Monday, April 29, 2013

Traveler Beer Co

Photo credit- Traveler Beer Co
 There is nothing so wonderful as ending a long day with a cold beer.  Sitting back, enjoying the gentle breezes of the day, finding a few moments to relax and sipping on your favorite brew just seems to signal the end of the hard part of the day.  Recently The Traveler Beer Co sent me a couple samples of their Curious Traveler, the Time Traveler, and the Time Traveler to check out- and let me tell you- they hit the spot.

The Traveler Beer Co hails from Burlington Vermont, launching just in 2012.  They are founded on the principle of combining the authentic European Shandy with a uniquely American twist to bring the Shandy home.  For a bit of background, a classic Shandy is the combination of beer with a carbonated fruit juice or beverage.  These combinations create a refreshing, unique experience, perfect for the summer months ahead.

I began my journey into the world of American Shandies with the Curious Shandy.  The Curious Shandy combines a
Photo credit- Traveler Beer Co
wheat beer with lemon and lime juices creating the ultimate in citrus refreshment.  Similar to a classic hefeweizen served with a citrus slice, this combined the same great flavors with a greater hint of flavor.


Next up was the Time Traveler.  This is a classic wheat beer brewed with the delightfully sweet and familiar strawberries.  This is another flavor that just screams summer to me.  Little red berries peaking out of their green leafy enclosures in the hot summer sun is one of my treasured childhood memories and so the flavor of this shandy brought back all of those memories as I sipped this ever so slightly sweet, incredibly fruity beer.

Photo credit- Traveler Beer Co
Finally I cracked open the Tenacious Traveler.  Tenacious indeed!  Boldly flavored with spicy ginger and smooth honey, this was a beer like no other.  The combination of the wheat backdrop with the gloriousness of ginger- it was like a twist on ginger ale.  

Now the good news is that this company is already well stocked around the Boston area.  Find The Traveler Beer Co at these spots around the city (special note to the Boylston Street businesses)

BEACON CAPITAL32 MYRTLE STBOSTON, MA 02114(617) 523-8835Distance: 0.1 miles - map
                            SIMMONS LIQUORS210 CAMBRIDGE STBOSTON, MA 02114(617) 227-2223Distance: 0.1 miles - map
                            BELL IN HAND55 UNION STBOSTON, MA 02108(617) 227-2098Distance: 0.1 miles - map
                            BEACON HILL WINE & SPIRIT63 CHARLES STBOSTON, MA 02114(617) 742-8571Distance: 0.1 miles - map
                            NORTH STATION LIQUORS280 FRIEND STBOSTON, MA 02114(617) 573-9593Distance: 0.1 miles - map
                            GRANARY TAVERN170 MILK STBOSTON, MA 02109(617) 449-7110Distance: 0.1 miles - map
                            THE WILD DUCK94 SALEM STBOSTON, MA 02113(617) 248-8893Distance: 1 miles - map
                            HANOVER LIQUOR363 HANOVER STBOSTON, MA 02113(617) 723-3663Distance: 1 miles - map
                            THE BARKING CRAB88 SLEEPER STBOSTON, MA 02210(617) 426-2722Distance: 1 miles - map
                            FOUR POINT MARKET369 CONGRESS STBOSTON, MA 02210(617) 426-9988Distance: 1 miles - map
                            FORUM755 BOYLSTON STBOSTON, MA 02116(607) 547-6005Distance: 1 miles - map
                            MARRIOTT HOTELS & RESORTS110 HUNTINGTON AVEBOSTON, MA 02116(617) 236-5800Distance: 1 miles - map
                            LIR RESTAURANT903 BOYLSTON STBOSTON, MA 02115(617) 778-0089Distance: 1 miles - map
                            ALS BOTTLED LIQUOR226 W BROADWAYBOSTON, MA 02127(617) 268-8855Distance: 1 miles - map
                            POUR HOUSE909 BOYLSTON STBOSTON, MA 02115(617) 236-1767Distance: 1 miles - map
                            BUKOWSKIS50 DALTON STBOSTON, MA 02115(617) 437-9999Distance: 1 miles - map
                            MARY CLIPPER SHIP17 MAVERICK SQBOSTON, MA 02128(617) 567-2344Distance: 1 miles - map
                            DILLONS951 BOYLSTON STBOSTON, MA 02115(617) 421-1818Distance: 1 miles - map
                            JPK LIQUORS200 BUNKER HILL STCHARLESTOWN, MA 02129(617) 242-9567Distance: 2 miles - map
                        SHENANNIGANS332 W BROADWAYBOSTON, MA 02127(617) 269-9509Distance: 2 miles - map
  

