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Kali Restaurant Has an Abundance of Instagrammable Dishes


Beef tenderloinBeef tenderloin, burnt onions, fingerling potato, bitter herb oil

It's an oft-spouted cliché that humans eat first with their eyes. In the age of Instagram, though, that bon mot might be taken one step further — sometimes we eat only with our eyes. At Kali, the newish restaurant on Melrose from former Patina chef Kevin Meehan and former Providence wine director Drew Langley, there is no shortage of beautiful things to feed your iPhone: an artfully assembled crudo speckled with edible flowers and dried citrus, for instance, or a dense quenelle of chocolate cremeux decorated with sprigs of mints. It might come as a surprise, then, that the most brilliant dish at Kali is also the downright ugliest. Photos by Anne Fishbein