Foundry on Elm, located in Davis Square in Somerville, Mass., held its grand opening party last Wednesday night. We live close enough to Foundry to easily go there for dinner any night of the week, so I convinced Jeff to come along with me to check out the food and the atmosphere.
We walked in and found ourselves in an upscale sports bar. Toward the back of the restaurant were more tables and more of a dining room feel. I liked this immediately. It's nice to have a place to go where you can sit at the bar and catch a Boston sports game but also feel equally comfortable sitting at a table and having dinner too.
Shortly after we arrived, we ran into Melissa of Foodies at Work and joined her at a table. Will from The Boston Foodie, Justin of Justin Can Cook, and Robin of Doves and Figs were also at the table. And Scott, better known as One Food Guy, sat with us later in the evening.
The centrally located table enabled me to check out the whole place from my seat, not to mention the spread that was set up just a few feet away.
Waiters came by with food throughout the night, and after a slow start (at least to our table), drinks were served regularly as well.
|Flatbread pizza with bacon, thin slices of new potatoes, and gorgonzola|
|Duck rillette with mustard seeds|
|I think this was venison pate with cranberry relish|
|Mini Croque Monsieur with Nueske's ham and Gruyere|
|Kabocha squash soup with creme fraiche and pickled cranberry -- my favorite of the night|
|Fried mac and cheese balls with ham -- Jeff's favorite|
|Flatbread pizza with sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, pine nuts, and balsamic reduction|
|I forget what this one was called, but it was very lemony and refreshing|
|Elm St. Punch (Sailor Jerry’s Rum, fresh squeezed juice, and mint)|
|A sampling of desserts: brownie, chocolate chip cookie, and pumpkin walnut cookie|
I was invited by AllHeartPR, and drinks and food were complimentary.
Have you been to Foundry yet? What did you think?