Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ten Cane Raspberry Sashimi

While persuing the latest issue (12/18/07-1/14/08) of Stuff At Night, a photo caught my eye. At first glance, it seemed to be a bento box of tuna sashimi, bright red squares of raw fish. There were chopsticks picking up one of the pieces of sashimi. There were some strange spices and a liquid next to the sashimi. They did not seem the usual accompaniements for sashimi. Was this a blurb about a new Japanese restaurant?

I was amazed to discover that the photo was actually of a new and unique cocktail!

STIX is a new restaurant and lounge in Boston, having opened around November. They serve an eclectic, international cuisine, including some Asian and Mexican inspired dishes. They also serve a number of specialty cocktails, including the one depicted in the photo in Stuff At Night.

This cocktail is the Ten Cane Raspberry Sashimi ($15). The drink actually is served in a bento box. The Sashimi squares are made with Ten Cane rum that is gelatinized using a Boiron raspberry puree. The photo shows eleven squares and you do use chopsticks to pick them up. It is said to taste like a raspberry-lime rickey. You also get a side of lime juice and two flavored sugars, lime and raspberry. It also comes with some tuile cookies.

The photo alone certainly entices me to try this. And I give STIX kudos for the creativity of this cocktail. I am going to have to give it a try.

35 Stanhope St.
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-456-STIX

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