It’s the final countdown! While I haven’t done much cooking or eating at any new restaurants over the past few days, there is no shortage of good food to write about. Last year I wrote my first annual memorable foods post, and as I look back on 2010, I thought it was worth recapping some of the spectacular restaurant meals of the year.
Deuxave, the best of the new Opened by one of my favorite Boston chefs, Chris Coombs, Deuxave was perfection from the second I walked in to wait for my husband. While the food was to-die-for and the wine list a delight, I felt like it was the incredible service and genuinely friendly demeanor of the staff that really stuck with me. This one is a keeper!
Opening week at Menton An email from the Barbara Lynch Gruppo alerted me to the fact that Menton was offering mailing list members pre-opening reservations. In what was the fanciest meal of the year, we enjoyed some of the best Boston has to offer. Have a very special occasion and the ability to splurge? Go here.
My birthday dinner at Scopa in Healdsburg, CA Oh the romance! This tiny Italian spot on Healdsburg Plaza was the perfect place for a birthday dinner for two. Sparkling wine, arancini, antipasto, and free dessert wine made my night, and made me fall in love with Sonoma even more than before.
Heirloom tomato dinner at Upstairs on the Square It was the brilliant idea of one of my blogger friends to attend this multi-course dinner in Cambridge. Each and every heirloom tomato morsel was perfect, right down to the tomato sorbet. Summer, please hurry up and get here so that I can go to the heirloom tomato dinner once again!
Zazu My husband’s birthday dinner in Santa Rosa, CA featured food right from the farm, and that showed in the flavor. I had the best veggie dish that I had all year, in addition to a blind wine tasting, and some awesome company from TasteLive!
Myers and Chang It was featured in last year’s post, and I have eaten there far more times than I have blogged about it. I would eat at Myers and Chang every day if I could. I find the food to be full of rockin’ flavor every single time with lots of healthy options and always with creative new dishes. Myers and Chang is easily my overall Boston favorite for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
I know that 2011 holds some great culinary moments already, including the BCAE Celebrity Chef Series and a Boston Brunchers brunch at the Langham Boston. Hopefully I will get to share some great food with some of you this upcoming year!
Question: What is your least favorite thing about winter? Mine is, without a doubt, feeling dehydrated all of the time and the awful dry skin. It is the worst!