Menton - Boston

Boston is a beautiful city, rich in history, culture and of course, great food! I've dined at Menton once before, prior to starting this blog, and so I knew to expect exceptional service and world class cuisine. Menton is located in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood where you'll find historic brown brick buildings blend in with modern architecture, all at a stones throw away from the water front. Their sophisticated, contemporary decor of gold light fixtures, chairs & tables with warm marble tops define the Gold Bar where I enjoyed lunch. They usually do not offer the tasting menus during the day, but ask and you shall receive! The restaurant's name originates from the French seaside town of Menton which borders Italy fitting the Italian and French cuisine driven menu. Menton holds the Relais & Chateaux banner and is a Five-Star property as per Forbes Travel Guide. Executive Chef Barbara Lynch herself is a James Beard Award-winner and the only female in the U.S. to hold the distinguished title of Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux. I hope you enjoy my "From the Elements" tasting menu at Menton.

Updated Post - August 2018 - From my "Revisiting New England and the North East" piece

Seared Foie Gras, Macerated Stone Fruit, Carmelized Yogurt, Semolina Cake  

Fettuccine, King Crab, Piquillo Pepper, Paprika

Roasted Porcelet - Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Pork Belly,
Grilled Plum, Mustard Greens, Fennel

Tahitian Vanilla Custard, Pistachio Crust, Bing Cherries
Basil, Vanilla Crème Anglaise, Sicilian Pistachio Ice Cream & Crumbles

Original Post - October 2016

Jack Rose cocktail and beautiful marble table tops of the Gold Bar (Prior to the 2018 renovations)

Butter Soup - Kataifi-wrapped Langoustine, Shellfish, Royal White Sturgeon Caviar

Yellowfin Tuna Crudo - Apple, Nectarine, Nori

Culurzones (Ravioli) - Quattro Formaggi, Pancetta, Mushroom Bolognese

Tart of Foie Gras - Almond, Figs, Moorish Spice

I was blown away when the Maître d offered me this wonderful fortified wine
to enjoy with the Foie Gras.

Wagyu Beef Sirloin - Matsutake, Tarragon, Dashi

Chocolate Mousse Cake - Oreo Crumble, Espresso

I'd like to thank the Menton team for going out of their way for me by preparing the tasting menu out of regular service hours, and I could tell they were genuinely pleased to do so. The majority of the dishes were served by the Maître d and I enjoyed chit chatting with him quite a bit about their exceptional beverage program, (Wine Director, Cat Silirie has also won a James Beard Award for Best Wine Program) sports, the restaurant industry and everything in between. It is highly likely that I'll return to Menton my next time in Boston and I can't wait. I mean, common, they even have their own cow, Babette, on a farm in Vermont who's milk is exclusive to Menton for production of their home made butter. How can you not love this place! I hope you enjoyed my Dined There, Sipped That at Menton in Boston. Thank you all again for following and reading my blog, and I hope you're enjoying the beginning of the holiday season. For more information on Menton, visit .

The only type of wine that Menton's cellars did not stock is Gik's Blue Wine. Find out all about it here...


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