Chef Juan Pedrosa (far left) and his team from Yvonne's.
We headed into Boston today as a guest for the very first Taste Of DTX featuring many of the great restaurants that are filling up this once desolate area of town. If there was any doubt that the Downtown Crossing area is on the verge of a great renaissance any worries about this burgeoning revitalization can now be put to rest. There was an impressive crowd eager to sample the foods offered, spectacular fall weather, live music and plenty of fun at this family-friendly event.
A mere fifteen dollars bought you unlimited samples of chicken, lobster, porchetta, shrimp, salads and many other dishes from about twenty restaurants in the area.
jm Curley was there serving up a delicious Mac 'N Cheese dish which will certainly bringing us back into their restaurant for more as the cooler weather approaches.
Chef Pedrosa and his Yvonne's team also put on the most popular cooking demonstration with his easy squid dish flash-seared in a hot pan and prepared with ingredients anyone can find at their local store. Very nice.
In addition to the demo Yvonne's was also serving up this very flavorful Chicken And Quinoa Meatball With Chinese Garlic Sauce And Spicy Mayo And Peanuts.
There was also a group of local artists who were invited to actually paint the event as it happened, something we'd never seen before and also very fun. Congrats to DTX and the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District on this inaugural food event! We'll all be on the lookout for more fun and exciting events and to visiting often.