Sitting down to write next to my window where the grey sky is spitting something unwelcome, having worn my down winter jacket outside last night, it’s hard to believe we sat outside on the Sinclair’s rooftop patio a few weeks ago and shared lovely food and conversation while the sun made my nose as red as the Bloody Mary in front of me. Alas, that’s Boston weather.
I was lucky enough to find myself again with the Boston Brunchers for another feel-like-a-celebrity outing. Some of our get togethers are more like this than others, and in this case we owe the experience to the fact that The Sinclair’s staff was beyond amazing. Everyone was accommodating and seemed happy to have us, from the hosts to our servers to the Chef who prepared for us one tasting dish after another. And so we felt like royalty… Royalty that was stuffed to the brim and halfway to drunk by the end of it all. The people of the Sinclair definitely know how to have a good time, and their kitchen knows how to make a mean duck hash.
First, we were greeted with these pretty things. This set of 3 Mimosas is on the regular menu, which is neat for variety’s sake. The lightest and most refreshing of the three cocktails we tried, I would mostly likely order these again. The dishes themselves were a little too seafood oriented for myself, but I can appreciate that this excites other people. And, hey, this is a very attractive oyster. It tasted pretty good too.
While I felt similarly about the sight of raw Salmon, the chef knew what he was doing. The Truffle Oil, pickled onion and jalepenos were a genius addition. What better way to get rid of a raw taste than with an afrodisiac and pickled spice?
Phew, on to cocktail number two. This was one heavy Bloody Mary, I liked it because the pepper was by no means the only flavor – well done.
Following was a thick White Asparagus soup. It was very tasty, I liked the parmesan cheese and tomato.
The Calamari won me over. Still a kid at heart; fry anything and I’ll eat it. Not so kid-like, though, I liked that it was spicy. The Tom Yum Gai sauce was delicious, proving that the Sinclair has a wide range of flavor profiles under its belt. Gluten friendly, it’s fried with cornmeal, not flour.
OKAY, still with me? We had one more cocktail… While sweet and definitely my style, what I needed instead at this point was a nap.
Last was my very favorite dish – the Duck Hash. I think I would have had this for every course if I had the choice. It was better and much more unique than my other duck hash experience at The Fireplace, which I was satisfied with until I met this dish. The sweet potatoes and roots were perfectly soft and hearty while the duck was very flavorful and somewhat light. Perfectly complementary.
As part of my involvement with The Boston Brunchers this meal was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.