February 15th

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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. The last pic of you two is wonderful!

    And this: no super busy restaurants or jacked up prices = SO TRUE!!

    Melting Pot, ahhhh memories. I used to go there lots many years ago…usually for holidays like New Yrs or VDay. I would love to go to the place you went to b/c it looks super amazing!

  2. Aw, what a great dinner! The next time, if you decide to go, definitely try out their pastas! They are delicious. 🙂

    Were your cookies salty? I had cookies from there that seemed salty. I wonder if it just my batch.

  3. Awesome meal!!! You guys are too cute!!! I’m curious though… what did Mal have for dinner?!?!?!?!

    That cheese fondue looked ammmmaaaazing!!!

  4. awwww such a great idea to wait! We did it early-and had a late lunch on Saturday to celebrate our 1 year engagement and V-day-best time to do it is NOT on V-day…haha 🙂 your food looks yumm, ps

  5. Mike and I are celebrating this Friday night ; ) it is nice to not go on valentines day, no crazy crowd ; )

    Your meal looked great and the pic of you guys is so nice!

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