I am in love. Since I first stepped foot in the Bee’s Knees Supply Company in the Fort Point area of Boston, I have pretty much been smitten. When I was invited to do a menu tasting with a few other bloggers, I was pretty much ecstatic for the opportunity to hang out for an evening at this beautiful establishment.
The Bee’s Knees is an incredible gourmet experience, from its sandwich shop to its cheese case to its meats and wine/beer selection, all the way to the coffee an ice cream at the check out. They serve hand-dipped Batch ice cream in cones, or you can be like me and keep going back for the heavenly salted caramel milkshake.
Our first course was charcuterie and pate with Juve y Camps Rose Cava. We were all obsessed with the olive oil caviar that accompanied this course. Little bursts of flavor! This course included the following Bee’s Knees items: Pork Liver Mousse, Charlies Cocina Cerveza Seca Beer Salami, Larchmont Beef Prosciutto, Blackberry Farms Finocchiona, and Edwards Farm Peanut-Fed Surryano.
Next up was the sandwich course, paired with the refreshing, tangy Green River Ambrosia Ginger Libation. Already a fan of Bee’s Knees sandwiches, I got to taste even more, including the Coppa (which I love so much, I brought one to Spectacle Island this weekend), the Chicken Patty, Porky Fig, and the Pressed Duck Club. Assorted calzones were also available, but I was getting too full. . .
And with a cheese selection like the Bee’s Knees has, I HAD to save room for cheese! We enjoyed cheese and chocolates paired with Vignaioli di Stefano Moscato d’Asti, a light, effervescent wine that, unlike some Moscatos, was not too sweet for me. I went straight for the cheese; I like chocolate, but I can’t turn down house made burrata or a gooey farmhouse cheese.
The beverage pairings for each of the tasting courses were well thought out and worked really well with the types of foods served. At the moment, the Bee’s Knees sells wine/beer to go, but they can’t pour wine by the glass for consumption on site. I am hoping this will change, because that would turn the space into the cozy wine bar that Boston needs.
I thoroughly enjoyed the tasting at the Bee’s Knees, and I foresee many trips to the store in my future. It’s pretty much a food and wine lover’s heaven, and a spot that locals and tourists both can love.