Friday, December 31, 2010

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (December 2010)

 
December 2010
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
  • 12/31/2010 Handsome pairing, Kurt! I'm keeping it easy & contemporary too by wearing Alice + Olivia w/Louboutins. Happy New Years Eve! @kurtmalec
  • 12/31/2010 Happy National Champagne Day - I'm such a fan of the #bubblies that I never need a "special" occasion to pop a bottle, but today is a must!
  • 12/28/2010 Back in #Boston to welcome the New Year in the city I love!
  • 12/28/2010 It's National Chocolate Candy Day! I love going to Gourmet Boutique @ #Copley for luxurious treats www.gourmetboutique.net @gourmetboutique
  • 12/27/2010 Thanks @Ellen: Funny Signs from Around the World http://photos.ellen.warnerbros.com/funny_signs_from_around_the_world Loved Cop Car #sign!
  • 12/27/2010 I'm on my way! I'm in lovely #Denver Colorado and, since we didn't get a white Christmas, I'd rather get a tan! @kurtmalec
  • 12/26/2010 It's National Candy Cane Day! I've already had a mini #candy cane, which is why I'm probably still up. @DylansCandyBar
  • 12/25/2010 Love & Light & Christmas Miracles - wishing everyone something extra special today :)
  • 12/24/2010 Perfect - It's National Egg Nog Day today! I am loving the seasonal @Hood flavors like cinnamon #egg nog - I even use it in my coffee :)
  • 12/23/2010 Just played #Taboo w/the family - I love creatively intelligent games! What a great family, friend or couples-night #game. (I totally won)
  • 12/22/2010 New: Free Software for Mac and PC http://www.rfbd.org/readhear/ http://ctvr.us/recordingfor?c=a4358f53d3cc4e8c 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Veterinarians. Boston Veterinary Care: http://ctvr.us/boston10?c=c3b090c73d4beb1a 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Cakes. Konditor Meister: http://ctvr.us/konditor?c=55419ef288a8ad8e 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Venue. Boston Harbor Hotel: http://ctvr.us/bostonharbor0?c=5d3cbbbfc88deb56 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Wedding Planner. Fleur Irisee: http://ctvr.us/fleuririsee?c=ac145a55111f3a48 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Flowers. Winston Flowers: http://ctvr.us/winston?c=3b72eea61670a70c 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Flowers. Winston Flowers: http://ctvr.us/winston?c=3b72eea61670a70c 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Invitations. Mia Carta: http://ctvr.us/miacarta?c=c7bbb69dbc26f34c 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Bridesmaid Dresses. Flair Bridesmaid Boutique: http://ctvr.us/flair2?c=7194f63d11a91d3e 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Rings. Shreve, Crump & Low: http://ctvr.us/shrevecrump0?c=f65003262ca6cfa 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Wedding Dresses. L'elite Bridal Boutique: http://ctvr.us/lelitebridal?c=ba9bbc62450c924a 
  • 12/22/2010 Vote to make this nominee the BEST Videographer. GENERATIONS cinemastories: http://ctvr.us/generations1?c=99ddf3be91b585ec 
  • 12/22/2010 "Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." - W. Irving #quote
  • 12/21/2010 Dinner time - It's National Hamburger Day! I like to get my #burger on at the Bristol Lounge, Abe & Louie's and Jer Ne. Where do you go?
  • 12/20/2010 "Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." - Larry Wilde #quote
  • 12/19/2010 #Christmas Fun: If you got all of the gifts in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" you'd get 364! Start creating your unique version :)
  • 12/19/2010 @Fleur_Irisee is going to the Boston Wine Expo Jan. 22, 2011 http://t.co/B54Vd0N . I just got my Grand Cru #Wine Lounge pass! @bostonwineexpo
  • 12/19/2010 Today is National Hard Candy Day. Perfect for peppermint bits. What hard #candy are you going to celebrate with?
  • 12/18/2010 Today's National Roast Suckling Pig Day. I still remember how crazy-good the dish was at #Craigie www.craigieonmain.com @craigieonmain
  • 12/17/2010 I'll be wearing Narciso Rodriguez fasion for Beanstalk Interactive's #holiday party tonight in the South End! @beanstalkinter @kurtmalec
  • 12/15/2010 Tomorrow: Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic's Open House (Dec. 16th, 6:30) I'll be there! www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167336386637636 
  • 12/15/2010 Highest #Massachusetts single rates - http://shar.es/XunlI (Could be good b/c there's a lot of options OR bad b/c no one wants to commit!)
  • 12/15/2010 Speaking of # cupcakes! See @UrbanDaddy's latest Boston article on Isabelle’s Curly Cakes http://tinyurl.com/2e2mqg9 www.izzyscurlycakes.com 
  • 12/15/2010 It's national cupcake day (a great way to accumulate winter lbs.). When I think #cupcakes, I think @kickasscupcakes www.kickasscupcakes.com 
  • 12/12/2010 Take a pic. in the Four Season's plush Teddy Bear Tree! It's adorable & for a great cause @FSBoston http://yfrog.com/h0oa2jhj 
  • 12/12/2010 @ewbray lucky! I wish my job required more travel. Love #Denver - am going in 2 weeks. Enjoy! Larimer Sq. is always nice to visit.
  • 12/12/2010 @HotelChocolatNA : it's National Cocoa Day (Sunday) - a visit to Hotel Chocolat #Boston is in order! So ... how are you going to celebrate?
  • 12/10/2010 My new #tiffany #purse! The interior is awesome, and I love the over-the-shoulder strap too! http://yfrog.com/h3fbadj 
  • 12/10/2010 Dear #Lolita, I'm coming to your opening tonight (btw, A+ drink list!). Good luck & save me some tequila @LolitaBoston www.lolitaboston.com 
  • 12/10/2010 #Lagers + cold weather = cozy! Today's National Lager Day. My top picks are Samuel Adams, Paulaner & Stella Artois http://bit.ly/Lagers 
  • 12/9/2010 Come to Recording For the Blind & Dyslexic Org.'s Open House (Dec. 16th, 6:30) I'll be there! www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167336386637636 
  • 12/9/2010 Stop in the Taj Boston lobby to see the impressive #gingerbread construction (It smells yummy too)! @TajBostonHotel www.tajhotels.com/boston 
  • 12/9/2010 "Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end" -Scott Adams @ScottAdams #quotes
  • 12/9/2010 Embrace your Winter weight today w/some #pastries to honor National Pastry Day. @mikespastry is always sure to please www.mikespastry.com 
  • 12/9/2010 I love the new #Tiffany&Co. #purse collection. I just got my first one! View them online, but go in to really fall in love www.tiffany.com 
  • 12/8/2010 A personal thank you to #USA "@nytimes: U.S. Committed to Defending S. Korea http://nyti.ms/fZoe6k ". I hope #China will do the right thing.
  • 12/8/2010 Words of wisdom: "If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it." — Muhammad Ali #quote #MuhammadAli
  • 12/6/2010 Off on my last trip to Cape Cod for 2010! Maybe I'll get some #gazpacho since today's National Gazpacho Day http://bit.ly/GazpachoRecipe 
  • 12/5/2010 off to the Wang to see the #Rockettes (Radio City)!
  • 12/4/2010 So ready to celebrate my friend's birthday tonight at the beautiful Foundation Room in #HouseOfBlues @HOBBoston http://bit.ly/HOBBoston 
  • 12/4/2010 How snackable - it's National Cookie Day! I love peanut butter #cookies w/dark chocolate. What's your cookie craving?
  • 12/3/2010 Amazing dinner @Mooo. Even though butterscotch pudding sounded great, I had caviar for desert & it was perfect! www.mooorestaurant.com #Mooo
  • 12/3/2010 It's official - I am now a Board Member of #RFB&D ! www.rfbd.org @RFBandD I can't wait to start helping.
  • 12/2/2010 High end Mexican food anyone? The barely publicized Lolita Cocina & Tequila bar is due to open in Back Bay very soon http://lolitaboston.com 
  • 12/2/2010 RT @legalseafoods Doc Rivers at Copley Place yesterday and Paul Pierce at Long Wharf today for lunch...Celtics love fish! Go Celts!
  • 12/2/2010 I adore #Sorellina's Duxbury oysters on the half shell! They're cold & fresh. I went in last night for 2 plates. www.sorellinaboston.com 
  • 12/1/2010 Happy Hanukkah! @boston.com guide: "Celebrating #Hanukkah" http://boston.com/lifestyle/specials/holidays/gallery/celebrating_hanukkah?pg=4
YTD Tweets:  December 2009

