Bar Boulud is the newest addition to the Back Bay dining scene, and since it’s the closest thing to a Michelin starred restaurant in Boston I tried it as soon as possible! Bar Boulud is located in the Mandarin Hotel, in the space formerly occupied by Asana. The food, atmosphere, and experience were outstanding and unlike anything else in Boston.
We started with a small charcuterie board which included an assortment of pates and cured meats from the charcuterie bar. The Chef’s selection for us that evening included lamb terrine with Moroccan spices, beef cheek terrine with herbs and cornichon, pate grande mere with chicken liver, pork, and cognac, cured sausage, and sliced jambon. The entire spread was served with toast, whole grain mustard, and pickles. I honestly loved the whole thing and couldn’t pick a favorite, these were some of the best pates I’ve ever had.