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Boston, MA 02114
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Dear Friends,

Rarely do we get the opportunity to introduce a new Executive Chef. This is one of those moments. Please read on and meet Lucas Sousa, who has come to us by way of the Culinary Institute of America and several excellent restaurants in Washington, D.C.. He has already changed the dinner menu; lunch is next. Welcome Lucas!

While our Exec may be new, certain traditions are too good to let go of at BHHB. One of our favorites occurs all this week: Midsommarsmiddag, the traditional Swedish dinner welcoming the onset of summer and saying goodbye to that too-long Nordic cold. Sound familiar?

We wish you the best.

Peter and Cecilia Rait
Owners, Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro

Rhubarb Shandy
shandy

What is more refreshing than the sweet and tangy combination of beer and lemonade during the sweltering summer months? With shandy being the new unofficial drink of the summer, Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro’s bar team has crafted an all-new cocktail combining the rural, rustic flavors of New England with the lighthearted flavors of the seasonal beer in its all new “Rhubarb Shandy” cocktail.  This refreshing blend of homemade rhubarb syrup, fresh lemon juice, vodka and Stella Artois ($10) will have guests relaxed and ready for the summer heat in no time.

Try the “Rhubarb Shandy” at the BHHB or make it at home for any summertime celebration with family and friends:

1 oz Housemade Rhubarb Syrup
½ oz vodka
½ oz fresh lemon juice
Fill with Stella Artois
Lemon Twist

Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon twist!

 

Dine Out Boston
dine out

It’s never too early to start thinking about Dine Out Boston! From August 17th-22nd and 24th-29th, join us at Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro as we indulge in the annual summer dining event! We’ll be offering a 3-course, prix fixe lunch menu Monday through Friday for $25 and 3-course dinner Sunday through Thursday for $38 per person.

Enjoy the last weeks of summer while experiencing our delicious fare at an excellent price! Space is limited.

Call 617-723-7575 for reservations, or check back here for the menu.

Midsommarmiddag
Midsommarmiddag 2014

One of the most ancient and revered holidays of the year, the summer solstice carries with it traditions and customs predating our own. In Scandinavia, “Midsummer’s Eve” is considered by many to be the greatest festival of the entire year. The Swedish celebration of the summer solstice is positively delightful, with special food, libations, activities and games.

Join us at Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro as we commemorate the summer solstice through food & drink with our traditional ‘Midsommarmiddag” or “Midsummer Dinner” beginning Monday, June 16th, 2014 and continuing until Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. Available 5:30PM – 11:00PM for $47.00 per person, the traditional dinner will be a prix fixe menu and served in conjunction with our regular menu and dinner service. Traditional and potent acquavits will also be available. But take care, lest they turn you into a Viking! View the menu here!

A Warm Welcome To Our New Executive Chef
Lucas Sousa

Lucas Sousa, most recently Executive Sous Chef of the award-winning Vidalia restaurant in Washington, D.C., began in early May as Executive Chef at Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Sousa previously held Sous and Chef de Cuisine posts in D.C. within the Knightsbridge Restaurant Group’s highly rated Bibiana, 701 Restaurant and The Oval Room.


In his own words: “Having done a stint at No. 9 Park several years ago, I’m excited to return to Boston and proud to have the opportunity to cook at BHHB for the neighborhood of Beacon Hill and for the community of Boston at large.”

Summer Menu Celebrates New England
Salad

This summer, we are celebrating the tastes and flavors New England has to offer with a new menu created by new Executive Chef Lucas Sousa. Chef Sousa is featuring everything seasonal, from a strawberry & rhubarb salad with spinach, arugula, pistachio and almond vinaigrette to chilled cucumber fennel soup with dill, charred yogurt and lemon oil to Scituate scallops with parsnip, roasted carrots, farro, brown butter and hazelnuts. With an emphasis on the array of ingredients coming straight from local farms and fishermen, these delicious dishes will more than satisfy and will evolve as the summer progresses. So enjoy these fantastic flavors while you can!
Click here to view the dinner menu

Whispering Viking
Whispering viking

A spin on the popular “Cheers” episode in which Wayne is stumped by the fictional drink order, “The Screaming Viking,” our expert bartenders here at BHHB have fashioned the “Whispering Viking,” a soothing and refreshing blend of vodka, cucumber, mint and fresh lime juice. This Viking is in perfect alignment with the summer solstice, and the languorous summer which follows.

