Trying to find all the best restaurants in Boston, I jumped at a Gilt City deal for a tasting menu at Ribelle in Brookline. Ribelle is a small restaurant by chef Tim Maslow, a Momofuku alum. By the way, if you've never bought any voucher from Gilt City, you can get 25% off your first purchase using this link.
While waiting for my friends to arrive, I spent time at the bar with the Hip Replacement (Laphroaig, lime, salt, burnt cinnamon, $13), a nice cocktail with plenty of the components I like: smoke and citrus.
Our dinner started strong with some South Bay Blonde oysters with shiso ice. I'm really digging the briny East Coast oysters and these sweet oysters from Cape Cod are no exception.
We had a wonderful salad of Macoun apples, stracciatella, mustard frill, nori.
Halibut, squash, tarragon, squid ink
Pappardelle, bolognese, kale, pork rinds
One of my friends said this was sort of Ribelle's "signature dish", though, and I wondered if that was really the case, as I was more wowed by my earlier courses that this one.
Pear cremeux, blue cheese, cashew, nibs, malt, grapefruit
1665 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445