We all knew four rings wasn’t enough for the Patriots and for the Greatest of All Time, four-time MVP Tom Brady once again proved us right with their fifth Super Bowl win done in the most amazing fashion. Last night’s heart-stopping championship comeback was simply the best. While all eyes last night were focused on the Pats’ historic victory, Boston celebrated some fun events this weekend. Here’s a look at a few of our hautest picks.
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Did we mention we won the Super Bowl?? Cue the duck boats for the celebratory victory parade tomorrow. Sorry (not sorry) to digress…
In other foodie/fashion news, on Friday night, Liquid Art House hosted a Let’s Get Styled St. Valentine Trunk Show where guests shopped for luxury jewelry, bags, hats, scarves, and outwear (think fur coats from Luxe Boston, classic jewelry from KASANÉ, Schedraui bags made from Italian leather, and handcrafted knitwear by Nataliya Nada New York). Tonight, the restaurant’s Executive Chef Johnny Sheehan and Chris Chung are continuing the celebratory weekend fun by offering a fun twist on an upscale izakaya from 5 to 10 p.m.
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The Boston Harbor Hotel debuted its Fireside Lounge complete with outdoor fire pits where you can sip on cocktails like The Lumberjack or Cider Bliss and snack on winter bites from chef Daniel Bruce. Warm up with some gooey cheese fondue made with Vermont cheddar and New England Winery chardonnay served with baguettes, broccoli florets, sweet red and yellow baby peppers, brown cremini mushrooms, and steamed Yukon baby potatoes or come here for a sweet nightcap (think warm chocolate fondue complete with Valrhona Equatorial dark chocolate ganache and local cream served with spiced pound cake, brown butter madeleines, toasted almond financiers, strawberries, cantaloupe, and vanilla bean marshmallows).
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Benedetto, an Italian restaurant concept that took over the former Rialto space at The Charles Hotel, is now officially open thanks to chef/owner Michael Pagliarini of Giulia. Look for dishes with bold flavors and rich textures with prime meats and seafood. The restaurant has been totally redesigned by the New York-based Bentel & Bentel architectural team to offer an influence of Umbria and Tuscany.
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Little Owl Tavern is now open at Wink & Nod, the speakeasy’s rotating culinary program that invites a pop-up restaurant to run the kitchen for a select period of time. For the next seven weeks, the beta test for Boston Nightlife Ventures’ forthcoming concept headed up by Chef Bill Brodsky (set to debut later this year) highlights coastal Italian fare (think lobster Bolognese, spaghetti Arugulata and grilled Italian pound cake).
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Eataly Boston and chef Michael Schlow announced their first culinary collaboration known as Via Emilia, a two-month restaurant that opened in the Prudential Center’s rotating-concept corner, La Cucina. Schlow’s restaurant is inspired by Emilia-Romagna, a northern Italian region where he has traveled and worked named for the Roman road that traces the area’s most iconic culinary specialties, from Prosciutto di Parma to Parmigiano Reggiano. Expect to find dishes like Melanzane alla Parmigiana (eggplant Parmigiana), Tigelle with Ricotta Whipped Lardo (warmed Emilia-Romagna-style flatbread with ricotta whipped lardo), and Tagliatelle alla Bolognese (fresh pasta with hearty Bologna-style meat sauce). In addition to overseeing the menu at Via Emilia for the next two months, Schlow will also teach a class inspired by Emilia-Romagna cuisine at La Scuola di Eataly by Valcucine, Eataly’s cooking school.
Chef Josue Louis of Bistro du Midi on Boylston Street introduced a new brunch menu yesterday that is now available every weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu features dishes like Kale and Quinoa Salad with golden beets, grapefruit, sunflower seeds and buttermilk vinaigrette; Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with lavender crème anglaise and macerated Ward’s Farm blackberries; Lamb Belly & New Potato Hash with poached eggs, Brussels sprouts, romesco and saffron hollandaise, and Rolled Oats with kumquat, coconut flake, almond syrup.
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The Benjamin and VIA Seaport also hosted a press preview of the residences that will be opening in April and June, respectively. The spectacular views of Boston Harbor and downtown city skyline are unsurpassed from these multi-story modern apartment buildings that offer luxe modern amenities from a location above three levels of 250,000 square feet of retail, including Tuscan Kitchen and Equinox Fitness to a pet VIP spa.
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