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USA TODAY: March Brings Bacon, Bourbon and Beach Festivals
The Boston Harbor Hotel is hosting its 28th annual Boston Wine Festival through March 31. The festival, which began in January, still has tickets available for wine pairing dinners, receptions and seminars.
Forbes Travel Guide: Boston's Most Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Day
Every February, many people look for the most romantic restaurant they can find to take their special someone for a night to remember. Restaurants love to oblige, rolling out Valentine’s Day menus with champagne, oysters and chocolate galore. These three Boston eateries are no different.
Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar
Another stylish option around Valentine’s Day is Four-Star Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar. The establishment, located in Five-Star Boston Harbor Hotel, offers amazing views of the waterfront, an award-winning wine list (over 850 varietals are available) and the talents of renowned chef Daniel Bruce in the kitchen.
Bruce’s menu relies heavily on locally sourced meats, fish and produce, and his vineyard-to-table approach focuses on expertly matched food and wine.
A special four-course prix fixe will be offered on February 11 (when it may be easier to snag a reservation), as well as on Valentine’s Day. The menu includes diver scallops, seared foie gras, Atlantic halibut, short ribs, a cheese course and hazelnut cremeux. And when you consider the expert sommelier on hand and the choices in the wine cellar, it would almost be a crime to skip the optional vino pairings.
BLENDING AND TRENDING
Boston's Hottest Sommeliers Stir Up The Vat With Blended Wines
BY VICTORIA ABBOTT RICCARDI
Sommeliers are the new rock stars of the restaurant world, and Boston
has a gifted crop who live and breathe wine as passionately as the
stressed-out heroes in last year’s acclaimed documentary Somm.
Here are three young guns to watch, including what they’re pouring.
Nicholas Daddona, Wine Director, Boston Harbor Hotel
Lauren Collins, Beverage Director, L’Espalier
Theresa Paopao, Beverage Director, Ribelle
GREAT URBAN WEEKEND ESCAPES: BOSTON, MA
Larry Olmsted Contributor
Welcome back to “Great Urban Weekend Escapes.” Today we visit Beantown, rich in American history, colonial charm, family friendliness, cuisine and most of all, luxury hotels. Oddly, Boston has more Forbes 5-Star hotels per capita than any major city in the world – deluxe accommodations are something it excels at. To put this in perspective, Boston is just the 21st largest city in the country, but only six of the twenty bigger cities have even a single 5-star – while Boston has three. Only New York, Vegas and LA have more, while many big cities, including Philadelphia, Denver, New Orleans, Minneapolis and St. Louis don’t have a 5-star between them. Texas has six cities bigger than Boston, including San Antonio, Houston and Dallas, but none have a 5-star hotel. Atlanta and DC each manage one, while the entire state of Hawaii has two, and large states like Ohio, Connecticut and New Jersey are 5-starless. To put it another way, Boston has many charms and you certainly won’t rough it while enjoying them.
THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN: BOSTON’S BEST 2013, LARGE RECEPTION VENUE
A wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel translates into elegance: a stunning waterfront view, renowned chef Daniel Bruce’s ever-changing global menu and perfect floral centerpieces and linens. Overlooking the water, guests can meander along the terrace to spy on passing yachts.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: TOP PLACES TO WORK 2012, MEDIUM SIZED COMPANY
The hotel is the highest-ranked medium company in this year’s Top Places to Work survey, and the respect management shows to its staff is a big reason the employees rave about working there.
The managers at the Boston waterfront hotel, one of just three five-star properties in the city, know that in order to deliver the highest level of service, workers need to feel like five-star employees.