My first weekend in Boston after the craziness had settled down would have been a lonely one, but thankfully Megha, Simi, and Suniti came to visit me. It was one of the best weekends that I have had in Boston! Well, the only weekend where I haven't been sick or moving or spending most of my time on a bus. Anyway, point being, it was fantastic! We explored the Boston Commons, threw pennies in the reflecting pool at the Symphony, ate cannolis in the North End, and played Boy Meets World drinking games. If that's not your idea of a great weekend, you're not cool, dude.
The best part of the weekend was lunch on Saturday. The girls took me to L'Espalier
for my belated birthday dinner. Simi's coworker used to work there and had made reservations for us, so they started us off with a glass of bubbly and served us an extra course! Everything was delicious. I started with this weeks harvest at Apple Street Farm
and had a lamb dish for my second course.
The cool thing about L'Espalier is that head chef Frank McClelland, owns Apple Street Farms. During the day he cultivates and forages in the farm, and in the evening he brings his his knowledge of farming to the kitchen to create beautifully fresh and seasonal dishes. Apple Street Farms also has an in-house slaughtering license for it's poultry. Not many farms have this, and it's extremely hard to procure, but the farm is committed to making sure every part of processing the birds is simple and transparent.