The Whispering Viking
Muddled Cucumber
3 oz. Vodka
1 oz fresh lime juice
Soda water
Mint

Serve in a rocks glass over ice and garnish with mint and a wedge of cucumber!

Picnic in the Park Is Back!
park

What better way to enjoy a leisurely and possibly even sultry summer day or evening than eating bistro-fare al fresco? Beginning May 15th, 2014, surprise that special someone with a gourmet meal of your choosing. Guests pick from our normal lunch and dinner menus and need only call 1-hour ahead to place their order “Picnic Style.” Your meal will be tucked away in a rustic picnic basket along with a blanket for leisurely picnic-dining. Grab that special someone and get outside! Available Monday through Friday from 11:30AM to 3:00PM, and during our dinner hours seven days a week.

Please call 617-723-7575 for reservations.

Summer Getaway
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When you have something like this in your backyard, there’s no need to get away in order to escape. Located on Charles Street in the heart of Beacon Hill, Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro is the perfect place to get away from city life without leaving all of its comforts. Whether you enjoy a leisurely day on the BHHB’s quaint patio, take a stroll along the Esplanade, peruse the local boutiques, or head down to the waterfront for a refreshing breeze, the BHHB is just minutes from it all. Book an overnight stay from now until August 31st in one of our Queen rooms (with a complimentary breakfast in our award-winning bistro) for only $285.00 a night. Just call us directly and ask for the “summer special.” It’s our summer special for your special summer!!
Please note that tax and gratuities are not included. Blackout dates may apply.

Click here to learn more about the hotel

Sparkle 7!
Beautiful woman in retro style

Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 8th, 2014 from 3:30PM – 5:00PM as we host “Sparkle VII,” an event billed as “…an afternoon of fashion, food & fun.” The event will bring together ladies and gentleman from around Greater Boston to sip cocktails, enjoy light fare and finger foods, and view the latest styles during an afternoon charity fashion show to benefit Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women.

Modeling the latest summer fashions will be editors, producers, writers and on-air talent from some of Boston’s most prominent media outlets. Graciously donating their time to this year’s event will be: Ami Albernaz, writer for The Boston Globe, Nelly Carreño, meteorologist on NECN, Cheryl Fenton, freelance beauty, fashion and lifestyle magazine writer, Brittany Jasnoff, managing editor of Boston magazine, Kate Merrill, anchor of WBZ-TV Morning News, Hilary Milnes, lifestyle reporter for BostInno.com, Lisa Pierpont, editor at Boston Common magazine, and for the first time in the history of the event, the first male model, Jonathan Soroff, columnist for The Improper Bostonian. This year’s special guest host will be one of Boston’s most well-known fashionistas, Tonya Mezrich, co-fashion designer for mike&ton, jewelry designer for her own label Jewel Design By Tonya and NECN‘s fashion expert.

This year’s style makers will be glammed up from head-to-toe in outfits, accessories and beauty products from Boston’s best designers, boutiques and beauty experts including: The Beauty Mark, Christina K. Pierce Fashion Agency, Crush Boutique, G2O Spa + Salon, Holiday, LIT Boutique, mike&ton, Shake the Tree, Twilight and Uniform.

The all-inclusive $25.00 admission price is not only a front row seat to the afternoon fashion show, set in communal seating to encourage gab and gossip, but also includes: gourmet hors d’oeuvres, (1) cocktail provided by Brockman’s Gin (full cash bar also available), an exclusive “Sparkle VII” discount giving attendees 15%-20% off at all participating vendors, and a complimentary gift bag filled with goodies galore. Proceeds from the event will go directly to Rosie’s Place.

Every year Sparkle sells out well in advance. Tickets are required and can be purchased by visiting https://sparkle7.eventbrite.com. All major credit cards are accepted and tickets are non-refundable. This is a 21+ event.