Our NRT gathering for June was at Technique in Kendall Square in Cambridge. It is the restaurant run by the students of the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Boston. Technique is located in an office building which makes it a bit difficult to find. The restaurant itself is a cavernous space with high ceilings and an open kitchen. The tables were well spread out in the space so you could have a nice conversation without hearing the diners at the neighboring table. With the tables moved, it would be a great place to host a cocktail reception.
After much anticipation, G and I finally tried Hungry Mother in Kendall Square and it lived up to the hype! We didn’t have a reservation but were lucky enough to snag a couple of seats at the bar. It is a beautifully decorated space with earthy woods, warm tones on the walls with lots of framed pictures. You feel as though you have walked into someone’s home. The restrooms are wallpapered with pages of an old American cookbook with recipes for things like pickled beets. A great detail! The restaurant is southern inspired and utilizes many local ingredients and specialty purveyors.