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Eastern Standard Restaurant & Bar Review

Eastern Standard
My Opinions:  I came straight here from my late-night flight back from Colorado and was thrilled to enjoy a hot quality meal ... a treat that truly warmed my heart after dealing with the holiday travelers and their "baggage" (ugh!).

The bar was busy per usual, with an extensive and (overly) creative drink list, a good looking mature crowd, and their ever-patient, professional and friendly bartenders. The food here is very good; I especially like coming here for lunch. Be sure to sit outside when you can to people watch - they even have heat lamps to help during the winter months.

     Try:  ES Cubano
     Skip: Seared Salmon

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Oysters - Steak Tartare - Eggs Benedict - Frisee aux Lardons - Chicken Chopped Salad - Cubano - Standard Burger - Foie Gras - Charcuterie Plate - Breakfast Breads - Grilled Cheese - Fried Calamari - Grilled Swordfish - Roasted Chicken Breast - Hanger Steak Frites -  Pear, Duck Confit Flatbread - Chocolate Hazelnut Terrine - Panna Cotta - Steak and Cheese Sandwich

Most Recent Visit: 12/28/2010
Amount Visited: 100+
Experiences: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Website: www.EasternStandardBoston.com  Phone: (617) 532-9100
Social Networking: Twitter @ESKDboston  -  Facebook /Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks

Older PostsJuly 2010  -  October 2009

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Avenue Grill Restaurant Review

The Avenue Grill 
My Opinions:  I'm here visiting family for the Christmas holiday and, as a tradition, we try a new Denver restaurant each year. The Avenue Grill was quite a fine find.

I was first impressed with the interior - it was warm, inviting, and a bit fancier than I had imagined given the exterior (love that!). I did get a peak at the bar that looked like a fun time! Once seated, the service was excellent (friendly, attentive and knowledgeable) and the menu was enticing. Not only did they offer great food choices, many with a Thai flair, they also could make most dishes gluten free, they had a vegetarian option AND they had a late night menu!

The food tasted great and the cocktail menu was creative; I would definitely come back here. What a great Christmas Eve dinner!

     Try:  Ravioli - Filet - Grilled Salmon
     Skip:  Tiramisu Roll

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Fondue Style Smoked Cheddar - Chicken and Spinach Potstickers - Tempura Prawns - Wild Mushroom Ravioli - Charbroiled Ribeye - Grilled Salmon - Tiramisu Roll - Crème Brulee

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 12/24/2010
Amount Visited:  1
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 630 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
Website: www.avenuegrill.com/  Phone: (303) 861-2820
Social Networking:  Facebook /AvenueGrill

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Southwest Airline Review

SOUTHWEST AIRLINE

My Opinions:  WOW - I just realized how much I like Jet Blue

I did not know that there were major airlines still in operation that employed the "don't-cut-the-line" approach to boarding, fight-for-your-seat assignments, no televisions, tight legroom, anti-handicap-sized bathrooms, and no food to purchase sustenance-program! (If you're rolling your eyes, then roll away, because I was starving.)

This was certainly one of my most unpleasant flight experiences that I can remember. It is family-friendly ... rather, family-heavy ... but the prices have risen to the point that any other airline I can think of will be my next go-to. Also, unless you are extremely particular to which tiny seat you want, paying their upgrade fee is ineffective. <DING!>

Website: www.southwest.com  Phone: (800) 435-9792
Social Networking: Twitter @SouthwestAir  –  Facebook /Southwest Airlines

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

RumBa Bar Review

RumBa at the InterContinental Boston
My Opinions:  I've been coming here since it opened and it's a great place to drink and socialize with an attactive mix of successful Bostonians and visitors. You can trust there will be a decent weekend crowd, and expect a smaller local group during the week.

The main bar and lounge is attractive with a U-Shaped setup and lots of seating in the lounge. (I recommend not looking out into their pastel-like dining room, as it is a stark contrast to the swanky bar feel.) Though RumBa focuses on rum, they do offer a full bar of all the high-end spirits ... they even have sugar cane as a garnish for some of the cocktails!

I have yet to do an event in the red-themed Champagne Bar, but I would since the service is fairly good. I believe the private room is nice for a small group of 25-30 people.

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 12/21/2010
Amount Visited:  40+
Experiences: Bar

Address: 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Website: http://www.intercontinentalboston.com/  Phone: (617) 747-1000
Social Networking:  Twitter @InterConBOS  - Facebook /icboston

China Sky Restaurant Review

China Sky 
My Opinions:  Feels like home ... this is an unexpected find in my hometown of Winchester, MA. And it's still popular after all these years, so you know the food is good!

