Things To Do in the Back Bay of Boston, MA! 

It’s getting warmer in Boston, the perfect time to walk around your surrounding neighborhoods and indulge in new restaurants and experiences. Here are some of our favorite things to do in the springtime in Back Bay

 

Take A Walk In the gardens  

This yeah, head into the backyard of Church Park and follow the paths to the oldest wartime victory garden in the country. When the time is right, Boston gardeners apply their green thumbs in one place, and the results are always worth seeing. By the time the hot sun of July arrives, all gardens will be in full bloom. Catch the first buds now and get a whiff to spark spring nostalgia. 

 

Enjoy the sun and the landscapes  

As the sun gets warmer and stronger, the bustle picks up on Newbury Street. Shop at your favorite brand-name, or local small business, and take a seat and a number of cafes and restaurants. 

 

Back Bay may not yet be quite as lush in the spring as it will be in the summer months, but a visit to the MFA (Museum of Fine Art) will give a sense of what the warmer summer weather will bring. A stroll through the galleries will warm the heart regardless of the temperatures outside. It’s one of our favorite things to do in Back Bay – give it a try! 

 

Enjoy Sharable Greek Plates at Committee  

Inspired by the modern-day “ouzeri” found throughout Greece, Committee is the kind of vibrant, welcoming place where the conversation flows, the sharable plates delight and satisfy, and the creative cocktails keep the mood light and fun. Step in and kick back in a gathering place that brings a new spark–and a true taste of Greece–to the Boston waterfront.

 

Looking for something a little more special? If you have friends and family visiting this spring, consider hosting a private event at Committee in Boston, MA. Be the life of the party and the talk of the town by hosting your event at Committee in Boston, MA! Bring the energy, spark, and fun of a cocktail party to an event of any size at Committee. In our high-energy eatery by Boston’s waterfront, guests mix and mingle over Greek Meze, a dining concept originating in the Mediterranean that encourages them to sample, share, and socialize.

 

To visit Committee in Boston, MA, make reservations with us today by visiting our website, giving us a call, or walking in! Learn more here. 

Brunch Essentials To Try This Spring

With the warm weather coming and the days getting longer, brunch season is back – although it never really went anywhere. At Committee in Boston, MA, we have a full Greek brunch menu for you to select from. Consisting of fresh fruits, authentic recipes, and craft cocktails, our brunch can’t be beaten. Keep reading below for more of our fun brunch options! 

 

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Pancakes are the classic choice for many brunch-goers, but at Committee we add a Greek twist. With ouzo-infused blueberries,  lemon zest, and an anthotyro whipped cream, these pancakes truly can’t be beaten. Try our Greek yogurt pancakes today by making brunch reservations on our website. 

 

Baklava Oatmeal

Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of oatmeal? I bet you never thought to order it at brunch, especially at a Greek restaurant. But our Baklava oatmeal is one of a kind and is loved across Boston. Our Baklava oatmeal is made of rolled oats, with toasted walnuts, allspice seasoning, cloves, figs, honey, and shredded phyllo to add in the traditional baklava texture.  

 

Shakshouka

If you have traveled anywhere in the Mediterranean, then you have come across the delicious delicacy of Shakshouka. The Committee Shakshouka has eggs baked in a pan of spiced tomato sauce, topped with peppers, onions, and feta with a side of pita. Visit us in Boston, MA, or order online to try it today. 

 

Breakfast Gyro

If you enjoy Greek food then you have indulged in Gyro’s some time in your life. At Committee in Boston, we put a twist on Gyros for brunch. Our breakfast gyro’s consist of scrambled eggs, grilled halloumi, loukaniko, Florina pepper coulis, and are then wrapped in pita and served with homefries. Try it today by making reservations for brunch at Committee. 

 

Brunch Cocktails 

Lastly, at Committee we have plenty of fun unique craft cocktails to make your brunch even more delicious. Here are just a few of our favorites, but view them all on our menu – and we’re constantly updating them! 

