Restaurant: Loyal Nine
Location: 660 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141. (617) 945-2576
Date: October 20, 2017
Cuisine: Modern Colonial
Rating: Really good kitchen and very interesting
My Boston friends chose this extremely interesting farm to table place — modern — but focused on colonial Massachusetts ingredients. At Loyal Nine, their focus is on direct relationships with farmers and artisans. They show a dedication to ethically sourced coffees and teas, and in our restaurant with a true focus on New England culinary traditions.
We opted for the “supper” (i.e. shared tasting menu).
Sourdough bread with scallion cheese and whipped solider beans. I liked the cheese.
Hand rolled sallet, cider vin, kohlrabi, aged goat cheese. Like a rolled salad spring roll. It was covered in dressing too. Tasted just like a nice salad. It was weird eating a dressed lettuce with your hands though.
Overall, this was some really fabulous and very distinct cooking. The technics and style seemed pretty modern but the ingredients and combos also extremely Massachusetts. Kudos for really mixing it up.