The service is informal, "You ready to order? What you want?" style, but it comes with a smile and you can always order slowly if you don't want your food to all come out at once.  Also, you should be aware that they don't have a full liquor license, so it's cordials, beer and wine only.

The appetizers and meals are of very good quality and flavor, but the maki was not. I have yet to try the sushi/sashimi, and, even though it was not a "bad" experience, I am not encouraged to do so. We'll see if I'm feeling curious next visit!

     Try:  Crispy Beef
     Skip:  Maki

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Fried Dumplings - Miso - Sesame Chicken - Crispy Beef - Maki - Scallion Pancakes - Tangerine Chicken - Lo Mein

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 12/21/2010
Amount Visited:  5+
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 27 Converse Pl, Winchester, MA 01890
Website: ??  Phone: (781) 729-6899
Social Networking:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Towne Restaurant & Bar Review

Towne Stove and Spirits
My Opinions:  I told you I'd still come here for drinks even if the food didn't get a hold on me! Tonight was just that: Baja Breezes, and, given the snow storm, there was still a nice crowd in the front bar area.

The bartenders are great, and I had great service (again!).  The crowd is still hopping for after-work drinks, dinner and socializing, so come get your flirt on! You'll find that people here also frequent Abe & Louie's and Sonsie.  Speaking of, I came from dinner at Abe & Louie's to here, and I've actually been wondering how Sonsie's is doing ...

     Try:  Bacon Sandwich - Lobster & Corn Pizza
     Skip:  Foie Gras - Mosaic

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Iceberg/baby - Tuna Belly - Tartare - Crostini's - Lobster Popovers - Ravioli - Duck Crisp - Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza - Bacon Sandwich - Lobster & Corn w/Honeyed Ricotta Pizza - Foie Gras - Beet Carpaccio - Salmon - Peking Chicken - Beef Short Ribs Crisp Tender - Pavlova - Warm Dark Chocolate w/Cherry Gelato - Toasted Hazelnut - Baja Breeze - Frozen Vanilla Mosaic - Chocolate Pudding - Sorbet

Most Recent Visit:  12/20/2010
Amount Visited: 30+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
Website: http://www.towneboston.com/  Phone: (617) 247-0400
Social Networking: Facebook /Towne Stove and Spirits

Older PostsSeptember 2010  -  August 2010

Abe & Louie's Restaurant & Bar Review

Abe & Louie's
My Opinions: Dinner was fantastic tonight. I really like sitting downstairs (you get to see all the bar action), and the management got me a booth next to the fireplace which made the meal that much better. It's the little touches that are so extra special!

I was introduced to a "signature" cocktail here tonight, the flirtini, and it was turning heads. It was very good (aka very strong) and, even though I'm not a fan of sweet drinks, it did taste delicious.

The cuts of meat have remained top-notch, the greens are crisp and clean, and the service is unwaveringly excellent. I can't wait to come have another meal here in 2011!

     Try:  Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - Bacon Cheeseburger - Bone-In Filet Mignon
     Skip:  Boca Chopped Salad

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Clams Casino - Fruit Salad (no oil) - Iced Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail - French Onion Soup Au Gratin - Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Benedict –  Steak Benedict - Lobster and Shrimp Omelette – Abe & Louie’s Salad – Filet Mignon – Boca Chopped Salad – Blueberry Pancakes – Fresh Lobster Salad - Bacon Cheeseburger - Beef Steak Tomatoes - Sirloin au Poivre - Creamed Fresh Spinach - Fresh Asparagus - Sauteed Mushrooms - Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - Flirtini

Most Recent Visit:  12/20/2010
Amount Visited:  100+
Experiences: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 793 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (multiple locations)
Website: http://www.abeandlouies.com/  Phone: (617) 536-6300
Social Networking

Older Abe & Louie's PostsAugust 2010  -  March 2010  -  December 2009

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Caliterra Restaurant & Bar Review

Caliterra Bar & Grille at the Hilton
My Opinions: It's official, I truly feel like I'm the "Norm" of Caliterra - guess I will just have to embrace it! 

With the cold weather here, this hotel restaurant and bar is getting busier. They've had some change in management, and I hope it doesn't cause a big staff-turnover or cause stocking issues. I did notice they were out of a few items, so let's see if this works itself out.

The food here is still good, but my 2011 wish is for a menu revamp that changes at least 60% of the appetizers, entrees and deserts!

     Try:  Spinach Tortellini - Heirloom Tomato Salad
     Skip:  Filet Mignon Sandwich

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Sliders - Cheese Fries - Spinach Tortellini Pasta - Chicken lettuce Wraps – Mediterranean Pizza - Wild Mushroom Pizza – Pepperoni Pizza – Heirloom Tomato Salad – Filet Mignon Sandwich – Penne with Shrimp - Chicken Panini – Turkey Panini - Cookies & Ice Cream - Tiramisu - Strawberry Shortcake

Most Recent Visit:  12/18/2010
Amount Visited: 75+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination:  Fleeting

Address: 89 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02110
Website: http://www.caliterrarestaurant.com/  Phone: (617) 348-1234
Social Networking: Twitter @CaliterraBoston 

Older Caliterra PostsAugust 2010  -  June 2010  -  March 2010  -  February 2010  -  September 2009

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Statler Lounge Bar Review

Statler Lounge at the Park Plaza
My Opinions:   I needed to preoccupy myself for a couple hours this evening while waiting for round-2 of my spa appointment (looong story), so I decided to go accross the street to the Park Plaza Hotel. 

This was my first time to try this hotel bar. It was nice and cozy, but is decidedly not a destination spot. I did like that they had a pianist, and that the wine list was decent, but what I didn't care for was their teeny-tiny bar menu. I was hungry and it did not offer up much, so I opted to go on an impromtu diet.

This hotel is rich in history, but is certainly not known for its food.  The afternoon tea is mediocre and we all remember how I felt about Pairings after my unimpressive dinner. It's a great atmosphere, and convenient hotel, but not a foodie haven in the least.

Patronage Inclination:  Only When Necessary

Most Recent Visit: 12/16/2010
Amount Visited: 1
Experiences:  Bar

Address: 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.bostonparkplaza.com/  Phone: (617) 426-2000
Social Networking Twitter @BostonParkPlaza  -  Facebook /BostonParkPlaza

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bristol Lounge Restaurant Review

Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons
My Opinions: It's nice to see that Michael has not ventured far from his previous job at Asana and has now come work at the Bristol Lounge. Congrats on the move!

