I’m combining three meals in one post — these were my picks in Boston.
While exploring Boston’s North End, I knew the second I saw Quattro’s brick oven that Alessandra and I had to stop there. We began with an order of delicious burrata with bruschetta + toast. #neverenoughcheese If any of you guys haven’t tried it — you must. It is a pouch made out of regular mozzarella filled with a soft mixture of cream + mozzarella curd. Trust me, when you see it on the menu, order it. We then split a margherita pie with artichokes topping half of it. I have to say, by NY standards, this pizza was pretty good!
Alessandra and I then walked from North End, across the Charles River, to Cambridge where we stayed for the night. Our hotel had a shuttle to the surrounding squares, so we hopped on and stopped in Harvard Square for dinner. Then we did something that my Nonna would be very proud of… we stopped at Mike’s Pastry for a pre-dinner cannoli. Dessert before + after dinner is the way to go, if you ask me. #healthy
With an espresso cannoli in our stomachs to hold us over, we then walked around in search of a place to eat. A charming alleyway draped with bistro lights caught our eye, so we headed over to grab a table.
Every single dish was phenomenal. We decided to eat tapas style and get little plates and share (which is the best way to eat, by far). We ordered everything from the Smoked Lamb Belly Meatballs to the Extra Dirty Caesar. However, my favorite of the night was the steamed Moosabec Mussels. Cooked with Spanish chorizo + white wine and butter, then sprinkled with fried garbanzo beans, and topped off with grilled Fondi bread — these mussels were so good that I’d drive back to Cambridge just for dinner.