I had a mini vacation in Boston. I took the Amtrak to Boston checked into the Hilton and went on a long art walk to revisit art history as well as my own art history. First stop was the lovely Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Here dessert is served up first. When walking into the Gardner Museum you are greeted with a beautiful atrium. This breath taking garden is overwhelming with works of art and flowers. Walking through the museum you find old masters and new masters of that day. Mind you, it is better to walk up the stairs slowly so that you can take in the intricacies on step at a time. One room has Rembrandt’s self portrait while another a Degas, and the entrée is the portrait of Mrs. Gardner in white by none other than John Singer Sargent. Though I feasted on these wondrous delicacies I felt a bit ravenous and headed for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts only a short walk away.
There I had a lite lunch giving me enough energy to explore the Boston MFA. Loved the exhibit of “Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry“, was intrigued by Tiffany’s designs. Surprisingly for me I spent about two hours staring at the Monet’s. I found myself pleasantly lost in his use of color and design. Longing to see more of the Boston MFA I ventured to the Egyptian collection to look at the hieroglyphics. I again took my time to look at the cravings and realized how sophisticated the Egyptians scribes were.
My final destination was dinner at Bravo where I found the delicious works of art by Chef Jacqueline Kelly to be profound masterpieces. I started by sipping Segura Viudas Aria Estate Brut Sparkling from Cava. Began with a crispy French Bean salad with candied bacon and Dijon vinaigrette. The entrée was marinated Kona Kampachi with pickled vegetable salad, vanilla parsnip sauce which is just simply out of this world. Vanilla parsnip sauce was wildly surprising completely unexpected in flavor. For dessert which was a sculptural masterpiece of Lavender Panna Cotta. The beauty of the dessert’s design made it difficult to dig in but the aroma was to hard to resist.
Bravo is a wonderful place for intimate dining, especially for late spring, summer, and early fall dining outside with someone special or deep art conversation with friends. The restuarant over looks the lovely the Boston’s Museum garden.
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
At the Boston Museum of Fine Arts