I have been coming here since I was little, but I don't remember ever enjoying the Teddy Bear Tea. This special tea is only done duing the winter holiday season and is wonderful. The Four Seasons collects donated teddy bears and then works with non-profits to deliver the bears to children in need. The tea is great too, especially for kids, because a "real" teddy bear comes out and walks around to their delight ... and mine! It should not be missed.

I should note that the food is just as delicious as always and the service is appropriately formal to match. I love to sit by the Boylston St. windows for people watching or lounge on one of their comfy couches. The  the bar scene on the weekend is still decent for professional, mature, singles to mix and mingle. 

     Try:  Bristol Burger
     Skip:  Creamed Spinach

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Oysters on the Half Shell - Jumbo Shrimp - Endive, Pear and Watercress Salad - Viennese dessert buffet – Pate – Bibb Salad - Sea Scallops - The Famous Bristol Burger – Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken – New England Striped Bass - Truffle Fries - Trio of Fries - Creamed Spinach with Parmesan Crust - Prime Filet Mignon

Most Recent Visit: 12/13/2010
Amount Visited: 100+
Experiences: Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (multiple locations)
Website: www.fourseasons.com/boston  Phone: (617) 351-2037
Social Networking: Twitter @FSBoston - Facebook /FourSeasons

Older PostsJanuary 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

M Bar Review

M Bar at the Mandarin Oriental
My Opinions: This is a great place to come to after a day of shopping at Copley since you don't have to go outside to get inside this place.  It's also a popular after-work spot ... especially now that the colder weather is upon us. It can get crowded during the weekends, packed with a unique medley of people dressed up and ready to flirt.

The food here is good, but it's not the most comfortable place to eat when it's busy, so I recommend going into the lounge or the restaurant, Asana. I do like that M Bar offers more exotic brands of beers and liquors that you don’t commonly find around here. The bartenders are knowledgeable, friendly and very professional.

Happy Holidays!

Some Food/Drink Tasted: VeeV Acai Mixinations, Millionaire Margarita, Pizza, Bento Box, Tartar Trio

Patronage Inclination:  Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 12/8/2010
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Bar

Address: 776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/boston/dining/m_bar  Phone: (617) 535-8800
Social Networking: Twitter @MO_Boston  -  Facebook /MandarinOrientalBoston

Older M Bar PostsOctober 2010  -  July 2010  -  March 2010

Taj Tea Review

Taj Tea at the Taj Hotel Boston
My Opinions: This is one of my favorite teas in Boston. It's held in the richly-adorned French room upstairs, and I always sit in the room with all the windows for the natural light and great view of Newbury Street.

The presentation is classic, the food is tasty, the drinks are refreshing, and the atmosphere is cozy. If I had to say a "con", I would say that the service could use some work to encourage more professional courtesies and quicker turn-around. I love the addition of live music - it's such a nice back drop to great conversations and relaxation.

P.S. Don't miss the fragrant holiday gingerbread-Taj in the lobby (It's huge and well done!).

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 12/8/2010
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Afternoon Tea

Address: 15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: www.tajhotels.com Phone: (617) 536-5700
Social Networking: Twitter @TajBostonHotel  -  Facebook /Taj Boston

Taj Bar Review

Taj Bar at the Taj Hotel Boston
My Opinions: This has never been a spot I ever try to come to (as you can see by my 'amount visited').

Aside from it not being a fun spot, it is a bit oppressive even with all the windows facing the common, it doesn't have good service, and the staff has mentioned the food isn't done well (yikes!). Their mixed drinks are decent, and their wine list is average. If I had to say a "pro", the Taj Bar is a good spot for a business meeting because it's in an upscale place, is typically very quiet, and you are rarely interrupted/serviced by the staff.

With all the other places around, you can do better!

     Try: Cocktails
     Skip: Food

Patronage Inclination: Only When Necessary

Most Recent Visit: 12/8/2010
Amount Visited: 4
Experiences: Bar

Address: 15 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website: www.tajhotels.com  Phone: (617) 536-5700
Social Networking: Twitter @TajBostonHotel  -  Facebook /Taj Boston

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Foundation Room Review

Foundation Room at the House of Blues
My Opinions: They have great bartenders in this semi-private club. The atmosphere is swanky with comfy seating, lots of colorful fabrics and interesting nooks & crannies to explore. I love that they have a fireplace too!

They have a medium-sized food menu and a dining room. I've been to a few private events here, and they seem to do a good job with making sure everyone is taken care of. I have yet to eat here or work with the staff to host my own party, but I heard they're fairly easy-going. 2011 - it's a bet.

Patronage Inclination:  Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 12/4/2010
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Bar

Address: 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02215
Website: www.houseofblues.com  Phone: (617) 960-8372
Social Networking: Twitter @HOBBoston  –  Facebook /HOBBoston

Friday, December 3, 2010

Mooo Restaurant Review

Mooo
My Opinions:  I've become an even bigger fan of this place over the years. The food has remained delicious and of excellent quality. The service here is great and the interior is pretty - a softer decor  from other steakhouses. The wine list has improved too!

I have never eaten lunch here or spent time at the bar, but it looks nice even if it's not very busy ... they also have different menus for both, so something new for me to try in 2011!

I saw their private dining room downstairs by the bathrooms and it was "okay". What truly turned me off was their standard event packet. It had a lot of rules and fees and was written with little thought for pleasing/attracting clients. I was surprised since they do such a nice job upstairs in the restaurant.

     Try:  Tuna Tartare - Steaks
     Skip: n/a

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Sushi Grade Tuna Tartare - Kobe Beef Dumplings - Filet Mignon - Dry Aged New York Sirloin 35 Days - Side Flight – Endive Salad - Heirloom Tomato, Creamy Blue Cheese, Bacon - Caviar - Exotic Mushroom Mix - Side Flight

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit: 12/03/2010
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Dinner

Address: 15 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
Website: http://www.mooorestaurant.com  Phone: (617) 670-2515
Social Networking:  Facebook /Mooo Restaurant

Previous PostsJanuary 2010

Bar 10 Review

Bar 10 at the Westin Copley Place Boston

My Opinions: I like coming here when I'm looking for a semi-causal time. The food is decent, the servers are nice but a little slow, and the bartenders are friendly. The scene fluctuates since a lot of patrons are there because of another event, but it's never without a few locals!

The food prices are a bit steep for what you're getting, but the drinks are fair because they're potent and made well. The mini-sized deserts are a nice touch, but I would really like them to get large bottles of sparkling waters instead of their kid-sized bottles!

