Last night, instead of NYE dinner at The Red House, we changed things up a bit and went to Harvest. Both restaurants are in Harvard Square, Cambridge, but they are pretty different. Harvest is fancier, the portions generally smaller, but still every bit wonderful and delightful.
I adore Harvest, even though I don’t eat there too often. I’ve never been disappointed by their seasonal menus. Although, I think my opinion of the restaurant is slightly skewed. I took a special one-time cooking class with Mary Dumont, who is Harvest’s executive chef. The class had a bonus appearance by Brian Mercury, who is Harvest’s executive pastry chef. They were both lovely people with infectious personalities and an obvious love for what they do. It’s hard to dislike food created by them.
Last year, I had kicked myself slightly for not doing NYE dinner at Harvest. The menu sounded amazing. As such, I had my heart set on NYE dinner this year at Harvest from the get-go. And it did not disappoint.