A Great week in Boston
We had such a good time in Boston, thanks to you hounds. Our food favorites included the mussels and orrechiette at Via Matta. Those mussels are wonderful – I could eat them every day with the good bread they serve to sop up the fennel, butter sauce they are cooked in. The orrechiette is homemade as is the sausage and served with broccoli rabe - delicious. Their house red wine is very good. The cubano at Chez Henri is everything you led me to expect. We had yummy drinks at the bar the favorite being the Pomegranate 75. It took me awhile to appreciate the pizza at Regina's but by my second piece, I was hooked – yummy. We stopped by Mikes for cappuccino and canolli. We loved them, in fact went back later in the week for another sampling. Finally, the lobster roll and burger at Neptune's. YUM – even the fries were great.
We had very good meals at Sel de la Terre (Wine Wednesday), Rendezvous, Ten Tables and Antico Forno.
The one meal that didn't live up to the hype was East Coast Grill. Everything was ok, but that's about it. I have to say I was expecting much more. We had the dumplings which were good and blackened bluefish for dinner which as ok. After all the great reviews (and some not so great) I have to say we are in the latter camp.
We had to leave a day early due to a family medical emergency so didn't get out to Marblehead. Thanks for the tip on the John Adams display at the library – it saved us a trip to Quincy.
A sincere thanks for all of your advice.
Thanks for the report, I'm so glad you had a yummy week and sorry about the emergency; I hope everyone's OK. The secret to ECG is that the apps are, in general, much better than the mains. I usually make a meal of two or three apps and give the mains a pass unless a special sounds really too good to pass up. Perhaps you'll give it another shot on your next visit, but perhaps not since there's so much good food still left.