Calamari Makes A Statement
Formerly known as “Restaurant Week”, “Dine Out Boston” featured calamari on 11 menus for its winter 2014 event.
Restaurant week is known as a time for special dishes and indulgence, and calamari's presence on menus across the city during these 2 weeks of celebration is a testament to the dish's popularity.
For your browsing convenience and future recipe inspiration we've included this year's 11 calamari dishes below with links to the respective restaurant's website:
A Tavola (Winchester, MA)
Piattini Sample - Roasted Eggplant Puree with, Thinly Sliced Pig Roast & Grilled RI Squid
Bacco (North End, Boston, MA)
Crispy Garlic Calamari - With Spicy Three Peppers
Bistro 5 (Medford, MA)
Calamari - Semolina-Coated Fried Squid with Sweet & Spicy Tomato Chutney
Grotto (Beacon Hill, Boston, MA)
Mare - Grilled calamari, White beans, Arugula, Peppers, Lemon vinaigrette
Lucca (North End, Boston, MA)
Calamari - Sautéed calamari, pickled cherry peppers, black olives, capers, spicy pomodoro sauce, grilled bread
Lucca (Back Bay)
Calamari - Point Judith calamari, tomato, eggplant caponata with peppers, olives, red onion, basil, oregano, balsamico
Metropolis Café (South End, Boston, MA)
Calamari "Noodles" Puttanesca with Blood Orange, Capers, Tarragon and Crispy Garlic
Nico (North End, Boston, MA)
Calamari Fritti - lightly deep-fried fresh calamari served with marinara sauce
Ristorante Villa Francesca (North End, Boston, MA)
Calamari Al Guazzetto - Sautéed with fresh tomato, garlic and Italian spices
Fettuccine Calamari - Squid sautéed with fresh tomatoes, garlic and Italian spices
Sofia Italian Steakhouse (West Roxbury, Boston, MA)
Calamari Fritti - With salsa picante and banana peppers
Trattoria Il Panino (North End, Boston, MA)
Calamari fritti - Golden crispy squid with spicy tomato sauce
Visit www.restaurantweekboston.com to learn more about Dine Out Boston and its various calamari offerings. Restaurant week is held in Boston twice a year, so if you find yourself in beautiful New England mark your calendar! The summer edition is scheduled for August 17-22 & 24-29.
Here's to great calamari, great food, and great restaurants!
-The Team at Town Dock