Boston's best dishes of 2011
Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff
80 Thoreau was one of my favorite new restaurants of 2011, and it’s hard to single out one dish. Perhaps the perfect soft-shell crabs with hakurei turnips, fried chickpeas, and harissa? The grilled lamb with phyllo dough turnovers? No, the gnocchi, tiny dumplings seared until their outsides are crisp and chestnut brown, their insides soft and chewy. Served with morels, peas, herbs, and artichoke cream, they were craveable.
80 Thoreau St., Concord. 978-318-0008. www.80thoreau.com