After only 24 hours in Boston, I've enjoyed:
- Boston Cream Pie ($12) at Oak Bar in the Fairmont Copley Hotel (friendly service; moist, interesting cake with good presentation, although the dark chocolate sauce was too bitter overall) 8/10
- lobster roll ($19) hot with butter at Neptune Oyster (wow, what big, juicy, and salty chunks overflowing from the bun!), a littleneck clam, and 2 west coast oysters (Chef Creek and Kumamoto) (8/10) Harpoon IPA on tap was exciting!
- asparagus layered "bread" from Whole Foods (8/10)
Nice but not Chow-worthy:
- east coast (Mass) oysters at Neptune Oyster (Wellfleet, Nauset, Falmouth, and a Jonah Crab claw) and their accompanying sauces lacked punch (6/10)
I strongly advise AGAINST:
- Lala Rokh lunch - below-average tasteless chicken wrap with sliced PICKLES and tomatoes with a somewhat absent yogurt sauce and cold, bland flour wrap(ever heard of a grill?), served with lacklustre "savoy" cabbage salad and...Arby's curly fries. Yes, you heard correctly - their advertised "saffron potatoes" were actually curly fries. I'm still shaking my head in disbelief. Mediocre chickpea dip with boring yet acceptable "flatbread" started the meal. Despite a white-linen-elegant atmosphere (and spotty but generally good service), this meal rates 2/10.
I should have had lunch at the Paramount, on the advice of a salesperson at a nearby clothing boutique!