Now onto the food! This weekend we went a bit crazy and marked two restaurants off our "Must Eat" List (which, I guess I should post here, and update it each time we try a new place).
First off, Friday night Sara, Teresa, Elise and I went to Bergamot to celebrate our last night as roommates! It was a bittersweet event, as we've all been together for 2 years now. For placing an ad on Craigslist, I think we really lucked out. Elise is staying in the apartment, but is gone for the summer at camp, and Teresa is looking to move to Framingham (or somewhere around there). We had originally wanted to go to Oleana, but we couldn't get reservations. Bergamot was on our list, was nearby, and could fit us in, so we headed there shortly after work on Friday.
Bergamot has a prix fixe option where you can order one appetizer, one entree and one dessert for $44. We all opted for this and it was the best decision of the night. We also shared a bottle of white wine from Portugal (though I can't remember what winery it was from).
Teresa, Elise and Sara all got the Beef Carpaccio appetizer while I got the roasted beets. The carpaccio was way bigger than I thought it would be, taking up the whole plate. The beets were probably the best appetizer I have had all year. They were on top of goat cheese, sprinkled with pistachios and honey. I could have ordered 4 more, easily.
For the main, Elise, and I ordered the pork loin entree. It was nice and crispy, with peas and apricots. I was hoping there would be more potatoes, but they were cut up into small cubes (like in canned Corned Beef Hash). It was good, but I liked my appetizer better. Sara and Teresa got the creamed morels, pasta with mushrooms and peas. I tried a bite, it was amazing. Everyone cleared their plates.
For dessert, the table again chose two of the 4 options: Elise and Sara got the panna cotta, and Teresa and I had the dark chocolate mousse. It was creamy, light, and soooo good.
Dinner overall, was an A+. I would go back, easily. It was a little expensive, but not too much that I wouldn't go again before the summer was out.
On Saturday, Teresa, Sara, Sarah and I went to East End Grille in Somerville for Paint Nite. We had originally purchased vouchers off Living Social in October, but it took until June to find one we liked and could make. This was an afternoon session, most of the others are at night. Our artist/leader was pretty crazy, he did like 5 tequila shots while we worked. I think everyone's painting turned out great, each a bit different.
After Paint Nite we decided to cross another restaurant off our list - Bronwyn! Bronwyn is a german restaurant not far from our apartment. We all got big beers and shared some pretzels. This week is sausage week, so Josh (Teresa's boyfriend) and Sara got the special- "Black and White." Teresa and Sarah got the Wurst Trio, and I got Spätzle. All the food was phenomenal. Better than the food I ate when I was in Munich a few years ago.
Pics of everything will be added below, and I'm going to try to write more this summer. We have a bunch of plans, so there should be some exciting updates! I'm going to NY this week for a work trip, and will write a post on that as well :)