Boston Area Restaurants With The Best Food Presentations (Phantom Gourmet)

November 30, 2012 6:09 PM

(Photo from Phantom Gourmet)

At many restaurants, presentation is just as important as the food. Dan Andelman of the Phantom Gourmet checks out some of the Boston area’s best restaurants when it comes to presentation – a veritable feast for the eyes.
(Photo from Phantom Gourmet)

(Photo from Phantom Gourmet)

A Tavola

34 Church Street
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 729-1040

At A Tavola in Winchester, Chef/Owner Vittorio Ettore puts a modern twist on the classic Italian porchetta. “We smoke it to order. And to do that, we have a dome, and then inside the dome we inject smoke,” he said. “And then at the table, we lift up the dome and the smoke comes out.”

(Photo from Phantom Gourmet)

(Photo from Phantom Gourmet)

West Bridge

One Kendall Square
1 Kendall Square, Cambridge
(617) 945-0221

The signature dish at West Bridge restaurant in Kendall Square seems more like a science experiment than a gourmet delicacy: the mysteriously delicious Egg in a Jar.

“It’s a super-rich mash potatoes with Hen of the Woods mushrooms that are fried up crispy in a pan. Put that all together with a duck egg that’s been cooked for an hour at 63 degrees. Stir it up and go crazy,” West Bridge’s chef Matthew Gaudet said.

“All the ingredients are layered in a jar. We serve it with a spoon and you have to stir it up to get the full experience. Break the yolk. Get in there,” said owner Alexis Gelburd-Kimler.

(Photo from Phantom Gourmet)

(Photo from Phantom Gourmet)

Bin 26

26 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-5939

The most popular dessert at Bin 26 on Beacon Hill is the Threeramisu, a trio of eye-catching riffs on Italian tiramisu – including a traditional cake, house-made gelato, and a creamy milkshake.

In the world of food, presentation only gets you so far. The good news is that all of these restaurants’ dishes are all delicious as well.

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