BiSq is the sister restaurant to Bergamot (BiSq stands for Bergamot Inman Sq) and the chef, Dan Bazzinotti just won Eater's Boston Chef of the Year award. It serves new American inspired small plates and charcuterie. The tasting menu (for 2) if normally $90, but a Groupon is currently being offered for $60.
Leslie and I were seated at the Chef's counter, overlooking all the cooking action. I watched as a chef spent over an hour trimming hundreds of baby Brussels sprouts. I worry that my words are not sufficient to convey the deliciousness of the meal. Each and every dish was complex, intricate in its construction, thoughtfully paired with different components and deeply flavorful. A dish of beets and fennel became a mélange of tender, earthy, crunchy and creamy, all at the same time. The plates were beautiful to look at, yet still had an element of fun and whimsy.
1st course: Salmon ceviche with cucumber, cantaloupe, and corona beans
2nd course: Herb marinated yellow and red beets, fennel, sunflower seed granola and raita
3rd course: Charcuterie board with: coppa, blood sausage, chicken liver mousse, pate, fried cornbread, draped with lardo and grilled bread
4th course: Hazelnut risotto with quince and butternut squash
5th course: Grilled pork loin with king mushrooms, red cabbage and queso verde
6th course: Dessert charcuterie board: lemon squares, blood orange fruit de pate, Chex muddy buddies, chocolate "salami" and honeycomb candy.
Street parking was easy and the staff were attentive and friendly. BiSq was one of the best meals I've had in the Boston area this year.