Category Archives: mother’s day restaurants boston

Meet the Chefs… Executive Chef Adrienne Wright of Deuxave and Boston Chops

Chef Adrienne earned her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and culinary nutrition from Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI. Upon graduating, she secured a position working as a line cook at the critically acclaimed Arrows in Ogunquit Maine, then Radius in Boston. Within just one year on the line, she was promoted to Sous Chef where she worked alongside award-winning Chef Michael Schlow. In December of 2011, Chef Owner Chris Coombs recruited Chef Adrienne as Sous Chef for Deuxave. She is now managing the four kitchens of Boston Urban Hospitality as Executive Chef, developing menus and new dishes as …

 

Meet the Chefs… Kerry Levesque of Artisan Bistro

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With just over a decade of professional pastry experience,
including a degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Kerry Levesque has become one of the youngest
talents to helm The Ritz-Carlton, Boston’s hotel pastry program. In her role as
Pastry Supervisor at the hotel, she has elevated the pastry program to
widespread acclaim. According to the hotel’s Executive Chef Robert
Bruce, Kerry’s pastry department touches every area of the hotel,
from desserts in Artisan Bistro and Avery Bar, to seasonal ballroom buffets
with extravagant party stations, to creating highly personalized
and themed guest amenities. She’s also been the creative force behind the
hotel’s holiday pastry décor which is seen and …

 

Boston Bakes is more important than ever in 2013!

The participants have signed up! The desserts are getting ready to be made! Soon we will be waiting for you to visit one of our over 300 participants or for you to shop on line and help us raise money for breast cancer one sweet at a time!  The day we are waiting for you to help us is around the corner!  The time for you to help is sooner than later!  In fact Boston Bakes will start May 3 at specific Stop and Shop locations and all other locations May 6!
The money you help us raise will benefit breast …

 

Heading to the Fireplace the Week of Boston Bakes!

Yesterday, I received an incredible email from our good friend Jim Solomon, chef and owner of the Fireplace in Brookline, Massachusetts. Jim’s email gave me the “heads-up” on his dessert, knowing I would want to make a reservation! He was right!
Jim has been a supporter of Boston Bakes for more years than I can remember.  The Fireplace and Jim are all about Americana!   His restaurant is all about embracing the foods of New England, simple and deliciously prepared, homey and comfy. The Fireplace is also a certified green restaurant.
In the early years of Boston Bakes, Jim would serve a wonderful …

 

335 in 113 in 2013!

Boston is in the process of healing. It will take time.  Strong and united Boston stands.  Listening to Stephen Colbert talk about Boston and who we are, humorous but true! Hearing the national anthem being sung at the Bruin game last night shows our unity and spirit.  
The victims and their families are always in our thoughts.  It is still unimaginable but the strength of the community will unite everyone.  We will be dealing with this for a long time to come.  Next year, the Boston Marathon will be bigger and better than ever. 
Fundraisers have begun to help and of …

 

What a Sweet Week!

After working on Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer for almost a year, Boston Bakes is half gone and I have not gotten to enjoy all the desserts I want!  There are so many choices but not enough time!
Maybe next year selfishly I will try to make Boston Bakes longer than 7 days to give me more time to get to more restaurants, bakeries, ice cream and chocolate shops and order more on our Shop page and raise even more money for breast cancer!
One stop I did make on the first day of Boston Bakes was to Ula’s Cafe in Jamaica …

 

It’s all about Desserts!

Countdown to Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer!  Today is May 2nd!  Time is going fast and before I know it, in 5 days the 13th Annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer will be here!  May 7th is around the corner and the Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer will be here and run through Sunday, Mother’s Day May 13th at over 270 restaurants, bakeries, on-line bakeries, cafes, supermarkets, ice cream and chocolate shops in over 90 communities in Massachusetts!
Get ready check the list of participants; make your reservations at restaurants and save room for the Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer Dessert!  …

 

Sweet As Pie

Some may say pie is the perfect dessert. Enjoyed warm, straight from the cooling rack, topped with whipped cream or paired with cool vanilla ice cream. It doesn’t matter how you serve it, pie has become an all-American, always delicious dessert. Everyone has their favorite kind of pie. For me, it’s homemade coconut cream pie.
My 21st Birthday Coconut Cream Pie
At my family Christmas party everyone always saves room for Auntie Judy’s orange, lime, and chocolate pudding pies with the graham cracker crust. Last week for Thanksgiving it was my mother’s sweet-but-tart, out-of-this-world lemon meringue pie that makes my mouth water …

 

Daily Catch Fan Pier a start of a great afternoon!

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, we started our journey at the Daily Catch on Fan Pier in Boston.  I must admit I did not know the Daily Catch was even there yet alone being able to eat outdoors with beautiful views of Boston. There is was and lucky for me so was I!
Known for their calamari, we set to taste a wide variety of their calamari dishes but we could not overlook the clams casino which were filled with chunks of clams and were the best I have ever had!
Fried calamari, stuffed calamari and a classic calamari salad followed. Each  …

 

Mother’s Day Suggestions!

Did you make your reservation to take your mother out yet? We have over 275 restaurants, cafes, bakeries and chocolate shops for you to go to and help raise money for breast cancer at the same time!
Make a reservation at one of our participating restaurants and cafes for this year’s Mother’s Day and save room for dessert! Why you may ask?  At each of our participating restaurants they are offering a special dessert for Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer and each time you order the special Boston Bakes dessert the money will go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to be used …