Wednesday, June 29, 2011

49 Social

We braved the rain last week and headed over to Downtown Crossing for the opening party at 49 Social. The long, marble bar was filling up with guests (including Richard Auffrey of The Passionate Foodie) eagerly anticipating the classic comfort food and cocktails as we settled into a booth in the center of the room. We were not disappointed.

We were immediately served these refreshing punch drinks by Bar Manager Kim Frankson.

The second level of the three level 49 Social has a spacious room that could be used for functions and overlooks the bar and main dining area.

Christian Sann, SCVNGR, with Lindsay Rontondi and Joanna Roffo, Regan Communications.

Our first taste of the night were these very welcome Flatbreads with Arugula.

The Tuna Tartare Amuse Bouche. Very nice.

The Truffled Macaroni and Cheese was my highlight of the night, rich with cheese and topped with all those thin slices of truffles.

With Samir Zaiter, Manager of 49 Social.

This Pork Roulade we sampled was excellent.

What would a party be without ... sliders?

It wasn't long before the place was packed, everyone enjoying the food, drinks and live music.

We ran into friend Max Buccini of W Hotel Boston but (sadly) missed our photo op with Jenny Johnson.

Our last bite of the evening was this delicious Mini Arancini.

49 Social is a welcome addition to the neighborhood!

49 Social Food & Drink
49 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617.338.9600

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