Luxury Dining At Bond

Last Wednesday evening I attended a media dinner at Bond at The Langham Hotel in Boston. I’ve been to The Langham many times for their chocolate bar in addition to attending a Boston Brunchers brunch there and a media preview of brunch and the chocolate bar, but I had never even stepped inside Bond.

Wow.

My photos are all awful (I will learn to take a good photo someday!), but Bond is gorgeous.  High ceilings, chandeliers, leather chairs, a stunning bar, and jazz music on Wednesdays all add to the swanky feel of the lounge.

Bond at The Langham

A creative cocktail list features cocktails all named within a financial theme; it makes sense since the building was once the Federal Reserve Bank.

Derby Debt

Since it was almost Derby Day, I had the Derby Debt, Bond’s version of the mint julep. It was delicious. . . and strong! Then the food started coming. I loved almost everything, and though I left before dessert (To get a ride home, I will always skip dessert if it means avoiding the MBTA!), I left stuffed.

Vietnamese Fresh Rolls

{Vietnamese Fresh Rolls – Shrimp, Chicken, and Spicy Peanut Sauce}

Delicate and flavorful, these were a healthy, fresh way to start.

Stracchino Cheese and Heirloom Tomatoes

{Stracchino Cheese and Heirloom Tomatoes – Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic}

Surprise! These tomatoes were stuffed with a creamy cheese. I am definitely stealing this idea for summer.

Crispy Point Judith Calamari

{Crispy Point Judith Calamari – Sweet Chili, Black Sesame, and Cilantro}

This was definitely a favorite. The fried, but not greasy, calamari was spicy and sweet. It was a great twist on a New England classic.

Grilled Baby Corn

{Grilled Baby Corn with Esplette – Cotija Cheese, Aioli, Lime}

This was my least favorite dish of the night. It probably would have been delicious with real-sized corn; I just didn’t love the flavor of the baby corn.

Sweet Soy and Ginger Chicken Wings

{Sweet Soy and Ginger Chicken Wings}

These were sticky, sweet, and amazing. They reminded me a little of my mom’s BBQ chicken, but the presentation definitely fit the upscale lounge feel. The bone “handle” on each was perfectly clean which meant no sticky fingers as we ate the tender chicken.

Lobster and Chorizo Quesadilla

{Lobster and Chorizo Quesadilla – Queso Blanco and Sweet Corn}

You really can’t go wrong with smoky chorizo and perfectly cooked sweet lobster. Again, an upscale twist on a favorite type of food. I liked that the rolled up quesadillas were easy to eat and less messy than the regular version.

Flat Bread Pizza

{Flat Bread Pizza – Great Hill Blue, Grilled Stone Fruit, Pancetta, and Arugula}

I was almost too full to try this pizza, but it was one of the things we were looking forward to. I love blue cheese, fruit, and arugula, and adding them to a pizza with pancetta, well it was incredible. Salty, sweet, and gooey; I love that Bond’s menu really seems to be about flavorful contrasts and twists on comfort fare that fit really well into the atmosphere.

Dom Perignon Lounge

Before I left, I took a quick trip up to the Dom Perignon lounge, which sits above the dining rooms, looking out over everyone. Dom Perignon in a private lounge? Now you’re talking!

Dom Perignon Lounge Bond, The Langham Boston

Bond’s service was top notch, and my dining companions, Megan, Daisy, Lindsey, and Will, were fabulous. It was a great way to unwind after a very long Wednesday. As  I mentioned, they do have live music every Wednesday, making it feel a little like a weekend mid-week. Who doesn’t love that?

 

 

I enjoyed a complimentary dinner as a media guest of Bond. However, I was not required to write a post, and all opinions are my own.

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  1. Elizabeth’s avatar

    The flatbread pizza sounds seriously amazing. I also love the tomato plate.

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  2. Daisy’s avatar

    Bond did such an excellent job with their spring menu. I agree, the type of food in easy to eat portions, is perfect for the atmosphere.

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  3. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    I went to Bond once a while back and it was spectacular. One of my favorite meals ever.

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  4. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    Bond looks beautiful! And don’t be too hard on yourself regarding your photos – they are just dark, but you were still able to convey how tasty everything was!

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  5. Michelle’s avatar

    It looks like you had a wonderful evening!

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  6. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    What a great evening. Everyone’s recap of this event make me want to head to Bond soon. I wanted to stop by to this but couldn’t…

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  7. Eric’s avatar

    If those are awful photos – you must make breath-taking good ones. This dining room looks amazing – I love the warm look and feel of the place. I cannot wait to try it out soon. Though I had heard of the Langham before I had never heard of Bond – but through your blog I am learning more and more about the places in Boston.

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  8. Molly Galler’s avatar

    I think the spring rolls and the cheese stuffed tomatoes sound incredible! I love the look of Bond. Now to find a reason to throw a party in that private lounge . . .

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  9. Megan’s avatar

    This was such a great night. I’ll definitely be back for that calamari!

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