Friday, April 26, 2013

Nespresso Limited Edition Coffees: Trieste and Napoli

When I think of Italy, I think of Spring time.  My first trip out of the country, was a family trip when I was little to Rome to celebrate a family friend's ordination to the priesthood by the Pope.  I remember walking through the streets of Rome, the buildings bedecked in flowers, their scent filling the air.  I remember gardens overflowing, the sunshine being bright and new, and the joy of warmer temperatures visible on peoples faces.  Here at home, Spring has sprung again for the year.  The birds are chirping, the trees are budding and the flowers are blooming.  The world is reawakening, and to celebrate, Nespresso has launched two limited edition, Italy inspired, coffees to help us wipe that sleep from our eyes.  

It is perfection that Nespresso chose Italy for their inspiration for this launch, and has concentrated on the energy of the cities of Trieste and Naples.  Trieste has a long history with coffee, serving as the gatehouse for all the green coffee headed towards Vienna.  This history has made Trieste a coffee concentrated city, even developing their own nomenclature for the drink.  They refer to Nero for an espresso, a Capo denotes a bit of milk added and "in b" means they are serving it up in glass rather than china.  This is a city that is serious about their coffee.  Celebrating this, Nespresso has created a blend of South American and Eastern Africa Arabica beans.  At an intensity level of 9, Trieste is a bold, yet very balanced, flavored coffee with decadent notes of Chocolate and Hazelnut.  Trieste is meant to be served as a Ristretto, an espresso with less water, but can also open up its flavors as a Cappuccino.  I found Trieste to be a very easy coffee to drink throughout the day, and even as an after dinner drink.  

Now the Naples blend is a horse of a different color.  Naples is a city in which
coffee is only drunk as espresso, and is sought to be a burst, a jolt.  The Nespresso blend brings together Arabica beans from South America, Asia and Africa, in a bold coffee that gives an immediate jolt.  I felt my eyes perk up at the first sip.  Flavors of black tea leaves even the flavor and create a robust feeling coffee.  The intensity level here is at an 11, and it truly is an off the charts.  I have been loving the Naples as a pre breakfast drink, clearly bursting my eyes open and readying me for the day.  It is spicy, dark and wonderful.

The new blends from Nespresso are only open for a limited time, and should definitely be experienced as we push the hibernation of winter out and welcome the brightness of spring.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Boston Strong

I went to the gym at 6 am Tuesday morning.  It wasn't even a question in my mind.  I went to bed Monday night terrified, devastated, and mourning the lives of my fellow Bostonians and the utter havoc that was caused.  But I went to bed with my alarm set to hit the gym early.  This wasn't done out of disrespect to those suffering, on the contrary, this was done because I didn't have a choice.  You see, I'm a Bostonian.

I walked to the gym that morning and every step brought me closer and closer

to the devastation.  Every step also made me stronger.  These men wanted to cripple us.  They wanted our fear, but as I walked through the beauty of our commons and into the Back Bay I just wanted to prove that sure, we might be hurting, but we were here.  I won't lie to you, I lost my breath when I rounded a corner and saw the unclaimed bags of runners belongings, the restaurants with full plates of food left behind, the cheerful signs and banners abandoned in haste...but I pressed on because this was my city.  And let me tell you-I wasn't the only one.

See that's what it is to be a Bostonian.  We're tough, but kind.  We're resilient, yet compassionate.  We're both selfish and selfless.  We push ahead and pull everyone with us.  We're not going to back down.  We're going to be stubborn, we're going to fight you at every step, and we're going to maintain our pride.


This week we saw the best of our city as the worst happened to it.  We were attacked, but within seconds the good of our people rose above the terror inflicted and fought for our neighbors.  We opened our homes to those needing shelter, and food was provided to those who took responsibility for finding the guilty parties.  We gladly respected the guidelines set up by law enforcement and did anything we could to help.

