Oh my friends... every now and then you have a dinner that really hits the mark at every turn! Our 3rd Supper Club outing at Aragosta Bistro in the North End was that dinner!
For our 3rd outing we were originally planning on BBQ theme, but with a few date changes and a smaller group in attendance we decided to take advantage of the Chef Dinner at the Bistro.
The Chef dinner consists of 3-4 courses (we did 4) dishes prepared in front of you by the Chef. We also did a wine pairing for $25 to go along with it. The amazing thing about it was that we were able to talk with our chef, and pick out items in the menu that interested us and also things to stay clear of.
Front row seats to the cooking action! The three of us cozied up to the bar and quickly realized that evening was going to be fantastic! As you can imagine a Tuesday evening is not the busiest night for restaurants and I think we lucked out! The staff had the time to chat with us about the food, wine and their careers in the food industry.
We stated the meal with an assortment of meats, breads and eggplant puree. AMAZING! We also nibbled on stuffed figs, but we inhaled those too quickly for me to get a good shot of them.
|Chef plating our delicious dishes!|
|Chef at work!|
|Please sir, can I have some more......|
The veal was perfectly cooked, with just enough breading and crust to give you a nice crunch when you bit into it. The risotto stole my heart though. Somehow they managed to get the taste of fresh summer corn to burst out of this creamy dish. I think I licked that plate clean too....
But then I saw this plate of dessert heaven and knew there had to be a bit of room in my hollow leg! Chocolate Bread Pudding, Olive Oil Cake, Sorbet and Prosecco to boot! There will be a lot of Hot Yoga to work off this meal. But at that moment yoga was the last thing from my thoughts.
|Assortment of bread pudding, olive oil cake and sorbet with Prosecco|
From the hostess to the sous chefs, everyone at Aragosta Bisto made our evening an event that I will hold all other restaurants to for a very long time!
I highly suggest going there if you have friends in town, you are visiting the city or just have no plans on a Tuesday...
Thank you to the staff and my roommate Erica for suggesting this spot! I will be back!!!