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Great Barrington: Allium

44 Railroad St. , Phone: (413) 528-2118
Closing day: Dinner Sunday

Reviewed by: JDeQ from Canada, review #3971

When: 2012

Serving contemporary American cuisine with a varying seasonal menu focusing on local, farm-fresh ingredients.

Pear Cake with Roasted Plums and Buttermilk Ice Cream - WOW!, photo by

The menu was interesting - really featuring something for everyone with an interesting Asian influence.

We each ordered an appetizer, main, and Paul and I ordered dessert.

I went simple - a salad. Paul selected the Korean tacos with pork bulgogi, kimchi, sriracha, finished with garlic cilantro aioli. I knew right away that mom would order the burrata. It was served with toasted baguette from the Berkshire Mountain Bakery, smoked lardo, almonds, pickled vegetables, and apricot mustard. All three were great - yes, even my simple salad made with local greens.

Four our mains we went 'all over the place' so to speak. I selected the orecchiette which was served with a beef/veal/pork Bolognese sauce. Paul ordered the roast pork loin and mom the chicken.

We were pretty full by this point but I wanted to try dessert. One of the features was a pear cake served with roasted plums. Hello - a wonderful fall dessert if I had ever heard of one! Perfect!

Each item on the menu at Allium comes with a pedigree because the ingredients are sourced with pride from the fields and farms of Berkshire county. On a warm day, you can check out the Great Barrington street life through the open garage-door-style window at the front of the space. The bar is open late, so stop in for a nightcap. The wine list is varied, leaning towards Italian varietals, and the pours generous.

If you are in Great Barrington and looking for a nice dinner out you would not go wrong here!

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