A good friend recently lent me Gordon Hamersley’s Bistro Cooking at Home! Here’s a simple meal that I made last night..Seared Scallops with Garlic, Tomato and Olive Compote. You infuse garlic into some olive oil and use it to both to sear the scallops and in the compote. The compote is black olives, plumped-up sun-dried tomatoes, a shallot, some basil and a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Very easy and both beautiful and delicious.
Since I’ve been back, we’ve tried Prides Osteria in Beverly. A new restaurant opened on Rantoul Street that celebrates fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The owner, is Michael Magner who owns Prides Pizza- (921-1109 delivers delicious, thin crust pizza until 3:00am on Friday and Saturday nights). I tried the Pasta with Pesto and thought it was delicious. Looking forward to going back soon.
Lauren and I also tried Boma which is new to the South End. It’s right next to The Gallows on Washington Street. They had a new menu on the night we went. The service was good but it feels like they are still working things out- both with the menu and with the staff. Below is my beet salad. I thought the beets could be smaller and there could be more complexity of flavor in the salad and dressing. The Kale Ceasar Salad was the same story, but maybe they’ll work it out over the next couple of weeks/months.
That’s it for now!