Monday, January 2, 2012

A Peruvian feast at Rincon Limeno in East Boston

It was definitely a case of our eyes being bigger than our stomachs. But what a feast we had this evening at Rincon Limeno, a Peruvian restaurant in East Boston, just on the other side of Logan Airport from our home.

We each started with a Pisco Sour, a traditional cocktail from Peru, made from Pisco brandy, lime juice, simple syrup, egg whites, and a dash of bitters. It was my first, and it was very sweet, but had a interesting texture, with the egg whites forming a light merigune floating in the top of my glass.

Next up was Papa a la huancaina, an appetizer consisting of sliced boiled potatoes with a cheese sauce flavored with peppers and olives.

And because we can never pass up a good ceviche, we had to get the (large) platter of Ceviche Misto, a delicious platter of fresh seafood “cooked” in lime juice with onions and fresh herbs. The flavors were outstanding and the texture was just right. Our friend Salvador makes an awesome ceviche in the summertime - so this was a great mid-winter treat for us.

Peter, who was an exchange student in Lima, Peru, for three months when he was 16 years old, went with his favorite dish, Lomo Saltado, a mixture of seasoned steak tips with onions, tomatoes and cilantro, all served on a bed of French fries.

And just so I could try everything that looked good, I got the Plato Montaniero, a sampler plate offering up a grilled steak, crispy pork, rice topped with a fried egg, fried plantain, a bowl of beans, and a green salad.

This was our second visit to Rincon Limeno, and we’ll definitely be going back. It’s an easy ride, and the food is outstanding and reasonably priced. And there is so much more I want to try on the menu.

Rincon Limeno
409 Chelsea Street
East Boston, MA 02128

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year, Mike! I'll have to try this restaurant the next time that I'm in Boston. Everything looks delicious, especially the ceviche misto.



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