lifestyle

Brunch for Dinner- Del Frisco’s Grille

This week I had the opportunity to preview the new Del Frisco’s Grille opening on University Ave in Westwood. I love the Del Frisco’s Grille in Burlington and the Del Frisco’s Steak House in Boston so I was super excited to go try some of the latest menu items in Westwood. We got to hear about all the dishes from Chef Shawn Quinn, trust me the food was as delicious as it looks! We got to try a variety from the new brunch menu, brunch for dinner is fantastic and we should all start doing brunch on Friday nights!

We started with Nonna’s Cinnamon Rolls, these were fresh out of the oven and covered in Bourbon-espresso caramel sauce and toasted pecans. The caramel sauce is made in house and it is to die for! This was hands down my favorite dish of the night, I will literally be dreaming of the cinnamon rolls. 28C69127-2095-40E7-B5F2-3F82F470B279

Along with Nonna’s Cinnamon Rolls we had a smoked Salmon Tower and Bloody Marys! Next up was the Greens and Grains Bowl, filled with Quinoa, Charred Broccoli, Baby Spinach, Edamame, Beets, Avocado, Dried Cranberries, Roasted Almonds, a Poached cage-free egg, and sweet basil dressing. It sounds healthy and normally I would shy away from a salad-ish dish at brunch but this bowl was so flavorful, everything came together perfectly!

FD4D42E3-E7FC-432D-BE3C-46E5BDFEDACBA3B7254B-B2E0-474E-B860-53C9223BAB58

Served with the Greens and Grains Bowl was the Honeymoon in Paris cocktail. Definitely my favorite cocktail of the night! AE57D99A-4B4B-419D-A456-9017BBA04F34 Brunch for Dinner continued with Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Crack Coffee! Chef Shawn was super excited about these pancakes and I immediately understood why, they are amazing! Served with fresh berries and blueberry-maple syrup. BFA3A86E-9330-46F5-A578-3CF3CB231292157FEC63-8CC3-4E73-8F67-97AB33A68791If you’re more of a savory brunch person than a sweet brunch person the next two dishes are right up your alley. Eggs in Purgatory, and Braised Shot Rib Hash. I tend to go for savoy dishes over sweet dishes at brunch, if I was having brunch here for the first time I would probably go for the Eggs in Purgatory. Poached cage-free eggs, roasted tomato pepper sauce, avocado flatbread, baby arugula, feta, and lemon vinaigrette. Whats not to love? The Short Rib Hash had two sunny side up eggs served on top with a Bordelaise sauce.66274CCF-B2C5-4D41-9C6C-CC5754BC382262B49828-E184-4544-A0BB-F08E1AAA2D15

To finish out we had Pan-Seared Scallops with baby zucchini and Filet Mignon with charred honey tahini broccoli. I am normally not a steak person but the Filet was cooked to perfection. And lets be real if you’re going to Del Frisco’s you should get a steak. The honey tahini broccoli was so good! We tried a Chianti and a Cabernet, I definitely preferred the Chianti.A80EF62A-0E83-4E30-8ECA-2162C3C994F58765DFF8-72B9-4194-976E-EDF6C582E08DB8429F62-EB34-45DE-996C-C9A89E040217

Thank you so much to the Del Frisco’s team for having me and my friend Jen in for dinner. I encourage everyone to go try the new Del Frisco’s Grille in Westwood, just a short walk from the commuter rail. Congratulations to Chef Shawn and the whole Del Frisco’s team, you all have put together an incredible menu.

39D96F1A-D4DA-4D62-A5A1-29CA70A9199E041751EC-9193-4EFE-A71E-FD44B9446FB7EB3A178D-655B-4857-9C83-7642C90F3816

Be sure to follow Del Frisco’s on Instagram: @dfgrille

lifestyle

Frenchie Boston

Last week I had lunch at Frenchie in the South End to celebrate my birthday. If you haven’t been to Frenchie you must check it out, it’s such a cute place and the menu is fantastic. Me and my friend Maddie split a basket of their Herb French fries, if I were to get them again I would ask for them well done ours were a little soft for my taste. We also got the Charcuterie board. I had a glass of red and Maddie had a glass of sparkling rosé. I can’t wait to go back and try their brunch! We finished with the creme brûlée which was delicious!

