What better way to spend an evening after work than leisurely sampling some of the best food and wine pairings Boston has to offer? Running through the end of the summer, pop into the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Meritage, where Chef Daniel Bruce selects wines from the 12,000-plus bottle collection, served with tiny, savory, perfectly paired small plates.
Chef Bruce is known for his passion and commitment to the best pairings, and his twenty-plus years of experience are obvious to anyone able to attend this summer’s best kept secret. Seasonal Sips, happening every Thursday (except July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day) from 5:30-7pm, features a weekly array of the best pinots, Rieslings, and burgundys from around the globe.
We had the unparalleled opportunity to stop in for this early evening rendezvous this week, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the courteous service and knowledgeable team. More informal than suspected, guests ventured in well past 6pm, enjoying the warm atmosphere and discussions about the delicacy of pinot grapes. In between pours, trays of tuna tartar and duck with cranberries circled with bar. Lounging at the bar turned into dinner for some, and even those who excused themselves early had certainly consumed their fill.
Overlooking the beautiful harbor and in an area packed with all sort of summer festivities, every night of the week, Seasonal Sips is one of the better - if not the best - weekly wine tastings this summer.
Call Meritage for information or to reserve, 617.439.3995. $25/person
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