The Seventh Date of Christmas: Swans-a-Swimming (kind of) and Meritage Restaurant

On the seventh date of Christmas my true love shared with me…a “swan date” memory.  How perfect! If you have been to Boston Common in summertime, you’ve seen swans-a-swimming, and way more than seven. When John and I made our foodie travel show Local Flavor’s Boston episode, we did a “swan date” – a relaxing glide on “swan lake” in Boston Common, followed by dinner at another Boston classic–Meritage Restaurant at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Chef Daniel Bruce was doing the Boston Wine Festival basically before there were wine festivals. He has been arranging his menus according to the wine since I can remember.  In short, he’s an innovator, a wine nut, plus an all-around amazing and flexible guy. Case in point: He took us salmon fishing but we caught mackerel–talk about performance anxiety.  But, he took it back to the restaurant, cooked and paired it for us that night.  As you’ll see in this video, we saved face and ate great!

You must dine at Meritage when you are in Boston. Swimming with the swans beforehand is of course optional.

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