After lunch, I said goodbye to the team and headed down to Boston, hitting my first patch of bad traffic after crossing the Tobin bridge on US 1 ($3 toll, but only in one direction). I managed to find the right route on the first try, making my way to Allston to see Annelies. She had been planning something big; about 6PM, we took a bus trip to Harvard Square and found the American Repertory Theater where we saw their production of Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit", the play that provided us with the phrase "Hell is other people." It was a very nice take on the material performed on a tilting stage that provided a physical analog to the mental tension between the three main actors. Then, we walked a few blocks to UpStairs on the Square, where Ani had made reservations in their Soirée Dining Room where we have the five-course vegetarian tasting menu, including
- Salad of Roasted Beets, Horseradish Panna Cotta, Arugula & Passionfruit
- Green Garlic Soup with Fingerling Hash
- Ravioli of Sweet English Peas, Sweet Butter and Pecorino Romano
More on our visit to Salem ("Witch City") and a Sunday in Downtown Boston in followup posts.