Did you know that Aragosta Bar + Bistro at the Fairmont Battery Wharf now offers a ladies' night every Thursday? Bella Notte Thursdays is a night for ladies to catch up with friends and get a drink and appetizer for $20. In addition to this pairing, ladies can take advantage of free color changes and chair massages in the lobby just outside the restaurant.
Lin, from Beantown Eats, heard about Bella Notte Thursdays and invited a bunch of us to join her. So last Thursday, I found myself hanging out at Aragosta with a group of my favorite ladies, enjoying cocktails and appetizers.
Before we headed into the restaurant, I sipped on my favorite cocktail from my last visit to Aragosta: the Settante Cinque. This drink features Aperol shaken with freshly squeezed lemon juice and charged with prosecco. It's sweet but balanced.
Once we were ready to head into the restaurant, we were seated right at the Chef's Counter, where we could see the kitchen and Chef David Daniels at work.
We started with some fresh bread and oil and then proceeded to sample almost every appetizer on the Bella Notte menu.
|Truffle Rigatoni With Warm Goat Cheese Fondue|
|Margherita Flatbread With Torn Basil And Fresh Burrata|
|Lobster And Truffle Crostini With White Bean Puree|
|Baked Veal And Pancetta Meatballs With Soft Polenta And Fresh Mozzarella|
|Warm Black Mission Figs Wrapped In Prosciutto With Gorgonzola Dolce|
|Hand-Crafted Selection Of Salumi, Caponata, And Hot Cherry Peppers|
We had so much fun watching and interacting with kitchen. This was such a nice way to catch up with friends over cocktails and appetizers. If you go with a large group, you can each order something different and share. My favorites were the truffle rigatoni (which I found too cheesy last time but just right this time), the Margherita pizza (with gorgeous vine-ripened tomatoes), and the meatballs.
This evening was complimentary, but as always, my opinions are my own.
Where's your favorite place to get drinks and apps with friends?