Ten Tables, Three People, One Good Time
By Josh Simons on Aug 20, 2006
My wife and I had dinner last week with Chris Jackson, former Sun senior staff engineer. Chris left Sun several months ago to try the start-up thang and is currently working at Tilera, whose just referenced website will tell you precisely nothing about what they are doing so don't even bother following the link. By all accounts he's having a challenging and fun time in his new position.
We were happy to hear he's still making time for blowing glass, which he does regularly at Diablo Glass and Metal in Boston. Unless he's off taking a class at the Corning Museum of Glass, which I very much want to visit.
With two thirds of our party being vegetarian, we decided to try one of the upscale Boston restaurants that offers a significant vegetarian option (well beyond the standard boiled vegetables or the ubiquitous pasta primavera.) In this case, we made a reservation at a charming and tiny restaurant in Jamaica Plain called Ten Tables. So named because---wait for it--yes! Because they have ten tables in the restaurant. It's a small place with a small kitchen, but they sure can cook. I can vouch for the four-course vegetarian tasting menu being both beautifully plated and wonderfully flavored. We all enjoyed our meals and thought it would definitely be worth another visit. For those looking for such a thing, it's an excellent date restaurant--great ambience. Call for a reservation, because--you know--they only have ten tables.
After dinner we took a walk down Centre Street in JP and I tried a kiddie cone of fresh cucumber ice cream at JP Licks. You can't really visit JP without going to JP Licks. They didn't disappoint. Light and sweetly flavorful, the cucumber ice cream managed to nicely combine a clean vegetable taste with the sweetness of sugar and cream. Yum.