Way to go!
The accolades continue for Upham’s Corner’s Comfort Kitchen! On Tuesday, the New York Times released its Restaurant List featuring 50 of the Best Restaurants in the United States!
Here’s what they wrote:
Is this dish Indian? Jamaican? Senegalese? At Comfort Kitchen, those questions are the whole point. Here, the owners Biplaw Rai, who is from Nepal, and Kwasi Kwaa, who is from Ghana, want to illustrate just how connected food traditions are, through ingredients that have traveled across continents, either through forced migration or trade routes. Duck is dusted with jerk seasoning, served alongside Jamaican rice and peas and served with piklizok, a pickled vegetable condiment from Haiti. Okra is seared in brown butter, topped with fried plantain crumbs and served with yogurt seasoned with garam masala from Mr. Rai’s mother. Despite all this zigzagging through countries and flavors, each dish still manages to feel coherent and captivating — like a story unfolding in several parts.
Comfort Kitchen opened its doors in January, transforming an old historic comfort station on Columbia Road into a chic new restaurant serving comfort food from around the world. Comfort Kitchen is a cafe by day and a restaurant by night with a full bar, celebrating the flavors and ingredients of the African diaspora — global comfort food — connected from Asia to the Americas. It is a Black-owned, immigrant-owned, and woman-owned business!
Comfort Kitchen was also named Best New Restaurant in the Boston Magazine 2023 Best of Boston awards!
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