Monday, February 28, 2011

Fleur Irisée's Tweets (February 2011)

February 2011
Tweets on Twitter by Fleur Irisée
  • 2/27/2011 Athletes have a certain stubbornness that carries us through and makes us do things that people say we can't do. - Kim Clijsters #quote
  • 2/27/2011 It's National Strawberry Day. Go big, go long stemmed, go sweet and go fondue your #strawberries! (berry nice)
  • 2/27/2011 I agree with this #quote : "Tennis and golf are best played, not watched" - Roger Kahn, and will be following this advice Monday = #golf
  • 2/26/2011 This moody weather's making me feel like a ... #pistachio nut! It's National Pistachio Day. I hear @MikesPastry has pistachio macaroons YUM!
  • 2/25/2011 It's National Clam Chowder day ... #chowder always makes me think of @legalseafoods - delicious!
  • 2/25/2011 The National #Golf Expo, Boston, is March 4-6th @SeaportBoston World Trade Center
  • 2/23/2011 Off to @LibertyHotel for some #cocktails and sexy fashion!
  • 2/22/2011 You're such a good #designer every #marketing stream wants a piece of your talent! I want a tee that says: @Fleur_Irisee loves @kurtmalec
  • 2/22/2011 It's National Margarita Day! Go for anejo and on the rocks! #margarita @ticoboston or @lolitaboston are on my list for this evening.
  • 2/19/2011 @MAWeddingGuide Can't wait to see the latest in 2011 bridal gowns at the wedding expo in Plymouth, MA tomorrow!
  • 2/15/2011 Great dinner @menton - @formaggio cheese cart was delicious as always.
  • 2/14/2011 "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." - Winnie the Pooh #quote
  • 2/14/2011 Best Sunday ever! ? Happy #Valentines day everyone.
  • 2/13/2011 I can almost taste the Abe & Louie's #brunch I'm having today - I can't wait! @abeandlouies
  • 2/12/2011 It's #Lincoln Day: The Forbes House Museum w/Lincoln Cabin has a standing tradition of celebrating. If inclined:
  • 2/12/2011 New news on my high school and the #Fenway area: #Winsor School plans expansion in Longwood - @winsorschool
  • 2/12/2011 Actively seeking: I'm in the market for some Girl Scout Cookies in Boston, I'm buying! #GirlScout #Cookies
  • 2/11/2011 You can learn a lot about a person by the #friends they have and the #enemies they make.
  • 2/11/2011 #Champagne time! Tonight, I'm all about Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose (beautiful in more ways than 1). What are you toasting w/ this weekend?
  • 2/10/2011 Exited about dining at Sel de la Terre Back Bay tonight. So far, the #cocktails have been delicious! @SeldelaTerre
  • 2/10/2011 Headed to Exhale Spa #Boston for some services! @exhaleboston
  • 2/9/2011 Checking in to @Cheers Beacon Hill w/friends (private event @Bullfinch so no dinner tonight (grrrr)) - loving the roaring #fireplace though!
  • 2/8/2011 RT usweekly: Gotta love @LisaVanderpump! The #RHOBH star tells Us about Kim and Camille's rocky season, Cedric's betrayal and more!
  • 2/8/2011 At Champions Gate National Course today!
  • 2/7/2011 Great #wine deal only $35 for a $75 gift certificate (they deliver your wine to MA)
  • 2/7/2011 RT globeevents: Still looking for love? Come to The Boston Globe's Dinner with Cupid @BGTravelShow this Saturday from 6-8pm!
  • 2/6/2011 First #touchdown!!! Go Green Bay!
  • 2/6/2011 Congrats to #Patriots @tombrady who got unanimous votes for AP NFL MVP this year! This is his 2nd time to get #MVP!
  • 2/5/2011 It's National Chocolate Fondue Day! Choice #fondue spots (chocolate, cheese, or both) @BeaconHillBistro @94MassAvve @MeltingPot @ChezJacky
  • 2/4/2011 For Fun: "Love Life, Day by Day" #calendar that charts your love needs day by day: QT, Conversation, Affection & Sex
  • 2/3/2011 RT rzrachelzoe: TZR Ask Rachel: Cool School Accessories with @Chloe_Fashion, @MarcJacobsIntl, @RebeccaMinkoff and more!
  • 2/2/2011 RT @7News: Happy #Groundhog Day! Tune in to an early edition of #7NEWS for all your winter weather coverage, live NOW:
  • 2/1/2011 It's American Heart Month on Feb 7th with a #wine tasting at M Bar @MO_BOSTON to benefit @American_Heart of #Boston
YTD Tweets:  February 2010

Friday, February 25, 2011

Post 390 Bar & Restaurant Review

POST 390
My Opinions:  I finally made it back here to meet up with a friend, and it was still quite busy with an eclectic mix of business professionals, travelers and locals. I haven't reordered any food here (Grill 23 is 1 block away), but the mixed drinks are not too shabby and they have a decent wine/beer list.

