Dinner at Mistral
Last Saturday was our daughter’s 21st birthday, and we took her to Mistral in Boston to commemorate the occasion. She got to enjoy her first legal drink with a birthday toast (sparkling rosé) and we all enjoyed our meal. The restuarant seemed to be full of special occasion diners – grad parties, birthdays, romantic occasions – which is what fine-dines are best for. The menu at Mistral is pretty standard bistro fare, but very well prepared. I had the crab ravioli and roast duck, my wife had the escargot and the sole, and our daughter had the carpaccio and the lamb.
Probably the most remarkable thing about the meal was the price of the lamb. It was listed on the menu as “Market Price”, which is usually reserved for things like lobster, but almost always means it’s going to be expensive. Which it was. $125 for the entree. Either the supply chain crisis has driven the price of lamb WAY WAY up, or that is some pretty special lamb. Yikes.