 

C0mmitt33 Mul3 2.0: made with vodka, mango, saffron, ginger beer, and bitters

Aegean-tini: made with Hendricks, Mediterranean tonic reduction, topped off with mastiha, basil, and rose

Boots and Hats: made with St. George Chile Vodka, bison grass, pink peppercorn, galangal, lime, and a delicious yuzu soda

Biscotti Doesn’t Know: made with almond butter rye, white peach, Greek dessert wine, génépy, and topped off with chocolate bitters

 

Visit Committee in Boston, MA for Greek Brunch

Looking for something new to try this spring? Visit Committee in Boston, MA for some delicious Greek brunch foods and drinks. If you haven’t visited us before, learn more on our website. If you have, come back we miss you! 

National Drink Wine Day: Why You Should Choose Greek Wine

Everyone loves a comeback. Greek wine is our favorite comeback. There was a time almost 2750 years ago that Greeks made the best wine in the world and this latest for centuries. All of a sudden, everything wine-related in Greece turned into a dumpster fire. The Greeks did not quit. They knew their ancestors had made astounding wine, and they knew they could do it again. So, in the last thirty years, we have seen the Greeks make the greatest comeback in wine history. 

 

Why Is Greek Wine That Unique? 

The perseverings of Greeks resulted in them taking all the ancient skills and old vineyards and bringing back brilliant Greek wine. Wines that are now the envy of the world. These wines fall into two categories. The first is wines that follow a classic route, using the knowledge of centuries to influence the creation. Second, the wines that are not bound by classic style take influence from wherever they choose, and in some cases just make something unique and groundbreaking. 

 

At Committee, we have separated our wines into those two categories: Classics and Radicals. The Classics, under “Homer”, wrote about wine like no other in the ancient world and believed in our notion of Greek hospitality and Philoxenia. The Radicals, under “George Michael”, because he is fabulous, just like Greek wine. Here are a few of our favorite options.

 

Our Favorite Radicals You Should Try

 “Club Tropicana, drinks are free” – George Michael.

 

Rose of Xinomavro, Kir Yianni “Akakies” PDO Amyndeon 2020

If you could wave a wand and turn kittens into wine.

Black Muscat of Tyrnavos, Papras “Melanthia” PGI Tyrnavos 2020

When George R.R. Martin writes another novel, the characters will drink this. 

Tsapournakos/Xinomavro Voyatzi PGI Velvento 2019

There is a long story about this wine involving the French army.

 

Some Of Our Favorite Classics

“Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, Make the sage frolic, and the serious smile”- Homer.

 

Domaine Spiropoulos ‘Ode Panos’ Brut, PDO Mantinia 2014

Official sparkling wine of ‘Squid Games’. Don’t believe us? Go look it up.

Debina, Glinavos PDO Zitsa 2015

The first Greek sparkling wine. ‘Nuff said.

Moschofilero, Tselepos “Amalia” PGI Arcadia NV

The contemplation of beauty causes the soul to grow wings-Plato. Take a sip, you’ll get it

 

Visit Committee in Boston, MA Today

At Committee in Boston, we have a variety of different wine options for you to choose from for National Drink Wine Day on February 18. Committee is the kind of vibrant, welcoming place where the conversation flows, the sharable plates delight and satisfy, and the creative cocktails keep the mood light and fun. Step in and kick back in a gathering place that brings a new spark–and a true taste of Greece–to the Boston waterfront. Make reservations online today! 

 

Are You Gluten-Free? Try These Greek Gluten-Free Dishes! 

If you are unable to eat gluten or on a gluten-free diet, we have some delicious Greek options for you to try! If you used to think that eating less gluten meant not being able to enjoy Greek dishes anymore, we’re here to prove you wrong. Keep reading to learn more!

 

Souvlakia

This is one dish that does not need an introduction. A simple yet tasty dish, it is easy enough to make at home but can be enjoyed in its truest form at a Greek restaurant near you. Consisting of grilled meat and vegetable pieces on a skewer, you can be sure that this dish is Gluten Free. Pairing it with delicious tzatziki dip, another gluten-free option will make this an exquisite dish. 