The bartenders are qualified and friendly, and the bar layout is social (reminiscent of Sonsie's) with lots of stools at the bar and a few high tops nearby. I like the inviting ambiance, especially the fire pits in the colder months. Another plus for Post 390 is its location - situated close to the Park Plaza, not only does this place offer valet, there's plenty of on-street parking around here (helps you save a little cash); I've never had a problem getting a metered spot within a 1-block radius.

Some Food/Drink Tasted: Crab and Spinach Dip – Oysters Grilled – Post Burger – Beer and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Patronage Inclination: Fleeting

Most Recent Visit: 2/24/2011
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner, Bar

Address: 406 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Website:  Phone: (617) 399-0015
Social Networking:  Twitter @Post390  -  Facebook /Post 390

Older PostsOctober 2009

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Menton Restaurant Review

Menton Restaurant 
My Opinions: When I think of a Valentine's Day outing, I think of having dinner at Menton ... so that's just what I did.

I was pleasantly surprised that they didn't increase their pre fix price by much. The service was perfectly formal (per usual) and the food was delicious. From their extensive wine list, I was hoping to get the same bottle of sparkling Rose that I drank last time, but found out that their list changes fairly frequently, so we got something comparable and I was not disappointed.

I didn't get a chance to stop by Drink, below next door, so maybe next time. Thanks for the great meal and take-away bag of the dried tea bag - a thoughtful finishing touch (I believe they sell the same product in Sportello's cafe section).

Most Recent Visit: 2/14/2011
Amount Visited: 5+
Experiences: Dinner

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 354 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210
Website:  Phone: (617) 737-0099
Social Networking:

Older Posts:  November 2010  -  April 2010

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cigar Masters Bar Review

Cigar Masters
My Opinions:  After my delicious Abe & Louie's bunch, we stopped by for a cigar and ended up staying until diner time. (No, I didn't go back to Abe & Louie's for that, but I did consider it!)

We enjoyed a lot of sparkling wine, a Java Cigar and a Rocky Patel. I was hoping they had my Classic Mint Nat Sherman cigarettes in stock, but I was out of luck on that one.

I would like the Sunday music selection to be better, but, even still, it's always a fun time here. They have a decent wine/beer list, there's good conversation, comfy couches in the front and back, a handsome crowd, and friendly cocktail waitresses. Also, the humidor sells a nice variety of smoke accessories, cigars and cigarettes with a knowledgeable attendant that can assist you with any questions.

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 2/13/2011
Amount Visited: 75+
Experiences: Bar

Address: 745 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (multiple locations)
Website:  Phone: (617) 266-4400
Social Networking:  Twitter @Cigar_Masters  -  Facebook /Cigar Masters Boston

Previous Posts:  September 2010  -  August 2010  -  June 2010  -  February 2010  -  January 2010

Abe & Louie's Restaurant & Bar Review

Abe & Louie's
My Opinions:  I had the pleasure of treating my friend to a birthday brunch here, and she loved it! Even though they were out of their breakfast breads, and I was not a fan of the server/service, we had a nice meal with a good Blanc de Noir. I was thankful the kitchen put this surprise birthday "cake" together for her (sooo much better than cake).

I can always expect to have a relaxing brunch here with attentive service and a great ambiance. It was nice to see the restaurant bustling with the ever-fashionable Back Bay crowd; I could come here every weekend. See you soon, Abe & Louie's!

     Try:  Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - Bacon Cheeseburger - Bone-In Filet Mignon
     Skip:  Boca Chopped Salad - Oysters on the Half Shell

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:  2/13/2011
Amount Visited:  100+
Experiences: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Bar

Patronage Inclination: Frequent

Address: 793 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (multiple locations)
Website:  Phone: (617) 536-6300
Social Networking

Older Abe & Louie's Posts:  January 2011  -  December 2010  -  August 2010  -  March 2010  -  December 2009

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sel de la Terre Bar & Restaurant Review

My Opinions:  Even though I'm partial to the 1st location at Rowes Wharf, I am warming up to this new Back Bay restaurant.

The service is decent, the food is fresh and flavorful, and they have 2 bars here. The downstairs area is great for socializing or some shared appetizers, and has a relaxed atmosphere of hightop tables and barstools. Upstairs is the main dining room and the bar is great for a single diner or simply something low keyed.

To Note: You can get in to the 2nd floor via the Prudential Towers, through the Mandarin Oriental's common space.

Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Oysters - Mixed greens - Eggplant - Goat Cheese puree – Pork Pate – Beef Short Rib – Grilled Hanger Steak Frites – Grilled ham and Cheese – Brunch Breads – Brioche French Toast – Quiche - Chocolate Molten Fondant Cake

Patronage Inclination: Occasion

Most Recent Visit: 2/10/2011
Amount Visited: 50+
Experiences: Brunch, Dinner, Bar

Address: 774 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 (multiple locations)
Website:  Phone: (617) 266-8800
Social Networking:  Twitter @SeldelaTerre  -  Facebook /Sel de la Terre

Older Sel de la Terre PostsMarch 2010  -  November 2009

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

ChampionsGate Golf Club Review

ChampionsGate Golf Club 
My Opinions:  This was my first opportunity to golf in 2011, so I was elated before I even got out today (bonus that I never played this course). I will certainly play here again.

From the valet - to the pro shop - to the starter, the staff here was very polite and friendly. The grounds were well manicured, the cart was GPS enabled, which is always helpful when figuring the distance to the flag, and the scenery was beautiful. It's a spread out course, with a lot of sand but minimal water, and even the occasional beer cart.

Be warned: the food is not good at Piper's Grill, so have a drink here, but eat elsewhere (for your stomach's sake).

Fun Facts:  Greg Norman Signature Course Design - Two 18-Holes - Public Course - 3 Sets of Tee Boxes - Drink Cart Available Most Days
    Most Recent Visit: 2/08/2011

    Address: 1400 Masters Boulevard, ChamponsGate, FL 33896
    Website:  Phone: (407) 787-4653
    Social Networking:

    Saturday, February 5, 2011

    Caliterra Restaurant & Bar Review

    Caliterra Bar & Grille at the Hilton
    My Opinions: I finally made it to the breakfast buffet and ... it was delicious!

    They didn't have as many food items as they use to, but they did offer the necessities such as pastries, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs, and copious amounts of coffee. The service was great and you didn't feel rushed at all.

    The best thing about this breakfast spot is that they offer it every day. I will definitely come back for more.

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

    Some Food/Drink Tasted: Breakfast Buffet - 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

    Patronage Inclination:  Fleeting

    Most Recent Visit:  2/05/2011
    Amount Visited: 75+
    Experiences: Dinner, Bar

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

    Older Caliterra Posts:  January 2011  -  December 2010  -  August 2010  -  June 2010  -  March 2010  -  February 2010  -  September 2009

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    No. 9 Park Restaurant & Bar Review

    No. 9 Park
    My Opinions: This a great restaurant just off of the Boston Common. The view by the windows overlooks the Boston Common, so request one of those tables when possible.

    The food is consistently tasty, Chef Barbara Lynch does a great job. (I am also a huge fan of Menton.) I always like when a restaurant offers a bar menu along with their full dining room menu, and theirs does not disappoint. The service is always attentive and formal.

    The bar area is small, and the social scene can be good though it varies. Not only is the wine list comprehensive, the mixologists are phenomenal! They make creative cocktails with unique and quality ingredients. Don't miss getting a drink with the huge hand-chiseled round ball of ice that fits perfectly in their old-fashioned glasses.

         Try:  Venison
         Skip:  Bete Noire

    Some Food/Drink Tasted:  Oysters on the Half - Hearts of Palm – Foie Gras – Pekin Duck – Petite Sirloin – Venison – Chocolate Gateaux – Glace du Jour - Cremeux - Chocolate Bete Noire

    Patronage Inclination: Occasion

    Most Recent Visit: 2/04/2011
    Amount Visited: 15+
    Experiences: Dinner, Bar

    Address: 9 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108
    Website:  Phone: (617) 742-9991
    Social Networking:

    Previous Posts:  January 2010

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    P.F. Chang's Restaurant & Bar Review

    P.F. Chang's China Bistro
    My Opinions:  After digging my car out from a blizzard, I needed some sustenance, and what better way than to treat myself with tasty Chinese food and a full bar. Thankfully, this restaurant was opened!

    The food is cooked consistently well. The service is good, even though the wait for your table, reservation or not, can be long. The ambiance is social and semi-casual with simple Asian decor.  The bar is small and can be fun, but it tends to feel a bit too crowded for me during weekend nights. I'd like to come back and try their happy hour menu.

    My menu secret: order steamed rice with your lettuce wrap appetizer ... they taste even better with warm rice instead of dry crunch noodles.

         Try:   Mongolian Beef - Great Wall of Chocolate
         Skip:  n/a

    Some Food/Drink Tasted: Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Dumplings – Egg Drop Soup – Chang’s Spicy Chicken – Mu Shu Chicken – Sesame Chicken – Kung Pao Chicken – Mongolian Beef – Beef a la Sichuan – The Great Wall of Chocolate – Mini Desserts

    Patronage Inclination: Occasion

    Most Recent Visit: 2/02/2011
    Amount Visited: 25+
    Experiences: Dinner, Bar

    Address: 8 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116 (multiple locations)
    Website:  Phone: (617) 573-0821
    Social Networking:  Twitter @PFChangs  -  Facebook /P.F. Chang's

    Previous Posts:  December 2009