Before we delve into the different courses, (featured in the menu above), let me just comment briefly on the novelty of the evening for me. For one thing, it was my first time at Upstairs on the Square, (embarassing...I know!) and for another, well, it would be my first time really exploring the culinary versatily to be found 'honey'.
As soon as I walked into the place, I knew it was something quite different. I would probably best describe it as walking into Alice's Wonderland - there are fun and quirky decorations coming out of the walls, warped mirrors here and there, and the colours are just fantastic! It gives everything a very whimsical feel - once you step in here, Harvard Square falls into thin air - you are transported!
To finish everything off, Chef Regis was very clever to end with a Panna Cotta - which is Italian for 'cooked cream'. It would have been a mistake to make something too sweet, but this White Gold Panna Cotta was refreshingly creamy, topped with a perfect crunch from honey caramel corn and a spicy peanut mix.
The whole meal was sublime. It was all tied together at the end with a little honey caramel truffle.
My only reservation was with regards to the wine and cocktail pairing. Apart from the very first pairing - the Bee's Knees - a cocktail with Gin, Honey and Lemon, all the others fell a little flat. It was most likely because the meals themselves were so outstanding.
All in all though, this adventure was very special. Mary, owner of Follow the Honey has a fantastic approach to her passion. Just with the opening of Follow the Honey, she has already gotten people thinking differently about an ingredient many just think of as a sweetener for tea. With this new found partnership, Mary and Susan have begun to pave the way towards a very sweet, but very substantial future:)
I also can't wait to go back to Upstairs on the Square for some of their fun Events:)