 

Seafood 

The seafood in Greece is some of the best in the world and you cannot leave without trying some of these traditional dishes. Mussels and octopus are two of the most popular Greek seafood dishes, and at Committee in Boston, MA you can find this and more. At Committee, we have scallops, octopus, shrimp, calamari, and many other gluten-free fish options. Visit us in Boston, MA to view our full menu and make reservations. 

 

Grilled Vegetables

Greece is filled with healthy, fresh, and vibrant colors and flavors! In addition to serving plenty of dishes with seafood and meat, we also have plenty of vegetarian gluten-free options – our menu truly can’t be beaten. We have roasted squash dishes, potatoes with a garlic dip, zucchini crisps, and mich more. 

 

Spanakorizo

Spanakorizo is another simple yet popular and delicious dish consisting of rice and spinach. Not only is it gluten-free, but it also has great nutritional value. Spinach is full of antioxidants and fiber, adding lemon will help absorb some iron. Lastly, rice is a great source of carbohydrates to provide you with sustenance throughout the day.

 

Rizogalo

Lastly, a simple Greek rice pudding is a comforting and delicious gluten-free option for you to try. It is a thick and creamy treat and best enjoyed if it is served cold. With hints of citrus from lemon added to the rice, Rizogalo shows its Greek roots.

 

Visit Committee in Boston, MA 

Are you gluten-free and have been dying for some authentic Greek food that fits your diet? Visit Committee Ouzeri and Bar in Boston, MA to try our delicious Greek cuisine and craft cocktails all made in-house with fresh ingredients to bring you the best Greece has to offer.

The Best Cozy Cocktails This Winter in Boston, MA

At Committee in Boston, MA, we provide our community with unique cocktails crafted to perfection by our in-house bartenders. In the winter, it can be difficult to leave the house and enjoy the luxuries the city has to offer. This year, try something new by coming down to Committee and trying one of our craft cocktails with delicious Greek meze. Keep reading below to learn more about our favorite cocktails and where to find them in Boston! 

 

Vodka Cocktails in Boston, MA

At Committee in Boston, MA, we have a variety of different vodka cocktail options, each with a unique twist. Are you skeptical about vodka cocktails? We understand, but you can trust that these are like nothing you’ve had before! 

 

C0mmitt33 Mul3 2.0

Our version of the Moscow mule, this delicious drink comes with mango, saffron, ginger beer, and bitters. It can’t be missed! 

 

Boots and Hats

Our Boots and Hats cocktails are made with our St. George Chile Vodka. Made with bison grass, pink peppercorn, galangal, lime, and yuzu soda, this cocktail will pair perfectly with any of our Greek meze plates. 

 

Rum Cocktails in Boston, MA 

On top of vodka cocktails, we also have delicious rum cocktails to get you in the cold weather spirit. Not everyone enjoys rum, but we recommend that you give these a go. With our spices and flavor additions, you will barely be able to notice the rum! 

 

Daikiri-San ダイキリをください

Made with Flor de Cana 12yr and acidified pineapple, this may be one of our most unique cocktails. Perfect for those looking to try something new, this drink also contains sesame, ginger, nori, santaka chili, and light lime zest.  

 

Miss Kleo’s Crystal Ball

This crystal ball cocktail is made with Kleo’s mastiha and a delicious Oaxacan rum. Topped off with sumac, plum, sage, and lemon, it can’t be missed.

 

Tequila Cocktails in Boston, MA

At Committee in Boston, MA, tequila is one of our favorites. We have a variety of tequila cocktails, each with a different brand. Top off the New Year with a delicious tequila cocktail. 

 

#Flannel is the Color of My Energy

This cozy cocktail contains Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila and is served with spiced pear, maple-cider shrub, ginger, lemon, and a sparkling rose to add a little carbonation. 

 

Making Fetch Happen

Our last recommended cocktail for you to try this winter is Making Fetch Happen, made with Vida mezcal, toasted pistachio orgeat, persimmon, and lastly a little bit of pineapple. Try it today! 

