Eating our way through Fort Point Channel

During the holiday break G and I decided to explore the newly developing Fort Point Channel area.  With the new convention center and the Institute of Contemporary Art there is significant new development and therefore, lots of new places to try.

We had a late lunch at the Legal Test Kitchen (LTK).  It is an offshoot of the Legal Sea Foods which also focuses on fresh sea food.  The menu at LTK is slightly more ‘sophisticated’ than that at Legal Sea Foods.  The dishes are inspired by flavors from around the world including a Thai Shrimp Fried Rice and Tandoori Grilled Atlantic Salmon.  We were looking for a light lunch so we opted to share a cup of the special seafood bisque and the special seafood roll both which had a combination of seafood including shrimp and lobster.  The bisque was delicious though it wasn’t the traditional bisque I was expecting.  It had a rich creamy texture but an unexpected slightly tangy taste.  The seafood roll was lovely filled with lots of seafood which was perfectly dressed.

That evening we took a walk to Drink which is Barbara Lynch’s latest adventure.  It is a brilliant concept which celebrates the art of mixology.  It is a bar which doesn’t have a drink menu but rather five bar tenders who make drinks based on your tastes.  It is a subterranean minimalist space with about five U shaped bars.  They don’t offer dinner but just a few appetizers to enjoy with your drinks.  We arrived early around 6:30pm which was nice because it wasn’t busy and we were able to find a quite corner to sit and chat.  I started with a drink which was called the Big Red made with raspberry juice.  At Drink all the juices are made fresh.  I wanted to try something sweeter for my second drink so the bartender suggested an East India which was delicious and just what I was feeling for.  G too enjoyed both of his drinks.  We also enjoyed appetizers which were all delicious and perfect drink accompaniments.  It is a great spot to enjoy a wonderfully made drink and some nice conversation!

After the delicious drinks and appetizers we weren’t too hungry so we headed over to 606 Congress St in the Renaissance.  We shared the Chocolate Cream Pie which was delicious!  It was a modern take on a classic made with a flat crunchy cookie crust and the cream piped on.  It was light, elegant and chocolaty!

The next morning, before we left the area, we stopped at Flour Bakery for brunch.  It was their first day back after a few days off for the holiday and it was busy with regulars from the neighborhood.  I had the quiche of the day which had bacon, broccoli, squash and cheddar cheese.  It was perfect, as the eggs were rich and creamy!  G had the roasted lamb sandwich which is served with a tomato chutney and goat cheese.  He loved it, saying it was one of the best sandwiches he has had.  He claims the key is the soft, yet satisfying, wheat bread that it is served on.  We tried to buy a loaf but unfortunately they hadn’t baked any for retail that morning.  We ended our Fort Point Channel outing with a chewy, chocolaty chocolate chip cookie!

Legal’s Test Kitchen
225 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

348 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210

606 Congress
606 Congress St (in the Renaissance)
Boston, MA 02210

Flour Bakery
12 Farnsworth St
Boston, MA 02210

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