Working from home means I don’t get out much these days. . . really. In the past few weeks I have ended up starting work days at 7 am and ending them when I go to bed, and I still have so much to do that I can’t even fathom running errands. Thankfully, events like the Langham Brunch and Chocolate Bar Preview give me the once-in-awhile opportunity to both get out and do some sort of work, at least on the blog side of things.
After the event at the Langham, as I walked to South Station, I really enjoyed taking in the warm night, the sights and sounds of the city, and snapped this photo of the moon, which reminded me of how the moon looks before it’s about to snow. Shudder.
While I was walking, I also received a phone call from my husband who was just finishing up a meeting at our boat club. He hadn’t had dinner and wanted to know if I wanted to grab a bite. I was definitely eager to extend the night out, and after he picked me up in South Boston, we proceeded to dbar, a neighborhood favorite.
Even after 8:00, dbar was pretty full of people having dinner and enjoying their fantastic cocktails at the bar. It always makes me happy to see Dorchester businesses full, and this was a good sign.
We had a hard time deciding what to order, as always. Chef Christopher Coombs has designed a menu full of fresh and innovative dishes that are comforting and satisfying. Our waitress recommended the tomato soup, so my husband decided to have that first. She brought two spoons, like she knew who she was dealing with. My poor husband never gets anything without me having “just a bite”.
This soup, which featured rooftop grown ingredients, had a touch of crème fraiche in it, making it silky and smooth. It tasted amazing and had a texture that felt amazing. It would be the perfect winter night food and the cure for a sore throat. I hope this becomes a regular part of dbar’s menu.
While we had our soup, we also sipped on cocktails. My husband had a classic Dark and Stormy while I had the Grapes of Wrath white grape martini. I loved the flavors in this drink, and it was not sweet, perfect for me and for pairing with food.
For dinner I decided to mix it up and have something semi-healthy, Asparagus, Farm Egg, Prosciutto with Roasted Asparagus, Crispy egg, Laquercia Prosciutto Americano, arugula, & Wild Mushroom-Sherry vinaigrette. As you can see, they definitely didn’t hold back on the prosciutto! I shared most of the salty goodness with my husband and melted over the beautiful, soft in the middle farm egg. This plate was absolutely delightful, so earthy and filling.
I don’t think I ever go to dbar without ordering their rosemary fries because they are so incredibly good. Crispy, salty, and with a hint of rosemary flavor, they are the perfect appetizer or side, or even on their own if you just head to dbar for drinks.
We lingered over our meal in this cozy neighborhood spot before heading home, totally relaxed after a crazy day.
I have written about dbar before, but I can’t help sharing another meal there. The service is always so friendly, the ambiance is comfortable, dimly lit, and laid back, and every single bite of food I have ever eaten there has been delicious. It is definitely worth the drive or T ride to head down to Dorchester to check it out. And, as I have mentioned in the past, their brunch is phenomenal, one of my favorite brunches in Boston, for sure.
I am loving Dorchester cuisine these days. In addition to dbar, we also ate at Savin Bar and Kitchen three times last week. I guess I didn’t do much cooking. . .
Savin is also very much worth the trip down here, and their menu just switched over to fall. Check it out if you get the chance!
Do you have any new or old neighborhood favorites?