Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (September 2009)

September 2009
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
  • 9/30/2009 I'm off to the New Repertory Theatre see Mister Roberts (it won a Tony Award years ago). Dashing!
  • 9/30/2009 I missed the Loire Valley Wines event at the Taj Boston. I hope it was vinetastic!
  • 9/27/2009 Thank you Vine Connections for inviting me to pour for you at last nights Wine Riot! It was fun times like always.
  • 9/27/2009 - such a great service to get about 2 weeks before a big event
    9/27/2009 I adore my new LuxLash lashes! They are definitely worth it.
    9/24/2009 Tiburon Golf Resort is a beautiful place to play 18:
    9/17/2009 I have my clubs cleaned and my outfit ready! Old Corkscrew Golf Club here I come!
    9/17/2009 just did some great design work for me! Thanks Beanstalk Interactive!

South End Buttery Cafe & Restaurant Review

South End Buttery
My Opinions:  I adore coffee. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Peets, and the like ... and I have got to say, I really like the coffee drinks here! They're strong and flavorful, but without a hint of bitterness - The bakery and cafe food here is very good too with fresh quality ingredients, but pretty expensive - They offer a sit-down dinner option, but this doesn't strike me as a place to go for a "meal" - Service is good, though they run on lean means, which can slow down the delivery process.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Peanut Buttery – Yogurt Parfait – Mixed Greens – Buttery Club – Chicken Caesar Wrap – Red Velvet Cupcakes – Chocolate-Hazelnut Cupcakes – Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Patronage Inclination: Occasion / Fleeting

Most Recent Visit: 9/29/2009
Amount Visited: 20+
Experiences: Breakfast, Lunch

Address: 314 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Website:   Phone: (617) 482-0711
Social Networking:  Twitter @SouthEndButtery  -  Facebook /Butteryse

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Turtle Club Restaurant Review

Turtle Club Restaurant
My Opinions: The service and food were good, but you really come here for the scenery. This was my first time here, and I can't wait to come back. I had the opportunity to experience the on-beach dining, and it was beautiful, especially when the sun starts to set ... plan to get there about a half-hour before sundown and wear shoes you can kick off so you can feel the sand between your toes!  To note: Once night falls, there are some pesky sand bugs that really pick at you, so I finished my dinner inside.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Harvest Salad – Fresh Pear Salad – Oak Grilled Filet of Beef Tenderloin – New York Strip Steak – Chocolate Turtle Ice Cream Pie

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit: 9/22/2009
Amount Visited: 1
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 9225 Gulf Shore Drive, Naples, FL 34108
Website:  Phone: (239) 592-6557
Social Networking:  Facebook /The Turtle Club Restaurant

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chops City Grill Restaurant Review

Chops City Grill
My Opinions: Service was decent and the food was good, but not fine dining quality – the ambiance was what you'd expect of a typical steak house – Bar scene is nice in theory, but was spotty in reality
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Stacked Tomato Salad – City Salad – Dry Aged Strip Steak – Loaded Mashed Potatoes – Center Cut Filet

Most Recent Visit: 9/19/2009
Amount Visited: 2
Experiences: Dinner

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 837 5th Ave S # 200, Naples, FL 34102
Website:  Phone: (239) 262-4677

Campiello Restaurant Review

My Opinions: Fun and romantic bar scene on the outside patio - Staff was friendly and the food was good - Great spot for families and dates!
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Sicilian Meatballs – Apple and Cress Salad – Tagliatelle – Kobe Strip Steak – Risotto

Most Recent Visit: 9/18/2009
Amount Visited: 2
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 1177 3rd Street South, Naples, FL 34102
Website:  Phone: (239) 435-1166

Friday, September 11, 2009

Caliterra Restaurant Review

Caliterra Bar & Grille at the Hilton
My Opinions: The food is surprisingly good, fresh and well prepared – Service is excellent at the bar – The décor is comfortable and basic – Bar scene is hit-or-miss because of the Hilton Hotel, it’s not a typical pick-up spot, but can offer some interesting patrons
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Chicken lettuce Wraps – Wild Mushroom Pizza – Pepperoni Pizza – Heirloom Tomato Salad – Filet Mignon Sandwich – Chicken Panini – Turkey Panini

Most Recent Visit: 9/07/2009
Amount Visited: 25+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 89 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02110
Website:  Phone: (617) 348-1234
Social Networking: Twitter @CaliterraBoston

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Troquet Restaurant & Bar

My Opinions: I started coming here for the cheese and discovered this restaurant had a lot more to offer!  They have a lovely cheese cart that they bring to you and cut your portions as you select them - Their wine list is fantastic, and they offer tasting portions so you can try more than you usually would be able to (drink responsibly) - The newer small bar by the front is nice, and best in the summer season - When I finally ventured upstairs one evening, I found a flavorful menu of meats and fish - the seating is spread out, so you don't feel like you're sitting with the table next to you - in this photo, I've actually sat at the boot by the window 

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Marinated Beet Salad – Ricotta Cavatelli – Crispy Duck Confit – Short Rib Canneloni – Roasted Sucking Pig – Veal – Hazelnut Mille

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 9/8/2009
Amount Visited: 30+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website:  Phone: (617) 695-9463
Social Networking:  Facebook /Troquet and Le Patissier

Lobby Bar & Kitchen Restaurant Review

Lobby Bar & Kitchen
My Opinions: The food is surprisingly tasty - the bar is a basic bar, with friendly service - the setup is like a mini casual lounge - We all like outside dining during our warm season, so their sidewalk-tables are a great offering.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Beet Salad – Duck Quesadilla – Petit Filet Sliders – Risotto – Steak Frites

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Most Recent Visit: 9/08/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 131 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02110
Website:  Phone: (617) 261-5353
Social Networking: Twitter @LobbyBoston  - Facebook /LobbyBoston

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ivy Restaurant Review

Ivy Restaurant
My Opinions: The bar service is typically very good, but the wait service could use some refinement - When they first opened, the food used to all be excellent. Currently, the dishes' quality and flavors can range from good to disappointing ... luckly they offer tapas-style dining so you can try a variety of plates - Their affordable wine menu has always been the biggest draw - To note, the bar can be a good after-work meeting ground
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Ivy House salad – Italian Butcher Block – Arancinis – Fettuccine with Meatballs – Steak Frites – Chicken Cacciatore – Tortellini alla Panna

Most Recent Visit: 9/01/2009 
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Address: 49 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111
Website:  Phone: (617) 575-7237
Social Networking: Twitter @IvyRestaurant - Facebook /Ivy Restaurant

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

BiNA Osteria Restaurant Review

BiNA Osteria
My Opinions: Service is average – Food is of high-quality but sometimes the flavor pairings are a bit harsh and disconnected – As odd as this may sound, I think their pizza is the best item on the menu – Interior Decor is simple and modern, but doesn’t get the crowd it requires to be very lively – Bar offers some unique mixed drinks and some special wines by the glass – Private parties of 30+ are the most suitable for the bar/lounge and they will work with you to bring in your own wine/alcohol for a corking fee
Some Food/Drink Tasted: Rabbit Pate – Mozzarella di Bufala - Prosciutto Pizza – Bistecca – Pollo

Most Recent Visit: 9/01/2009
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Address: 581 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Website:  Phone: (617) 956-0888
Social Networking: Twitter @binaosteria - Facebook /Bina Osteria