Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pre and post-Nutcracker treats at Back Deck

This evening marks the beginning of  the 3rd week of Boston Ballet's new Nutcracker production at the Opera House.
With two weeks down and the month of December under way, Nutcracker shows will become more and more numerous.  It is just as well the Theater District and Downtown Crossing area has a growing number of options for both performers and spectators before or after a performance.

Newer to the area (as of this summer that is), is Back Deck, located a couple steps away from the Opera House on the corner of Washington and West st.  This grill-savvy restaurant offers show go-ers an array of options for before the performance with any of their dinner menu items.  Head here for a something light like their fresh and colorful Grilled Scallop and Bartlett Pear salad or a skewer or two of grilled meat or fish, or something more substantial like one of their Back Deck burgers.

Back Deck is also a fun and easy option for after the performance and to our delight, chef Paul Sussman has come up with a way to continue the Nutcracker magic long after the curtain has come down.  
Introducing the Nutcracker Suite: a platter of three desserts made up of a caramel pecan pie topped with a decadent chocolate ganache, three chocolate and espresso-filled macaroons and two sugared plums. 

My friends and I could not resist coming by to try it out for ourselves after a show last Saturday evening. Our favorite by far was the sugar plum rendition.
With Back Deck changing up their menu to correspond to the arts and holiday scene around them, they make for a perfect pre- or post-show (or both!) addition to your evening out at the ballet.
Come by and try them out on your way to the ballet...or after:)

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