Ariadne – Boston

My notes are sparse on this meal at Ariadne, but I think the photos speak volumes. Ariadne bills itself as “Delicious food with Mediterranean & Asian influences.”

There were exactly 8 people in the restaurant from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. My dad and his friend just had a main course and I chose one appetizer and one slighter larger plate. 

Tuna Sashimi with avocado, passion fruit, peanuts, miso & pea sprouts 

This was an $18 slightly larger course of 5 small slices of tuna that you needed a magnifying glass to find. It was topped with a huge “salad” of grated daikon, carrots and other assorted “stuff.” I kept thinking there must be more tuna under all the stuff on top. No such luck. Why the peanuts is a mystery to me. I would say that the food cost for this dish was approximately 10% if that. Absolutely dreadful.

Uneaten stuff.

 

Grilled Squid with arugula, olives, creamy hummus and a lemon vinaigrette 

There was lots of hummus, lots of arugula, many, many olives, but squid – it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. 

I didn’t taste any of the mains, but suffice it to say, much went uneaten.

 

Grilled Lamb Rack with broccoli rabe, tzatziki, bulghur wheat & lamb ossobucco-

 

Pan Seared Duck Breast with roasted garlic bread pudding, Swiss chard, ciopollini onions & kumquats – 

I think I know why there were only 8 people in this restaurant at prime time.

   
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