Somehow, in the years I have lived in Boston, I have failed to ever visit the Bristol Lounge. The space is gorgeous! Elegant and refined, but with an ever welcoming staff who immediately make you feel right at home despite sophisticated settings. I enjoyed a lovely glass of sparkling rose as I waited for the other ladies to join me, and was entertained the beautiful piano music that was gently being played at a gorgeous grand piano. I love places like this- they are beautiful and utterly relaxing.
|A bit tentative before my "mastery"
I stared down the oyster, channeled Adam Richmond on Man V Food eating 180 oysters in a sitting, tipped it back and swallowed. I was very, very pleasantly surprised. Much of the sea water brine was still contained in the shell and had a lovely salt water taste to it that I some how had managed to just enhance with the other additions. The oyster was smooth and easy to manage, and the accompany sauces had a pleasant heat to them. We had decided just to do one each, as a tester, but I regretted that decision after wards, as I wanted to try a few more with different combinations. However I know soon there will be many more opportunities, and I am excited for those!
I had a really lovely time at The Bristol Lounge, and can't wait to return again for more visits. Their food menu looked delicious with the stars of the appetizer menu appearing to be the highly recommended French Fry Trip, and their Kettle chips with a cheese fondu sounded amazing as well. I will be back Bristol Lounge, and I believe I will partake in a few more Oysters!