We Came, We Saw, We Ate: Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week in Boston comes twice a year – which basically means it’s better than Christmas. Throughout the city and in surrounding suburbs, participating restaurants offer prix fixe courses for lunch or dinner, from $20.12 to $33.12 for three courses (and $15.12 for a two-course lunch). This year, Restaurant Week finished its summer session on Friday, August 31, after dishing out meals in about 200 restaurants.

So where did some of our staffers end up for dinner? Here’s a peek at the menus.

Henrietta’s Table – Cambridge, MA

Starter: Spinach salad with goat cheese, pecans, and blackberries
Entrée: Salmon with mango salsa and a side of wilted greens
Dessert: Taza chocolate s’mores skillet

The verdict: “Known for sourcing their food from local spots, I was looking forward to the restaurant’s bounty of local ingredients. While my entrée was served a bit cold, the salad and the dessert more than made up for it. I could have eaten bowls of that pecan- and goat cheese-filled salad, and the dessert was seriously melt-in-your-mouth delicious.” – Melissa M., Junior Copywriter

Top of the Hub – Boston, MA

Starter: Chilled gazpacho soup
Entrée: Pan-seared Atlantic salmon with five-onion salad and lemon butter
Dessert: Crème brûlée with seasonal berries

The verdict: “With panoramic views of the city, I’ll admit my draw to Top of the Hub wasn’t the food, it was the view. But with spicy gazpacho soup, mouthwatering salmon, and crème brûlée dessert with a perfectly caramelized crust (just the way I like it), the menu proved to be just as amazing as the scenery.” – Keriann C., Junior Copywriter

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September 4, 2012