     Try:  Panini
     Skip: Tuna Carpaccio

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Seafood Tower – Artichoke Dip – Turkey Club Panini - Steak Burger - Toscana

Most Recent Visit: 12/02/2010
Amount Visited: 60+
Experiences: Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Address: 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin  Phone: (617) 424-7446
Social Networking: Twitter @Bar10_Boston  -  Facebook /WestinCopleyPlace

Older Bar 10 PostsMarch 2010  -  January 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sorellina Restaurant & Bar Review

Sorellina
My Opinions:  I came here for a quick bite at the bar and ended up staying  until close - the staff here is amazing and so much fun!

I was able to enjoy their fresh Duxbury oysters on the very cold half shell (again). They are delicious! I have been trying to get the side of eggplant gratinata back on the menu, but to no avail thus far.

This has been one of my favorite restaurants in Boston for years. The service and food is top-notch, and the atmosphere is airy, attractive, and clean. It's definitely going to be a 2011 staple.

     Try:  Filet Mignon - Oysters on the half shell - Roasted Beets
     Skip:  Duck - Zeppole

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Oysters - Roasted Late Summer Beets - Foie Gras – Arugula – Carpaccio - Insalata - Verdure – Maccheroncelli – Filet Mignon – Ribeye – Chicken – Duck - Eggplant Gratinata – Ciambelle – Cioccolato – Semifreddo - Tiramisu - Zeppole

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit:  12/1/2010
Amount Visited: 100+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: One Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Website: http://www.sorellinaboston.com  Phone: (617) 412-4600
Social Networking:  Twitter @SorellinaBoston  -  Facebook /Sorellina Boston

Older PostsOctober 2010  -  March 2010

Holiday Help

HOLIDAY HELP (... and beyond)

Party Planning: Fleur Irisee (shameless, I know! We can plan an unforgettable gathering for you, or simply assist you in the day-of management.)
Flowers: Winston Flowers (Holidays are the time to showcase arrangements that make an impact, be it hosting a party, surprising a loved one or impressing clients - these flowers are pieces of art and can compete with all the other holiday glitz.)
Memories: Generations Cinemastories (Capture your precious moments with this talented group ... you're sure to discover some missed moments or witness some funny unplanned follies that will entertain everyone for years to come!)
Fashion for Men: Macy's (They have a great selection of suits, ties, slacks and blazers at affordable prices - better still, they can tailor your outfits as well.)
Fashion for Women: Lord & Taylors and Saks (If you're not into boutique shopping, Lord & Taylors has a large variety of dresses to choose from, and Saks' shoe and accessory department is unbeatable!)
Gifts: The Little Pearl (Special times call for a special gift and caviar is a symbol of indulgence) and Cambria Cove (Has fun and reasonably priced gifts for co-workers and family alike.)
Dine: Menton, L'Espalier and O Ya (These are all impressive restaurants for a special occasion or romantic rendezvous.)
Donate: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D) and Children's Trust Fund (Give a selfless gift that warms your heart and helps someone in need.)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

National Food Holidays (December)

DECEMBER
NATIONAL FOOD HOLIDAYS
Here are some national food holidays that you can celebrate which ever way you see fit. Pick you favorites and put them on your calendar to enjoy! If you are truly passionate about a food that doesn't yet have its day, our President has the authority to grant them, so get a petition introduced by a constituent, trade association or public relations firms and keep your utensils ready.
  • December 1: National Pie Day
  • December 2: National Fritters Day
  • December 3: National Apple Pie Day
  • December 4: National Cookie Day
  • December 5: National Sacher Torte Day
  • December 6: National Gazpacho Day
  • December 7: National Cotton Candy Day
  • December 8: National Chocolate Brownie Day
  • December 9: National Pastry Day
  • December 10: National Lager Day
  • December 11: National Noodle Ring Day
  • December 12: National Cocoa Day (FAVORITE!)
  • December 14: National Bouillabaisse Day
  • December 15: National Cupcake Day
  • December 16: National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
  • December 17: National Maple Syrup Day
  • December 18: National Roast Suckling Pig Day
  • December 19: National Hard Candy Day
  • December 20: National Fried Shrimp Day
  • December 20: National Sangria Day
  • December 21: National Hamburger Day
  • December 22: National Date Nut Bread Day
  • December 23: National Pfeffernuesse Day
  • December 24: National Egg Nog Day (FAVORITE!)
  • December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day (FAVORITE!)
  • December 26: National Candy Cane Day
  • December 27: National Fruit Cake Day
  • December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day
  • December 30: National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day
  • December 31: National Champagne Day (FAVORITE!)

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010

    Fleur Irisée's Tweets (November 2010)

