A two-step process over one year is required to create this Japanese-inspired preserve. First, greengage plums are fermented in the style of "umeboshi”. One year later, fresh local red plums are combined with the fermented greengage plums; the sweet/sour flavor of the fresh plums balancing the salty/savory flavor of the fermented plums. We use this preserves in a Japanese-style dessert but it’s also delicious on a cheese board.
Several items we prepare in our kitchen for the tasting menus are available for sale. It’s a great introduction to the styles of food we create, as well as a unique souvenir of your dining experience at Tasting Counter. Each product is all-natural and utilizes local Massachusetts ingredients anytime possible.