I was recently invited to a blogger dinner hosted by Blog and Tweet Boston at Moksa, a Pan Asian tapas restaurant in Central Square of Cambridge. I was excited to attend this event knowing that Moksa is known for its drinks. Little did I know how many drinks they’d be serving us (scroll down to the end and you’ll be in shock too).
Walking in, you could not miss the funky, but cool bar.
Before dinner, we were greeted with some rum punch: barrel aged organic Novo Fogo Cachaca, grilled pineapple, SOREL, and coconut juice . I had just learned the story behind the Maneki-neko cat below when I was in China.
Now for food:
We began our night with some vegetable dumplings. Yum.
Then for the main event. Moksa served up a 4 course meal, each paired with its OWN beverage, a cocktail or a glass of wine. Your choice! I could not believe we were getting that much to drink, but we did.
My favorite item hands down was the Spicy Tuna Dumpling. It was covered in guacamole and a Thai mango sauce. So good!
Next drink -not kidding about the drinks – was the Liberator. This had Oakheart Rum, Chartreuse Curacao, mint & lime.
Main dish was 7 spice crusted Salmon. Talk about an interesting take on salmon with masaman curry sauce. Quite good! I would have liked it to be a little more soft and moist, but overall very tasty.
WAS NOT KIDDING ABOUT THE DRINKS…All were really great, but I don’t know how they thought we’d make it through the night with so many drinks. Clearly I did not have them in full, but had I, it would’ve been a long walk home across the Mass Ave Bridge.
One of the greatest parts of the nights was the ladies I sat with. I told Rachel from Postcards from Rachel I’d be stealing her photo because my phone died towards the end of the night. Typical. The ladies I sat with were Jessica from Little Miss Runshine, Erin from Gibble Me This, myself, and Rachel.
Tidbits of the Night
- Always speak up. I heard a name thrown around at the table and asked one of the bloggers if she knew a mutual friend as a result. She did! We were chatty Cathy’s thereafter.
- Never underestimate where you can meet new friends. I met one in the bathroom! Haha.