Good food, that is. Caution, I also brake for food trucks. When I read this – At The Plate in Milton, comfort food with an artisanal touch in the G section of the Boston Globe, I knew I had to visit The Plate. A like-minded foodie friend also wanted to check it out so we had an off-campus activity – yes, we left our usual suburban circle and so glad we did!
You know it is going to be good when you see the cheery, colorful store front, and you are right. Everything is beautifully prepared, presented and delicious. I sampled as many items as was reasonable for a mid-week lunch and have already planned to return to sample more. The brownie had a perfect brownie to walnut ratio (yes, there is one) and the yummy little baked cinnamon doughnut holes (called chubs) were outrageously delicious and quite possibly the most addictive food ever.
My beet and goat cheese side sandwich was delectable and the orzo and arugula pasta was light and perfectly dressed. My dining companion had the mozzarella and pepper sandwich which she also pronounced perfect (and she ordered one to go for a deserving family member). My deserving family members got granola (delicious) and chocolate chunk and oatmeal raisin cookies and the sweet chubs which all proclaimed new favorites. The menu is so full of tempting treats that several more visits are needed. Ah, what I do for this blog! I already know that next time I am ordering the grilled cheese and the house made raspberry-limeade…and one of those biscuits maybe with jam… or a banh mi or the chicken salad. See what I mean?
No surprise that the owner is Suzanne Lombardi – co-founder of Dancing Deer Bakery and Tiny Trapeze Confections, or that she was the former food stylist for the Globe – great food, beautifully presented. This little shop is packed with amazing food and a really nice friendly staff. The Plate, 27 Central Ave., Milton, 617-698-8900, http://www.theplatekitchen.com.