Rooftop 120 with Cait Plus Ate: Part Two

Alternative Title: Cait Plus Kelly

Now that you’ve read about visit number one and hopefully you’ve had a great meal, or are about to eat one, because these photos are going to make you hungry.

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Cheers to blends! Source

We started off with a round of drinks, obviously. I decided to try the Organic Blood Orange

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Skyy Infusions Blood Orange Vodka, Organic Thatchers Blood Orange liqueur, a splash or orange juice and topped with Prosecco

It was the perfect Martini for me. I love blood orange everything and prosecco everything, win win.

For dinner we decided to share a few dishes again, we like the same food and Caitlin is trying to work her way through the menu, so win win again.

We stuck to the regular menu this time instead of the specials.

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Ahi Tuna with braised baby bok choy, green tomato jam, ginger vinaigrette and tobiko

This dish was absolutely amazing, Cait and I were dipping everything in the leftover ginger vinaigrette. The tomato jam had the right amount of acidity and the bok choy was perfectly cooked. The tuna was served rare, just how I like it. The whole dish was composed so well and everything was cooked perfectly.

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Cait’s choice was the Local Scallops with grilled leek risotto and fava beans

I’ll be honest, I never really liked scallops, but I want to like scallops. I think I have never had them cooked well and probably more times than I’d like to admit they were not cleaned properly before being cooked.

I loved this dish, the scallops were cleaned and seared correctly, and I am a sucker for a good risotto and lava beans. The dish was a comforting dish that I would order again and again. Thanks for helping me get over my scallops aversion, Cait and Rooftop 120.

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Our last dish was the Autumn Glazed Vegetables, it included Parsnips, Turnips and Carrots. I was nervous that glaze would be to sweet, but it was balanced well and the vegetables were cooked to the right temperature, not too crispy and definitely not mushy.

We were feeling stuffed after this meal so instead of ordering another drink or menu item to share a small dessert.

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In the glass was Stoli Salted Caramel Vodka and Godiva Dark Chocolate liqueur with chocolate sauce. This was the perfect send off to our meal. It was too sweet where I know I could not have a whole glass but the half-shot was just right.

And at the end of the night was my favorite part.
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At the top of our bill Cait Plus Kelly, Andres really knows how to make a patron feel special.

Thanks again for another wonderful night of food, drinks and fun Cait!

Rooftop 120 With Cait Plus Ate: Part One

Alternative Title: We can never eat or drink anywhere else.

I have had the honor of dining with the fabulous Caitlin at Rooftop 120 not just once, but twice, during my interim living in Connecticut.

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Me and my lovely blend, love this girl. Source

The first time, Nick and I drove straight to the bar from a friends baby shower. We got to meet Caitlin’s parents, they were leaving as we were arriving, and they were super sweet, I’m glad I got to meet them, Caitlin always talks so highly of them and I can tell why!

I started with one of the fall drink specials IMG 4200

The Smashed Pumpkin: Fulton Harvest Pumpkin Pie liqueur, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum and garnished with cinnamon. You can also have whipped cream with it, I decided to not have it. The drink was strong, and was delicious, but after awhile it was too strong for me. I am not always able to drink a lot of rum. Don’t worry Caitlin helped me finish.

Nick got a classic Manhattan on the rocks, and loved it.

For dinner Caitlin and I split two of the entree specials

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Surf & Turf with jumbo shrimp

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Seasoned Cod Special with chickpea puree and sautéed spinach source

Nick ordered the Kobe burger, and in all fairness we were starving when we got there, he was almost finished his burger by the time Cait and I had finished photographing and instagramming our beauties. Blogger problems.

I have to say splitting our food was the best idea ever, we both were able to try some amazing dishes.

We were all still a bit hungry after our dinner, so Nick ordered cheesecake and Cait and I ordered another round of drinks and a savory dish to share.

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Blood Orange Sparkler with Prosecco. I had seen it on Andres instragram feed and knew I had to have it.

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Baked Lamb Meatballs with Onion Jam and Yogurt Sauce source

Since Cait loves Greek food and well I do too, Nick’s Greek, how could I not? We had to go for the Greek style dish on the menu.

These were melt in your mouth perfect. Every flavor melded perfectly together, the warmth of the meatballs and sweet and tangy flavors of the onion jam and yogurt sauce, perfect taste on a piece of crusty bread. Best decision ever.

And since Nick’s cheesecake was huge we were able to taste that too. What a perfect night of food, and the company was even better!

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Nick, Me and Caitlin source

We all know how this night ended, but man was it worth it.

Happenings in the city

We’ve been pretty lucky lately that a lot of our friends have come to visit! I wanted to share one of our more recent outings!

Our friend Tom, came for a weekend, and one of his requests was to dine at Legal Harborside. We decided to get a little fancy and dined on the second floor.

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view from our table

We started with a delicious bread basket
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The chef sent a carrot ginger cold shot to each table, it was a bit strong for my taste though.

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For dinner I had the prosciutto wrapped tuna with butter beans, heirloom tomato and smoked spring onion.

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It was perfect

Both Nick & Tom had the filet mignon with alaskan king crab, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and béarnaise sauce.

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how perfect does that look?

After dinner we made our way to the third floor for a cocktail

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Sangria for me

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Manhattan & Gin&Tonic for the boys

We headed out for a beer and then made our way home. It was an early one for me since I had to get up and run 7 miles.

The next day we walked around Back Bay, had lunch at Cafeteria

For dinner we headed to the North End, I have my preferred standbys but lines were long, I couldn’t find parking and we were getting hungry. We decided to try Vinoteca di Monica.

Best random find ever. All the pasta is made fresh in house. While the restaurant is pricy, I would definitely suggest as a splurge night!
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Drinks: Black & Yellow, Boston Tea Party and G&T

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warm sourdough bread with herbed butter

For dinner I had the special: Lobster Risotto with Shrimp & Prawns.
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Everything was cooked perfectly, Monica’s is getting added to one of my go-to North End restaurants.

We all shared dessert
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Flourless Chocolate Cake with raspberry sauce

We headed to Harvard for a night cap and then made our way home.

It has been years since Nick and I just went downtown and hung out, it was nice to play tourist for a weekend and to have a few amazing meals out.