I cannot say it enough, I heart Boston. Everything about it, just makes me feel calm, happy and excited all at the same time.
There is just always something to do, see, eat, drink…. and be merry about!
I thought I’d share a little about our weekend away, because it is something I want to always remember. It will always be etched into memory but writing it out to look back on, just seems right.
We ventured up to Boston on a Friday afternoon. The weather was quite dreary but that didn’t stop our anticipation to meet up with two of our favorite people.
We arrived at the Omni Parker House around 3:30 pm where we were delighted to be gifted valet service right at the doorway. We don’t typically do valet so we already were feeling like a King and Queen!
We checked in and went straight up to our gorgeous room where we were greeted with another surprise! Our weekend dates were spoiling us even before we got there, and we appreciate it all!
After settling in, we met these beautiful people downstairs!
Then it was time to take a nice stroll through Boston to get our feet wet (no pun intended, for it was raining!) What I loved most about this hotel besides it’s perfect description “A classic soul with a modern twist” was how close we were to everything. It is right on the Freedom Trail, and so close to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. It made walking around the city, so very lovely!
We ended up walking to dinner which was at Mast. It was kind of a weird experience all around in the dining world but our company was spot on, so despite the vibe that was throughout, we enjoyed ourselves.
Why must dinner always be served with this scrumptious but evil food? Mmm, bread.
We started with sharing the Calamari, a family favorite for sure!
Sadly, all we could taste was the salt! I’ve never had such salty calamari but we don’t waste food, so….. it was obviously still eaten!
My sister and I shared two small plates and one of them stole the show! The cauliflower was tasty!
Polpettine Trio- a meatball trio of angus beef al ragu
Roasted Cauliflower- with a spicy chile goat cheese and baked four cheese spread
The men stayed true to their roots, one enjoying a pasta dish (Italian man through and through!) and my hubby sticking with a roasted chicken.
Orecchiete Baresi- Orecchiete pasta, friarelli (sauteed broccoli rabe), fennel sausage, pecorino romano
Pollo al Mattone Sette Spezia- half all natural chicken, grilled, smoked seven spice rub, Borretane onion agrodolce
We ate, we talked, we laughed, and were in the best company!
After dinner we walked back to our hotel for a drink and dessert!
The hotel has a famed whiskey bar called the Last Hurrah. We sat down at one of their tables, each getting a drink of choice and we shared their famous Boston Cream Pie!
After, we called it a night! We needed our rest for Saturday and it seriously was the best day! Stay tuned…..