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.

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Gaslight, South End

On Sunday, G and I met some friends at Gaslight Brasserie du Coin for brunch. Gaslight is one of the newer additions to the South End and is part of the Aquitaine Group. The restaurant is in the newly developing ‘SoWa’ (South of Washington) area of the South End and in a renovated large brick building. It is a fairly large space but still had a nice cozy, brasserie feeling. The brunch menu was straightforward offering a few varieties of eggs, sandwiches, and salads. We started with the basket of assorted baked goodies. It included a Butter Croissant, Chocolate Croissant, Raspberry Croissant, and a Blueberry Muffin. The croissants were buttery, flaky and just delicious! It was a perfect start!

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