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Re: Greater Boston

#101 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » June 20th, 2019, 4:07 pm

Just a reminder that Troquet on South has started up their Summer Wine Sale event again. We were there opening night this past Saturday and tried some interesting old wines. The 82 Latour a Pomerol was my favorite.

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Re: Greater Boston

#102 Post by Jim Stewart » June 20th, 2019, 4:29 pm

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Just a reminder that Troquet on South has started up their Summer Wine Sale event again. We were there opening night this past Saturday and tried some interesting old wines. The 82 Latour a Pomerol was my favorite.

Wow and Yikes! How was the '75 Montrose drinking?
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Re: Greater Boston

#103 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » July 16th, 2019, 3:39 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Wow and Yikes! How was the '75 Montrose drinking?
Sorry, just saw this. I didn't take notes, but as I remember it was one of our favorites.
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#104 Post by Jim Stewart » July 16th, 2019, 3:43 pm

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Jim Stewart wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Wow and Yikes! How was the '75 Montrose drinking?
Sorry, just saw this. I didn't take notes, but as I remember it was one of our favorites.
Thanks. Thinking of celebrating our anniversary at Troquet this August and interested in finding some '75 candidate wines from the garage sale.
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#105 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » July 16th, 2019, 4:17 pm

Jim Stewart wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 3:43 pm
K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Jim Stewart wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Wow and Yikes! How was the '75 Montrose drinking?
Sorry, just saw this. I didn't take notes, but as I remember it was one of our favorites.
Thanks. Thinking of celebrating our anniversary at Troquet this August and interested in finding some '75 candidate wines from the garage sale.
1975 is one of the Bdx years that is commonly found on the Summer Wine Sale table, but get there early to cherry pick.
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#106 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 7th, 2019, 9:20 am

BOSTON'S BERN'S

Troquet on South's Summer Wine Sale is in swing again and 5 of us met there with Philly's Don Myers last night. Every single bottle was good, including quite remarkably, a 1943 Château Coufran. Although the bottle looked its age, it had a high shoulder fill and looked and tasted decades younger!
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#107 Post by Steve Manzi DBA » August 16th, 2019, 2:18 pm

We are headed to Bedford, MA next weekend to see Karen's family. I would like to try to find a nice place to take her brother and his wife. His wife is on a diet and just began and is trying to do the protein thing. She is NOT a foodie, but Karen's brother likes food and always enjoys these outings. Looking for a meat, chicken, fish, etc place that will be really nice for her...meaning choices and quality. And also one that Karen and I can feel like we are having a really nice experience.....if that makes any sense.

It can even be fairly high end, but who would work with her to make sure she is getting what she wants for her "diet".

Probably a strange request, but I just want her to feel a little special while we have a nice food evening too.

Appreciate any input.
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#108 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 17th, 2019, 12:45 am

Steve Manzi wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 2:18 pm
We are headed to Bedford, MA next weekend to see Karen's family. I would like to try to find a nice place to take her brother and his wife. His wife is on a diet and just began and is trying to do the protein thing. She is NOT a foodie, but Karen's brother likes food and always enjoys these outings. Looking for a meat, chicken, fish, etc place that will be really nice for her...meaning choices and quality. And also one that Karen and I can feel like we are having a really nice experience.....if that makes any sense.

It can even be fairly high end, but who would work with her to make sure she is getting what she wants for her "diet".

Probably a strange request, but I just want her to feel a little special while we have a nice food evening too.

Appreciate any input.
The Bancroft in Burlington is supposed to be one of the best steakhouses in the Boston area. However, I've only been for drinks. There's also a Del Frisco's and a Capital Grille nearby.

I haven't been to L'Andana (Italian steakhouse) in Burlington in years, but I used to enjoy going there.

Wood's Hill Table and 80 Thoreau in Concord get great reviews, but I've never been to either.

Moody's The Backroom in Waltham is one of my two or three favorite places in the Boston area, but I haven't been since the founding Chef recently left (chef from L'Andana took over). But they do meat very well. Lots of the best Boston restaurants serve their amazing charcuterie. They serve 100% Japanese bloodline wagyu from 7X, crudos, pastas, wood-fired flatbreads. The "Never the Same" meatballs are a must-have (made from leftover charcuterie scraps). And they have a good wine list with Coravin'ed high end wines (I've even seen Screaming Eagle for $400/glass lol).
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#109 Post by Steve Manzi DBA » August 17th, 2019, 5:45 am

Thanks Kevin! That is a lot of good info. Much appreciated.
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#110 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » August 22nd, 2019, 1:21 pm

Steve Manzi wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:45 am
Thanks Kevin! That is a lot of good info. Much appreciated.
I should also throw in Il Capriccio in Waltham. Great Italian wine list and excellent food in an attractive space (and next to one of our best wine shops, Gordon's, with easy parking in Gordon's lot).
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#111 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » September 15th, 2019, 12:37 pm

For lunch, after the monthly wine tasting at Ansonia (and before Gordon's), braised pork belly bao with cilantro & cucumber, and LEGAL BYOB at Dumpling Daughter (Weston, MA)

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2016 P. Dubreuil-Fontaine Père & Fils Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc
2019 Domaine Chataignier Durand Vieilles Vignes Juliénas Jean-Marc Monnet
2014 P. Dubreuil-Fontaine Père & Fils Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Vergelesses Rouge
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#112 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » September 21st, 2019, 5:38 pm

Steve C and I went to Captain Marden's Table and Takeaway, which is part of Captain Marden's Seafood in Wellesley MA.

All I can say is: It may be legal BYOB, but I will not be going there again!
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#113 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » October 17th, 2019, 10:14 am

Steve C is organizing a Burgundy dinner at La Voile on Newbury St Boston on Monday Jan 13th 2020. The wines are from Ansonia Wines in Newton, and their owner will talk to us about them and his experiences as a small wine importer. Details and link to purchase tickets on the WB Offline board:

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#114 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » December 7th, 2019, 11:40 am

Not byob-related, but some intersting Boston wine news...

I was just at Ansonia Wines "Owner's Hours" tasting (18 wines this week), and guess who I should run into??? Their newest colleague, Jeannie Roger, formerly the "Best of Boston" sommelier and co-founder of Il Capriccio, as well as owner of Adonna Wine Imports.

I'm sure I'm not the only person in the Boston area who learned a lot about Italian wines from Jeannie, and it was a blast reminiscing with her about the good ol' days. Stop by and say hi (Ansonia is well worth visiting too).
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#115 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » December 7th, 2019, 11:43 am

BTW, people need to stop yapping online about places they BYOB under the table. I heard someone just got in trouble.

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#116 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » January 13th, 2020, 12:18 pm

2019: I went back through all the licensing commission's agendas for the year, and it turns out not to have been a very good year for Boston's BYOB law. Only one restaurant applied for (and received) a license, Vaisakhi, as I previously mentioned.

Which brings the number of legal byobs within Boston city limits to a total of 3 (the other two being, Ethiopian Cafe and Asahi).

Since the creation of the law, 2 others that received licenses have since closed, and I believe another received or was in the process of receiving a license but closed due to a fire and hasn't reopened.

Vaisakhi Indian Kitchen
157 Sutherland Rd
Boston, MA 02135
https://www.vaisakhiboston.com
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Re: Greater Boston

#117 Post by A.Khanna » March 4th, 2020, 10:51 am

How about Sweet Basil in Needham? I have dined there in 2019 and they definitely are BYOB.
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