Friday, September 14, 2012

Bin 26 Enoteca




A sophisticated and cozy wine bar in Beacon Hill, Bin 26 Enoteca charms in every instance. From the cork coat rack that greets you upon arrival, to the vast decoupaged label wall and stalactite bottle ceilings, it begins but certainly doesn't end with the atmosphere. There's the eclectic, geeky wine list, a loose leaf binder organized by grape variety with nearly 200 wines by the bottle and 60 by the glass, which is matched by delicately prepared Italian plates and knowledgeable, friendly staff. 

My expert wine tasting companion and friend Amy put it best when she stated it left us wanting for nothing. She has a way with wine and words unlike many, and I hope you will check out her blog for a detailed rendition of the numerous and rather exceptional wines by the glass we sampled. 

As for the food, we enjoyed first some Saffron Rissoto Balls ($9) followed by appetizers, a fresh and filling Spring Arugula Salad ($12) with asparagus, snap peas, orange and shaved pecorino, and an excellent Octopus Carpaccio ($14) with grilled native baby fennel, fried capers and olives. It is no wonder Bin 26 has prospered with high praise on Charles Street for nearly 5 years now; a night at their wine bar aims to be a good one, I am glad to have paid them a visit. 
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9 comments:

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Saffron risotto balls?! Delicious! Sounds like you and Amy had a great time!

Corinna said...

Looks like a pretty cool place. Love the wine bottle decor!

Michelle Collins said...

The atmosphere looks incredible! And sounds like I need to visit for the saffron risotto balls alone...wow!

Ché @ Knight at the Restaurant said...

This is one of the places I've been meaning to go - LOVE the wine bottle ceiling, very cool.

Shannon said...

love the ambiance with all the wine bottles and labels :)

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

Your description reminds me of Terroir, my favorite wine bar in NYC. I'll have to check this out!

Lin @ BeantownEats said...

What great pictures! This has been on our list for a while too, and now I really want to check it out.

Megan said...

Your pictures are so creative. Sounds like you and Amy had fun!

Elizabeth said...

Those salads look delightful. Sounds like a great place!