Remember that one scene in “Burnt” with Bradley Cooper where Bradley Cooper’s character and his team of equally amazing sous chefs are painstakingly and precisely sending out dish after exquisite dish to their refined guests? Orderly commands echoing across the immaculate kitchen while busy hands pull together to ensure their guests (especially the food critics) are not only impressed, but that they leave speechless after their experience at his restaurant?
Well that is definitely what I experienced when I attended the exclusive 3rd birthday party for Tavern Road in Boston’s Fort Point. I attended the event with Georgina (who I’ve mentioned in a previous post) and met some amazing people, including the owner and chef of Tavern Road, Louis Dibiccari.
Just imagine a kitchen full of some of Boston’s top chefs: Tony Messina (UNI), Brian Mercury (Harvest), Louis Dibiccari (Tavern Road), Brian Houlihan (Tinker’s Son, Bia Bistro and The Galley Kitchen and Bar) and Michael Serpa (Select Oyster Bar), pushing out dish after dish that are just as delectable and finger-licking as the last; working together in support of a friend to celebrate 3 years of awesome service and mouth-watering food. That is definitely a party I would love to attend any day and am happy I was able to.
I must abashedly admit, it was my first time hearing of these notable chefs, but I was definitely amazed and marveled at their attention and the passion that overwhelmed the room while they were doing their thing in the kitchen. They were also all so nice! Not once was I barked at or told to “move b*%&^, get out the way!” as I snuck in a corner and tried to get as many shots of the chefs in action as my little fingers could possibly snap.
Myself and everyone that came to celebrate, sipped on wine, cocktails and rosé while indulging all of our senses in the masterpieces created by each chef. First course was a tuna taco with uni aioli and a cabbage-green slaw by the effortlessly cool Michael Serpa, followed by a banh mi crisp duck thigh with duck liver patê, duck fat aioli and pickled veg by the presumably intimidating (because of his awesome tattoos and furrowed and concentrated brow), yet kind-hearted and badass Brian Houlihan.
The feast didn’t stop there! We were also spoiled with a Korean rice cake, short rib, lobster kimchi and gremolata dish by Tony Messina and a Farm lamb and merguez with potatoes and onions, glazed endive and grilled pepper platter by the host of the night, Louis Dibiccari.
To round out the night, and accompanied by 50 cents “In da club” and a highly energetic atmosphere, we indulged our taste buds in a a moist and delectable double chocolate slice of birthday cake with strawberry foam and oreo and chocolate chip cookie crumble, sprinkles. I don’t even like dessert, but you better believe my plate was licked clean after tasting the pastry chef with the mostest, Brian Mercury’s, creation. Heaven!
It was a humbling pleasure to be in the presence of such amazing chefs. If you have not checked out Tavern Road, call an uber and get there now. It’s such an awesome and memorable spot with a great crew behind it.