I’m on a boat…
Actually I was on a boat twice in the past 4 days! I had some great opportunities to really enjoy the beauty of Boston harbor.
My first boating adventure was Thursday night. It was my company’s summer outing and we took a ferry to Spectacle Island for a clambake!
I didn’t take any food photos, but got some great shots of the sunset.
Summer Shack caters these events, and Jasper White was even at this one! There he is below, piping whipped cream onto the strawberry shortcakes (which were really good btw).
Coming back into the city in the dark was gorgeous too!
It was a fun night with my new co-workers!!
The next trip out to sea was earlier today!
We also each got to bring a guest! I was so excited to finally bring Brian along to one of these awesome brunches!
We started on one of the lower levels of the ship, where we had 4 tables to work with and a large buffet of food at our disposal!
Usually with brunch buffets I always start with “breakfast” and then have “lunch”.
Started with a mimosa and coffee of course.
My first plate was filled with breakfast goods to try out… I only ate about 2/3 of this.
Here we have some:
- scrambled eggs
- waffle piece
It was your standard breakfast fare. I really liked the potatoes, bacon, and smoked salmon with capers.
I was REALLY excited to see chocolate chips as a topping option for the waffles…I grew up putting choc chips on my waffles and pancakes, and you never see that at restaurants unless they are cooking into the batter. However I was a bit disappointed that they only had fake “maple” syrup, and the whipped cream was more or less Cool Whip…not my thing.
Breakfast is usually my thing, but I actually enjoyed their lunch foods way more.
- Caesar salad
- Penne primavera
- grilled veggies
- Maple-glazed chipotle chicken
- a slice of sirloin from the carving station
Again, classic buffet items, but I was really enjoying this plate! I think my favorite was that maple-glazed chipotle chicken!
The best part was that after we ate, we had almost another 2 hours to go up to the open air decks, grab a drink, and enjoy the views as we cruised around the harbor.
I was also excited to catch up with some of my favorite local bloggers.
Elizabeth!! Brian and I had a great day chatting with her and her boyfriend!!
There was also a boat parade going on…anyone ever heard of a boat parade??
After spending enough time in the heat of the sun, a few of us headed back down to our tables for some AC, drinks, and dessert.
Overall it was such a nice and relaxing day, and beautiful weather to spend some time outside in the sun with the sea breeze.
The food wasn’t anything spectacular, but I think The Odyssey would be a great idea for a special night out, or a fun event with friends! It’s a different way to enjoy Boston, and I think for their dinner cruises you can get dressed up :)
Disclosure: This brunch was provided free of charge for me and my guest! We only paid for any drinks we consumed on the other decks of the boat.