|Photo from Liberty Hotel website|
Waiting in the upstairs lobby of the Liberty Hotel, also the bar area of Clink gave me the chance to have a look around and people watch while enjoying a crisp, sharp extremely enjoyable glass of Sancerre. The bar at Clink is most definitely a scene and draws the young, hip, fashionable crowd. I would say I am no longer any of these but it is fun to be an onlooker. Look up and you see three storeys of balconies and super cool décor in a space that was once the Charles Street Jail. Some of the original jail still exists, such as the prison bars.
Once my friend arrived we made our way to restaurant, which was very quiet for a Thursday. Our small table rested up against a brick wall with jail cell bars. The music and “it” crowd poured into the bar, while we sat towards the middle of the restaurant right next to two guys (I deduced consultants) with dueling laptops and not speaking to each other. It was a bizarre dichotomy of spaces.
The menu is somewhat limited, which I do like. I don’t like being overwhelmed with choices. Heavy on seafood choices on both the appetizer and entrée options, I knew there would be plenty of things I would want.
We decided to share the Island Creek Oysters, which I have to say are so good this year and these proved it with their perfect saltiness and just a splash of squeezed lemon juice needed.
|ISLAND CREEK OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL|
with Champagne Mignonette and Lemon
|LOCAL BURRATA CHEESE|
with Fennel, Arugula and Meyer Lemon Salad
|SEARED SEA SCALLOPS|
with Cauliflower, Crispy Kale and Beet Vinaigrette
|SLOW COOKED SALMON|
with Asparagus, Rock Shrimp, Garlic Scapes and Cara Cara Oranges
|BUTTERSCOTCH POTS DE CREME|