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What began as a simple family tradition — Josh Irwin crafting tacos for up to 25 friends and extended family members on any given week — quickly became a South County destination once word got out. Taco Tuesdays remains, but for the rest of the week Cantina 229 showcases world fare made local, with much of the produce and meat coming right from the Irwin farm. Small plates include rillette croquettes ($12), crispy pulled pork piled atop pickles, cilantro aioli and mustard greens followed with beet tartine ($10), a base of Berkshire Mountain Bakery olive bread, roasted red and golden beets, Rawson Brook chevre and black pesto. Irwin’s training in southeast Asia shows in the pork and ginger dumplings ($10), made with Irwin’s own pork served with sesame and scallion dipping sauce. Pa jun ($8), is a crisp leek, scallion and chive pancake’ bibimbap ($15), is a melange of crispy rice, marinated vegetables, kimchi, fried egg, crispy shallots, bap hot sauce and bulgogi beef. The reviewer’s favorite was favorite was a diminutive serving of the MA striped bass entree ($24) served with a bright green basil spaetzle from the kitchen garden, baby squash and buttered garlic scapes. The atmosphere is lively and convivial yet intimate. We hear the place is hopping, so best make reservations. Read the full review here.
229 Hartsville New Marlboro Rd, New Marlborough, MA
Open nightly (closed Wednesday & Thursday) , 5-9 p.m.
Sunday brunch beginning at 10 a.m.