I will always distinctly remember one particular visit to the Bar at Clio in the good old days - when the bar program was run by Todd Maul and each concoction was more interesting than the last. This is where I first met Crystal King, now proud author of Feast of Sorrow - A Novel of Ancient Rome.
Cooking competitively and cooking for a restaurant are two very different things. While competitive cooking can teach chefs a thing or two while allowing them the opportunity to thrive in the industry, cooking at a restaurant involves leadership, management and a sustainable vision for the future. And not just any chef can pull both off effortlessly.
Transitions always make for exciting and dynamic times. Nowhere is this truer than in the heart of a kitchen. Over the past few months at Townsman Restaurant, a big - and exciting - transition has been in process. With Pastry Chef Meghan Thompson taking on new adventures at SRV, Kate Jennings, former pastry guru at Farmstead in Providence, RI has stepped up to the plate.
I find myself completely over-stimulated and excited by the panoply of exciting food and art events going on across the city. Now is the time to jump on board and experience these things for yourself. Don't believe me? Read on...
Like the Hidden Gems exhibit at Harvard’s National Museum of History, sprinkled across the city are many phenomenal experiences just waiting to be enjoyed. The Boston Wine Festival hosted by the Boston Harbor Hotel is one such gem.
One of the most exciting moments of the New England Food Show, is the annual Eater Boston Chef Competition - this year, between two of Boston's high flyers, Josh Lewin and Carl Dooley.
One of the most recent openings is the New York and LA craze, by CHLOE. Plant-based, vegan and fast-casual, this spot has unsurprisingly taken its host cities by storm and if its opening week is anything to go by, its first restaurant in Boston will be no different.
Kathy Sidell is without a doubt one of Boston’s most renowned and successful restaurateurs. With her vastly expanded, but still quality controlled, Met Restaurant Group, Sidell has since opened up her freshest restaurant yet, Saltie Girl.
There was a sense of brimming anticipation and excitement at The Langham Hotel in Boston’s Financial District on Friday October 27th. The reason? James Beard Foundation’s 4th annual Taste of America Tour was celebrating its stop in Boston.
Since opening up in the Fort Point neighborhood, The Envoy Hotel has blessed its guests and nearby residents with a couple of go to spots for food and drink…and city views.
Wine making is an art. It is also a culture, each wine region being informed by their unique history and influenced by their natural terrain.
One of the things I love best about what I do as a food writer, is meeting people who have put their all into creating something that is both delicious and true to themselves.