     
    November 2010
    Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
    • 11/30/2010 It's National Mousse Day (My fav. is dark chocolate w/thick whipped cream). Besides bakeries, where can you get a #mousse desert in #Boston?
    • 11/26/2010 I have officially avoided "running-of-the-shoppers" this #blackfriday (besides, the online world is so much more civilized ... just click!)
    • 11/26/2010 How do you celebrate National Cake Day ... #Konditormeister is a great place to start your #cake blitz (sweet!) http://www.konditormeister.com/
    • 11/25/2010 Today's National #Parfait Day, but I think I'll celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie, apple pie and some football - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    • 11/24/2010 For Fun: Asked to write a letter entitled, "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving," little Kim wrote, "I am thankful that I'm not a turkey"
    • 11/24/2010 Party Pleasure: Holiday #parties & long dinners can bring along bad breath - Ginger, basil, mint, & parsley are wonderful chit-chat savers!
    • 11/24/2010 For Fun: The tradition of #football on Thanksgiving started 100+ yrs ago in the northeast. Informal turkey-day games are called Turkey Bowls
    • 11/23/2010 Good morning to all: It's National Espresso Day. I am a @Starbucks fan for #espresso drinks (mmmm Eggnog Latte). Tell me where you go!
    • 11/22/2010 I'm seeing Harry #Potter And The Deathly Hallows tonight (cool!) - I know it's going to be a cliff hanger! http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/
    • 11/22/2010 Happy National Cashew Day! Salted #cashews are among my favorites (e.g. pistachios & hazelnuts) Here's a nut-indulgent site http://www.fastachi.com/
    • 11/22/2010 Island Creek Oyster Bar was great, cool atmosphere & delicious #oysters! (RIP Great Bay) Call ahead for a table http://www.islandcreekoysterbar.com/
    • 11/20/2010 Delicious! Put down your Recees; it's National Peanut Butter Fudge Day - Maybe @HotelChocolat will have something special on their shelves?
    • 11/19/2010 Thanksgiving fun: #Turkey is among the top 10 foods for your eyes b/c it’s rich in zinc & the B-vitamin niacin protects against cataracts
    • 11/18/2010 It's National #Vichyssoise day (That's a French soup for all the ?-marks) - http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Vichyssoise-102030
    • 11/14/2010 It's National Pickle Day (I immediately think of Snooki when #pickles are mentioned). Go & enjoy some green salty goodness @MTV_JerseyShore
    • 11/13/2010 RT @HuffingtonPost Wines for Thanksgiving -- 10 Winemakers & Wine Experts Give Their Picks: http://huff.to/9uuD0e (from @HuffPostFood)
    • 11/12/2010 Can't wait for after-work drinks tonight @VLBoston I wonder what kind of bubblies they have by the glass ... #TGIF! http://www.vlboston.com/
    • 11/11/2010 It's National Sundae Day: to take the chill off I like to top mine w/warm marshmallow. A low fat pick Gigi (North End) http://www.gelateriacorp.com/
    • 11/11/2010 Nov.13th is TV Diner Platinum Plate Gala. Money raised in auction goes to Horizons for Homeless Children www.necn.com/pages/tvdiner2010gala
    • 11/8/2010 I am loving these gaudy & inappropriate holiday #sweaters @skedouch Make more designs!! http://t.co/NIaxlFK via @AddThis
    • 11/8/2010 It's National #Cappuccino Day. When I think of warm frothy drinks, I think of L.A. Burdick Chocolate in Harvard Sq. http://www.burdickchocolate.com/
    • 11/7/2010 Time to "Fall Back" - Don't forget to turn your #clocks back an hour b/c Daylight Saving Time ends today http://bit.ly/DaylightSavings2010
    • 11/6/2010 Saturday's a great day to celebrate National #Nachos Day - one of my favorite late-night snacks that I make with a sour cream-ranch sauce!
    • 11/6/2010 http://twitpic.com/34h93u - Thank you @formaggio for providing Menton restaurant with amazing #cheeses - A+ on the new additions
    • 11/5/2010 It's National Doughnut Day - somewhere Homer Simpson is celebrating! I'll be at @Menton (maybe they made a #doughnut desert!).
    • 11/4/2010 Nov. 4th is National Candy Day, but I'm still on a #candy sugar high from Halloween. Any good sugar-free substitutes??
    • 11/3/2010 Get your slices, condiments, and brown bags out - It's National Sandwich Day! How do you cut your sandwich (quarters, triangles, no crust)?
    • 11/2/2010 My Range's @ Jamaica Plain Auto Body. I had a great interaction w/them. Nice shop & painting booth. Fast turnaround http://bit.ly/jpautobody
    YTD Tweets: November 2009

      Monday, November 29, 2010

      Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar Review

      Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar 
      My Opinions: Another nice restaurant addition to this area.  They did a great job with the layout. There is a nice amount of bar space, with standing room on one side and seats on the other, and dining room tables on the perimeter. The lighting is low and the vibe is friendly with a chic-casual crowd.

      I believe this is the first place I've found with a shot section on the drink menu. In the spirit of things, I had my first "pickleback" shot ... curiosity quelled. Next on my to-drink list is their punch bowl mixtures.

      This place has a nice variety of food, whiskey labels, and you can even book a pig roast. I guess roasts are not just for the summer time any more!

           Try:  Ribeye Roast
           Skip: n/a

      Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

      Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Baby Red Beets - Raw Oysters - Local Farm Vegetable Salad - Ribeye Roast - Sirloin Burger

      Most Recent Visit: 11/28/2010
      Amount Visited: 2
      Experiences: Dinner, Bar

      Address: 1310 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
      Website: www.citizenpub.com  Phone: (617) 450-9000
      Social Networking: Twitter @CitizenPub  –  Facebook /CitizenPub

      Monday, November 22, 2010

      Jer-Ne Restaurant & Bar Review

      Jer-Ne Restaurant & Bar at the Ritz Carlton Boston
      My Opinions:  I came here for dinner before seeing a movie next door. It's such a convenient spot located just off of the Common.  They have good food and a decent wine list. The atmosphere is dimly lit and comfortable. The service is friendly, but not very formal. Also, the kitchen is a bit slow getting the food out, so plan ahead.

      The bar scene is typically a more mature crowd primarily consisting of locals mixed with some travelers staying at the Ritz Carlton. I really wish they'd revamp the menu more often.

           Try:  Burger
           Skip:  Grilled Rib Eye Steak

      Patronage Inclination: Occasion

      Some Food/Drink Tasted: Chicken Fajita - Ritz-Carlton Burger – Jer Ne Crab Cakes - Sweet Potato Hash - Egg White Omelet - Seasonal Soup - Chicken Club Sandwich - Chocolate Fondue

      Most Recent Visit: 11/22/2010
      Amount Visited: 75+
      Experiences: Brunch, Dinner, Bar

      Address: 10 Avery Street, Boston, MA 02111
      Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/BostonCommon/Dining  Phone: (617) 574-7176
      Social Networking: Twitter @Ritz_Carlton

      Older PostsFebruary 2010  -  January 2010

      Sunday, November 21, 2010

      Gari Restaurant Review

      Gari Japanese Fusion
      My Opinions:  What a nice lazy Sunday I had. We watched the Food Network (The Best Thing I Ever Ate marathon) and ordered lunch in.  I was pleasantly surprised that the food quality Gari put out on their delivery was just as good as what you get in their restaurant. It arrived soon after I ordered - the sushi was fresh and the hot foods were hot. 

      The luncheon specials are a great deal. I will definitely order from them again!

           Try:  Spicy Tuna Maki
           Skip:  Salads

      Patronage Inclination: Occasion

      Some Food/Drink Tasted: Miso - Shumai - Gyoza - Edamame - Mango Maki - Spicy Tuna Maki - Crazy Maki - Dragon Maki - Striped Bass - Scallop - TNT Maki - Luncheon Specials

      Most Recent Visit: 11/21/2010
      Amount Visited: 5+
      Experiences: Lunch, Dinner

      Address: 187 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
      Website: www.garifusion.com  Phone: (617) 277-2999
      Social Networking:  Facebook /Gari Japanese Fusion Restaurant

      Oak Bar Review

      Oak Bar @ Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
      My Opinions:  It was really busy in the bar tonight with a nice variety of people from ages 35 and up.

      The service is formal, but slow unless you manage to finagle a seat at the tiny bar. There are plenty of table throughout the lounge - I like to sit by the windows. They sometimes have live music, but call to find out the schedule because there wasn't any this evening.