The thing is, that isn't really unusual, it's just Boston.  We were put into a terrible place this week, full of fear and anger and sadness and we responded, collectively, exactly as we should have, with help, compassion, respect and adherence.  That's just my city- a place where scholars gather, and athletes flock.   A hub of musical genius, and cultural history.  We have been fighting for the liberties the United States guarantees since the beginning, and we certainly aren't going to stop now.  See....this is Boston.


I want to take this opportunity to than our law enforcement personnel and officials, the governor and the mayor of Boston who took every precaution necessary to keep our city safe and successfully end our manhunt in just 100 hours.  We are now able to concentrate on healing, on mourning, and on paying respect without the fear of further attacks at the hands of these men. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boston Restaurants Rally to Support Boston Marathon Victims (Press Release), April 17, 2013

I wanted to pass along an important press release regarding a fund raising effort put on by the restaurants of our great city to help the victims of Monday's attacks.  A good meal for our sick and injured:

Participation Doubles Overnight & Growing! Greater Boston Restaurants Rally to Support Boston Marathon Victims

(BOSTON, MA) - Always one of the first to mobilize, the Greater Boston restaurant community is coming together in various ways in response to yesterday’s Boston Marathon tragedy. On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 several restaurants across the Greater Boston area and beyond will band together and donate a percentage of their sales to the victims of yesterday’s tragedy via The Greg Hill Foundation.
The organization was selected based on its hyper-local nature and its history of immediate action in directing funds to those most in need. “All of the donations will go directly to the families. There is no red tape and we can give the donations out immediately,” said Greg Hill.

Restaurants will donate from (10%-25%) of their evenings sales on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013. While the list is growing, current restaurants participating include:

62 Restaurant & Wine Bar, 62 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970, www.62restaurant.com

Avila, 1 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116, www.avilarestaurant.com

Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130, www.milkywayjp.com

Blue on Highland, 882 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494, www.blueonhighland.com

Boloco Copley, 569 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116,  http://boloco.com/

Boloco Newbury, 247 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116,  http://boloco.com/

Bondir, 279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139 www.bondircambridge.com

Brasserie Jo, 120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116, www.brasseriejoboston.com

Burger Dive, 702 Assembly Square Dr, Somerville, MA 02145 http://www.burgerdive.com/

Cafeteria, 279a Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115, www.cafeteriaboston.com

Café Sushi 1105 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, www.cafesushicambridge.com    

China Blossom, 946 Osgood St., North Andover, MA 01845, www.chinablossom.com

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 75 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116, www.davios.com

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 236 Patriot Pl, Foxboro, MA 02035, www.davios.com

Erbaluce, 69 Church St, Boston, MA 02116, www.erbaluce-boston.com

Enzo Restaurant & Bar, 50 Water St #304, Newburyport, MA 01950, www.enzo-restaurant.com

Flatbread Company Somerville, 45 Day St, Somerville, MA 02144, http://www.flatbreadcompany.com/

Gari Japanese Fusion Bistro & Restaurant, 187 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446 www.garifusion.com

Gari Japanese Fusion Bistro & Restaurant, 1019 Great Plain Ave., Needham, MA 02492 www.garifusion.com

Grafton Street, 1230 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, www.graftonstreetcambridge.com

Grill 23 & Bar, 161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02117, www.grill23.com

Harvest, 44 Brattle St Cambridge, MA 02138, www.harvestcambridge.com

Max and Dylans Downtown, 15 West St, Boston, MA 02111 http://www.maxanddylans.com/

Max and Dylans City Square, 1 Chelsea St. Charlestown, MA 02129 http://www.maxanddylans.com/

Max and Dylans North, 15 Middlesex Tpk. Bedford, MA 01821 http://www.maxanddylans.com/

Olé Mexican Grill, 11 Springfield St., Cambridge, MA 02139, www.olerestaurantgroup.com

Owen and Ollie’s Restaurant & Pub. 91 Mill St, Dracut, MA http://www.owenandollies.com/

Papagayo Boston, 283 Summer St, Boston, MA 02110 http://www.papagayoboston.com/

PARK Restaurant & Bar, 59 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138, www.parkcambridge.com

Piattini Wine Café, 226 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, http://www.piattini.com

Post 390, 406 Stuart St. Boston, MA, www.post390restaurant.com

Ristorante Olivio, 201 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474, www.ristoranteolivio.com,

Russell House Tavern, 14 John F. Kennedy St Cambridge, MA 02138, www.russellhousecambridge.com

