May 30, 2010
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We had a dandy dinner to celebrate Linda’s terrific transcript at Bergamot, a new restaurant on the Cambridge/Somerville line. It was terrific.

We started with cocktails, mixed by Amy of Linda liked her Orchard a lot. I know nothing much about cocktails and Amy is certified, so I said “surprise me” and had a Lawn Party, which involves Knob Creek, Pimm's, mint syrup from one of the waiter’s personal wild mint plantation, and Yuzu. “Yuzu? you ask. I didn’t know, either. It’s a cross between the sour mandarin and a fruit that’s even more obscure.

The Orchard has Tequila, Peach & Pear Liqueur, Basil & Lime.

Then on to dinner, which involved fresh sardines (very tasty) and rainbow trout over asparagus and scapes and some very, very nice sauces. A nice Anjou with the fish, and a dandy half bottle of Chateuneuf-du-Pape with the trout and Linda’s lamb.

Seriously good food, and (if I’m follow their moves correctly) a remarkable wine list.