Tagliatelle with Lobster and Short Rib
Oak Long Bar, 138 St. James Ave., Boston, 617-585-7222, www.oaklongbarkitchen.com
I approached this dish with skepticism, as I’ve been fooled by similar surf-turf-and-pasta constructions before. They sound so promising, and then they don’t deliver. This version sings, handmade tagliatelle with sweet, tender pieces of lobster, craggy chunks of beautifully cooked short rib, zucchini, and pecorino.