Flavors of Fall, held at Regattabar at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, is a food-filled event that celebrates New England's fall harvest and raises funds for a different organization each year. The proceeds from this year's event went to Tutoring Plus, which supports and encourages the academic, personal, and social growth of Cambridge youth.
When I saw the list of participating restaurants for the event this year, I couldn't help but feel proud of my little neighborhood and how much the restaurant scene has grown here over the past year or so. Bergamot, Catalyst, Area Four, and Bondir were all there among old favorites like Henrietta's Table and The Blue Room. Here's just a sampling of what I tried at the event.
|Apple, peanut praline, caramel powder, and Maldon salt (a sort of deconstructed caramel apple)|
Garden at the Cellar
|Brussels sprout popcorn with guanciale salt|
The Blue Room
|Lucky 7 Farms Berkshire pork terrine with fall fruit chutney (my favorite!)|
|Braised beef, Taleggio cheese, arugula, truffle oil panini|
|Pigs in a blanket|
|Maple créme brûlée|
I was given a complimentary ticket to the event this year.
Have you been to any fundraising events lately?