Look! Pictures as promised!
There are probably more pictures I should upload but this is all I remember.
Kareem’s is a place in Watertown that serves dinner on the weekends (otherwise, it’s dedicated for catering and cooking classes). An entree is typically around $25, but the food is fresh and lovely. Chef Ahmad is very talented. He also makes delicious desserts. Expect the menu to rotate with the season.
I meandered through the Let’s Talk About Food festival by myself this year. It’s not as fun when you’re alone. It was smaller this year, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I found that having two demo locations last year to be overwhelming. So, I’m glad that there was only one demo location, but the down side is that it meant fewer demos this year.
I had a lot of homework looming over my head that weekend, so I didn’t stick around for too long.
I still love the Salty Pig. I was there on a Saturday with some friends for lunch. Menu set up is a little different on lunch, than dinner or Sundays. We ordered sampler boards instead of the normal charcuterie/cheese a la carte. The Salty Pig board came with (I think):
Porchetta, SP Kitchen, MA Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder, Fennel Pollen, Rosemary
Stracciatella, SP Kitchen, MA Mozzarella Style Pulled Cheese Marinated Olives
N’duja Rillette, SP Kitchen, MA Smoked Pork, Calabrian Chili, Sea Salt
While I think our Farmstead board was:
Manchego de Corcuera, SPA Sheep, Aged 3 Months, Rich & Buttery
Pont L’Evêque, Normandy, FRA Cow, Washed Rind, Soft & Strong
Vermont Wildflower Honey
Stravecchio, Veneto, ITA Cow, Aged 12 Months, Sweet & Nutty
I also ate a Broccoli Rabe pizza with Ricotta Salata, Lemon, Garlic, Chili. No pictures because we devoured it so quickly, but it was delicious. Definitely different, but no less awesome. If you ever have a chance to visit the Salty Pig, I highly recommend it.