Thursday, April 4, 2013
Last weekend Meghan and I had lunch at The Butcher Shop, in Boston's South End. The Butcher Shop is very appropriately named, since aside from being a restaurant, it also serves as a real butcher shop.
Being the carnivore that I am, I've been excited to try this place for a long time.
As an appetizer, I chose the duck liver mousse: (they didn't give me extra bread for this... I wonder if people are expected to eat it as-is...?)
While Meghan had the house salad:
For our main dishes, Meghan had the butternut squash soup with kale and chickpeas:
Whereas I went for the Orecchitte: with cauliflower, gouda cheese, and romanesco
Here's a second, slightly closer look at the yummy cheese and cauliflower:
Given the concept behind this place, I was surprised that the menu wasn't composed entirely of different slabs of cow or pig. Granted - the lunch menu IS pretty limited. However, the pasta I had was yummy, the atmosphere was very relaxed, and I didn't find myself being disappointed in the end.
Overall rating: 7.5/10
552 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118