 

Visit Committee in Boston, MA 

You can find the comfort of these cozy craft cocktails at Committee in Boston, MA. We strive to bring feelings of community and culture to everyone we serve, and every cocktail our bartenders make for you. Make a reservation today or come on in! 

The Philosophy Behind Greek Hospitality

Greek hospitality can be seen in its truest form in every person who is or feels Greek. Philoxenia, the Greek work for hospitality, is literally translated as “friend to the stranger.” This is the concept of welcoming and caring for all visitors coming in and out of your doorstep. At Committee, we have a strong foundation within this mindset of Greek hospitality. 

 

Hospitality within Greek countries is a code of values that is followed in local hostels, restaurants, and luxury resorts. With entrepreneurs and business owners always looking to give travelers the best experience, many other aspects are encompassed within Greek tourism. 

 

Greek Hospitality

For some Greek business owners, the hospitality business has deep roots within mythology and religious beliefs. Greek communities have fostered this state of mind and way of life behind philoxenia, the Greek term for hospitality as mentioned above. There is a strong tourist industry that has been built upon this philosophy. Many follow the notion that philoxenia is part of the Greek DNA, and this has been continuously challenged. With that being said, in Ancient Greek times, there was great virtue bestowed upon a host and the guest.  

 

Philotomo & Philoxenia 

Philoxenia and Philótimo are two terms that encompass the Greek value for pleasant and unique hospitality. Philoxenia, which translates to friends of the stranger, and Philotimo, which signifies strong personal honor, can hand in hand to create a unique meaningful tourism experience. Having the ability to go above and beyond for someone – dictated by both personal and professional obligations. A word that truly signifies doing anything for someone without the need for something in return – something that I think we can all see in Greek hospitality. 

 

Greek Generosity 

Philoxenia is also related to geneodoria, a word that signifies Greek generosity and yet another key trait in the character of Greek people. As you can see, based on the language they built, many words were created to explain simple experiences within the hospitality world. This concept of geneodoria can be seen in different shapes and forms. These terms and notions of Greek generosity and hospitality can be seen visiting a luxury resort in Greece, or simply smiling at a stranger or eating at a friend’s house. 

 

Visit us in Boston, MA

You can find the comfort of Greek hospitality close to home by visiting us at Committee in Boston, MA. We strive to bring feelings of community and culture to everyone we serve, and every dish we prepare! Make a reservation today, or order online. 

Reasons Why Greek Food Is The Healthiest Cuisine

A team of 25 nationally recognized health professionals found that the Mediterranean diet is the Top diet in the world according to the U.S. World News Report. The foundation of this Mediterranean and Greek diet lies in the eating habits of the people in these regions. The Mediterranean diet is based around fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains and lean proteins. The occasional piece of red meat can be seen but is not as common as fish and chicken. 

In addition to providing a balanced diet, this cuisine is famous for its love of olive oil, easily giving you a strong source of omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also lower in saturated fat than butter, making it a great alternative. Ultimately, traditional Greek food is both healthy and flavorful. On top of that, it’s rich in antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, and vitamins. By incorporating Greek staple ingredients like vegetables, herbs, olive oil, and lean meats in your diet, you will provide your body with a full nutritious balance.

 

Here are some more reasons as to why you should incorporate Greek food into your diet. 

Full of Flavor

If you ask someone why they love Greek food, the common response will probably be because of the strong flavors. Greece is widely known for its food and wine culture, and many of the dishes have been adapted over time. Greek food is full of diversity and influences from countries throughout the Mediterranean. A delicious blend of citrus, herbs, oils, and meat help set Greek food apart.

 

Fresh, Fresh, Fresh!

The ingredients used in almost every Greek dish have to be of the utmost freshness. Greece is home to many different spices like basil, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme. On top of this, Greece is surrounded by oceans offering access to incredibly fresh fish, vegetables, and much more right off of their coasts. Incorporating and regularly consuming fresh and unprocessed foods is why so many people live their best lives eating a fresh Greek diet. 

