(Originally posted 9/2/06)
One of our final destinations in the South End was lunch at the famed Sibling Rivalry. The concept behind this restaurant is that there are two chefs, David and Bob Kinkead, and the menu is divided in half, with dishes conceived by each one.
They had both a lunch and brunch menu available, with an average price of $10 for each dish, which is certainly very reasonable. We began with Foie Gras Dumplings with a Sherry Barbeque Sauce. These looked like shumai with a small bone sticking out, so it almost looked like a mini duck leg. The bone comes out very easily. The dumpling was soft, moist and extremely delicious with that distinctive foie gras flavor. And the sauce was superb, going very well with the dumpling. I thoroughly enjoyed them. My wife then had the Rhode Island Style Fried Calamari with Cherry Peppers, Garlic, Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette, Iceberg Wedge and Aioli. She enjoyed them very much. The calamari was not tough or rubbery in the least. The batter did not overpower the calamari. Very tasty.
I had some brunch, the Creole Stuffed French Toast with Caramelized Bananas and Coconut-Pecan Rum Sauce. This was a single piece of large toast, but at least 2 inches thick. It had been well soaked in the French toast batter so the entire piece was very moist and eggy. Atop the toast were the bananas, pecans and intriguing sweet sauce. Another tasty dish! For some, it might be too sweet but I think it was much less sweet than if it had maple syrup on it. I was very impressed with this restaurant and will definitely return for dinner!
525 Tremont St.
Phone: (617) 338-5338