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Innovative New England Dishes at Nix's Mate

Posted by Michelle Zippelli  August 3, 2012 03:09 PM

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Named and inspired by a Boston Harbor Island, Nix's Mate opened its doors in the Hilton Hotel in FiDi earlier this year. The menu uses New England seasonal ingredients in classic dishes and adds a modern flare. The fresh new interior design is filled with natural light and earthy colors, giving the atmosphere a relaxed elegance, perfect for a hotel restaurant.

Here are some of the standout dishes:

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Polpette Vongole - tiny meatballs tossed in a red clam sauce

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops with maple butter

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Fried Maine Lobster Caramel with warm Vermont cheddar, green onions, chilis

This was by far the biggest hit of the evening, and the must-try dish at Nix's Mate. The unlikely combination of lobster, caramel and warm Vermont cheddar is out of this world.

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Tuna Carpaccio Nicoise with cracked olives, green beans, roasted potatoes, capers, hard-boiled egg, lemon aioli

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Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Chef David Nevins (formerly of Neptune Oyster and Olives) has created some very memorable plates, and the cocktail list is good too. There were a few dishes on the menu such as the rock shrimp flatbread that didn't shine as much as others (see: maple butter), but overall Nix's Mate is definitely worth checking out, especially for the Lobster Caramel -- it's truly incredible.

Nix's Mate
89 Broad Street
Boston, MA

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Michelle Zippelli is a Boston based hedonist who is committed to finding the best food that Boston has to offer. She has lived in Boston for 6 years and works in online marketing. Michelle loves meatballs, live music, exotic cheeses, Mexican food, spur of the moment dance parties, and all things pickled.
Jacki Morisi is a self-proclaimed bon vivant extraordinaire. A Boston native whose waking hours are exclusively focused on travel, music, food, and fare ... emphasis on food and fare. She's a firm believer that just because you're living on a young professional's budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste, and carries this mantra into each and every dining endeavor.
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