Posted by: Shirley | March 12, 2012

Boston Tea Party: Cafe G at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Grilled Comte Sandwich with Roasted Grapes and Frisee

Grilled Comté Sandwich with Roasted Grapes and Frisée

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has reopened with a new wing and updated restaurant.  It was the perfect venue for our discussion of Laurie Horowitz’s The Family Fortune, a modern retelling of Persuasion in which the protagonist’s fictional ancestor was a rival of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Boston patroness of art.

Warm Doughnuts with Champagne Crème Anglaise

Warm Doughnuts with Champagne Crème Anglaise

  Gardner served Champagne and doughnuts at the museum opening in 1903, and this impossibly tasty dessert I ordered — warm doughnuts served with a Champagne crème anglaise — was a tribute to that history.

For more on the small and elegant dishes we sampled, head to the post at Boston Tea Party.

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