Mystery Meet at Posto

Last week I played Mystery Meet hostess. I’m proud to say that the event was a success!

Our dinner was held at Pizzeria Posto in Somerville last Tuesday night. I already talked about some of the reasons why I picked Posto but it’s really because of one thing: because I really enjoy their food. The food there is simple and well-prepared, and is focused on fresh and high-quality ingredients – the very things that I adore about Italian food. Judging by the empty plates of the Mystery Meet attendees that night, it seems like everyone enjoyed their meals too.

These were the clues that were sent out:

Bianca Garcia of Confessions of a Chocoholic will be our hostess (so if you read my blog you might be able to figure out the location)
This neighborhood has been HONKing since 2009 (since the Honk Festival is held in Davis Square)
Mamma Mia, it’s our first Italian dinner! (yup)
Pinocchio is burning (alluding to the wood-burning stove in Posto)
Enzo saves bottles (alluding to the wine-preservation system)

Our meal included two appetizers, two pastas, two pizzas, and a dessert. I helped pick the menu so I was really excited for everyone to try the different dishes. Posto also offered a special wine flight for Mystery Meet diners:

of course I took advantage of the wine pairings

That photo above was from Mich, my ever-reliable partner in crime. But my friend Dave Kavaler was the official photographer that night, and he took some beautiful photos of the food:

we started with an arugula and endive salad with gorgonzola and a honey-thyme vinaigrette

tomato and goat cheese bruschetta

the chef also sent out some rosemary pita bread with sea salt

classic bolognese with tagliatelle pasta

Maine crab tortellini

Dave had access to the Posto kitchen and so we have some action shots too:

this was the production line for our Margherita pizzas

one Margherita fresh from the wood-burning oven

more to come!

that oven was really hot by the way (over 850 degrees)

and this was the production line for my favorite dish of the night:

the spicy sopressata pizza

We had some tiramisu for dessert – people were already pretty full by the end of the meal but not too full for cake :)

it was great hanging out with some fellow bloggers (Glenn on the left and Christine in the middle)

hanging out with some of my girls

and meeting new people (actually that's my friend Karen in the brown blouse, but I met a lot of new people that night!)

It is Mystery Meet after all, so there was a lot of mingling involved. If you’re in the Boston area, I encourage you to try and attend a Mystery Meet event. (You can get your invitations on the website). It’s always a fun experience.

Kudos to Posto for the great food and warm service. We all had a lovely time. And thank you to everyone who attended this month’s event!

PS – check out Dave’s website (he was the official photographer that night), he takes awesome pics!


26 Responses to “Mystery Meet at Posto”

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    Megan posted July 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I am really intrigued by that rosemary pita bread. Sounds like a successful event!

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    the chocolate tarte posted July 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

    bianca, it looks like a wonderful evening! your pics are fabulous, and the joy you take in food surely is catching!

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks Linda! Somerville is quickly going up my list of favorite dining (and dessert) places ;)

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    Amanda L. (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) posted July 23, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I am so bummed I had to miss this! I LOVE Posto!

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    Tracey posted July 23, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I am so sad I missed this MysteryMeet. I have been wanting to go to Posto for ages! So glad it was a great night!

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted July 23, 2011 at 11:28 am

    So sad I missed this! I am dying to go to Posto. Your meal looks MUCH better than the dinner we had for Eric’s birthday that night!

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    Amy posted July 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I love this place! This location has gone through so many restaurants over the years and I think they finally found one that has staying power. We go here fairly frequently.

    I also signed up for the Mystery Meet- sounds like sooo much fun!

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    MelissaNibbles posted July 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    This is one of the places in Somerville I keep saying I’m going to try, but end up somewhere else. I need to get there!

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      Melissa, I’ll come back to Posto with you! :)

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    Elizabeth posted July 23, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Still have never been to Posto. The food looks fab, and the photos are gorgeous!! Congrats on a great night!

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    Michelle posted July 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    It looks like your Mystery Meet event was a success! I’d love to crash on your date with Melissa to Posto!

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    Seth Resler posted July 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you SO much for hosting! Your photos are beautiful!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted July 24, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Looks like it was a success! I wish I was in Boston to participate:-)

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    Rachel @Healthy_Chicks posted July 25, 2011 at 11:30 am

    WOW, you truly know how to wine and dine Bianca. The entire evening looks wonderful, especially the Maine Crab Tortellini; how unique!

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    Alaina posted July 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I’m so bummed that I had to miss this. Looks delicious!! I’ve driven past Posto so often; I can’t wait to try it out!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted July 26, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Those pizzas!! It was such a bummer to miss this – I have wanted to go to Posto for a while. Now I know that I really have to make that happen! Congrats on a successful meet-up!

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    Susan (Oliepants) posted July 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I love love your pictures of the pizza process!! And it might be because it’s pizza! JK You take wonderful pics. And you obviously eat wonderful food! jealous!

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      Bianca Garcia posted July 26, 2011 at 1:37 pm

      Thanks girl! Eeek I wish I could take credit for the pics but my friend Dave (who’s a professional photographer) was actually the one who took those! And yes, pizza is a wonder food :)

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    Katy posted July 26, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    This looks so fun! And I agree with everyone else — beautiful photos!

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    Alaina posted July 27, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I, too, would like to partake in the dining with Melissa and Michelle. :-)

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    Daisy posted July 27, 2011 at 8:24 am

    gotta love mystery meet. sorry i was too swamped that week to attend, everything looks really delicious…I love a good bolognese and those pizzas yumm

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    Glenn Carr posted July 27, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Bianca – it was a great evening and you are the perfect hostess! Thanks so much for choosing Posto – an excellent resto.

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    cassie posted July 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    nice, the food looks amazing.. :-)

    p.s. i sent you an email via your contact form.. you were the popchips winner from the giveaway i hosted..

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    miriam posted July 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    The food and restaurant look stunning! Sorry to have missed this – I was out of town even though I did get the invite.

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    A plum by any other name posted July 28, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Oh my. The pictures from this event are really something. Yes bolognese can in fact be gorgeous. ;) great post!


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