Alden and Harlow, in pictures

Last week was the first time I dined at Alden and Harlow in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.  In sum, it was amazing.  The only thing not pictured that we ate was a plate of root beer glazed ribs (it was a special).  And it was the only plate that we felt did not live up to the deliciousness of all the other plates.  I’m not saying it was bad.  It just wasn’t stellar.  Everything in the following pictures though?  I WANT TO EAT IT ALL AGAIN AND AGAIN.

Alden & Harlow sign

Alden & Harlow sign

waiting for friends

waiting for friends

The turncoat cocktail and pickled green beans to nosh on

The turncoat cocktail and pickled green beans to nosh on

Ah house bitter

Ah house bitter

Quick comment – the Ah house bitter was really interesting.  We all had trouble describing the taste.  The best that I could come up with was that it reminded me of Chinese medicinal drinks/soups except it doesn’t taste medicinal at all.  Not helpful, right?  It was good though.  I can almost see myself ordering one except for the part where I don’t really drink at all.

Ubiquitous kale salad with Creamy Pistachio Dressing, Honey & Fennel

Ubiquitous kale salad with Creamy Pistachio Dressing, Honey & Fennel

CHARRED BROCCOLI w/ Butternut Squash Hummus, Bianco Sardo & Cashew

CHARRED BROCCOLI w/ Butternut Squash Hummus, Bianco Sardo & Cashew

That butternut squash hummus might have been my favorite thing to eat all night.

Carrot & Radish Top Strozzapretti, Pork Belly, Fennel, Raisin Butter

Carrot & Radish Top Strozzapretti, Pork Belly, Fennel, Raisin Butter

That raisin butter was pretty rad too.

PARSLEY CAVATELLI w/ Housemade Ricotta, Ramp Butter, Pickled Fiddleheads

PARSLEY CAVATELLI w/ Housemade Ricotta, Ramp Butter, Pickled Fiddleheads

SWEET PEA & PEANUT HUMMUS w/ 60 Degree Egg, Benton's Bacon Jam, Croissant Toasts

SWEET PEA & PEANUT HUMMUS w/ 60 Degree Egg, Benton’s Bacon Jam, Croissant Toasts

Holy cow, there was a lot of butter in the croissant toasts!

SECRET BURGER (limited availability) - 8oz House Creekstone Grind, Your Faith, House Made Roll

SECRET BURGER (limited availability) – 8oz House Creekstone Grind, Your Faith, House Made Roll

BUTTERMILK & LEMON POUND CAKE w/ Torched Blackberry Compote, Almond Whip

BUTTERMILK & LEMON POUND CAKE w/ Torched Blackberry Compote, Almond Whip

And more butter from the pound cake to finish off our meal!

Final note – there were four of us total at our table.  We ate everything family style.

Reference Link:

http://aldenharlow.com/

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