The ugh: Saw Super
tonight. I'm a big fan of James Gunn's movies The Specials
. Neither of which were rapey, so imagine my surprise at the three rape scenes in Super
. And that is not even the only reason Adam and I were really disappointed in Super
, but given how much I've talked up his other movies, I'd be remiss in not telling you that I cannot recommend this one.
The yay: Dinner at Tempo Bistro
in Waltham. Adam had tuna/salmon tartare and monkfish wrapped in prosciutto over paella; I had "Pan Seared Long Island Duck Breast and Confit Leg; Sugar Pumpkin, Candied Pecan and Sage Risotto, Green Beans, Cranberry Reduction". Damn, I was hoping the website would tell me what they did to the green beans. Because they Did a Thing that made me go whoa, and it's going to bug me until I figure out what it was! There was a touch of balsamic, but only a touch, and there was something else
Anyway, the duck was holy crap yum, and the cranberry was absolutely perfect with it - and oh dear gods the risotto. This was moan-out-loud risotto. I wanted to have sex with the risotto. Adam expressed doubt that this could be managed; I reassured him that I could find a way. Dayum.
Adam had a chocolate bread pudding for dessert that provoked much the same reaction as my risotto did; being very full of duck and risotto, I had the mini version of the vanilla bean creme brulee, which was very rich with vanilla bean; nom.
They have an extensive gluten-free menu
. I'm very choice-limited due to the shellfish and soy allergies, but I found plenty to choose from and totally recommend this place. Also, when we got the check? It had "***ALLERGY!!***" printed across the top so the chef couldn't miss it. Smart!
We will definitely go back. *nod*
EDIT: I was just reviewing the main menu with sindrian
, and I realized: There's not much difference between that and the celiac menu.
Basically, almost everything but the pizzas, mac & cheese, and fried things? Gluten-free.
Because it doesn't have
to have gluten. So why put it in?