So last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House pre-opening night special! For those of you who aren’t familiar with John Harvard’s, it is a local restaurant chain with its roots right here in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. This flagship restaurant just recently completed its two month long renovation and I was pumped to see what its new menu would bring!
This pre-opening night for friends and family was quite packed and I could definitely feel the excitement in the air! While my dinner partner and I were waiting to be seated, we had a complementary beer at the bar. One aspect that John Harvard’s is known for is their craft brews, which are actually brewed on location. In addition to serving a higher quality beer, brewing their own beer definitely adds a charming and local feel to every one of their restaurants.
Before diving into our 3-course meals, my dinner partner and I actually started off with a shared plate of Point Judith fried calamari. I’m a huge fan of seafood (and somewhat of a seafood snob) so I tend to be quite critical when it comes to these creatures from the sea. Overall though, I would say that the fried calamari, while not spectacular, did not disappoint and was a very good way to start off the night. The jalapeno peppers added a nice kick to the fresh calamari and the dish whetted our appetites for the remaining courses to come.
|Chicken Pot Pie|
|Flourless Chocolate Torte|
John Harvard's Brewery and Ale House
33 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138