      The food is good at both the bar and in the restaurant but lately the restaurant hasn't been up to snuff, so I choose to dine elsewhere, but this is a great pre or post dinner spot. I do like the dining room layout and formal decor, so I hope the kitchen will pull it together in 2011.

           Try:  Chateaubriand - Artichoke Dip
           Skip: Lamb Lollipops

      Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Crab Cakes - Calamari - Beet Salad – Shrimp Cocktail – Baby Iceberg Wedges – Tableside Oak Room Chateaubriand – Club Cut New York Steak – Artichoke Dip – Panini – Center Cut Filet

      Patronage Inclination: Occasion

      Most Recent Visit: 11/20/2010
      Amount Visited: 25+
      Experiences: Dinner, Bar

      Address: 138 St. James Street, Boston, MA 02116
      Website: http://www.theoakroom.com   Phone: (617) 267-5300
      Social Networking:  Twitter @FairmontCopley  -  Facebook /Fairmont Copley Plaza

      Older PostsFebruary 2010

      Thursday, November 18, 2010

      Island Creek Oyster Bar Restaurant Review

      Island Creek Oyster Bar
      My Opinions:  What a great interior! I can't believe this is the same space Great Bay was in (RIP Great Bay). Be sure to get a close-up of the far back wall made up of all oyster shells.

      The newly elongated bar was packed with a great crowd, the lounge tables were full and the dining room was running smoothly. I experienced great service at the bar and then in the dining room. The raw bar is the best around and the food is good. To be fair, the two deserts I tried were not very good, a bit dry and flavorless, so save the calories or go somewhere else. And rounding out the offerings, they have a great wine list and cocktail menu.

      As long as oysters remain plentiful and fresh, I hope to see this place stay around for a long time. Go SHUCKING!

           Try: Oysters on the Half Shell
           Skip: Desserts

      Patronage Inclination: Occasion

      Some Food/Drink Tasted:  (Every) Oyster on the Half Shell - Salmon Carpaccio - Beet Salad - Iceberg Wedge - Lobster Roll - Lobster Roe Noodles - Atlantic Swordfish - Seafood Casserole - Hamburger - Cookies & Milk

      Most Recent Visit:  11/18/2010
      Amount Visited: 5+
      Experiences:  Dinner, Bar

      Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
      Website: www.islandcreekoysterbar.com  Phone: (617) 532-5300
      Social Networking:  Twitter @HotelCommonwlth  –  Facebook /Island Creek Oyster Bar

      Sunday, November 14, 2010

      Clink Bar Review

      Clink @ Liberty Hotel
      My Opinions: This is a great spot for cocktails - especially if you're "single and ready to mingle"!

      The crowd is handsome, well dressed, and diverse. The opened circular floor plan is liberating. Tonight was no exception, the music was hot, the crowd was thick and the drinks were strong ... it's not nearly as claustrophobic as Alibi (I went in and out in about 5 minutes tonight). You can not go wrong coming here on the weekend, and it's even a safe bet during the week.  I'd still skip the restaurant though.  Eat downstairs at Scampo or somewhere close by if you're hungry.

      They do a good job hosting special events like art showings and fashion shows during the week to keep it interesting. Don't miss the Vuvee Cliquot menu, and I dare you to purchase the Key Cocktail ... it's bound to be memorable, so share your experience on my blog!

      Some Food/Drink Tasted: Sampler of American Charcuterie – Frisee Salad – Wild Boar – Pappardelle Pasta – Organic Chicken

      Most Recent Visit: 11/13/2010
      Amount Visited: 100+
      Experiences: Dinner, Bar

      Patronage Inclination: Frequent

      Address: 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
      Website: http://www.libertyhotel.com  Phone: (617) 224-4004
      Social Networking: Twitter @LibertyHotel - Facebook /Liberty-Beacon-Hill

      Previous PostsJanuary 2010

      Saturday, November 6, 2010

      Menton Restaurant Review

      Menton Restaurant 
      My Opinions: The last time I was here, the food was great per usual, but I was worried that the service was going down hill since we all felt a bit smothered. Tonight, it was back to normal ... attentive, but not overbearing. (Phew!)

      I still wish their "lounge" could feel more like its own entity (maybe a partition to hide the host stand), but the bar, Drink, is just next door. As far as Menton's interior goes, I love the frosted white glass lighting, and the generous space between the tables offered privacy - yes, the pre-fix pricing is not cheap, but neither is the food. They also have a delicious and comprehensive wine list to pair with the meal. I have yet to taste the add-on truffle option, so it's something I can try next time.

      From the amuse bouche to the cheese cart, the food is top-notch! I enjoyed the 4-course option again, plus an added cheese plate, and I was really impressed with everything ... I just hope they keep working on making tastier deserts. I'm looking forward to coming here again soon.

      Most Recent Visit: 11/05/2010
      Amount Visited: 5+
      Experiences: Dinner

      Patronage Inclination: Frequent

      Address: 354 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210
      Website: http://www.mentonboston.com  Phone: (617) 737-0099
      Social Networking:

      Older PostsApril 2010

      Wednesday, November 3, 2010

      Haiku

        HAIKU
      ( 5 - 7 - 5 )

      Days seem so fragile
      Funny, darkness widens eyes
      Stop and look around

      Monday, November 1, 2010

      National Food Holidays (November)

      NOVEMBER
      NATIONAL FOOD HOLIDAYS
      Here are some national food holidays that you can celebrate which ever way you see fit. Pick you favorites and put them on your calendar to enjoy! If you are truly passionate about a food that doesn't yet have its day, our President has the authority to grant them, so get a petition introduced by a constituent, trade association or public relations firms and keep your utensils ready.
      • November 1: National Deep Fried Clams Day
      • November 1: National Vinegar Day
      • November 2: National Deviled Egg Day
      • November 3: National Sandwich Day
      • November 4: National Candy Day
      • November 5: National Doughnut Day
      • November 6: National Nachos Day (FAVORITE!)
      • November 8: National Cappuccino Day
      • November 8: National Harvey Wallbanger Day
      • November 9: National Scrapple Day
      • November 10: National Vanilla Cupcake Day
      • November 11: National Sundae Day (FAVORITE!)
      • November 12: National Pizza With Everything Day
      • November 13: National Indian Pudding Day
      • November 14: National Guacamole Day
      • November 14: National Pickle Day
      • November 15: National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
      • November 16: National Fast Food Day
      • November 17: National Baklava Day (FAVORITE!)
      • November 18: National Vichyssoise Day
      • November 20: National Peanut Butter Fudge Day (FAVORITE!)
      • November 22: National Cashew Day
      • November 23: National Espresso Day (FAVORITE!)
      • November 24: National Sardines Day
      • November 25: National Parfait Day
      • November 26: National Cake Day
      • November 27: National Bavarian Cream Pie Day (FAVORITE!)
      • November 28: National French Toast Day
      • November 29: National Lemon Creme Pie Day
      • November 30: National Mousse Day

