I’m a crusher. I don’t crush beer cans. I don’t crush grapes. I do, have lots of crushes on lots of things including people too, but don’t worry I share them openly with my husband (it’s not weird I swear).
So one of my latest crushes is on this rugged, little, tucked away spot in Newton, The Biltmore Bar and Grille. It’s a happening place that few know about (but enough do because it’s full of life when you step inside.) The food is really really good. I’d consider it a hidden gem. The space is inviting, and comfortable in a tavern, bar, neighborhood spot kind of way. The food is grastropub but the atmosphere still has real vintage jeans on (not the expensive distressed trendy kind) if you know what I mean.
If you haven’t yet found the perfect gift for you valentine, this might be the answer. It is something you can enjoy together, or if that’s not your thing you can send him/her out to enjoy it with his/her friends. So what is it? It is the Blues and Soul Monthly Beer Dinner with Oskar Blues Brewery where you will join Executive Chef Frank Toohey for his beer dinner paired with ales and plenty of Southern flavor. It is a five course menu with selected ales from Oskar Blues Brewery out of Colorado. Check out the fabulous menu:
Crispy oysters, remoulade
Ham and biscuits, honey butter
Okra beignet, spicy mayo
Dale’s Pale Ale
Liver and Onions
Pâté de Campagne, caramelized Vidalia onion tart, arugula, pistachio gremolata
G’Knight Imperial Red IPA
Shrimp and Grits
Grilled head-on prawn, seared cheddar grits, warm chorizo vinaigrette
Deviant Dale’s IPA
. . . and Waffles
Crispy whole fried quail, roasted garlic and thyme waffles, braised collard greens, tasso ham
Old Chub Scotch Ale
Buttermilk Pound Cake
Sweet potato ice cream, pecan praline
Ten Fidy Imperial Stout
The dinner is on February 27th at 7 p.m. at the Biltmore Bar and Grille ( 1205 Chestnut Street Newton Upper Falls). Dinner is $55 per person not including tax and tip. To make a reservation call 617.527.2550 and to see more about Biltmore Bar and Grille check out their website.