As you know from my previous post, I am in Boston this week attending a conference and I would like to give you a brief summary of the week’s culinary capers.
On Monday evening, we romped to the North End and dined at an Italian restaurant (which was right across the street from “The Garden” where the Bruins/Flyers were playing game two of the playoff series…we did not admit we were from Philly for obvious reasons…we value life). My friend had an Italian version of Sweet and Sour Chicken (Marsala and Lemon sauce…very interesting and, after fiddling with my version at home, will post a recipe). Tuesday evening brought us to the Beacon Hill section and to “Cheers” where nobody knew our names but they were, nonetheless, very friendly and where I had the best clam chowder ever. Last night, Wednesday, it was off to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox Play and, I have got to say, sausage and onions (served up by a charming gentleman who introduced himself as “Uncle Joe”) and beer never tasted so good. I think the relaxed atmosphere of a ball park adds a special surreptitious ingredient to any food – even those we know are just not good for us! This picture was actually taken on Tuesday evening by my friend. Prior to the game there was a storm....check out the rainbow!
Speaking of not good for you, as you may have heard, there was a water main break in the city of Boston which instigated a ban on drinking the water for several days. I forgot the first day and brushed my teeth with the tap water so if I come down with the Boston version of Beriberi, there may not be a post for a while….the incubation period, I am told, is seven days….I am at T minus three days.
The conference ended today so I will meander on my own and wait for my daughters to arrive tomorrow. We plan to visit colleges and take a trolley tour of this beautiful city. Stay tuned!
Photo from Google Images.