This March, I was in Boston for four days for work and as a self-proclaimed foodie, I, of course, tried to squeeze in as much delicious food as I could during my off hours. Boston has so many great restaurants, it was incredibly hard to choose where to eat, but in the end I managed to narrow down our trip to these four spots.
Afternoon Tea at the Courtyard Tea Room in the Boston Public Library
For as long as I could remember, I’ve loved afternoon tea. When we were in London, we had afternoon tea at the incredible Fortnum and Mason. We also probably had cream tea everyday while in Edinburgh. My friend had previously recommended the Courtyard Tea Room to me and I made reservations about a month in advance. This was an amazing experience. Their Afternoon Tea is $52 per person and includes a starter course and a three-tier set of savory tea sandwiches, scones, and petit fours. It also includes a pot of tea per person. This was one of the best afternoon tea’s that I’ve had in the States and if you’re in Boston, I highly recommend spending a few hours enjoying a delicious tea service in a beautiful tea room.
Dinner at Oleana
Oleana, nestled in the heart of Cambridge, offers a modern twist to Eastern Mediterranean dishes. They serve tapas-style small plates, so we were recommended 3-4 dishes per person. We opted for 6 dishes plus 2 desserts for the 3 of us. Some menu highlights include:
Drinks and Charcuterie Board at Salty Pig
The Salty Pig is a pork-focused, Italian-inspired restaurant that offers fantastic pizzas, pastas, and charcuterie. I visited with a group of friends and we split a charcuterie board with Prosciutto di Parma, Garlic and Herb Sausage, Manchego, and Swallow Tail Tomme. Their cocktails are also super delicious, so I would highly recommend coming here to grab a drink, split a charcuterie board and a pizza.
Brunch at Tatte
During my four days in Boston, I had breakfast at my local Tatte every day. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, they serve their breakfast menu all day, which was fantastic. The Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Egg Sandwich on Challah was my absolute favorite.