Meritage boasts the most focused food and wine menu in Boston. Chef Daniel Bruce and wine director Ed Costa aim to remove wine-pairing fears by grouping entrees by wine style, including poached lemon sole in Prosecco cream under Sparklers, ballottine of Cornish game hen with Full-Bodied Whites, or foie gras with pinot-cherry compote under Fruity Reds. They also offer small portions of the $28 entrees at $14, giving diners more chances to focus on their 50 wines by the glass and ever-changing, largely American, 28-page list. With such opportunities, it’s like having the annual Boston Wine Festival all year ‘round.
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts
This story appears in the print issue of December 2008.
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