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Del Frisco’s Boston

11 Mar

Del Frisco's in Seaport

I cannot think of a better way to spend your Saturday than with 20 + bloggers and a hearty meal. Last week, I was invited to a Blog and Tweet Boston event at Del Frisco’s. It was not my first time there, but I was excited to see what was in store.

Del Frisco's SeaportWe were greeted VIP style. There was no red carpet, but there sure was that coined-name drink: The VIP – Svedka Clementine Vodka infused with fresh Hawaiian pineapple. In addition, they had their Pomegranate martini: 360 Vodka, PAMA Pomegranate liquor, splash of cranberry.

VIPPomegranate Martini

THE ATMOSPHERE

Del Frisco’s is situated in the Seaport on the harbour. The view is just picturesque.

Del Frisco's

Del Frisco's SeaportWe ate in the Harbor Room; it was the perfect backdrop for any meal AND it was surrounded by bottles of wine. I mean, can you say heaven?

Del Frisco's SeaportDel Frisco’s team sure knew us bloggers well. They served family style by table but plated each dish to portion size. That way we could get the proper pictures.

THE FOOD

Tuna Tartare[ Ahi Tuna Tartare // Family Style Portion ]

Crab Cake at Del Frisco's[Crab Cake: 4 oz Jumbo Crab Meat with Cajun Lobster Sauce]

Shanghai Style Fried Calamari[Shanghai Style Fried Calamari]

[Prime Shaved Steak Sandwich // Seared Ahi Tuna Salad // Steakhouse Salad]

Steak Medallions at Del Frisco's[ Filet Medallions // Scallion Mashed Potatoes, Thin Green Beans & Lemon Butter Sauce ]

Sole Francese at Del Frisco's[ Sole Francese ]

Harpoon Battered Onion Rings[ Harpoon Batter Onion Rings ]

Six Layer Lemon Cake[ Six Layer Lemon Cake // I want that cake, cake, cake, cake…]

RECOMMENDATIONS

I’m drooling just looking back at all my photos. My favorites of the meal included the Crab Cake because of its light airy nature mixed with a spicy cajun sauce, the Shanghai Style Fried Calamari for its sweet chili glaze, the Harpoon onion rings. How could you deny the grandeur of the six layer lemon cake? It was oh so buttery and good. I wish they had also given us a sample of the banana bread pudding!

Thank you again Derek Barragan for a fabulous meal!

Executive Chef at Del Frisco's

DEL FRISCO’S

250 Northern Ave
Boston, MA
617.951.1368

Del Frisco’s|Facebook|@Del_Friscos

Del Frisco’s is participating in Boston Restaurant Week, from March 16-21/23-28. Out of towners, sad you can’t make it? AIN’T NO THANG — they have 9 other locations around the US.

Note: I was provided a complimentary lunch by Blog and Tweet Boston. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Boston Chops

8 Mar

Boston Chops South EndSoon after heading to Deuxave, I was invited to a Blogger dinner at Boston Chops, the youngest [just turned 1 year old] of all 3 of Chef Chris Coombs’s concepts.

THE RESTAURANT

Upon walking into Boston Chops, I felt really welcome. Everything from the dim lights to the dark wood and leather seats provided that warm feeling. In addition, I was graciously greeted by the staff. To the left, was a very inviting bar. This photo did not do it justice in its length and grandeur. Had I not come in for a dinner, I would’ve taken a seat and chatted up the bartender. This has become one of my favorite pastimes in going to new restaurants — they have such great and different insights to the restaurant scene.

The Bar at Boston ChopsBefore sitting down to eat, we were able to mix and mingle with fellow bloggers. I was lucky enough to pick Chris’s brain. I mentioned to him that as part of my life bucket list, I wanted to travel and dine around the world. I asked for some of the places he’d say I couldn’t miss and he said mentioned a few, including Alinea and Noma. They have definitely been added to my list!

THE ATMOSPHERE

As we headed to eat, one could not be less than stunned by the details and decoration Georgina of  Notes on Lifestyles by Georgina was able to incorporate to our lovely meal. I mean, it really had sparkle.

Boston Chops

Boston Chops

Boston Chops

Shelby & I at Boston ChopsI loved that we were randomly paired with bloggers to get to meet new ladies in the blogosphere; I couldn’t complain that my girl Shelby from Tutus and Tea happened to be at my table! Also at my table were Christine, Jaime, Lianna, and Lauren…such fabulous ladies!

THE FOOD

It’s embarrassing to say but my favorite part of dinner was the bread. In my instagram, I could only describe it as one thing: orgasmic. Upon taking first bite, the bread was light, airy, and oh so buttery. It was perfection.

Popover at Boston ChopsTo eat, Shelby and I shared the Flat Iron steak. I persuaded her to try the chimichurri butter; I use any opportunity, where appropriate to the palate, I can to have hints of latin flavor into my dinners. The parsley and garlic based butter was the perfect pair to the cut.

Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Butter at Boston Chops

It was tough to not order the Brussel Sprouts Au Canard, but Shelby convinced me to share the Braised Kale with her. Braising is a combination cooking method using both moist and dry heat. I had never had a braised vegetable. I was impressed with the outcome; it had a nice kick.

Braised Kale at Boston ChopsAnd if that wasn’t enough, the steak came with “generous frites”. The thought process behind the way the steak is served is actually quite genius: they serve you the fries after you get your meat dish and to the quantity you want. That way, the juices from the steak don’t make the fries soggy. As an added plus, they’ll come back even after you’ve finished. They really knew the way to my heart, as french fries are my favorite side.

Fries at Boston Chops

Yesterday marked the beginning of the late night specials at Boston Chops, showcasing the Boston Chops burger. I can’t wait to come back and try this late night menu. The price points are just incomparable to anything in the area.

Boston Chops

BOSTON CHOPS IN SOUTH END

1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 227-5011

Website / Facebook / @BostonChops

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