Location: Frenchie

lifestyle

Month in Review

October is my favorite months! The leaves are changing, the air gets crips, and there are so many fall activities! This month I had the opportunity to go to some great events that I wanted to share with all of you, this is a long one so bare with me! 

Anoush’ella Opening

I was invited to go to Anoush’ella, a new restaurant in the South End, to try some apps and coacktails. I had such a great time and the food was delicious! We tried a couple of the signature cocktails and they did not disappoint, my favorite was the Peach Thyme Martini. If you’re in the south end be sure to stop by and support this fabulous new business! Thank Anoush’ella for hosting this great event. 

Peach Popup on Newbury

If you haven’t heard of Peach it is an athleisure brand that just opened their first popup on Newbury Street. I swung by the store to check out the new line and chat with the staff. Everyone was so friendly, they are really passionate about their brand! The product was really high quality and price range was a little pricey but still less than lululemon, I’m not someone who normally likes to spend a lot on clothes I’m going to wear to work out in but when it’s great quality I don’t mind. Be sure to stop by sometime soon! 

Third Thursday

I attended Third Thursday at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with my friend Maddie this month. As the name implies on the third Thursday of every month the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum hosts an evening with music and drinks and you can stroll through the galleries. You can buy tickets on the website, it’s definitely a great experience you should check out! 

Tapestry 

I had dinner at Tapestry for the first time this month and I was super impressed! Just a short walk from Fenway it has a great atmosphere the front bar is casual and laidback with an awesome pizza oven and the back lounge is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail. The own was so kind and the bartenders were great! We tried their new Chai Applecider Mimosa and it was to die for! We enjoyed a margherita pizza and sampled a few new desserts, I will definitely be going back! Thank you so much Tapestry for having us! 


Boston Athenaeum

If you’ve never been to the Athenaeum you should definitely check it out! It’s normally only open to members but if you keep an eye on their website they host open houses and events open to the public. The 5th floor reading room is stunning! Stroll over to 10 1/2 Beacon Street to visit. 
Halloween with Godiva

This month I received a whole box of goodies from Godiva to help me celebrate Halloween. I love chocolate and was so excited to try out some new things! They sent pumpkin spice truffles along with a box of assorted truffles, chocolate covered pretzels, and a candy bar set! I devoured the chocolate covered pretzels and me and my roommates shared the truffles. If you still need to pick up some goodies for Halloween definitely stop by Godiva!
I hope everyone has a fun Halloween! I’ll see you in November!!

I may have received complimentary product or experiences for this post but as always all opinions are my own. 

lifestyle

Nashoba Valley Winery

I love wine! And I love going on wineries, New England wineries are so quaint and adorable not to mention the delicious wine. Last weekend I got the chance to visit Nashoba Valley Winery for the second time. They not only are on a charming property, they have fantastic wine, and their restaurant J’s is to die for.

Right now they have a Holiday Spiced Cranberry wine, it doesn’t get more New England than that! Nashoba Valley Winery is known for their fruit based wines, they make apple wines and strawberry wine, and blueberry wine. They are so good you have to go and try. A tasting cost $8 and a tour cost $12. I definitely recommend doing the tour before your tasting as they let you taste a few wines during the tour. Be sure to make a reservations at J’s before you go as they do fill up quickly. The food does not disappoint, and it is in the most charming stone house.

It is getting chilly now, but last weekend the sun was shining and the leaves were still putting on quite the show for us. Take some time to walk around the grounds and see everything this beautiful location has to offer. I can’t wait to go back, just 45 minutes from Boston this is a perfect day trip for you and your girlfriends!

 

img_9286img_9281img_9284img_3368img_3371fullsizeoutput_f35

lifestyle

Grand Finale 

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as is nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale” -Lauren DeStefano
One of my favorite quotes! Best thing about fall in New England is that there isn’t just one peak weekend. There is a peak in northern Maine, New Hampshire, Boston, and southern Connecticut and Rhodes Island! If you’re willing to drive you can catch a couple of really great shows! We just about reached peak in Boston and it sure is beautiful! Took a stroll around Beacon Hill and the Public Gardens and stopped in at Tatte bakery for lunch.