Monday, May 31, 2010

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (May 2010)

May 2010
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
  • 5/28/2010 Here at beautiful Villa #Carneros! Chef is cooking some great food and the drinks are flowing!
  • 5/28/2010 Another great meal at #Fleur de lys! They were even showcasing Burger Bar books - yummy
  • 5/27/2010 At Logan #airport ... waiting ... and waiting some more to get on this 6hr flight to CA! I want to be in San Francisco NOW! So excited!!
  • 5/25/2010 Today is National Wine Day ... I can't wait to start celebrating! Good #wine deals
  • 5/25/2010 Monday Movie @LibertyHotel - Love May 24th's #movie choice, The #Departed, see Boston spots in it!
  • 5/25/2010 I can't wait to see the Jonah Hex #movie! I adore John Malkovich
  • 5/25/2010 "[Taverns] are universal places ... hallowed meeting places of all mankind." to see more quotes @ForbesNews
  • 5/24/2010 I'm seeing Iron Man 2 tonight! I don't care if Scarlett J. isn't considered a good actor, she's georgeous!
  • 5/24/2010 RT lschuma Well #LOST fans, I don't know what to tell you. What exactly were you expecting, given the other five years of nonsensical flimflam?
  • 5/21/2010 Cape Cod Restaurant Week ends May 23. ($25 or $35 menus) Harwich to Sandwich, Provincetown to Barnstable
  • 5/21/2010 I've got my #pro-v golf balls, clubs & glove ready for my RI weekend! I'm excited to play Laurel Lane
  • 5/17/2010 Miss USA #Pageant inspired me to get into beach-body shape - those girls are beautiful & my pick won!!
  • 5/17/2010 I'm so excited for Wed's #Whisky Cruise - I'm definitely brushing up on my whisk(e)y lexicon
  • 5/16/2010 The new #Starbucks raspberry swirl pound cake is crazy ... ridiculously delicious! @Starbucks
  • 5/15/2010 One of my favorite food holidays: Today's National Chocolate Chip Day @FoodNetwork Here are some Food Network #recipes
  • 5/13/2010 I just completed my Managerial Accounting class @ #Harvard Extension - it's so important to focus on money management
  • 5/13/2010 I know today is National Apple Pie Day, an #American Classic that I love, but I just got takeout Chinese/Thai and am loving this decision!
  • 5/11/2010's great article : Improving your Website's Search Engine Optimization #SEO
  • 5/9/2010 Bethenny Frankel welcomes a baby girl, #Bryn Hoppy, to the Real Housewives of New York crew! CONGRATS @Bethenny!
  • 5/7/2010 Pricing Strategy for your #Business:'s article on How to Price Your Products
  • 5/6/2010 @hughhefner oooh, that's my birthday month! I hope she's an exotic beauty!
  • 5/6/2010 Today is International No #Diet Day - eat yourself full and have something sweet :) keep it all-natural and you won't feel guilty. Yum!
  • 5/6/2010 Just got a 100% on my #Harvard Extension School, Managerial Accounting, Final Project and I am off to my 2nd to last class of the semester!
  • 5/5/2010 Going to a #RedSox's game - on Cinco de Mayo WITH warm weather!! Now that's a Submarine Drink waiting to happen =D
  • 5/5/2010 Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla with #tequila (a top choice-spirit of mine)
  • 5/4/2010 @BostonUpdate nice reporting ! I had to correct the Boston Herald this morning.
  • 5/4/2010 @bostonherald - Actually, just Saugus is still under the order per MWRA's press release Reporters can find a # to call
  • 5/4/2010 The #boil-water order has been lifted for 29 of 30 MWRA communities – Saugus is still under the order, pending results!
  • 5/4/2010 "The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening."
  • 5/3/2010 @McDonaldHeather I so agree! I hope you're coming to Boston w/Chelsea for her #ChelseaLately June's show! I'll be there!!!
  • 5/3/2010 The online test says I'm a CREATOR and PERSUADER - nice complimentary styles!
  • 5/3/2010 Fun: learn something about yourself! What kind of CEO are you? - click "test"
  • 5/3/2010 In #Forbes Mag. - #BoyGeorge on #Madonna: "She's a gay man trapped in a woman's body - Boy George" ... Thought we're working on acceptance?!
  • 5/2/2010 Looking forward to celebrating the #summer weather with Jeni’s Ice Cream, sold at Cambridge’s @formaggio Kitchen
  • 5/2/2010 Also, make sure your beloved pets are also getting bottled water!! @massgov
  • 5/2/2010 RT massgov MWRA Water Break - Boil Water Information
  • 5/2/2010 I just finished washing my face with bottled #water; if there's any upside to this #aquapocalypse, my skin & hair are healthier than ever!
  • 5/1/2010 Can't wait to try #Stephanie's on Newbury newest lunch addition: braised bbq short rib sandwich - yum!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Marliave Restaurant & Bar Review

My Opinions:  Leave it to Marliave to top themselves with offering great menu items. Where else can you get butterscotch pudding? Yummy!

