Thursday, August 22, 2013

Boston Honeymoon:"Mini-Moon" in Bean Town

Honeymoon Champagne chocolate covered strawberries BostonSince we planned on taking an 18 day honeymoon in November/December, we took a day off work after our nuptials to wine and "unwind" a bit.  It was nice to recap the wedding and laugh about all the funny things that happened throughout the night.  I had enough AA miles to get us a room at the new Revere Hotel.  We have had many work events there and I stayed there overnight once for Alice's bachelorette party and enjoyed it very much. The rooms are very trendy and modern and pretty large in size.  The rooftop deck was AMAZING (see pictures below)

Of course, I had a list of places I wanted to eat and things I wanted to do.  We made it to all but one, the Sam Adam's beer tour.

Before we went into town, we stopped by Alice and Sam's to recap for a couple of hours and they put up the pictures they kindly took at our wedding. We laughed hysterically as we saw Alice's progression from sober to shit faced.

Upon arrival at the Revere Hotel, we were treated to a glass of champagne. I thought that was a really nice touch. We checked into our room on the 22nd floor and was delighted to see a bottle of chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us.  It was a great surprise sent from all my bosses, (which I am sure Jill coordinated it all. Thank you Jill.

After consuming all our bubbly and getting dressed, we headed to Myers + Chang's, where I read about their $1.00 Sunday night oysters special.  To my surprise, it was packed and there was a 45 minute wait at 8:00 PM.  The vibe was very trendy and hip and reminded me of Brooklyn.  The bartenders were knowledgeable and cool with their piercings and tattoos.

I got the Pineapple Express, pineapple infused vodka with fresh Thai Basil. What a delicious pair! I have never an an other herbs besides spearmint in a mojito but the Thai basil was a nice refreshing pair with the full bodied drink.

We ordered 20 oysters and it was served with a familiar fish, cilantro, garlic sauce similar to what Cambodians eat with clams and steak as well.

When the waiter sat us, he informed us that they encourage "family style" and have everyone share. That's not a problem for me as I wish every meal was family style!   Our seating was by the open kitchen and we salivated as different dishes were prepared. I ordered based on what I thought looked delicious.

After chatting with the chef, I was persuaded to try the Braised pork belly buns.  It was soft , fresh and the flavor was delectable. I wished there were more than two!

We moved on to Chicken and Waffles next. Now I know what you are thinking, chicken & waffles in an Asian restaurant? It was the best damn chicken and waffles I've ever had.  The waffles had sesame seeds and the syrup was hot and sweet with a little bit of tang.  I think I may even tasted a hint of fish sauce (or maybe that was residual from the oysters)

We were so exhausted after walking back to our hotel that we both passed out.

The next morning, we woke up and walked into Chinatown for dim sum.  We wanted to try a new place and decided to go to Windsor Dim Sum Cafe.  There are no carts here, everything is fresh and made to order.  Therefore, our dishes came out piping hot.  We got our usual staples, spareribs, pork baos and fried tofu just to name a few.

After brunch, we did the touristy thing and explored Boston Common/Boston Garden and went on the swan boat rides. I vaguely remember doing that back in elementary school.  It was a nice scenic ride.

The Mo and I walked to Downtown crossing and did some shopping before heading pack to the hotel.  They were kind enough to let us do a late checkout so we hung out on the rooftop pool/lounge.  I ordered Miami Vices and the Mo had beer.  It was the perfect weather, not too hot and just the amount of breeze.

We changed again and headed towards the Seaport waterfront district for some more drinking and dinner.  Although Atlantic Beer Garden wasn't busy, we enjoyed our drinks overlooking the waterfront on the roof top deck.

I made reservations for dinner at Del Frisco’s because I knew the Mo would enjoy their delicious steaks.  Our dinner started off with fried to perfection Szechuan calamari and beef Carpaccio. 

We split the 32 oz ribeye with a side of Alaskan crab claw gnocchi.  The meat was marbled and grilled to our liking, medium well.  The steak was topped off with a crab cake that was amazing!

The side pasta was creamy and had large lumps of crab meat.  The waitress knew we were on our honeymoon and brought us 2 glasses of champagne, needless to say, I had a nice buzz going with all the afternoon drinking we had partook in.

It was a great night to escape the madness and I am glad we spent the night in Boston.  We ate well, relaxed and most importantly, spent time together.  

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