Craving something on the healthier side and always on the hunt for great restaurants serving lunch, the Where to Eat team set out today for beni, located at 405 Hancock Street in North Quincy.
If you're a fan of sushi, you've probably experienced that familiar worried feeling when trying a new restaurant, that your sushi may not be good, because there's so much as stake!.... So, in we bravely ventured, only to find an adorable sushi cafe. Modern and minimalistic yet comfortable, you can breathe easy, beni will not only please but delight! The sushi chefs were extremely friendly and informative, telling us where we could get a 'Make Your Own' Sushi kit, even though I'm sure ours would pale in comparison.
We ordered the Mango Madness Maki (mango, shrimp, cucumber and tempura bits roll, topped with thinly sliced tuna and spicy mayo) which was a blend of truly amazing flavors, the Shrimp Tempura Maki because you can never go wrong with shrimp tempura... and the Volcano Maki (tuna and avocado roll topped with tempura bits, spicy sauce and tobiko) which was actually served in the shape of a volcano with spicy mayo and tobiko 'exploding' out!
Best of all, our most expensive specialty roll was only $7.50! Needless to say... I know where I'll be begging to go to lunch from now on. Healthy food, great taste and all at a good price!
Last night, Where to Eat continued to celebrate its 10 year anniversary at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. Chef Bruce put together a fantastic menu of wonderfully paired duos featuring some of their specialties for "A Taste of Rowes Wharf Sea Grille"
The evening began with a Bacardi pre-dinner cocktail hour, featuring the Harborside Daiquiri, BACARDI rum, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice and Simple Syrup. Also available was the Green Tea Gimlet. This drink had a complex mix of flavors, yet still felt light and springy (BOMBAY Sapphire Gin, Green Tea Syrup, Fresh Basil, Fresh Cucumber and Lemon Juice).
I began my meal with the Sea Grille Crudo of the day and White Soy Tossed Yellowfin Tuna Tartar. The plates complimented each other well and served as a refreshing starter.
For my second course I chose the Lemon and Herb Chicken Breast and Grilled Prime Filet Mignon. The meat was so tender I could cut it with a butter knife!
The other main course options were Gilled Nova Scotia Salmon & Simply Grilled Daily Catch and Parmesan Cheese Tossed Fresh Pappardelle & Golden Potato Gnocchi. Both plated beautifully.
The grand finale.... dessert was phenomenal of course; Dark Chocolate Espresso Pie & Banana Cream Pie, Strawberry Rhubarb Streusel Tart & Meyer Lemon Napoleon and Passion Fruit Panna Cotta & Pomegranate Sorbet. I chose the Panna Cotta and Sorbet, which was the perfect light pairing, to make me forget that I had just thoroughly enjoyed six whole courses.