Thursdays in the Heights: Radius

Bite Of Boston

Radius Hits The Mark During Restaurant Week

By Jenny Liu

Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Better than Shark Week. Or even Fleet Week.  Boston Restaurant Week Winter is here, and as you are reading this sentence, it may be one or two days away from ending on March 26.

Is there that grandly decorated, hallowed hall of fine dining that you walk by in Copley Square every so often? Is it that place where you eagerly press your face against the pristine glass windows to dreamily stare into the dining room before your reverie is interrupted by the host on the other side, who gives you the withering two second glance-over? In the most egalitarian fashion, over 200 high-end, trendy, or just plain good restaurants signed on this year to provide a three course meal at an affordable price ($20.10 for lunch and $33.10 for dinner), a tradition that will continue to be held twice a year, hopefully for many years to come.

The highlight of this year’s restaurant week thus far was Radius in Downtown Crossing. The chef and owner, Michael Schlow, former New Yorker and closet Yankees fan, has won a slew of prestigious awards from Food & Wine, Gourmet, and Esquire. Most impressively, in 2006, Radius was awarded four-stars in the Boston Globe, one of two restaurants to ever receive that recognition.

[Continue onto BC Heights for the theatrical experience of fine dining: soup from teapots, scalding nubs of carbs, giant croquettes, and deconstructed carrot cakes]

Cauliflower Soup (crispy duck, brioche croutons and romanesco)

Slow Roasted Pork Loin (molten polenta, wild mushrooms and star anise jus)

Spiced Carrot Cake (cream cheese frosting, mascarpone, spiced raisins and pickled walnuts)

Other restaurant week stops include: Sorellina, Chez Henri, and Toro… (Stay tuned)

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2 Responses to “Thursdays in the Heights: Radius”

  1. Lingbo 25. Mar, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    That carrot cake looks awesome! Love the plating.


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