Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Area Four

 The latest issue of Boston Magazine is on the news stands with my pictures from Area Four, Michael Leviton's latest restaurant in Technology Square. I'm ashamed to say that I hadn't been there prior to the photo shoot, but one bite into the mac and cheese and I realized what a truly grave error that had been.

I should back up a moment and say that the thought of dining out when you have a one-year old and a three-year old is fraught with trepidation and anxiety. Gone are the days of romantic evenings and fine dining. Those childless dates are replaced with a new set of values in restaurant dining – fast, kid-friendly and ultimately, almost unavoidably, mediocre. Fast-forward back to Michael Leviton's mac and cheese. Here was a place with amazing adult food that I could also imagine my girls tucking right into. In fact I text-messaged the wife and told her to pack up the daughters and meet me at A4 for dinner that night. Do I need to say it was a huge success and a delicious time was had by all.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Snowdrops in Winter

I was over at Catrine's (my food stylist) this afternoon, rummaging about her yard for rocks (don't ask), when I stumbled across a little patch of snowdrops, pushing up through the leaves and pine needles. It's February mind you. In Boston. Last year at this time we under five or six feet of snow. But snowdrops? Funny how you bitch about the snow when it's here and yearn for it when it's not.

I may take Sadie out to the garden this weekend and plant peas.