The first snowstorm of the season fills me up with excitement! Here in Boston we have about a foot and a half. I can't think of a more beautiful commute to work than trekking through the fluffy white stuff. That sparkling glow about the restaurant facades and city streets is magnificent! It is times like these I can appreciate to the utmost extent living close to work, not having a car to worry about and relying on underground public transportation. Enjoy my commute!
Hanover Street opposite direction
Making my way
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Haymarket T Station
Last night I had the pleasure of being snowed in with some friends who were in town for the holidays!
With flights back to Denver cancelled / scheduled for later in the week, an impromptu visit from Laura and Craig prompted a cozy dinner at the always lovely Florentine Cafe.
A few glasses of red wine deep at this point, I decided to sip on a Peroni ($5)
We shared a couple of appetizers and each enjoyed a classic Italian entree.
Caprese Salad ($9)Red & yellow vine ripe tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, basil, aged balsamic vinegar & extra virgin olive oil.
Prosciutto E Pear ($13) Parma Prosciutto with caramelized pear, olive oil, age balsamic & goat cheese side of toast.
Tagliatelle al la Bolognese ($23)Egg Tagliatelle tossed with veal tenderloin, ground beef, ground pork, onions, bacon, carrots, celery, basil, in a garlic white wine tomato sauce.
Florentine Cafe provided a welcome respite from the cold snowy neighborhood with gracious hospitality and good Italian food. Inside the European cafe with fresco painted walls and white linen tablecloths, tastefully decorated wood paneled windows showcased views of the snow falling on Hanover Street. A cozy space to enjoy the company of friends, we left satisfied and full.
We certainly enjoyed the snowstorm! If you are local, I hope you did too, whether it was spent outside or in.