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Tonight, Mal and I celebrated Valentine’s Day a day late with dinner at Sportello.

Chef Barbara Lynch’s modern interpretation of a lunch counter, Sportello offers simple, market-driven Italian dishes in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood.

More than a year ago, my sister gave me a gift card to Sportello, but, somehow, I forgot about it. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon it when cleaning my wallet, so I figured Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to use it. Plus, I love Barbara Lynch and heard great things about Sportello, so I really wanted to try it.

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Our meal started with freshly baked bread.

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And a Drink.

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For my entrée, I ordered the gorgonzola fonduta from the appetizer menu.

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It was basically gorgonzola fondue served with lots of goodies for dipping.

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Toasted bread, salumi, dates, and roasted vegetables.

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Oh my gosh, it was out of this world!!! One of the best cheese fondues I have ever eaten! Mal practically fought me for the last couple of bites! I really didn’t want to share, but I couldn’t deny my love ridiculously delicious cheese at our Valentine’s Day celebration.

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I also ordered a side of braised kale. It was tasty, but not what I expected. For some reason, I automatically thought braised kale = garlic flavor, but instead it was citrusy.

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For dessert, Mal and I shared the cookie plate. Of course, I loved them all.

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We also enjoyed a couple of decaf coffees with milk.

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Lovebirds.

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day a day later was totally worth the wait”” no super busy restaurants or jacked up prices. Mal and I enjoyed a nice, little evening together. I’m so glad to have him in my life.

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69 Comments

  1. I love Sportello! It’s just a few blocks from where I live in the Seaport. Gabe and I have gone there a few times for lunch dates (easy walk from where he works and from my “office” at home) and I have loved every meal there. Their braised kale is to die for! It’s absolutely my favorite thing, other than their ice cream cookie sandwich, on their menu. Sadly, I can’t have the cookies or the cookie sandwich anymore, or many of my other favorites on the menu now that I know I’m gluten-intolerant. So sad.

    It looks like you two had a fantastic post-holiday rush Valentine’s date! Best way to do it!

  2. I agree with you about celebrating a day late being worth it. They usually jack up the prices, pack the restaurant and try to move you out as quickly as possible on Valentine’s Day. My boyfriend was going to make reservations for us this year and I told him I’d rather make him a special dinner. It was perfect. I’m glad that you enjoyed your (day late) Valentine’s dinner with Mal!! 🙂

  3. I love the fondue dipper options! I suggested doing a cheese fondue the other night but then I decided against it because I just wasn’t into eating only bread, cheese or apple. I believe fondue is NOW in order!

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