Mission: Compare a Modern’s Cannoli to Mike’s Cannoli
We said the next time we are in Boston together we would do a Cannoli Throwdown. Last weekend our chance came. My brother Rob and I went to Boston for our cousin’s surprise 50th birthday bash in his Belgian Beer warehouse. So while we hid out at our Auntie’s house before the Big Night we wandered the Italian North End of Boston and set up the challenge. Rob purchased a ricotta cannoli at Modern’s and secured a table in the corner by the window while I ran down to Mike’s for one of their cannoli. We put the two side by side…
Modern’s is on the left while Mike’s is on the right. You can immediately see the difference. Mike’s was huge. Mike’s was also chilled while Modern’s was at room temperature, I prefer my pastry on the chilled side. Mikes cream was definitely more cheesy and dense and the shell very thick and crispy. Modern’s was a lighter cannoli, the cream being creamier and the shell lighter while still crispy. We both voted that Mike’s won our preference.
Mission: Lunch at Strega’s
My cousin had suggested we dine at Strega’s since they had good food and great atmosphere. We had to agree the the restaurant was beautifully done and the food good. Did it knock our socks off? Not really. Everything we ordered was delicious but for some reason we expected more, the food to stand out and scream original, succulent, fantastic. It was good, we got full, and figured we could make it just as good at home. We should have eaten at The Daily Catch like out gut instinct told us. Next time.
Mission: Dessert and Coffee, Mike’s
If you have been paying attention to the times posted on each restaurant visit you will see that in a matter of two hours my brother and I managed to eat dessert, lunch, and more dessert. A lunch bookended by dessert. Life is good.