Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Food for Thought

No, actually real food. I wanted to tell you about my excellent dinner in Boston last night.

After a busy day visiting the Fogg Art Museum and the Paul Revere House, we returned to our room and had a nap. We finally got our act together and wandered off to the North End for our dinner at The Daily Catch.

The Daily Catch, on Hanover Street, is a hole-in-the-wall Sicilian restaurant that specializes in seafood, specifically squid. We first discovered it when wandering around with our friends (the ones whose daughter's Bat Mitzvah we just attended) when they met us in Boston to do the Freedom Trail with us. At the time, their two daughters were little children, ages 3 and 6. We had eaten at Ristorante Villa Francesca, which is still there, and were strolling the streets, when we smelled garlic. We looked for its source, and there was this tiny storefront restaurant, full to the brim with happy diners, with a line out the door. DH and I memorized the name - The Daily Catch - and vowed to go eat there on our next visit to Boston.

Since that time we've eaten there every time we've been in Boston and it's been great every time. One of their signature dishes is homemade black pasta (dyed with squid ink) with olive oil, garlic, and chopped calamari. So of course we have to have it every time we go. Last night we had the black pasta with chopped squid as an appetizer, and then I had a main course of scallops in white wine sauce with linguini and DH had tuna steak with tomato and basil sauce with sundried tomatoes and mushrooms.

We waddled out of The Daily Catch and then landed at a little cafe' for espresso and gelato - chocolate gelato. Very good.

Then we went over to The Black Rose and finished off the evening listening to some good Irish music. The perfect end to a perfect day.

Now we're back home and I'm ready to face my one day of work before the 4-day weekend!

Today's Haiku:

Black pasta and squid
Gelato and espresso
North End ecstacy.


The Future Was Yesterday said...

Sigh...first my wife, now you.:) She always comes home and interrupts my meal at the cat bowl with a glowing description of the fourteen course lunch she had with her colleagues.

I want to BE at one of those lunches, just once....sob!:)

FreakyNick said...

Good grub and a one day work week. Life is sweet.

Sue J said...

Oooh! I can't believe you were in the North End and didn't get cannoli at Mike's Pastry!

Mauigirl said...

Next time the cannoli! I'll have to tell my husband - he LOVES cannoli.

We never have enough time in Boston to do everything it seems!