Dinner at Harvard Club of Boston

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-2860
(617) 536-1260

Food (3.0/5.0)
Service (3.5/5.0)

Keiko and I went to our department's annual dinner yesterday and I'm not surprised that it is held at one of the Harvard Clubs (Check out last year's dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club here). The interior of the building is a similar clone of the one by Quincy Street (dark woods, maroon colors) but I liked this location better because it is closer to the T stop. Like before, the club foods aren't great and the service was blah-The server didn't ask if I was done and promptly took my food away. Tsk. But considering I wasn't paying the bill, I let it slide. :D
My favorite course of the night was their lobster bisque. It was creamy and potent with flavor of my favorite crustacean. Within, the lobster pieces were thick and bouncy, yummers! The main course of short ribs and haddock was disappointing for various reasons. Yours truly had to section off the beef (don't eat beef remember?) and jus using the already-tainted asparagus and built a separation moat using risotto in the middle. The haddock on the other side of the plate was a little overcooked and un-juicy :( so I left most of my plate uneaten and had a snack upon reaching home. The last course was strawberries and yogurt, not exciting but tasted very good because the strawberries were sweet and the yogurt was light and creamy.

Maine Lobster Bisque-Best course
Baby Spinach Salad with Crumbled Chèvre Cheese, Red Onion, Tomatoes Toasted Walnuts. A blah salad with blah raspberry vinaigrette. 
Baked Boston Haddock w/ Maitre d’ hotel Butter sauce on one end & apple cider coulis red wine braised short ribs on the other. In the center, steamed asparagus, seasonal vegetables on a bed of sweet potato risotto. FYI: The risotto was the best part of the plate.  
Pretty lace-wrapped lemon to keep the seeds out of the way. Love the touch!
strawberries and yogurt. Sweet and creamy and surprisingly light. 


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