One bite of Journeyman’s seasonal, local fare was all it took to hook me on their rather bold concept of a limited option tasting menu. Three, five or seven courses prepared either “omnivore” or “vegetarian” style, and served with or without a beverage pairing, equals the extent of choice in this industrial chic space in Somerville’s Union Square.
The effort Journeyman puts into selecting the wines, beers and even the deliciously creative mocktails (tasting more like cocktails than alcohol free imposters) makes it well worth adding the beverage pairing. The casual pace with which the food arrives, made this the ideal destination for our double date. After being guided through the course selection process, we all decided to go with our waiter’s suggestion of five courses to fill us comfortably rather than skimp with the three, or overindulge with the seven. The time put into preparing and presenting our food let us catch up with friends, and really enjoy what my husband refers to as, ” a dining experience“. Each plate gave us just enough of a perfectly balanced set of seasonal ingredients interacting harmoniously to please our palettes.
With a constantly changing menu, I know I’ll return to savor this culinary journey once again, and who knows, maybe I’ll even invite the bulge by opting for the full seven courses next time (with the beverage pairing of course).