Trip Report – Boston – July, 2012
I will start with Day 1 today and hopefully be able to finish the rest soon. My favourites of the trip were East Coast Grill, Oleana, Finz, Paramount, Neptune Oyster and Toscanini’s. My least favourite was Erbaluce – perhaps it was my choice of meal or perhaps it was the fact that Italian can sometimes be a little “boring”. I far preferred Toascanini’s ice cream to Christina’s. Here is the report from Day 1. More to come.
Day 1 – Pizzeria Regina, Emack and Bolio’s, Erbaluce
Our lunch at Pizzeria Regina was delicious. The atmosphere at Regina’s takes you back a few years – I enjoyed the wooden booths and old style décor. We shared a Margherita pizza and both had a glass of wine and really enjoyed it. The sauce was the perfect consistency and flavour. Toppings were okay. The crust was done just as it should be – a little blackened and slightly crispy. The service here was a bit inattentive at times and we practically had to flag the waitress down to get our bill. I would say this pizza was almost as good as the pizza from Keste in NYC. Definitely in my top 5 pizzas of all time and I will be back!
We had a snack at Emack and Bolio’s – I tried the maple walnut and co-traveller had a blueberry smoothie. Both were good and the place is worth a visit but it was not my favourite Boston ice cream.
For dinner we went to Erbaluce. I had the Wild Boar pasta and a nice glass of pinot grigio. The pasta was cooked soft but not soggy and the sauce was very flavourful. I believe they brought us a mini dessert platter and the truffles on it were amazing! The waitress was attentive and helpful but I did not find her to be overly friendly. The hostess was excellent though - very friendly. The atmosphere here is kind of sterile – I think they need to redecorate. My meal was good but I would try somewhere different on my next trip.
Day 2 – Sorelle, East Coast Grill, Christina’s, Oleana, Toscanini’s
Day 3 – Finz, Legal Seafood
Day 4 – Paramount (was supposed to go to ICOB but had a headache and didn’t feel like seafood so just grabbed a bite at the game)
Day 5 – Flour Bakery, Neptune Oyster, Legal Seafood (yes again – as our flight was delayed and it was a decent option at the airport)