Ribelle Now Has Nightly Tasting Menus
Tim Maslow previously alluded to them. Now they're a reality.
When I spoke with Ribelle’s Tim Maslow in early March, he admitted that he’d soon be switching around the format of his menu to something that would be “a sigh of relief” for his customers and waitstaff. Starting tonight, March 13, Ribelle will have a smaller, more truncated¬†‚Äúalla carta‚ÄĚ menu, to go along with two tasting menus complete with wine pairings by Beverage Director Theresa PaoPao.
The first is a five-course ‚Äúdegustazione di pasta‚ÄĚ (pasta tasting, $59), that will showcase Maslow’s wizardry with fresh pastas like his gnocchi with mussels and saffron and his pappardelle bolognese with kale and pork cracklings:
degustazione di pasta + beverage pairing
gnocchi¬†¬†+¬†mussels,¬†saffron,¬†nage,¬†herbs, preserved lemon
squid ink fideos¬†+ shrimp, almond, parsley
pappardelle¬†+ bolognese, kale, pork rinds
olive oil ice cream¬†+ chocolate shell
The second, a 9-course ‚Äúpieno di degustazione‚ÄĚ (full tasting, $89) will feature a selection curated from both the ‚Äúalla carta‚ÄĚ menu as well the Maslow’s arsenal of seasonal dishes [he's experimented with over 200 different plates since opening less than a year ago].
pieno di degustazione + beverage pairing
mafalde + robiola du latte, shiitake oil, pangrattata, parsley
smoky¬†oysters + fennel, orange, pistachio, buttermilk
salsify + black truffle, onion, fennel, trout roe
parsnip rice¬†+ shrimp escabeche, sage brown butter
chestnut¬†gemelli + chicken, ricotta salata, frisee, burnt butter raisin
lamb¬†neck + pipperade, 6 minute egg, umami crisp
chicories¬†+ raw and charred, squash, parmesan, prosciutto
Previously closed on Tuesdays, Ribelle is now open seven days a week starting at 5 p.m.They will also be open for brunch on both¬†Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2014/03/13/ribelles-now-nightly-tasting-menus/