by Heather Paige, the resident pastry chef!

Tremont 647

647 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

http://tremont647.com/

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