Sel de La Terre is the more casual sister to L’Espalier, one of the best known French restaurants in Boston. Both restaurants recently moved to Back Bay inside the new Mandarin Hotel. There is also an outspost at Natick Collection, where there is plenty of free parking and lots of good shopping as well!
We enjoyed a graduation dinner at Sel de La Terre in Natick a few weeks ago.
I first heard of Sel de La Terre years ago in a Boston Globe article about the best fries in Boston. The article raved about the rosemary fries at Sel de La Terre, and I have wanted to try them ever since.
These rosemary fries are quite good, although I still think the hands down best fries in Boston are from Garden at the Cellar – perhaps it’s because theirs are rosemary truffle fries. YUM.
Pictured above: Roasted rack of lamb with artichoke puree, red pepper and a pea risotto cake; black olive caponata (truffle mac & cheese in the background).
Pan roasted Norwegian salmon with fresh spring bean ragout, pea shoots, sun chokes and pancetta; beurre rouge.
Over all, the food was solid, although nothing really wow’ed me. I guess if you are out in the suburbs, this is not a bad choice. In Boston, however, there are so many other choices that I think this place could get lost in the noise.
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