You can say 2008 was the best of times and the worst of times.
Perhaps in 2009, we will see resurgence in dining at home, and the home dinner parties where friends will take turns cooking meals for each other to save on the cost of food. In which good neighbors will bake an extra casserole for a neighbor who may need it. Or provide a meal for a homeless person.
In 2009, we all know we are all in this together so faster we realize our strength is in helping each other the faster this economic crisis will be over.
I will look forward to reporting for Daily Eats on all sorts of types of food events from my new location, Chicago.
I had a mini vacation in Boston. I took the Amtrak to Boston checked into the Hilton and went on a long art walk to revisit art history as well as my own art history. First stop was the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Here dessert is served up first. When walking into the Gardner Museum you are greeted with a beautiful atrium. This breath taking garden is overwhelming with works of art and flowers. Walking through the museum you find old masters and new masters of that day. Mind you, it is better to walk up the stairs slowly so that you can take in the intricacies on step at a time. One room has Rembrandt’s self portrait while another a Degas, and the entrée is the portrait of Mrs. Gardner in white by none other than John Singer Sargent. Though I feasted on these wondrous delicacies I felt a bit ravenous and headed for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts only a short walk away.
There I had a lite lunch giving me enough energy to explore the Boston MFA. Loved the exhibit of “Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry“, was intrigued by Tiffany’s designs. Surprisingly for me I spent about two hours staring at the Monet’s. I found myself pleasantly lost in his use of color and design. Longing to see more of the Boston MFA I ventured to the Egyptian collection to look at the hieroglyphics. I again took my time to look at the cravings and realized how sophisticated the Egyptians scribes were.
My final destination was dinner at Bravo where I found the delicious works of art by Chef Jacqueline Kelly to be profound masterpieces. I started by sipping Segura Viudas Aria Estate Brut Sparkling from Cava. Began with a crispy French Bean salad with candied bacon and Dijon vinaigrette. The entrée was marinated Kona Kampachi with pickled vegetable salad, vanilla parsnip sauce which is just simply out of this world. Vanilla parsnip sauce was wildly surprising completely unexpected in flavor. For dessert which was a sculptural masterpiece of Lavender Panna Cotta. The beauty of the dessert’s design made it difficult to dig in but the aroma was to hard to resist.
Bravo is a wonderful place for intimate dining, especially for late spring, summer, and early fall dining outside with someone special or deep art conversation with friends. The restuarant over looks the lovely the Boston’s Museum garden.
Bravo 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 At the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Phone: 617-369-4204
Boston, MA -Daily Eats spent a delicious and Delightful day in Boston. Tom gave Porscha and me a tour of the freedom trail. He told us all about the USS Constitution which we were able to get on. He also gave us extensive insights into Boston’s Little Italy. We had lunch at the Kingfish at Quincy’s Market where Tom and Porscha give their Daily Eats review.
Boston has many good eats, beautiful parks, and wonderful historical places. Visit Boston!