Salvatore’s Restaurants (Seaport), 225 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210, www.salvatoresrestaurants.com

Salvatore’s Restaurants (Theatre District), 545 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111, www.salvatoresrestaurants.com

Salvatore’s Restaurants (Medford), 55 High St, Medford, MA 02155, www.salvatoresrestaurants.com

Scollay Square, 21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108 http://www.scollaysquare.com/

Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen, 581 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111 http://www.sipwinebarandkitchen.com/

Sweet Basil, 942 Great Plain Ave Needham, MA 02492, www.sweetbasilneedham.com

Sophia Grotto, 22 Rear Birch Street, Roslindale, MA 02131 www.sophiasgrotto.com

Tavern Road, 343 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, www.tavernroad.com

The Farmhouse Needham, 970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA http://thefarmhouseneedham.com/thefarmhouseneedham.com/Welcome.html

The Fireplace Restaurant, 1634 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446 http://www.fireplacerest.com/home/

Temple Bar, 1688 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, www.templebarcambridge.com

Tryst Restaurant, 689 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02476, http://www.trystrestaurant.com

Tuscan Kitchen, 67 Main St., Salem, NH 03079, www.tuscanbrands.com

Please show your support by visiting these restaurants on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013.

As restaurants sign on they will be posting their participation on their social media pages.

If other restaurants wish to join the effort they can contact the foundation directly via email at: adam@fmpproductions.com

About The Greg Hill Foundation:
To celebrate 20 years on the air at WAAF in Boston, Greg Hill formed a foundation in June of 2010 that would respond to the immediate needs of families that had been touched by tragedy. Feeling a strong obligation to communities that had supported his radio show, he wanted to create a foundation that would be able to harness his incredibly generous media audience and that would be able to assist in a tragic time at a moment’s notice.   

Monday, April 15, 2013

Boston: My Town, My Love, My Community

Boston is my home.  I don't mean that in a flowery, distant way, I mean that in an in your face, tried and true, don't screw with my city kind of way.  I mean that in a way that my heart is tied to this city in a way that it's tied to my family and loved ones.  I grew up in the burbs, and this city itself has been my home for the past decade- I have spent every day in it- wandering its streets, eating its food, admiring its sights, cursing its weather, and loving every piece of it.  

Boston isnt like other cities.  Boston is a way a of life. It's a personality. It's a way of being.  We have pride like no other in this city, we love our teams, we love our history, we love our people.  We are a small city, we are all interconnected in some way.  Boston is the truest community.

Yesterday morning I sat in church and received a blessing with the rest of the congregation for the runners and visitors to this great city.  This morning, I walked through the commons as the runners meandered through to board the buses to Hopkinton.  I walked through Copley Square to go to the gym and marveled at the volunteers and the workers had set up such an incredible event.  I felt the excitement in the air.  I saw the joy on the faces of every runner.  I saw the resolver preparedness of every worker and volunteer.  See, if you're not from here, you may not know- Marathon Monday is widely regarded as the best day of the year in Boston.  Its an inspirational day, its a day of merriment, of celebration, of joy.  People skip work and cheer on so many of our own residents and visitors who run an incredible race.  We go to the Sox game and celebrate their prowess.  We celebrate the start of spring, the joy of new season and the utter wonder of our city.  We love this city, and Marathon Monday is one our proudest moments.

Today, this Marathon Monday, we were attacked.  We were attacked in the midst of our proudest event, at the most joyful portion of it, and on one of the most beautiful streets.  We were attacked at the most joyous place in our city today, packed with persons cheering on their loved ones who were accomplishing incredible feats.  In 15 seconds, two separate explosions rocked our city, injuring dozens and killing two.  The sadness of this event is unbearable.  The fear for loved ones, strangers and self is overpowering.  I sit in my apartment now, just blocks away from the site, and all I can hear are sirens and the whir of helicopter blades above.  

Social media sites are full of warnings that this is not a city to mess with, and I agree.  Boston is gritty, it's history is full of war and unrest.  But I also know the beauty of this city.  The beauty, the pride, and the respect of this city.  This is a city that will over come.  We will regain our streets from those who tried to destroy our sense of peace today.  We will be a community through this just as we are when we win a championship.  

We are a community that sees our first responders and qualified residents running into the face of this tragedy seconds after it happened.  We are a community of runners who immediately ran to hospitals to donate blood after running 26.2 miles.  We are a community of people opening our doors to people stranded as transportation is shut down.  

