Dine Out Boston is a two week period where participating restaurants provide a special preset menu for both lunch ($25) and dinner ($38).  Usually meals are composed of two to four options for appetizer, entree and dessert.  There are not that many options, but the food is diverse enough to accommodate all types of palates.  The restaurant I chose for lunch was Top of the Hub.  I also somehow convinced 7 of my friends to come with me.  I specifically chose lunch just because there was a negligible difference between the lunch and dinner menus, I chose the less expensive option.  Here’s what I had:

Roasted Mushroom Toast
Confit Garlic, Buttermilk Crème Fraiche, Sherry, Herbs

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Black Truffle Burger
Watercress, Onion Jam, Gruyere, Black Truffle Aioli, Brioche, Herb &
Parmesan Fries

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Crème Brûlée
Whipped Cream & Seasonal Berries

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And a bonus dessert courtesy of one of my friends!

Fresh Strawberry Mousse Tart
Vanilla Sauce & Whipped Cream

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Overall, the food was definitely delicious.  I never thought mushroom and toast would be a good pairing, but it definitely is.  Truffle in the burger was not too overpowering, but blended in nicely.  And the crème brûlée was the largest one I’ve ever had.  It was extremely sweet, but when eaten with the fruit and the whipped cream, it was much better.

For those of you who don’t know, large windows make for great natural lighting.  The restaurant was lit with an entire wall of tall windows that made for great soft light.  It made taking photos of the food an absolute dream.  Editing was also much easier because of it.

If I ever start seriously pursuing food photography, this would be a great place to start.

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