This week and next week are Boston Restaurant Week(s)! My roommate, Liz, and I decided to use this opportunity to check out an upscale green certified restaurant. So last night we went to Taranta on Hanover St. in the North End. I've been meaning to check out Taranta for a long time, not only because they compost, have organic menu options, and serve biodynamic wines, but also because their fare is quite unique - it is Peruvian/Italian fusion!
We started with mussels and beef anticucho, then for our main courses, we had the Salvadorian Influenced El Pollo and the Grilled Skirt Steak:
However, by far the best part of the meal was dessert: lucuma tiramisu and a guava cannoli!!! Dinner was fabulous and it felt great to support a restaurant with sustainable practices.
Taranta and Miel are the only Green Certified restaurants participating in Boston Restaurant Week.