Decked out in top hats, bowlers, fedoras and pearls, the ever-chic Boston Yelp Elite Squad headed to Harvard Square's latest hot spot, Russell House Tavern for a little late-night debauchery of only the poshest kind. Descending downstairs into the warm and welcoming atmosphere, it wasn't long before Elites and esteemed guests were mixing and mingling in the lounge, bar and dining room accented by sexy dark wood, sumptuous leather banquettes and exposed brick.
In proper tavern form, the evening began with a bit of boozy delight, as bar manager Aaron Butler served up the Deco Dalliance, a cocktail made with Plymouth Gin, lemon juice, Creole schrub and angostura bitters, created especially for this fabulous evening. Narragansett and Victory Prima Pils sated the beer lovers, while vino fans were in for a real treat: wine on tap, including a Pinot Blanc and Rose of Pinot Noir from Westport Rivers!
Gastropub grub lovers were in luck tonight, as Executive Chef Michael Scelfo prepared a miniature feast that echoed the Russell House's mouth-watering menu, including Torched Tuna Crostini, Smoked Pork Rillette, Cotechino Pizza and Island Creek Oyster Shots with Sweet Pickled Mignonette, a dish that Ally T tried here for the very first time! Both Allison S and newbie John C were swooning over the Chicken Liver Crostini with Prune & Honey Jam, while Deanna D sighs, "Everything was absolutely delicious!"
Our hats off, quite literally, to the staff at Russell House Tavern! For slinging ice cold brews, crafting legit cocktails and keeping our mouths (and tummies) full with tasty treats all night, we salute you! For those who want to learn more about Russell House Tavern and their astounding menu, cocktail program, craft beer consciousness and, of course, wine on tap, please take a peek at their blog, chock-full timely updates and a little bit of history for ya!
Classing it up in forties-inspired attire, photos of everyone who attended this fab night can be found here, snapped by none other than our very own Tatsu I. Wax poetic about food, drink and company with your very own review or share some gossip Talk!
A pleasure as always...till we meet again, my friends!