North 26 at Millennium Hotel Faneuil Hall

31 08 2012

North 26 at Millennium Hotel, Faneuil Hall is one of Boston’s finest restaurants. I was mesmerized by the stunning interior design, captivated by the tones of hickory and dark walnut woodwork. Plenty of natural light to embrace nature in the atmosphere. I particularly could not get my eyes off diagonal lines of the table setting, totally eccentric!


I came into this naturalistic Boston restaurant for lunch during Restaurant Week 2012. I decided to skip dessert and order the light lunch version. For appetizers, the choices are: Summer Peach and Tomato Gazpacho, Cape Cod Clam Chowder or Grilled Caesar Wedge. For entree, the choices are: Grass Fed Burger, Pan Seared Cod or Eggplant Stack. I opted for the Cape Cod Clam Chowder and Grass Fed Burger.

The Cape Cod Clam Chowder was savory rich, drizzled with minced chives. With the pepper shaker, I cracked some pepper over the chowder using the coarse grind (There was a choice of coarse or fine). With each spoonful, you can taste the flavor of bacon along with plentiful bits of little neck clams. Definitely the best chowder I’ve had recently.

Grass Fed Burger

I opted for the grass fed burger because I was curious about the “grass fed” part of the burger. There were a choice a cheese but I skipped it because I am not a fan of cheeseburgers. I am a hamburger kind of gal! I was delighted to see the bun grilled to nice toastiness when the burger arrived before my eyes. The patty was six ounces which was perfect for my petite appetite. The grass fed burger was definitely juicy and tasty from the grill. Next to the burger was seasoned French Fries. The fries were crunchy and flavorful with the seasoning and ketchup.

Glass mini jar Condiments

Speaking of ketchup, the condiments were in cutie containers. If I didn’t need to use them, I would have took them with me!

Next time I’m near by, I will swing by North 26 to try the Kobe Beef Hot Dog.  It is served in my favorite bun – brioche!



Marliave And the Escargot

1 04 2012

After my first experience, when I dream of escargot, Marliave pops into the picture. I experienced Marliave in Downtown Boston during restaurant week. I stumbled upon the Restaurant Week menu and saw the word escargot. At that point, I must embark my journey to meet and devour Escargot.

Each of the six succulent escargots nestled in its bed of parsley and garlic butter on the cast iron dish. Excellent creation that I cannot stop thinking of it. To add fizz to the meal, they serve glass bottled Coke here. I was in heaven, I tell you!

You might find me there at the bar enjoying my Coke and Escargots on a nice afternoon.

Boston Restaurant Week

16 07 2010

Looks like it has become tradition that Boston Restaurant Week spans over 2 weeks. This summer, it is over the weeks of August 15-20 and August August 22-27. Some restaurants extend their prefix beyond the official 2 weeks, such as Asana is doing it for the month of August. If you plan it right, you can actually extend you tastings beyond tradition.

I certainly will spend my next day off doing research on how to tackle Boston Restaurant week. I know my mom will be calling me soon to ask me where I am taking her and maybe her friends for this event.