Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Travel to Boston Harborfest & Stay at the best Boston Boutique Hotel

If anyone knows how to throw a 4th of July party, it is Boston. Only in a city of scholars, history buffs and cultural diversity you will find a 6 day long affair that makes it undoubtedly the best place to celebrate our Nation's independence. This year Boston celebrates the 30th anniversary of America's biggest 4th of July Celebration! Boston Harborfest is considered to be the largest patriotic celebration in the nation with visitors enjoying more than 200 activities during the Festival. Over the years this festival has attracted some of the biggest names in entertainment including the local favorite, Aerosmith.

This year Harborfest kicks off on Wednesday June 29th and ends with the famous Boston Pops Fireworks spectacular at the Charles River Esplanade where hundreds of thousands of people gather to celebrate, honor and experience one of the best fireworks show is the US. The show is open to the public and very family friendly. The Boston Pops concert starts at 8:30pm and ends at 11:00pm with a fireworks grand finale.

Of course the best place to enjoy the fireworks show is around the Charles River but the very second best spot is the rooftop deck at Clarendon Square Boston Bed and Breakfast. From our Deck on the roof you will be able to enjoy a 360 degree display the downtown city lights and if you are lucky some of the firework displays that happen in various parts of the city and metropolitan area. Enjoy a beautiful display of night lights a few steps away from the comfort of your hotel room.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This Little Boston Bed and Breakfast Went To Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant

One of the many benefits of staying at a Boston bed and breakfast, is the access to insider information & tips. The information you acquire at a downtown B&B will transform you from an everyday tourist to a jetsetting vacationist. As professional travelers, we find this to be very true, not only for the sights & attractions but also the restaurants. At Clarendon Square, we leave the food & wine to the experts (at one of the nearly 40 plus restaurants) in the South End. Everyone always wants to know the best restaurants in Boston, so, we make consistent effort to sample the unique dishes that each eatery has to offer. This can keep us quite busy, as there are always new restaurants popping up in Boston and the South End. Even with new restaurants coming constantly, there are definitely the standouts that have become Boston culinary staples.

One of our favorite places to dine is Market by Jean-Georges. The understated yet sophisticated dining room has the perfect balance of energy & peace. The service is very nice as well. The food is exactly what we love. A diverse menu, has a collection of starters, salads & raw bar, which provide you with the possibility of sharing or order multiple courses. The main dishes, are delicious as well with a great selection or seafood, meats & even vegetarian. The sauces & seasonings are refined with a slight exotic flair. One of our favorites is the Rice Cracker Crusted Tuna.

Next time you are thinking about things to do in Boston imagine the culinary adventure waiting for you at Market. Alone or combined with a night at our beautiful bed and breakfast & an evening in Boston's theatre district will leave you feeling indulged and enlivened. Market by Jean-Georges in Boston is an incredible opportunity to sample the culinary artistry of Chef Jean-Georges. He has a handful of other restaurants in New York City like his namesake Jean-Georges Restaurant or Spice Market, which are considerably pricier than their Boston counterpart. Also consider the restaurant in the West Village, called Perry Street, which is the first restaurant of his son, Cedric.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wine Tasting in Boston is Our Favorite thing to do in Boston Boutique Hotel downtown

This year Wine Riot Boston 2011, a traveling event from The Second Glass made its usual stop in the city of Boston with a weekend long celebration at the Park Plaza Castle. With 3 Sessions between Friday and Saturday, the more than 40 wineries from around the world, welcomed guests to sample a wide selection of their products fit for amateurs The Castle, as it is known by locals, was the perfect location for Wine Riot as it can hold up to 1800! It is also only a 10 minute walk from Clarendon Square, making us an ideal hosting spot when welcoming guests from out of town for your event at The Castle.

If your visit to Boston takes place in May, be sure to enjoy Muscadet May, when “Second Glass and Loire Valley Wine Bureau are teaming up to bring you a month long celebration of a delicious pairing, Muscadet and oyster”. Many of our South End favorites are joining in the celebration: Petit Robert Bistro, Aquitaine, Gaslight, Union Bar, South End Fromaggio and Beehive. If you miss them for this special event, you should most certainly consider their daily menus which offer fabulous oysters and wines.

If you missed any of these fabulous wine events, you will not go thirsty. Our Boston bed and breakfast is so close to so many things to do in downtown Boston. One of our favorite spots to enjoy a glass of wine in the South End is the Butcher Shop. At this Barbara Lynch establishment expect to find over 100 wines, many offered by the glass. Typically from artisanal producers and family run small batch farms, the wine selection focus heavily on Spain, France & Italy. Annual trips to sample and learn about their wines are a paramount part of the program at The Butcher Shop, so whether you are a casual drinker or a serious spectator you will have a fabulous option at the Butcher Shop.