Location: Somerville, MA
The Foodie: Strongly Recommends
In a few words: Caribbean and Colombian tapas that may just change your life
Casa B is a story about Albert and Angelina.
It’s a story about two former architecture students who decided to design the structure of amazing cuisines instead.
It’s a story about Puerto Rican and Colombian culinary influences inspiring small plates in three formats:
- Pinchos (served on bread, sized to split amongst two)
- Tapas (plates sized to split amongst two)
- Tablas (larger portions sized to split with the whole table)
It’s a story of a beautiful, modern restaurant on both street front and sub-levels.
- Albondigas in amazing tomato-based sauce
- Trio of fresh Ceviche that included lobster and salmon incorporated with peas and corn.
- Seared sesame-crusted tuna “bites”
- Cod fritters that were perfectly fried
- Salted plantain chips and creamy asparagus spread
- Jamon. Jamon. Jamon.
- Crazy lightly-fried chorizo and melted goat cheese creation (the flavor overshadows the name in my memory)
- More sliced chorizo with some nice yucca
- Thin seared steak, sauce and caramelized onions on grilled toasts
- Puerto Rican “doughnuts” – Mmmmmm.
- Great bottles of Rioja that were reasonably-priced and most under $30
- A proper Caipirinha.
It’s a story about one of the best meals I’ve eaten in the Boston area in 2011 and about a great new addition to Union Square.
It’s about you trying these guys out in the new year to contribute to the story. Enjoy.