A (Very Deiclious) Taste of CHG

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It was a drizzly Tuesday evening but I happily made my way to Mistral after work to attend a Taste of CHG, hosted by the Columbus Hospitality Group. The event was centered around the new dishes and drinks at their local restaurants and hotels which included Mistral, Sorellina, Mooo..., Teatro and more. I have to say every thing I tried was great. I am no food critic, but I've included some some thoughts and a few photos of what I sampled that evening...

First on the menu for the evening was a chilled pea soup with chive blossoms from Sorellina on Huntington Avenue. I'm not much for cold soup but this one was bursting with flavor. 

Next up was my favorite dish of the evening; sushi grade tuna tartare with crispy wontons in a ginger and soy sauce from host restaurant, Mistral. The tuna was melt-in-your-mouth tender and fresh, and the wontons made for a nice twist. I regret not having a second taste of this one! 

I made my way over to see what Burlington favorite L'Andana had to offer. They were serving tiny swordfish kebabs with wood-roasted peppers, onions, and cured tomatoes. Grilled kebabs are my favorite way to eat my veggies, and the swordfish was an unexpected variation on an old favorite.

I took a break from stuffing my face to sample the cocktails of the evening. "The Races" included George Dickel Rye Whiskey, mint, lemon, and prosecco to create a strong drink with a lady-like twist. With a heavy whiskey flavor, it was a bit too strong for my tastes, but the prosecco gave it a little fizz that I liked.

The second featured drink of the evening was called the "Spring Thyme." It mixed Tito's handmade vodka, rhubarb, thyme, lime, and soda for a refreshing and not-too-sweet cocktail. This was definitely my favorite of the two drinks.

Beacon street eatery Mooo... had their chef on hand creating beef sirloin sliders with Moo sauce and caramelized onions on homemade rolls. A little too much bread, but yummy nonetheless. Although, after sipping on a few cocktails, the extra bread was probably a good thing.

And last but not least, Tremont Street resto Teatro served hand crafted fig and prosciutto sausage in a spicy tomato brodo garnished with a shishito pepper. Tasted like plain old sausage to me, but was spicy and flavorful. I really liked the tomato brodo.

For dessert they served several variations of sorbet and flavored cones; I tried the raspberry sorbet in a rose flavored cone and the vanilla sorbet in a lemon cone. The raspberry sorbet was delicious. I tend to pick up a pint of Haagen Dazs raspberry sorbet, and this one was so incredibly rich and flavorful compared to that. The sorbet wasn't overly sweet either. The most popular flavor combination of the night seemed to be maple sorbet in a bacon flavored cone. I was too stuffed to try it, but others seemed to really like it.

I had a great time sampling all of the delicious treats while mingling with Boston bloggers Lei Ann of Lei Ann Off Duty, Jen of the Boston Bachelorette, and Isara of Alone With A Cupcake. I had a really great evening and loved the food. Special thanks to the Columbus Hospitality Group for hosting the event and extending the invite! 

I was invited to attend this event and was provided complimentary food and drinks. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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