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A Taste of Metrowest

March 15th, 2011

Tonight I went to the Sheraton Tara (even though I know it’s not called the Tara anymore) for the Taste of Metrowest event. I was there for work, manning the History Center’s informational table.  Of course one of the benefits of that was being able to walk around and sample all that the event had to offer and it was delicious.
I’ll give a quick pictorial run down because there was so much it was a little overwhelming and this isn’t even half of what was there:
Ice cream:


Tuna tartare with seaweed salad:



Walking candy table lady:



Mini crab cakes:

There was just so much more but it was tough taking pictures in there. It was really packed with people and a little tough to navigate in there even though it wa sin the spacious “Grand Ballroom”.  I wanted to say hands-down the best thing I had tonight was from Tomasso.  Creamy polenta with braised shortrib and Parmesan cheese.  It doesn’t look like much but it was amazing!

I’ve never been to Tomasso because it’s pretty expensive, but I might just save up or request it for a birthday dinner or something because if the rest of their menu is this good, it would be worth checking out!

So congrats to the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce for having such a successful event and for having it in Framingham so I could blog about it. And thanks for my work for having me work some delicious over-time 🙂


  1. Tomasso is worth the splurge. I have never had a bad meal there. As a rule anything in the Parmesan cream sauce is unbelievable. I could bathe in that.

    Comment by Matt March 15, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

  2. Hey – how bout a heads up next time Michelle 😉 Wish I had been able to go!

    Comment by Framing a pig March 16, 2011 @ 9:04 am

  3. That’s really up to the chamber’s marketing department and from the crowds that were there, they did a good job at that. Sorry you missed it but I’m just posting about my experience of going.
    I know what you mean and I know sometimes I’ll post about an event I’ll think is interesting if I have time but keep in mind this is first and foremost just a personal blog of things I experience around town.

    Comment by michelle March 16, 2011 @ 10:35 am

  4. I am curious as to the “Noodle Shop” photo I saw in this blog. What restaurant is that and where is it located?

    Comment by Ashara March 16, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

  5. Hi Ashara,
    I don’t know but if you click on the link to the Taste of Metrowest website (in the first paragraph of this post), they have a list of all the exhibitors with links going to thier websites.

    Comment by michelle March 16, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

  6. Michelle,

    Tomasso has a fixed price dinner special Mon-Thurs at $30 – a good one to dine there at a fairly reasonable price!

    I’ve been there a few times on special occasions but next time I’m going on a fixed price night – same food, just not on the weekend!

    Comment by Brett March 16, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

  7. Thanks for this, Michelle – looks yummy! Any idea what restaurant did the desserts, those look fabulous! I’ll have to watch for this next year.

    Comment by Susan March 18, 2011 @ 11:09 am

  8. Hi Ashara,
    I know it has been a couple of week however I wanted to answer your question about the Noodle Shop. That booth was done by Sodexo. This is representative of what they do in their corporate cafeterias. The team that night was from Sodexo at Bose.

    Comment by John March 29, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

  9. I was totally there and it was awesome. Glad to see you were there too.

    Comment by Jax April 25, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

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