I explained my dilemma to the shop owner and he was very sympathetic. He told me that everyone needs to try burrata and handed me flatware, napkins and even a small plate. I was so excited I left immediately. I made one stop at a bakery to grab a loaf of crusty Italian bread and then headed straight to the hotel. I had totally forgot about the rain. I called my husband, who had just finished working, and told him to meet me in the hotel room ASAP. When he got there we enjoyed a gourmet lunch of burrata and Italian bread on top of our hotel bed. Not the ideal situation but it was still delicious.
For those of you who don't know; burrata is an Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is mozzarella and the inside is a mixture of cream and mozzarella. Burrata has a very short shelf life and can be pretty hard to find. If you've never had it I would highly recommend tracking some down.
Later that night we were walking along the rainy streets of Boston's Beacon Hill area; reminiscing about our rainy trip to Ireland, when we found the Bean Town Pub. With Ireland on the mind pub food just seemed appropriate. There was a crowd at the Bean Town Pub but we were able to get a small table for two in the bar area. The menu was large and included all of your typical pub fare. We enjoyed salads, burgers and some drinks while watching the Red Socks on one of the many TVs around the bar.
The next day turned out to be sunny and uncharacteristically warm. It was so hot by the time we finished our tour of the Boston Public Library that we were able to shed our coats. We did some shopping along Newbury street and stopped for lunch at Bouchee. Not wanting to eat a large meal we decided to split a duck, melting leeks and goat cheese pizza. The waiter talked us into adding some caramelized pears and I'm glad we did. The combination of sweet pears contrasted nicely with the leeks and goat cheese. Bellies full we walked through the Boston Common back to our hotel.
Dinner that night, our last in Boston, was the highlight of the whole trip. So I've decided to write a separate blog about that meal. Stay tuned for Part 3.