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Bistro du Midi

by Alaina on November 5, 2010 · 1 comment

Finally, a post with everything my blog is about: jogging and my concierge work.

Yesterday morning David and I woke up and were ready to run. We started with a piece of wheat toast topped with Teddie peanut butter and raisins and a cup of coffee. After letting it digest a bit, we were off on our 5.8 mile loop run. It was pretty chilly that morning too but this time I was dressed appropriately! I had a pair of leggings from Patagonia that I used for hiking and sure enough, they were great for running too. I had a long sleeve wicking shirt from one of my 1/2 marathons and my windbreaker on top along with some gloves and a headband. This time I decided not to take my watch because I wanted to run based on how I felt, not how fast I wanted to go. Based on the time we left and came back, I would say we ran it in about 55 minutes.

  • Miles: 5.8
  • Time: 55 minutes
  • Pace: 9:28 min/miles

Nice and easy. :-)

When I got home, I made an egg breakfast with yogurt.

  • Scrambled eggs over whole grain toast
  • Bananas topped with nonfat yogurt, honey, almonds, and chocolate chips
  • Side o’ H2O

After breakfast David and I had the fun task of going to the Air Force base to refill my prescription. Turns out it’s not as easy as going over to your local CVS pharmacy; you take a number and wait in line. Turns out I misplaced my prescription number but thankfully my husband is very persuasive and they refilled it in 20 minutes (and they gave me 3 months worth!).

By then, we were hungry for lunch. My inlaws gave us a $25 gift card to Quiznos so we decided on that for lunch. I had the Choose 2 for $5: a veggie sammie and bowl of chili.

After some more putzing around the apartment, it was time for me to get ready for my concierge dinner. The day before I got my hair cleaned up and my bangs cut. I go to Salon Acote on Newbury Street and I love that salon! Definitely reasonable for that area and my stylist Danielle is the best.

Now onto Bistro! The restaurant is located on the picturesque Public Gardens in Boston and offers French Provencal cuisine with a modern twist.

My starter drink was a cinnamon infused rum with orange juice and another type of alcohol. Unfortunately the other ingredient escapes me.

Our dining table in the private dining room. Center is Andrew, the guy who puts all of these dinners together.

Bad lighting = blurry pics. Lovely crisp, and even cool, Italian red wine with some bread and breadsticks.

Market greens, seasonal vegetables and balsamic dressing

Steak au poivre

Coffee with dessert samples: lavender beignets with chocolate sauce, baked apple stuffed with walnuts and dried cherries, and hazelnut milk chocolate cake & salted caramel ice cream

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. The ambiance is modern yet rustic and the service is attentive without being overbearing. The menu has a great selection of different options whether you like pasta, steak, fish, anything! And their desserts are soooooo good. Can’t say enough good things about this place. If you’re ever in Boston, this is definitely a great special occasion kind of place.

Any restaurant that you just can’t say enough good things about? How about a dish??

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