Last Thursday, Selma and I ventured into town for an early dinner and a show for her 24th B-Day. But not just any show. As you may have guessed by the cover photo…it was THE show (but we’ll delve into that a bit later). First up of course is the food. We decided on Parish Cafe because it’s not only one of our local favorites, it’s also right down the street from the theater. As a short recap, Parish Cafe is known for their amazing sandwiches inspired by chefs from local restaurants. They have something for everyone and the sandwiches are crazy delicious.
Since fall is finally upon us, the only logical choice was to start with pumpkin beer (with the cinnamon sugar rim of course).
For dinner, we decided to go with some new sandwiches that we haven’t tried before. I got the Meatloaf Club and Selma got The Campbell. I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.
Sean’s Meatloaf Club
Created by: Sean Simmons, Executive Chef/Owner – The Parish Café & Bar, Boston
Homemade chipotle meatloaf on country white toast with applewood smoked bacon, Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and a chipotle aioli. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy.
Created by: Scott Hebert, Chef/Owner – Troquet, Boston
Soy and ginger marinated, grilled veal flank on a toasted baguette with Romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, pickled red onions, cilantro mayo, avocado purée, and topped with fresh cilantro sprigs. Served with mixed greens and an herb vinaigrette.
And in our usual fashion, we each took a half so we could get the full experience. Both sandwiches were out of this world and we would highly recommend either of them. If you’re looking for something a little more on the richer side, the meatloaf sandwich will do the trick. However, if you’re looking for something a little lighter and more refreshing, The Campbell will fit the bill nicely. I could go on and on about these sandwiches but they are just something you have to come experience for yourself.
After dinner, we lazily walked though the Commons and sat outside the theater for a bit to enjoy our cupcake from Flour Bakery.
And then, in the infamous words of Rafiki…
If you’ve never seen The Lion King before, it should definitely be on you list of things to do before you die. The tickets are pricey but it’s worth every penny. I won’t spoil the show for you (something happens to Mufasa) but if you are ever in NY or if they happen to come through your town, I would highly recommend getting some tickets. You won’t be disappointed, I promise!
And with that, thanks for reading!