I stopped in for a quick dinner at Turner Fisheries after a day of meetings in Boston last week and found that Chef Armand Toutaint is still delivering some of the best, and underrated, seafood in our city. Here's a recap.
I selected the La Marca Prosecco to enjoy with dinner, balanced acidity with a light taste.
I started with the Crispy Calimari with Pappadew Peppers, Capers and Roasted Garlic Aioli.
The key to a fried calamari is the proper temperature, the coating and a clean oil. This version had it all.
My entree was the Seafood Risotto with Maine Lobster, Bay Scallops, Caribbean Shrimp and Reggiano Parmesan.
The creamy risotto is perfectly cooked and there is plenty of seafood. This is one of the top, if not the top, of seafood risottos in Boston.
The risotto is served with a very nice touch: a side dish of melted butter for that lobster tail meat.
For dessert was Turners take on Boston Cream Pie. A deconstructed version which is pretty on a plate is delightful and satisfyingly sweet with a good coffee but does not hold the experience of the traditional cake with custard filling. Not what I was expecting but still a nice alternative.
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