Toast of the Town

Whether you call it bruschetta, crostini, or, simply, toast, this crisp bread (and all its toppings) has become the snack du jour.

toast bruschetta crostini crispy bread

Photo by Bruce Peterson, Styling by Rowena Day/Ennis

crostini

Trio of crostini: sausage and spinach; walnut and green olive; and sautéed mushroom (part of a larger crostini misti appetizer)

Trattoria Toscana$9

crostini

Spicy-tuna crostini

Oishii$6

crostini

Lobster-and-truffle crostini with white-bean purée

Aragosta $17

crostini

Goat-cheese crostini with beet tartare, baby arugula, and salmon roe

Church $6 

toast

Radish toast with salted butter, lardo, and beech mushrooms

West Bridge$7

bruscetta

Broccoli-rabe bruschetta with white beans and sautéed garlic

Lucia (Winchester) $8

toast

Tasting of toast: radish, cultured butter, and sea salt; apple butter and aged cheddar; and avocado, poached shrimp, and smoked paprika

Park $10

bruscetta

Duck-pâté bruschetta with ricotta and saba (a type of wine syrup)

Rialto$5

bruscetta

Selection of bruschetta: Manchego with house-made quince jam and crushed pistachio; beef-tongue pastrami with caper aioli and pickled shallots; and apple and Gorgonzola with prosciutto

Posto$6–$7 each

toast

Maine-crab toast with Granny Smith apple mousse, apple, and celeriac

The Hawthorne $12

toast

Lamb-belly-pastrami toast with dijon and pickled vegetables

Franklin Southie $9 

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