Monday, November 17, 2008

A Night Out in Boston

A couple months ago I went to Boston for the first time. I arrived late in the afternoon on Wednesday and left on Thursday so I didn’t get to see too much of the city but from what I saw of it, I loved it. Looks like there is good shopping, cute restaurants and the red brick buildings in the downtown area are very charming. I like that you can walk around the city without enormous crowds of people and on clean sidewalks.

Our evening began with dinner at Sasso, located at 116 Huntington Ave, which was fantastic. Our group of eight had two orders of mussels and the Gnocchi 14 (housemade Yukon potato gnocchi, roasted brussel sprouts, lemon, thyme, bacon and labna) for our appetizers followed by a lot of different entrees including the Insalata (bibb lettuce, baby tomatoes and pickled shallots with tarragon vinaigrette), the Anatara 32 (roasted Mouland duck breast with shitake mushroom risotto, baby turnips and cherry gastrique), and the Ravioli 25 (goat cheese and onion marmalade ravioli, madras curry emulsion, pea tendrils, baby turnips, glazed radishes, mint, and English peas). We finished our meal with a tasting of desserts including the Butterscotch Pudding, an assortment of gelati (mango, strawberry champagne, and vanilla), Strawberry rhubarb crumble and the Sasso Tiramisu.

After dinner we headed to the Cirque du Soile performance which was held under the thematic blue and yellow circus tents. I had never seen the show before and was very impressed with the three contortionists who opened the show and the man who stacked nearly twenty chairs on top of each other and climbed to the top.

After the show we headed back to our hotel, the Lenox Hotel and made a stop at the City Bar within. The drink menu featured a fun list of drinks including the Green Tea and Passion Fruit Champagne that I ordered. After enjoying a drink at City Bar we walked over to Poor House in order to experience a true Bostonian pub.

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