It’s a summer Saturday! What do you have planned? If you are thinking of going for a wander in Boston on this gorgeous day, you may want to consider stopping at Miel for their summery rosé wine and cheese pairing and some sunshine on their patio. A couple of weeks ago we decided to do just this, and it turned out to be a great idea.
The wine and cheese pairings may change from week to week. The below wines and cheeses are what we tried:
Codorniu Pinot Noir Brut Rosé Cava with Coach Farm Triple Cream
Chateau d’Esclans Cotes de Provence (a favorite!) with Shelburne Farms aged cheddar
Chateau Valcombe Rosé with Spring Brook Farm Tarentaise
Our server, who was a total pro and knew his wine, encouraged us to try the wine and cheese pairings as listed first, then mix and match to see what we liked best. Remember, if you like it, it’s good! We followed his advice and found ourselves chatting about the different flavors brought out in each pairing but overall just enjoying lots of yummy sips and bites. The tasting finished with a top off of our bubbly glasses, only the restaurant had run out of cava and instead gave us Nicholas Feuillate Brut Rosé Champagne. Any time someone wants to pour me Champagne, I am a happy girl. Float away on those bubbles!
We were having such a good time and enjoying the patio so much that we decided to stay for another glass of the Nicholas Feuillate and some lunch.
When you’re sipping Champagne, oysters are naturally a necessity. Miel has a fantastic raw bar, one of my favorites in the city, and they never disappoint.
A ham and cheese crepe shared between the two of us was just what our rumbling stomachs needed to be full. It was light yet comforting, cheesy, gooey, delectable.
And because they were on the menu, we had to order pommes frites. I know from prior experience that the frites at Miel are perfection, and this cone was full of hot, crispy, truffled delight.
A bite of goat cheese cake was the perfect way to end our late lunch. Not too sweet, not too savory, this cake reminded me why I love goat cheese cake so much. Divine!
The whole time we were indulging in Miel’s wine and food offerings, we were surrounded by beautiful flowers and views of Fort Point Channel, happy locals and tourists passing by enjoying the perfection that is summer in Boston.
Needless to say, we were two very happy, slightly sleepy people after our sun-drenched feast.
Miel hopes to have a different wine pairing featured each month, and after this fantastic experience, you can bet that we will be there for a tasting!