Sunday, February 9, 2014

Oak Long Bar Brunch

Last Sunday I had the chance to attend a Blog And Tweet Boston event at Oak Long Bar. Our brunch was complimentary but all opinions in this post are my own.  Oak Long Bar is in the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel which I had actually never been in before.  I'm so glad this event gave me the chance to try out Oak Long Bar because the brunch was SO good.

It was a beautiful day in Boston and taking the T and walking through Copley Square was so nice. I just breathed in all the fresh warm air that I knew wouldn't last long (and it didn't).

We started out with cocktails. Kate who sat next to me go a traditional Bloody Mary and I got the Presidential Bellini which had rum, prosecco and peach. It was good.  I couldn't taste the peach at all but I like prosecco anytime!  From looking around the room it appeared most people ordered one of the two drinks above.

Suzanne, who works in PR for the hotel, was sitting at the same table and wanted us to try the special "Lobster Bloody Mary." It is $19 and loaded with fresh lobster.  I don't like lobster or Bloody Mary's but Kate said it was delicious!

Suzanne also recommended that we order a Charcuterie for the table and I'm so glad she did. It was delicious.  We had the "Kitchen" size and it was plenty for the 5 of us plus some left over.  I loved the cheddar cheese (cheated and ate dairy) and the fig spread was really good too.

The bread in the top left photo was served right after our drinks came out and it was SO good.  It was warm with lots of butter, sea salt and rosemary.  It was served hot and didn't last long at our table.  We each ordered an entree off the brunch menu.  Can you guess which one is mine?  I ordered the Chocolate Hazelnut French Toast and 4 big pieces were served to me. I could never eat all of that so it was a perfect opportunity to share with my table mates.  It was so good!  I also tried the blueberry pancakes which were delicious and if I ever go back for brunch I'm getting those!  The top right photo is the Breakfast Mac and Cheese which 2 of my table mates got and said was very good.  I don't like eggs so I'll take their word for it.

My table mates: Lindsey (top left), Suzanne (top right), me, Kate (bottom middle) and Leah (bottom right). It was so nice meeting a few new people and of course spending time with Kate too!  We all had great conversations about two of my favorite things - travel and food.  We made a great group!

This hotel opened in 1912 and while it has an old and elegant charm it is modern at the same time. The bar area is very trendy and I can't wait to go back for happy hour.  I'm so glad I went to this event because I don't know if I would have ever thought to check Oak Long Bar out and now I can't wait to go back.  Kate and I have been talking about it all week!

Sadly I totally forget to visit Catie Copley and Carly Copley which I am so sad about.  I knew that they had these 2 adorable dogs but I totally forgot until after I was already home.  So just another reason to go back for a visit. I am a dog lover and thing it is so awesome that they have these 2 dogs at the hotel for guests to enjoy.  If you don't know what I'm talking about read more about them here.

Thank you Blog And Tweet Boston for organizing and thank you Oak Long Bar for having us!  I'll be back for sure!

Linking up for Monday Morning Gossip!


  1. Those have to be the most beautiful pictures of drinks and food I have ever looked at. But a $19 drink?! Whoo! I'm with you, I don't like Lobster or Bloody Mary's either. ICK! The Charcuterie idea was awesome... I have never seen anything like that. You girls had a blast!

  2. Looks like y'all had a good time ....nice to go to these things

  3. Ahhh, jealous, as always! That lobster Bloody Mary... I just cant even wrap my brain around it! Sounds and looks so good!

  4. Looks like an awesome event with fabulous food!

    Thanks for linking up :)