I am a very busy girl – over booking myself more often than not to come home in a stupor late at night to a BF that desperately misses me (after working late nights at HIS job). So sometimes I attend pretty amazing events and just don’t have the time to write about them in depth here – but I still have pictures of these events, because I go with the best of intentions to share them. Below are some highlights of meals I’ve eaten over the past few months because these are plates you simply MUST try if you are around these restaurants when they are serving them.
September saw me attend a blogger dinner at Lil’ Vinny’s in Somerville (which is sadly closed now) where I had a stunning bolognese and a truly fabulous ceasar salad (I know, I was surprised too).
October was truly packed with events that I just didn’t have the time to share but, again some highlights!
Remember when I went to Harbor Sweets and then told you all about the awesome Sweet Sloops? I also went to Adriatic Restaurant and Bar that night where I was blown away by Goat Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms, the best pumpkin Ravioli I have ever tasted, and a wonderful almond tart stuffed with nutella and topped with house made hazelnut gelato. I also managed to convert Megan into a crispy fried sage leaves convert here ;).
My second big event of October was with the lovely Renee when the Boston Brunchers turned 1! This event was a huge success, where we came away with lovely (read GIANT) swag bags packed to the gills with some of the best gifts I’ve ever been given. Seriously our sponsors for that event were FANTASTIC and they all gave us very generous gifts, from cookbooks to cookies to gift certificates. It was fantastic. And the food wasn’t bad either The highlights of the meal for me were the amazing oyster shell wall at Island Creek Oyster Bar and the pastries.
My last little ode to fall happened at the tail end of October on a sunny Saturday with the fantastic Bernadette (old and very dear friend, she’s known BF since pre-school!) and a great many other fabulous bloggers. We all went for a grand adventure at the Privateer Rum Distillery in Ipswich. It was here that I fell hopelessly in love with this rum and their handcrafted cocktails, the Light and Stormy and the William Tell. Both are addictive and refreshing cocktails, which I could drink a lot of. Seriously. See my previous post on dark and stormy cookies to read about my ginger obsession. And the Privateer rum is sippable. Look for it, try it you’ll see, and probably be a convert like me.