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Eating raw deer meat from a stone slab feels more chic than caveman-ish with this appetizer from the winter dinner menu at Pachamama’s. The Seared Tartare of Venison is not completely raw; venison loin is first lightly seared then chopped, seasoned and formed into a tender, creamy — and not at all gamey — square. The meat is served on a flat slate with a dollop of smoked whipped cream and rustic potato chips.
Where to get it: Pachamama’s, 800 New Hampshire St.
What you’ll pay: $11
Try it with: A friend. This is a rich dish for one if you're planning on following it with a full meal.
Also on the menu: Roasted Marrow Crostini and Warm Green Lentil Salad to name a few of the dinnertime starters. Crisped Cauliflower Steak, Roast Porchetta and Winterfest IPA Short Ribs of Beef are among this season’s main dishes.