Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Booked in Boston
We caught up with old friends in Boston over the holidays and even crossed paths serendipitously on Newbury Street. It was fun to walk and even T it around the city. We chilled in the lounge outside Clink at the Liberty Hotel, which is a pretty cool conversion of the old city jail. Goodbye and good riddance, Buzzy's Roast Beef.
We dined like royalty over the week, especially with Phil's mom cooking fiendishly. I have to rave about this amazing dessert at Pomodoro in Brookline. It's a fig bread pudding with chocolate sauce that is simply heavenly. And then friends Paul and Patricia whipped up an impressive 5-star dinner. We started with a potato latke topped with caviar, followed by seared tuna with truffle oil and then on to a hearty bouef bourguignon. At the salty end of the spectrum, we sampled octopus balls at our friends Toshi and Rinko's place. You pour the batter into a electric griddle and drizzle bits of seafood and it comes out as a spongy fried ball. Delightful!
Couch photo credit: Sahil Parikh with his snazzy Nikon. Congrats on your engagement!