Q&A: Peter Ungár of Tasting Counter

Tasting menu at Tasting Counter
06/21/2017

Native Texan Peter Ungár began working in restaurants during high school and attended BU’s hospitality program before interning at Boston’s The Four Seasons. In 2003 he launched a private dining service, The Dining Alternative, to replicate the fine dining experience in residential settings. After a stint at two Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, Ungár returned stateside to open his own restaurant, Tasting Counter, in 2015. The 20-seat gastronomic gem, set in the same building as Somerville’s Aeronaut Brewery, offers ticketed, multicourse dinners that showcase its head chef’s relentless culinary curiosity.

Boston’s best dish:

Whatever I don’t have to cook.

Guilty pleasure food:

I could eat chips and guac for days.

Kitchen playlist:

I don’t listen to music while I cook.

Favorite food destination:

Whenever I have time off, I am often in Allston.

Cooking inspiration:

I like transforming food into something our guests enjoy … and the impending tuition bills for my four kids

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