Besides Fashion Week, this week is my favorite week in Boston. Ladies and Gentlemen, it is Restaurant Week. Restaurant week lets you enjoy a 3-course dinner for $38.13 in restaurants that the majority of us could never afford on a day-to-day basis. It really doesn't get much better than this. After browsing the Boston Restaurant Week website for a solid hour, I decided upon Clink., A restaurant in the historic Liberty Hotel (it used to be a jail, how cool.)
<<This is the Clink. Restaurant Week Menu
The restaurant is set up to still resemble a jail, complete with concrete walls, and jail bars. The food however, is not jail quality. For my meal I decided upon the Red Beet Salad, The Farro Pasta, and the Buttermilk Panna Cotta. The Red Beet Salad was fresh, flavorful, and beautiful. I was a little nervous about The Farro Pasta, because I never thought that Farro would be a good base for making pasta. It tasted like a very "wheatie" wheat pasta, it was topped with sage butter and pine nuts. It was creamy, and melted in my mouth. My meal would have not been complete without this dessert. For those of you not familiar, a Panna Cotta is an eggless custard. It was topped with Blood oranges, and served with mini chocolate shortbreads on the side. This dessert was unreal. Decadent, creamy, and the perfect ending to a delicious meal.
If you haven't already done so, please take advantage of Boston restaurant week, you can't oftentimes say that you can get a 3-course gourmet meal for only $38 dollars. So do it!
Besides my experience at Clink., I have tried a couple other great places in the Boston area.
Life Alive-Central Square
<<Carrot Cake Smoothie
Fresh Squeezed Juices, Dairy-Free Smoothies, and even Wheat grass shots? If you are looking for a healthy, "earthy-crunchy" change to your morning routine, this is the place for you.
The Cottage-Chesnut Hill
<< West Coast Omelette
With a California meets Nantucket atmosphere, the Cottage is my new "go-to" brunch spot. Their scones, and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, is out of this world. Don't worry, they offer lunch and dinner as well!
When living in such a city as Boston, there are so many different restaurants, cafes, and hidden gems, so go out there and find them! Remember, one of the most important parts of life is to always Eat Well.