Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday Wine Club At Ashmont Grill
I have said before that the Monday Wine Club at Ashmont Grill is one of the best values for dining out in Boston. Where else can you get four courses, with wine, for $35.00? Last week's dinner featured Nantucket Vineyard wines and lots of seafood.
The best part of Monday Wine Club in July is that a portion of every dinner is donated to Future Chefs! It has been great to see the staffs of MARKET by Jean-Georges, rialto, Edible Boston and Allandale Farm all come out to support the cause. The last dinner is tonight so book your table now by calling after 2:00 PM.
We began with this gorgeous amuse bouche, a simple crostini with beet, goat cheese, walnuts and baby arugula.
The Grilled Clams, Oysters and Mussels were paired with a Pinot Gris, elevated in stainless steel for a a more fruity palate with just a hint of sugar.
The Corn and Lobster Risotto was paired with a Chardonnay made with grapes grown in the Columbia River Valley and richly aged in oak barrels.
Chef Chris Douglass at work.
Chefs Chris, John and Nuno came into the dining room to display the Whole Grilled Bluefish with Rosemary and Lemon before serving.
The staff at MARKET by Jean-Georges at the W Boston stopped in, including the brand new Chef de Cuisine, Matthew Barros, who was lucky enough to get an extra serving of the Grilled Bluefish.
For dessert we were served Chocolate Roulade With Cherry Compote. This was paired with Nantucket's dark red Syrah.
The very special frozen pear, puree and prosecco second dessert that was served to our table only. Thank you Chef Chris Douglass!
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Dorchester Ctr, MA 02124