        Sunday, October 31, 2010

        Fleur Irisée's Tweets (October 2010)

         
        October 2010
        Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
        • 10/31/2010 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Headed to @Bond around 10pm for #Yelloween tonight http://experience.veuve-clicquot.com/us/2010/10/celebrate-yelloween/
        • 10/30/2010 Support local Boston candy makers like #NECCO http://www.necco.com/. Be sure to AVOID: Nestlé has issued a voluntary recall for their #Raisinets
        • 10/29/2010 Dinner @Menton tonight - Somehow I don't think #menton is the right spot to celebrate National #Oatmeal Day - perhaps my late night snack!
        • 10/29/2010 Celebrate the 3rd #Armenian Film Festival of #Boston @ICAinBOSTON - 3 days of visually dazzling film Oct. 29 - 31 http://www.icaboston.org/
        • 10/29/2010 Some #goth clubs to party the 31st at: http://www.ceremonyboston.com/ in Boston - www.xmortis.com in Cambridge - http://www.thehavenclub.com/ in Northampton
        • 10/28/2010 An #absinthe evening @The_Fireplace - who knows what you'll see! Try this potent liquor this Sat http://fireplacerest.com/news/absinthe.php
        • 10/27/2010 For Fun: Ancient Celts believed spirits roamed the land #Halloween night, so they wore masks & costumes to avoid being recognized as human
        • 10/26/2010 Dress up your pets: #Yappier Hour - Halloween Costume Contest is tomorrow (Wed.) at 5:30pm in The Yard @LibertyHotel
        • 10/25/2010 Just celebrated today's National Greasy Foods Day with Wendy's #6 combo. Even though it tasted good, I'm regretting it already!
        • 10/24/2010 RT @IncMagazine Tool of the Day: Employment Application Form http://ow.ly/2H1OZ
          10/23/2010 Atlas Liquors #Scotch Tour this Mon. Sample hundreds of different spirits incld. Cognacs, Tequilas, Vodkas. Tickets http://www.localwineevents.com/
        • 10/23/2010 Happy National #Boston Cream Pie Day. Stop by the Omni #Parker Hotel's Parker restaurant for the original http://bit.ly/Omni_BostonCreamPie
        • 10/22/2010 2-day 46th Head of the Charles #Regatta starts tomorrow. Enjoy at the Esplanade, or buy a ticket to the Eliot Bridge http://www.hocr.org/ @HOCR1965
        • 10/22/2010 Don't miss getting a late night sugar high at the Four Season's weekly Viennese Dessert Buffet (every Sat. evening at #Bristol Lounge)
        • 10/21/2010 Back at the #Cyclorama: Second Glass - #Wine Riot Opening Night this Friday w/250 wines from around the globe www.thewineriot.com/tickets
        • 10/20/2010 Duxbury #oysters are delicious right now. Maybe some will be at Turner Fisheries' Vodka & Oysters special tomorrow http://bit.ly/OysterNight
        • 10/20/2010 Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, w/Christmas being the 1st - I'm a sucker for both w/Valentine's Day a close 3rd $
        • 10/18/2010 For Fun: Rumor has it, if you see a #spider on #Halloween, it's the spirit of a loved one watching over you (put your slippers down & smile)
        • 10/17/2010 It's National #Pasta Day & Month. Of course I think of our #Italian North End spots http://northendboston.com/ & home meals http://www.eatpasta.org/
        • 10/13/2010 A shopping trip to #Saks #Boston is setup for tomorrow ... sticking to my list of "necessities", like winter tops, is not guaranteed! @saks
        • 10/13/2010 The 10th annual Wellfleet #OysterFest is this weekend in #Wellfleet, Cape Cod - #oysters are best served cold! http://www.wellfleetoysterfest.org/
        • 10/13/2010 Another reason for men to wax & #manscape: "Signs of a #werewolf, aka lycanthrope, are bad breath, a unibrow, & hairy palms w/long fingers" about 13 hours ago via web
        • 10/13/2010 A good scary: #Gargoyles were created by medieval architects to ward off evil spirits. For more history http://bit.ly/Gargoyle_Fun_Facts
        • 10/12/2010 Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the Roman harvest festival that honors Goddess #Pomona
        • 10/11/2010 Trying to figure out what to do with all the apples I picked yesterday @Brookdale Farms http://www.brookdalefarms.com/ - Send me #apple #recipes!
        • 10/10/2010 http://twitpic.com/2wgzd9 - I found my #pumpkin!
        • 10/8/2010 American Film Institute #AFI has classic mystery & sci-fi movies to get you in the mood for a heart-pounding Halloween www.afi.com/10top10
        • 10/7/2010 I'm so excited to finally try #Noche (RIP #Icarus) Cucumber Gimlet & Golden Crown are on my to-drink list. @NOCHEBoston http://www.noche-boston.com/
        • 10/5/2010 Eco-Friendly Video Discussion by Eben Bayer: Are #mushrooms the new plastic? http://on.ted.com/8cBW @TEDGlobal
        • 10/4/2010 #Halloween Fun: "Jack o’ Lanterns" started in Ireland, using hollowed-out turnips w/lit candles to keep away spirits on the #Samhain holiday
        • 10/4/2010 Who says #tacos and #vodka don't go together well? Celebrate today's National Vodka and National Taco holiday in harmony. Salud!
        • 10/3/2010 A New England #Pumpkin Patch Guide: Pumpkin Picking, Recipes and More! http://gonewengland.about.com/cs/halloween/a/aagreatpumpkin.htm
        • 10/3/2010 Sept. #ViaMatta Review - not as good as I'm used to :( www.fleuririsee.blogspot.com/2010/09/via-matta-restaurant-bar-review.html @ViaRadius
        • 10/3/2010 I had a great lunch today at #Hawthorne Tavern! I really want to come back for the Sunday Jazz Brunch @HawthorneHotel http://www.hawthornehotel.com/
        • 10/1/2010 This Somerville studio, #AirCraft Aerial Arts, offers silk, trapeze, & hoop aerial lessons - Cirque here I come! http://www.aircraftaerialarts.com/
        • 10/1/2010 It's World #Vegetarian Day (Oct 1st). Visit #NAVS organization to find ways to support/celebrate this movement. http://www.worldvegetarianday.org/

        YTD TweetsOctober 2009