Also, I finally got to eat outside and it was very nice, but I wish they could speak to their neighboring building that has a motion sensor light that keeps flicking on-and-off like a broken metronome. Se la vi! I recommend trying to sit closer to the street side so it's not as noticeable.

The outside dining service is thankfully just as good as it is in the main restaurant. They encourage you to sit and enjoy the atmosphere and food ... you almost forget you're in Boston. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Lasagna - Cheesy Macaroni – Beets - Henry’s Soup – Yankee Pot Roast – Bistecca - Risotto - Mixed Greens - Pan Roasted Chicken - Cake and Ice Cream - Butterscotch Pudding

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit: 5/25/2010
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 10 Bosworth Street, Boston, MA 02108
Website:  Phone: (617) 422-0004
Social Networking:

Older Marliave PostsMarch 2010 - November 2009

Bistro du Midi Restaurant & Bar Review

Bistro du Midi
My Opinions: I typically eat upstairs in the dining room, but, due to a private function, I was only able to dine downstairs ... something I've been interested in trying now that the warm weather is here and the large windows open up to Boylston Street.  I was disappointed to notice the service was just not as friendly and polite, and the menu is quite different. I tried to get some of my standard favorite bites like the barbajans, but  couldn't. I will definitely go to Via Matta or the Bristol Lounge instead of eating at the bar again.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Barbajans, Parmesan & Black Olive Shortbreads – Fried Artichokes with Aïoli – Chestnut Soup – Marinated Beet Salad – Filet of Beef – Classic Provençal Beef Daube - Trio of Sorbets - Grand Marnier Soufflé - Chocolate Soufflé - Anis Pot de Crème - Warm Chocolate Fondant w/ Nougat Ice Cream - Eggplant & Olive Dip with Crostini - Croque Monsieur - Roasted Chicken Breast with Polenta - Chocolate and Pistachio Tart

Most Recent Visit: 5/24/2010
Amount Visited: 20+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website:  Phone: (617) 426-7878
Social Networking: Facebook /Bistro du Midi 

Previous PostsMarch 2010 - January 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Whisky Guild Cruise

Whisky Guild Cruise

My Opinions: This was my first time on this annual event, hosted in multiple cities, and, once I got past the so-so event management, I had a great time ... yes, the whisk(e)y helped! Purchasing a VIP ticket was definitely not worth it, but hosting it on the Seaport Elite was a nice touch. Next time it should be schedule a bit closer to the summer. They had some nice labels represented, but don't count on the "dinner" to be delicious. The cigar seller did great business, maybe next time there will be more options?

P.S. Ladies, next time we should see more of you too because there was a whole floor of men I didn't even get to talk to ;)

Most Recent Visit: 5/19/2010

Social Networking:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Basho Restaurant Review

My Opinions:  I truly hope Basho succeeds. The space is great - fun layout and nice fixtures with a large bar. My only concern is that the location is not going to be able to keep this place busy enough. The opening party was a great time with lots of people from a company I did business development for, the Phoenix Media Communication Group.  I enjoy their sister restaurant, Douzo, for lunch too.

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Sushi bites

Most Recent Visit: 5/18/2010
Amount Visited: 1+
Experiences: Opening Party

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Address: 1330 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
Website:  Phone: (617) 262-1338
Social Networking:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Harvest Restaurant Review

My Opinions: I had a lovely business lunch here today complete with friendly and attentive service - The lunch menu was great, with a nice choice of comfort food dishes and great quality - I like the interior as a nice change of pace from the all the casual places offered in this artsy and scholastic area - the Bar area can be a fun since it pulls a consistent crowd - The outside patio is very nice in the warm weather so try it!