We are Boston.  We will not let this get us down.  We will remember, we will rebuild, and we will survive.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Deep Dark Decadent Chocolate Ice Cream

Who wants to talk about pet peeves?  Do I see a slew of hands raised?  Yeah I thought so- well take a sec and listen to one of mine:  non chocolaty ice cream.  You know what I mean?   That brown colored ice cream that has a little cocoa powder in it and resembles the flavor that you're looking for but doesn't really satisfy that craving that a good piece of dark chocolate will.  This fact has bothered me for as long as I can remember- I will often turn my little nose up at the idea of chocolate ice cream because really, what's the point?  So after just a little research, I found a recipe- a recipe that looked like it just might deliver the pure chocolate flavor that I wanted.

I have to say- this ice cream blew me away.  It was complex to make, requiring
a lot more time than I had banked on (especially as I neglected to read the recipe all the way through before starting) and with many more steps than any ice cream I've made previously.  However the results were exactly what I was looking for.  Every bite made me feel as though I was experiencing the deep richness of a decadent truffle, just a bit colder.  The consistency was much thicker than regular ice cream, and so just a little bit of this heavenly concoction went a very long way.  

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces dark chocolate (70% to 75% cacao), finely chopped
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 13 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Preparation

  • Place chocolate in a medium metal bowl. Set bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir chocolate until melted and smooth. Set melted chocolate aside; let cool slightly.
  • Whisk milk and cocoa powder in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat until mixture begins to boil; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks and 7 tablespoons sugar in another medium bowl until very thick ribbons form, about 2 minutes. Whisking constantly, gradually add hot milk mixture to egg yolk mixture. Return mixture to saucepan. Add melted chocolate and whisk to blend. Stir over low heat until slightly thickened and an instant-read thermometer registers 175°, about 5 minutes. Transfer chocolate custard to a large bowl and place over another large bowl of ice water. Stir until chocolate custard is cool.
  • Bring remaining 6 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water to a boil in a small heavy, deep saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil, occasionally swirling pan and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush (do not stir), until a dark amber color forms, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in cream (mixture will bubble vigorously). Whisk caramel into chocolate custard. Strain into a large container; cover and chill for 2 days.
  • Process custard in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer to another container; freeze for 3 days before eating. DO AHEAD Ice cream can be made 3 days ahead. Keep frozen.

Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/06/chocolate-ice-cream#ixzz2QCnvLVD2



  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Sinclair, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Last Thursday night Jason had scored tickets to see The Greyboy Allstars at Cambridge's newest concert venue- The Sinclair.  The Sinclair opened earlier this year as both a concert venue as well as a pretty hip place to eat.  I missed the media dinners they hosted, but the reviews were all great- inventive dishes, fresh ingredients- it was on my list.  Now I had never heard of The Greyboy Allstars before, and this was my first opportunity to check out The Sinclair- so I was pretty pumped for an evening of newness. 

We scored a 7 pm reservation, but somehow despite a pretty sparse group in the restaurant, we were asked to wait a few minutes before sitting.  Seemed strange-esp when we were finally led to the upstairs dining room and it was basically deserted.  No matter though- we were pretty cheerful and I was sipping an incredibly tasty drink from their bar downstairs so it didn't faze me.  We were seated in a cozy corner with a view of the room, and started reviewing the menu.

I had perused the offering the night before (shocking I know ;-) ) and had found a few dishes from their small plate menu that I was excited to try.  I settled on their artichoke salad, and their steak tartare for my dinner, Jason chose the burger and we couldn't resist adding the Mac and Cheese to the order as well.  We requested for everything to come out at once though just to avoid any awkwardness with his entree and my small plates.  Despite the request though, dishes came out staggered which left me a little perplexed.  

The Artichoke Salad came out first- a heaping mound of greens, watercress mainly, sat atop a few small grilled artichokes, sprinkled with fried onions and tossed in a lemony vinaigrette.  The greens were nice and fresh, and definitely had the bitter vibe which was nice, however when paired with a pretty acidic dressing, it made for a bit abrasive flavor.  The artichokes, which it took some digging to find were lovely- well cooked, their clean flavor slightly enhanced with a bit of smoke from the grill.  The onions were a nice touch, though somewhere along the way they had lost their crispness so they were more limp and a tad greasy than the lovely pop of texture and flavor that I could see they were intended for.

