To celebrate the day of my birth, Selma took me out for a lovely dinner at Stephanie’s on Newbury! Best of all, because we went on a Sunday night, we got a 1000 point table from OpenTable.com! Double win. If you don’t use OpenTable to book your reservations, you are missing out on dollar bills every time you eat out.
Last Christmas, Selma got me a sweet bow-tie from Brooks Brothers that I really wanted to wear to dinner. However, because I rarely get an opportunity to wear it, I had to re-learn how to tie it.
YouTube is such a great learning tool.
Even though its a pain to tie, it’s totally worth it in the end.
Stephanie’s is a Newbury St. landmark. They serve “sophisticated comfort food”; old fashioned american favorites with a contemporary twist. I’ve actually been here once before during freshman year but don’t really remember it so I was really excited to come back.
I started off with a Pumpkin UFO with a cinnamon sugar rim (don’t judge, it’s delicious) and Selma got a Blue Moon. There is nothing wrong with sticking to what you know and love.
We started off with a generous serving of their homemade tower of Buttermilk Breaded Onion Rings served with spicy mayonnaise. There must have been an entire onion on here because this thing was massive.
There were so many rings we had to take some home as leftovers.
Next, Selma ordered the Pan Seared Salmon – fresh atlantic salmon served with a warm salad of roasted winter squash, beets, lentils, arugula and vermont goat cheese, drizzled with dijon vinaigrette. The salmon was a perfect medium and the warm salad paired nicely with the huge portion of fish.
I ordered the Roasted Arctic Char served with sweet potato puree, roasted cauliflower, hazelnuts, golden raisins and honey guerre blanc. The sweet potato puree really complemented the savoriness of the char. We both ordered fish because we rarely cook it at home and felt like we should eat a little more seafood.
By this point, we were so full we felt like we were going to vomit. The food was incredible and we just couldn’t stop eating it. There is a reason why this place was named Best of Boston for 2013. We decided to pass on dessert and eat our tiramisu at home. One of my co-workers brought over a full cake and we never got a chance to eat it. I love tiramisu so this was the best/worst thing that could happen to me. I will hate myself at Crossfit but whatever, it’s my birthday!