 

It’s The Healthiest

Lastly and most importantly, the Greek diet is undoubtedly the healthiest. With a plethora of appetizers and entrees, it’s silly to talk about Greek food without mentioning the health benefits. Greek communities earn their daily dose of vitamins through vegetables, fruit, and fish. Similar to Ancient Greece, the focus remains on vegetables, proving friendly for vegetarians. Meat dishes are traditionally considered aside for the entree itself. Modern Greek food incorporates many more meat dishes, but many proteins are still consumed through beans, seafood, and other lean proteins.

 

Visit Committee in Boston, MA

At Committee in Boston, MA, we want to give you the opportunity to experience Greek cuisine hands-on. With fresh ingredients and unique dishes, you cannot miss this place on your next trip to Boston, MA, or for your next date night out! Visit us today, or make reservations on our website! 

5 Popular Greek Dishes To Try This Winter

With the winter season approaching, it is a perfect time to try something new. Whether that means making a New Years’ resolution or treating yourself to a night out with friends for the holidays – here are some great Greek dishes to try in Boston this winter! Visit us at Committee in Boston to try any of these 5 dishes – we promise you won’t regret it. 

 

Gyro

Gyros are a traditional Greek dish, consisting of meat from a vertical rotisserie stuffed into a pita with a variety of stuffings such as french fries, salads, and tzatziki. At Committee, we bring a unique twist by creating Bao Gyro, with more of a BBQ taste. 

 

Souvlaki

Souvlaki is the traditional Greek dish of meats and/or vegetables grilled on skewers. At Committee, we use lamb marinated in lemon with a delicious side of tzatziki. In places besides Greece and for many tourists, souvlaki may be made with a variety of different meats, but the traditional meat choice typically is pork. The word souvlaki itself is derived from the Latin word for a skewer. 

 

Spanakopita (Vegetarian)

One of the most popular and vegetarian dishes in Greek communities and at Committee in Boston is spanakopita. The delicious spinach pies are a great alternative to those who choose to not eat meat. At Committee, we serve our spanakopita with a Turkish twist with spinach and feta dumplings with a tomato sauce. Try it today, order online, or make reservations! 

 

Soutzoukakia

If you have your favorite local Italian restaurant, we understand the importance of delicious meatballs. In the Greek communities, we have soutzoukakia. The difference between your Italian meatballs and our Greek meatballs is the traditional Mediterranean spices and cinnamon that brings a more sweet and spicy dish. The soutzoukakia red sauce is unlike any other, try it for yourself today! 

 

Kritharoto 

Lastly, on our list of must-haves, this winter is kritharoto. Another merge between Italian and Greek cultures, this dish combines your favorite risotto and kritharaki – the Greek alternative. A delicious mixture of orzo with fried clams, shrimp, and calamari topped with saffron broth, this is the perfect comfort food for winters in Boston. 

 

Visit Committee in Boston

Committee Boston strives to bring the true taste of Greek to the Boston seaport and beyond. Come in and kick back in this atmosphere that brings a new spark to the Boston community.

Things to do in Seaport

It is indeed better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. That’s the feeling when before the big vacation day. It does not have to be a week or a month-long, but it has to be an extended vacation. One beautiful place to spend that whole day or two is Seaport District. 

Because vacation calories do not count, here are some things you can do in Seaport! Continue reading below to learn about seven things to do in Boston’s Seaport!

Attend a concert at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Are you a fan of live music? Blue Hills Bank Pavilion is a perfect location for your interest. It is one of the best locations for live music concerts in Boston Harbor. With its 5000 seats for shows that run from May to September, the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion is a great place to unwind and enjoy great live performances from some of the most renowned performers.

Shopping Spree at One Seaport

In for a crazy shopping spree? One Seaport is the best location for you! It is an excellent choice for you and your family in case you’re not alone. It offers a variety of entertainment apart from shopping. It is a great destination for dining, retail, fitness, and even entertainment. Stores range from Bonobos and L.L.Bean to lululemon, Outdoor Voices, and Away Luggage.

City Cruise

The famous Spirit of Boston leaves from the Seaport by the World Trade Centre year-round. You can hitch a ride for a view of Boston. Apart from the ride and the scenery, you may also enjoy enticing offers such as exotic dinners cruises, whale watches, and exciting excursions to islands sitting offshore.

