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.
I went to the Red House again for New Year’s Eve. The menu was almost the same, but a few things were different.
I had the latkes, the paradelle (again), the stuffed scallops, and the bread pudding. The latkes were delicious even without the sauce, so I’ll have to say that I liked it better than NYE 2011’s preparation. The paradelle was still delicious, but perhaps spicier than last time. The stuffed scallops were very good. It looked like a small portion compared to the other entree options, but I had suspicions that it would be a smaller plate of food and strategically ordered it so that I would have more room in my belly for the bread pudding. (haha, and it was the right move in my opinion.) The scallops were served on shells with some asparagus spears. There was a lot more seafood in the stuffing than I expected, but the dish wasn’t overly fishy or anything. The bread pudding was quite yummy and filling, but I don’t remember having chocolate chips in it last time.