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Foodie Photo Essay: Taste of Park Plaza

Last night a dozen restaurants and eateries all around Boston’s “city within a city” welcomed guests and supporters of The Greater Boston Food Bank to its Taste of Park Plaza. Guests strolled from one participating restaurant to another — sipping wine here, indulging in Italian desserts there, sipping specialty brews here, indulging in bacon-wrapped filet mignon there, and on and on for three-and-a-half decadent hours.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Food Bank, but an additional benefit for guests was the opportunity to visit each of the restaurants that rim Park Plaza in one fell swoop and to taste food and drink specialties of each. The photo essay here highlights some of those specialties.

Davio's served Philly cheese steak spring rolls paired with Stella Artois beer.

McCormick & Schmicks served chicken roulade (shown here) and fresh crab rangoon.

Maggiano's served an extensive buffet of pastas, desserts and cocktails including this Ultimate Cosmopolitan.

Seared tenderloin wrapped in bacon and served in a red wine reduction sauce was the specialty of the house at Fleming's.

A Ben & Jerry's ice cream truck scooped up servings of Boston Cream Pie and Cookies & Cream ice creams.

Miniature parfaits made with strawberries, rhubarb and cream -- along with three varieties of dessert wines -- were on offer at Finale Desserterie.

This vibrant raspberry was one of the petit waffle cones offered as a second course at Pairings, to follow their Niman Ranch Baby Back Ribs (pictured below).

Niman Ranch baby back ribs at Pairings.

Smith and Wollensky served up this truffled macaroni and cheese to go alongside their filet au poivre.

Rice Krispie treats (shown here) and fresh strawberries (below) were part of The Melting Pot's chocolate dessert fondue spread.

Fresh strawberries at The Melting Pot.


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