Tour and Taste Beer From the Local Brewery

Harpoon Brewery and Beer Garden are some of the many fine breweries in the Seaport District. You may take a tour and visit the brewery. Apart from serving great fresh brews, it offers weekly events and memorable festivals. It’s an experience you do not want to miss.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts 

The Institute of Contemporary Arts is one great location to take in modern art. It is located in the water just ahead of the Harborwalk. It offers numerous contemporary art such as visual arts, film, and video performances. Thursday is a perfect day to attend because the admission is free for all visitors from 5-9 pm. Also, kids under 17 can participate for free any day.

Go Dancing at the Grand

Are you enthusiastic about dancing and nightclubbing? Seaport is home to one of the most popular clubs in Boston; The Grand. You can be sure to enjoy music from tops Disc Jockeys and great bottle service.

Dine at Committee

After your day is packed with activities, head to Committee Ouzeri + Bar. Committee is serving up delicious and authentic Greek food and even better drinks! Enjoy your meals at a fun place with an authentic taste of Greece right on Boston’s waterfront. Are you looking for brunch, dinner, or drinks? Committee is the place to go in Boston’s Seaport! Check it out during your visit. 

Visit Committee Today

At Committee, we’re offering a welcoming place to dine! Visit us today to enjoy authentic Greek foods and refreshing cocktails. You won’t regret making this stop in Boston’s Seaport! Give us a call today at (617) 737-5051, or make your reservation online. We look forward to serving you!

Traits of a Good Bartender

No one wants to go to a bar and have a lousy night. However, it’s not uncommon to be confronted with a rude or unattentive bartender busy with everything except taking your drink order. Things can get frustrating when it takes forever to get that drink. Of all the possible bad bartending pitfalls, there are some stellar bartenders out there that will ensure that guests have the best time possible and that your bar picks up great reviews. You can avoid being stuck with bartenders that disappoint by identifying key traits when seeking someone for a new bartending position. Take a look at some top characteristics of a good bartender. Head to Committee Boston and experience our fabulous drinks and even better bartenders!

Knows Their Drinks

A bar is a place where people buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, which means that it’s paramount that a bartender has keen knowledge about various drinks. Bartenders are knowledgeable about their craft if they are to be effective. Being an expert mixologist who is well-versed in everyday beers and cocktails, plus those less common drinks, is a star quality to possess. A bartender can offer guests recommendations about a drink to try or what drink to pair with their meal. It’s a must that a bartender knows their drinks.

A Bartender Must Maintain Cleanliness

A clean environment is a healthy and inviting space, and your bartend should ensure that cleanliness is an everyday practice on the job. Bar cleaning may not be a glamorous part of the job description, but it’s essential nonetheless. It’s all about the kind of experience that you give to your guests. A clean and tidy bar will attract and keep guests coming back, and any bartender that values cleanliness is an asset.

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

It helps that a bartender is a people person, but more importantly, that bartender understands what it means to offer excellent customer service. A bartender should be vibrant and friendly to let guests feel welcome and at ease. A smile and a warm greeting can go a long way when bartending, and so can being responsive and attentive. Seek out a personable bartender who can quickly form connections with people and knows how to handle different personalities and situations. 

Exemplify Excellent Time Management and Memory

Effective time management is a common challenge to bartending, and having a good memory is also helpful. Not all orders will be simple; some may include uncommon or long names and long, multiple requests in one order. Things can get complicated fast, and you have to work under pressure and deliver orders promptly and stay connected with guests, all the while keeping them happy. A bartender must deliver on time management and have a good memory to make their bartending something boss and guests appreciate.

Visit Committee Boston’s Bar

For the best drinks and the most satisfying bar experience, come have a great time at Committee Boston. Here you’ll find the most lively and delightful bartenders that will ensure that you have a good time while enjoying your favorite, most delicious drinks. Your satisfaction is our priority! Give us a call today to make your reservation at (617) 737-5051!