The health and safety of Bar Boulud Boston guests, colleagues and our community are of paramount importance at all times. As of March 26, in keeping with government and health guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19, Mandarin Oriental, Boston has taken the difficult decision to temporarily close, and Bar Boulud Boston will also be temporarily closed until further notice. Takeout and delivery services are no longer available. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back to Bar Boulud Boston in the near future.

The Classics

Pairing food and wine is one of the great joys of being a sommelier. Our restaurants are our testing grounds, working with the chef to create new and exciting pairings. While we certainly have great respect for what’s new and innovative, our true reverence is for that which is classic. Muscadet and oysters. Foie-Gras and Sauternes.  Loire Valley goat cheese (like Crottin de Chavignol) and a glass of Sancerre. The classics.

Carl Jung famously said that the truly modern man is actually old-fashioned, and with that in mind, we’re taking it back to the root this week. We will be exploring prime examples of classic French wine appellations, names like Vosne-Romanée, Meursault-Perrières 1er Cru, Cornas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. With the world always pushing towards what is shiny and new, it’s comforting to know that some things are steadfast, some things are classic.