Friday Faves – Indulge Inspire Imbibe

I hope everyone enjoyed all the Harry Potter treats I shared this week. It’s bittersweet that the movies are coming to an end. I’m enjoying a Friday off this week (there was no way I was going to work after seeing a movie at midnight)! This week’s Friday Favs is another local blogger. I don’t remember where I met Daisy from Indulge Inspire Imbibe. Maybe the KAF trip last year? She’s such a fun person to be around. Daisy blogs about various things going on in her life, mostly focusing on food. I love hearing her take on a new local restaurant.

Hi Beantown Baker readers! My name’s Daisy and I am the author of food and lifestyle blog Indulge Inspire Imbibe. I am a Healthcare Financial Analyst by day currently residing in the great city of Boston. Constant requests by friends and family for restaurant recommendations prompted the start of my blog, so tales of dining out generates much of the content. Today I decided to write about one of my favorite sushi restaurants in the city. Come check out my blog if you like what you see and follow me on Twitter @Daisy_III!

I adore Osushi not only for their fantastic menu offering authentic Japanese cuisine with clean, fresh ingredients and bright flavors, but for their sleek stylish ambiance, their extensive sake menu and their overall consistency as an establishment.

The stylish single room interior embodies a timeless sophistication with modern edge. I’ve been visiting this Back Bay restaurant located at 10 Huntington Avenue inside The Westin Copley Plaza ever since I moved to Boston over 5 years ago. From dinner with out of town guests, to date nights, to lunching solo, to my most recent dinner with my sister, Osushi impresses year after year, visit after visit and the food remains reasonably priced to boot. Here is a look at what my sister and I noshed on just a few weeks ago.

We began with Popcorn Shrimp Tempura ($9) a heaping portion of lightly battered rock shrimp served with a creamy spicy aioli. A simple appetizer executed well proved an ideal start to the meal.

The Zuke Maguro ($12) contained cubes of tuna, mango and cucumber topped with wasabi micro greens served with a spicy wasabi vinaigrette. The sweet juicy mango and crisp mild cucumber were balancing elements of flavor which complimented but did not outshine the star ingredient in abundance, the fresh tuna. Onlookers next to us grew intrigued by this dish, (off the specials menu) and they were easily convinced from our rave reviews, that they would be ordering it as well.

Next we shared an order of Spicy Tuna Maki ($9) your classic tuna, cucumber and spicy aioli livened up with playful elements of potato crisp and cho-jung sauce.

The Fried Oyster Maki ($12) was summer in a roll, with an abundance of of crispy oyster highlighted by cucumber and mango wrapped in lettuce.

We washed our meal of appetizers and maki rolls down with a bottle of Hakushika Snow Beauty a delicate and well balanced Jumnai Nigori Sake. It was an enjoyable evening highlighted by smooth service and delicious food that touched on some classics while also feeling inspired and creative.

Where do you head in your city or town when the sushi craving strikes?

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7 Responses to “Friday Faves – A Boston Food Diary”

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    ann — January 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I grew up in Boston and live now right outside of Boston, in Burlington. Thanks for this wonderful list. I want to try all of these restaurants.

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    Daisy — January 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    great list fiona! thanks for sharing your favorites.

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    Rachel — January 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Next time I’m in Boston, I’m going to print out this post so I can try these places!

    Please come and take a look at my new blog, it’s similar to “Beantown Baker.” Looking forward to hearing from you!


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    Melissa — January 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I think I played with that same “Let’s Pretend” restaurant version when I was little and spent afternoons writing menus and making play-dough food!
    anyways – nice list! I’ve heard great things about the Mexican food in the BH gas station but haven’t had a chance to eat there myself!

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    Shannon — January 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    ooh, great list! i’ve only been to one of these, so i can’t wait to hit the others 🙂

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    Megan — January 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I love Coppa too. That’s a great list, Fiona.

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    kitchenmisfit — January 23, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    My office is right down the street from James Hook, when the weather starts turning around I’m heading there!

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