Friday, May 2, 2014

Around Town - Parla, Boston

Last Friday we tried out one of Boston's newest restaurants, Parla.  It's in the North End right on Hanover Street, and the buzz has been great so far.  It has an Italian speakeasy vibe with some of the most thoughtful decor you every did see.  

The cocktail menu is unique and ambitious and for the most part didn't disappoint.  It should be noted that we had MANY cocktails on this particular night.  Our favorites? The Bee Sting Julep (traditional with a habanero twist), The Bootleg Old-Fashioned, and The Rhuby Mule (grapefruit spin on a Moscow Mule). 

First, we were served a little bite of beet salad and goat cheese compliments of the chef.  Then we feasted on the oxtail arrancini which were some of the best I've ever had!  For our entrees, we ordered the Squid Ink Gnocchi with Wild Boar Bolognese and New York Strip with Truffle.  The gnocchi was the hands-down winner.  It was light and fluffy and flavorful and beautiful to boot!  The perfect contrast to the heavier bolognese.  

While we didn't get a chance to see it, there is also a late night menu available that we will definitely be coming back to try.  Thanks Parla for a great first impression.  Here's to many more!

Parla Boston
230 Hanover St. Boston, MA 


  1. I've heard good things about Parla- will need to try it myself!

  2. Ooh we were just in Boston, wish I would have found your space and this place sooner! :)

  3. Oohh I think I know where I am having my next girls night! Love your blog :)


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