Dating a food blogger definitely has its advantages. Granted, I have to hear about all these awesome events that Rachel goes to and the amazing food that she eats while I'm sitting at home eating store-bought mac and cheese, but occasionally I do get to reap the benefits when I’m allowed to join her for some very fancy and fun meals. Plus, as I now venture into the world of becoming a full-time musician, I’m willing to do a lot of things for a free meal.
A few weeks ago, I was able to join Rachel for a tasting of the fall menu at Brasserie Jo in Back Bay. Having visited France for two weeks one time a few years ago, I would definitely consider myself to be an expert on all things French, including the food and the three or four words that I know in French, so it makes sense that I would write a nice recap and review of our meal. They started off the night by showing off their new collection of martinis as well as some hors d'oeuvres. Because I wasn’t driving, I made sure to get a full taste of most of the drinks they had to offer.
|Cucumber Rosemary Cocktail: Effen Cucumber Vodka, Fresh Rosemary, Lime, House-Pressed Cucumbers|
|Pan-Seared Diver Scallop: Vanilla Beurre Monté, Butternut Squash, Confit Fennel|
Wine Pairing: Francois Villard Viognier
|Frisee Salad: Poached Quali Egg, Brioche, Banyuls-Glazed Lardon|
Wine Pairing: Louis Boillot Cremant de Bourgogne Rose
|Sablefish: Saffron Fumet, Mussels, Pommes Boulangère|
Wine Pairing: Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse
|Beef Tenderloin en Croute: Wild Mushroom, Parsnip, Fondant Potato, Mustard Greens, Thyme Jus|
Wine Pairing: Château Greysac
|Bleu d'Auvergne Pot de Creme: Tomato Marmalade, Pear|
Wine Pairing: Pierre Sparr Riesling
|Caramelized Pumpkin Tart: Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Almond Brittle|
Wine Pairing: Renwood Orange Muscat
Disclosure: As indicated above, this meal was a complimentary tasting held for a large group of bloggers and their guests. I was not obligated to write this review, nor was I monetarily compensated for it, and all opinions are my own.