Ah, November: the time for Thanksgiving, as in "thanks" Boston yelpers for "giving" great audience at two — count 'em two — Elite events this month. This Monday, an intimate crowd of fifty gathered at the only authentic Scottish restaurant in Jamaica Plain, The Haven. Our Tartan adorned Elites mingled beneath deer antler chandelier, sampled fine Highland (or Lowland?) fare, quaffed Narg and Belhaven Ale and sipped ultra rare, small batch Scotch.
Jason Waddleton, Chef Wax and staff at The Haven filled bellies with sunchoke cullen skink, vegetable pies, Stilton bleu cheese on toast, warm cabbage salad and an all-in-one wonder brekkie, the sausage-wrapped Scotch egg. Dave from Burke was on hand, tasting out three hand picked bottles of single malt Scotch, each of which numbering less than 17 in all of Massachusetts. In true tradition, the daring ate haggis and neeps with their whiskey, and everyone drooled over sticky toffee pudding (Bryan R chirps "There was no off switch with those,") and deep fried Mars bars with maple whipped cream.
To show support for Movember's Team Boston, Elites and staff alike donned real and designer faux mustaches bringing a little luxury to the upper lip and visibility to a most worthy cause. As always, resident photog Tatsu I put the memories to digital celluloid, the brilliant lads and lassies have writ the reviews and the Talk boards burned bright in the haze of the morning after.
The only thing missing was Nessie, but then again, isn't she always?
There can be only one!