My friends and I went to McCormick and Schmick following the disaster at Durgin Park. It was quite a contrast, as we walked in, ushered to our table which located downstairs right by the seafood bar. The wait staff were incredibly quick and personable. Courtney got her jokes on and we all enjoyed much laughter conversing with the waiter and amongst ourselves.
Having been filled from Durgin Park’s appetizers, I opted out of the raw oysters. I have never tried them and debated on perhaps trying some in the future. Courtney and Chris (also her Fiancée) educated us about oysters and the specialties lying in the lacquer. It was interesting, and perhaps I’ll start a series on discussing foods in the future.
I believe that’s ketchup and horseradish that they stirred together to make cocktail saw. Another interesting tidbit I learned during that dinner.
For dinner, I actually took an appetizer as an entrée. I had the Yellowfin Tuna Seared Rare with Ginger, Wasabi and Soy Sauce. I had actually expected something slightly different, but this was still incredible. I especially love the salad, which is a modified version of a seaweed salad. The soy sauce was a bit heavy on the salty side, but the tuna more than made up for it. I actually didn’t care much for the ginger or wasabi and soy sauce. I felt that the seaweed salad with its spicy note worked really well with the tuna.
The salad consisted of chunky cut cucumbers, refreshing balance with the spicy note, and stripped of small seaweed and red onions were tossed with a soy sauce sesame oil vinaigrette added with chili flakes.
Delicious is an understatement. I even had the red onions, and that’s a rare thing for me because I hate raw onions. I was stuffed like a turkey and passed on the deserts. However, I did have to take a picture of the baked caramel apple Chris and Courtney shared. It was too gorgeous to pass up, and the word is that it was as delicious as it looks.
The Boyfriend loved his Crème Brulee. So much that we’ve decided this will be the designated celebratory restaurant for special occasions. I’ll probably treat him to here after his midterms. I know he’s been stressing over the Algorithms class and what not.
Just for perks… check this picture out. I have no idea who he is, but as I was taking the picture, he continued to stand there almost posing. LOL
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl
North Market Building