Congress Street Crawl

From the desk of Chrissy Kratz, Event Manager

A few weeks ago, my AE Events colleague Elaina and I were treated to a night out on the town by our friends at the Barbara Lynch Gruppo led by the amazing Maura Lacy (Private Events Manager at Menton). This night will henceforth be known as our “Congress Street Crawl.”


We started off the night in the intimate Gold Bar at Menton, where Maura told us about the nearly endless opportunities at the restaurant as we sipped sparkling rose. From a VIP Dinner in their Chef’s Room, to a Rehearsal Dinner in their Private Dining Room, to a complete buyout for a Holiday Party – the sky’s the limit! Of course, the highlight was Menton’s house dish, the Butter Soup, served tableside with shellfish, caviar and honey.  Yum!

Our next stop was Sportello, where Alex Nystedt (General Manager) talked through the unique seating layout as we enjoyed red wine – a modern take on a diner with an open kitchen and winding counters.


Elaina and I then enjoyed a culinary tour like no other. We shared the Potato Gnocchi with lobster, the Strozzapreti with braised rabbit, and the Tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce (both of our favorites – hands down!) before ending with a decadent coconut cake. I still have dreams about that meal.


We ended our night at Drink where Tyler Lymer (Manager) walked us through the concept of this industrial, but extremely welcoming bar. The coolest thing about Drink is the fact that they have no set cocktail menu. If you don’t have a specific cocktail in mind, simply tell the bartenders your likes and dislikes and they will create something amazing. I highly recommend this route – you will NOT be disappointed.

*Fun fact, did you know that when a bartender leaves Drink, they leave something hidden in the bar? Next time you’re in, see if you can spot a piece of intimate apparel hanging in a corner! 


Elaina and I had such a wonderful time connecting with new friends and exploring all that these establishments have to offer. Thank you again to Maura for setting up such a great evening, and to everyone we met along the way! We at AE Events encourage you to go on your own Congress Street Crawl!