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Shrimp Salad - Griddled Croque Monsieur – Eggs Benedict – Beet Salad - Harvest Charcuterie – Wild Striped Bass – NY Striploin - Chicken Pot Pie - Grilled Cheese w/Tomato Soup

Most Recent Visit: 5/07/2010
Amount Visited: 30+
Experiences: Brunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination
: Occasion
Address: 44 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Website:  Phone: (617) 868-2255
Social Networking:  Facebook /Harvest Restaurant

Previous Posts: February 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Clio Restaurant & Bar Review

Clio at the Eliot Hotel 
My Opinions:  I haven't been back here in quite a while, but was pleasantly surprised, even if I did only get to sit at the bar for my post Red Sox game on Cinco de Mayo. The bartender was great, friendly and knowledgeable, and the crowd was lively.  

I am looking forward to having another sit-down dinner here soon. Chef Kenneth Oringer boasts contemporary French-American dishes, one of my favorite cusines, and if I remember correctly their staff is quite formal and attentive. I'd love to sit at their Uni Sashimi Bar some day too!

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Smoked Foie Gras - Wagyu Striploin - Butter Basted Maine Lobster - Miso Dark Chocolate Cremeux

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

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Address: 370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Website:  Phone: (617) 536-7200
Social Networking: Twitter @EliotHotel – Facebook /Clio Restaurant

Monday, May 3, 2010



What am I doing;
Pursuing a ruined opportunity?
Although there are powerful feelings you inspire in me
I'm acutely aware of what cannot be.

What I would give to be where we were when things went wrong;
So long did we hold on.
And so hot were the tears that fell from my eyes that I realized
I didn't know what it was to cry.
To feel my heart ache at the warmth of your embrace after my shallow tirades
And to swallow my guilt that coated my throat
My stomach tightened, and still my pride would not write a simple apology note.

These are all the things I wish I could change
Because my dreams are so sweet now, my fantasies so complete now
My core stabilized somehow, but now, I must let you go.
I must be the first one to fold.

All the sorrow I caused and anger I brought,
And heartache I consciously sought,
Is why I must suffer alone.

No more of your forgiveness will be accepted.
One final time you will be rejected,
And I will fade into a distant memory.

      - Kristin Kim Haynes

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Oishii Restaurant Review

Oishii Boston 
My Opinions: I had one of my best visits this evening. The food is always delicious, fresh and of high quality, and the service is attentive but not overbearing, so I think that the new summer cocktails made it extra special. I had the watermelon martini, maybe two, and they were so good. I also tried the cucumber cocktail that tasted "good for you".

Ambiance is the best ... dark, swanky and minimalistic with a moderate to quite noise volume. I prefer sitting downstairs - Oishii is a special restaurant that's perfect for dates, special occasions, and/or important business dinners.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Seaweed Salad – Duck Salad – Kobe Beef Carpaccio – Grilled Black Cod – Seafood Shumai – Beef Negima – Grilled Chilean Seabass – Green Tea Ice Cream

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Most Recent Visit: 4/30/2010
Amount Visited: 10+
Experiences: Lunch, Dinner

Address: 1166 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
Website:  Phone: (617) 482-8868
Social Networking:

Previous Posts: March 2010

National Food Holidays (May)

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.
  • May 1: National Chocolate Parfait Day
  • May 2: National Truffles Day
  • May 3: National Chocolate Custard Day
  • May 3: National Raspberry Tart Day
  • May 4: National Homebrew Day
  • May 4: National Orange Juice Day
  • May 4: National Candied Orange Peel Day
  • May 5: National Chocolate Custard Day
  • May 5: National Hoagie Day
  • May 6: National Crêpes Suzette Day
  • May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
  • May 8 National Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • May 8: National Empanada Day
  • May 9: National Butterscotch Brownie Day (FAVORITE!)
  • May 10: National Shrimp Day
  • May 12: National Nutty Fudge Day
  • May 13: National Apple Pie Day
  • May 13: National Fruit Cocktail Day
  • May 14: National Buttermilk Biscuit Day (FAVORITE!)
  • May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 16: National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
  • May 17: National Cherry Cobbler Day
  • May 18: National Cheese Soufflé Day
  • May 19: National Devil’s Food Cake Day
  • May 20: National Quiche Lorraine Day
  • May 21: National Strawberries and Cream Day
  • May 22: National Vanilla Pudding Day
  • May 23: National Taffy Day
  • May 24: National Escargot Day
  • May 25: National Wine Day (FAVORITE!)
  • May 26: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
  • May 26: National Cherry Dessert Day
  • May 27: National Grape Popsicle Day
  • May 28: National Brisket Day
  • May 29: National Coq Au Vin Day
  • May 30: National Mint Julep Day
  • May 31: National Macaroon Day