Next up was the Mac and Cheese.  An oblong ramekin was sat on our table with a browned crumble of bread crumbs scattered across the top.  It looked delicious.  However, a spear of the fork into the pasta found disappointment.  The pasta itself was a bit over cooked leading to more limpness and a bit of mush, it was also, for all intents and purposes, naked.  It had a certain cheese flavor to it, but the only other indicator was a milky liquid at the bottom of the dish.  I had two bites to make sure it really wasn't good and abandoned it.  A sad representation of a decadent dish that wasn't worth the calories.

Next to arrive was the Steak Tartare.  A large circle of lovely raw beef sat on the plate, adorned with whole grain mustard and some greens with crisp toast to the side and a smear of a truffle aioli.  I piled a toast high with the tartare and just a bit of the mustard.  Immediately I noted a strange texture as I spread it seemed incredibly chunky.  As I bit in, and had difficulty separating my bite, I found that I was right.  The grind of the beef was incredibly large and made it difficult to eat.  Instead of a silky beef, I felt a bit like I was gnawing on it, which made it slightly unappetizing.  The flavor of the beef was very good, texture aside.  A hint of salt, some pepper, a whisper of fresh herbs gave the beef a starring role with simple enhancers.  I eyed the dish sadly as its texture was off putting, but was able to plow through it as I knew a long night was a head and sustenance was needed.

Jason ordered correctly- his burger was spot on.  Cooked to a medium rare perfection, topped with a basil aioli that added a wonderful fresh brightness and smeared with a flavorful special sauce- this burger was addictive.  I got to steal a couple of bites and found myself continuously wishing I had ordered that instead of any of the other dishes.  

I was truly disappointed by The Sinclair Kitchen. I wanted so badly to enjoy everything on their menu, but found misses at almost every turn.  Their vision seems spot on- the food ideas are fresh, the ingredients seemed like they were of good quality, it just seemed to fail in execution.  However, I will say - as a concert venue- I loved it.  The staff was incredibly friendly, the space was really well set up, they had multiple bars to attend to the crowds, clean facilities- I would return here every week for shows.  Now I just need to educate myself better in the music the cool kids are listening to these days ;-)
     

Friday, April 5, 2013

Jordan Winery to Host Dinner at Legal Seafoods, April 9, 2013

Photo courtesy of Jordan Winery
 Looking for a way to liven up your Tuesday night?  This coming Tuesday, April 9, the Jordan Winery is hosting a special tasting and dinner pairing at Legal Seafoods in the Park Plaza.  

"Boston wine guru Sandy Block opens his personal cellar to host a special wine tasting and dinner at Legal Sea Foods with special guest Maggie Kruse, assistant winemaker at Jordan Winery, on Tuesday, April 9.  A tasting of six Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon vintages back to 1977 precedes a four-course dinner, replete with Jordan Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wine pairings. $135 pp for tasting and dinner; $95 for dinner only. Tasting begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Legal Sea Foods Park Square. For reservations, visit http://www.legalseafoods.com/index.cfm/cdid/45373/pid/43564 or call 617-530-9397"
Photo courtesy of Jordan Winery

I've had the opportunity to attend other Legal Wine dinners and have had an absolute ball learning about the particular wineries, chatting with the makers.  They are a delicious, fun and educational experience. Of course if you can't make the dinner, Jordan Wines can be found at a variety of spots around town to pair with your own dinners:

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon retailers:

SHAWS SUPERMARKET (250048678)
800 BOYLSTON ST


BOSTON WINE EXCHANGE (250058199)
181 DEVONSHIRE ST


BAUER WINE (250017599)
330 NEWBURY ST


DELUCAS BACK BAY MARKET (250023853)
239 NEWBURY ST


BEACON HILL WINE & SPIRIT (250017600)
63 CHARLES ST


DELUCAS MARKET (250049240)
11 CHARLES ST




Jordan Chardonnay retailers:
SHAWS SUPERMARKET (250048678)
800 BOYLSTON ST


BEACON HILL WINE & SPIRIT (250017600)
63 CHARLES ST


CIRACE LIQUOR STORE (250034987)
173 NORTH ST


BRIX WINE SHOP (250049871)
1284 WASHINGTON ST


 

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