Alfresco dining: Toro, Boston

On a whim I flew out to Boston on Friday, just in time for sweltering 90 degree (32°C) heat. While this feeling of melting isn’t for everyone I revel at the sight of cloudless sunny skies and Dunkin Donuts iced coffees around every corner. And then there are the occasional feasts.

Last night was the perfect night for al fresco dining in Boston’s South End.  My friends and I were lucky enough to get a table at Toro – Ken Oringer’s award winning tapas restaurant – without its usual 45 minute wait.  Surrounded by my fellow epicureans, we placed our order with merely a glance at the menu.  I’ve never been to Toro without calling on an old favorite, the grilled corn smothered with alioli and aged cheese, and wasn’t about to start now.  I was also introduced to a light and delightful dish of green peppers with the perfect ratio of heat and salt.  However, it was the churros that rounded out our meal perfectly, with it’s crispy thin texture providing a light crunch to balance a velvety chocolate dipping sauce.

Visitors to Boston would be remiss if Toro isn’t on the agenda.  When you’re ready to take a break from the tourist attractions (and clam chowder) head over to the South End to experience one of the favorite spots of locals.

Toro
1704 Washington Street.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 536 – 4300

An evening of free flowing sangria

An evening of free flowing sangria

Pimientos del Padron - spicy green peppers with sea salt

Pimientos del Padron – spicy green peppers with sea salt

Asado de Huesos - roasted bone marrow with radish citrus salad and oxtail marmalade

Asado de Huesos – roasted bone marrow with radish citrus salad and oxtail marmalade

Maiz Asado con Alioli y Queso Cotija - grilled corn with alioli, lime, espelette pepper and aged cheese

Maiz Asado con Alioli y Queso Cotija – grilled corn with alioli, lime, espelette pepper and aged cheese

king of desserts - churros

king of desserts – churros

 

 

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