Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Henrietta's Fabulous Table

When my mother arrived in town this past Friday, I knew I wanted to take her someplace special for dinner. Normally, in June, I would have thought first of the most delicious dining spots with outdoor seating. But, given the dreary weather that persists in this town, patio dining was not an option. I wanted a meal that could remind us of the season, even if the weather would not. And so we found ourselves at Henrietta's Table, where my mother, my fiance, and I kicked off our visit with a fabulous, locally-inspired supper.

Our starter plate of local cheeses, including a tangy bleu, a scrumptious soft cheese, and the most complex, flavorful cheddar I've ever had the pleasure of eating.

All three of us enjoyed delicious salads with fresh local greens. Mine featured pastrami salmon, chive oil, crispy potato wafers, and Vermont creme fraiche. The perfect combination of salty, creamy, and crunchy. Yum.

Maine Rock Crab Cakes with seasonal asparagus and a creamy remoulade. The crab was sweet, flaky, and perfectly seasoned. Not a breadcrumb in site.

Last but certainly not least, our seasonal strawberry shortcake desert. We nearly didn't order it, as we were uniformly stuffed, but we decided we really ought to do our part for Mass Farmers Markets. For those of you who may not have heard of the Strawberry Dessert Festival, participating restaurants are donating a portion of proceeds from strawberry desserts to Mass Farmers Markets, through June 28th. The perfect excuse to indulge!


  1. Henrietta's Table! I was just gazing longingly at this place last night, when I went to find the bathroom upstairs at the Charles Hotel while having happy hour specials at Noir. I have heard that the brunch at Henrietta's is fabulous as well...

  2. Ooh, happy hour specials at Noir? How was that? I've never been there...