The place: Last week, I had a chance to attend an intimate bloggers dinner at Tavern Road, the Fort Point restaurant known for its unique cocktails, local sourcing and creative charcuterie. I’ve stopped into Tavern Road a number of times to have a drink at the bar (which I mentioned in a post I did last month on South Boston’s hot spots), but this was the first time I’ve eaten there. And it was awesome.
On the menu for the night –which consisted of a bunch of the restaurant’s popular small plates, plus a few family-style entrée courses — were things like ricotta with cranberry jam and rye bread, a sunchoke soup, lamb shoulder (something I had never tried before, but that made me happy I gave up vegetarianism a few years ago) and of course, charcuterie.
At the end of the evening, chef Louis DiBiccari (who owns Tavern Road with his brother, Michael, the GM), sat with us to explain the concept of the restaurant. Besides offering great food, he told us, he wanted to offer diners a story. If you get to eat there soon, be sure to ask Louis (he’s always there, and he’s very accessible) about the menu. It changes weekly, and he’ll be happy to tell you the reason why. “If you have stories about why you’re doing what you’re doing, you’ll separate yourselves from everyone else,” he told us.
The look: If I had to do it again, this is what I would have worn. Distressed jeans, a t-shirt, and a polished blazer make for a vibe that’s creative and cool, but simple and restrained, just like the menu at Tavern Road. Plus, Fort Point these days has an almost Brooklyn-like vibe to it–and this outfit achieves that sort of sophisticated-hip.
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