While wondering around Yelp I stumbled across a new restaurant in Cambridge called, Bisq–a sister restaurant to the ever so popular Bergamot. Yelp only had a handful of reviews, so I figured why not be one of the first to review a brand new Boston spot.
Like many other restaurants, Bisq jumped on the small plates/tapas band wagon, which worked out nicely for my husband and I, since we love being able to try multiple dishes, all without looking like little gluttons.
First impression of the restaurant was that while it was quite small, it had a nice trendy vibe, with modern music, and an open kitchen.
We started out with the Bazz Hook-Up Board aka a charcuterie board. This was a nice start to our meal, it included Scrapple, Fried Head Cheese, Chicken Liver Mousse…a unique variety of items that many people are afraid to try!
Along with the charcuterie board, we ordered curried brussels sprouts. These were incredibly delicious, but also quite different from your typical sprouts. They combined some sweet, some savory and some spice. The brussels sprouts were mixed in the curry sauce along with pineapple and cashews. This might sound like an odd combination, but it certainly worked and was one of my favorite dishes of the night.
Once we devoured these two items, our plates, forks and knives were refreshed and out came the Perogies. This is not something I would typically order, but I’m glad I did. They were served on top of a creamy white sauce and topped with a beer braised red cabbage.
Last but not least was our Pomegranate glazed Lamb Ribs. These were crispy, finger-licking good ribs. They were a nice change from the typical pork ribs and the pomegranate gave you a nice pop of sweetness.
When all was said and done, my husband and I were full and satisfied with our meal and enjoyed the creativity of the chef, but that being said, we would still place Bisq behind Spoke and Toro on our list of tapa style restaurants.