The Consummate Beantown Clambake
We don’t know about you, but when we think about Boston – and iconic foods of Boston – the first things we think of are Boston baked beans, New England clam chowder and lobster.
We have found that most folks really do enjoy the menu we like to call “The Consummate Beantown Clambake”
Here’s what’s in it:
- Lobster for everyone
- BBQ Chicken
- New England Clam Chowder
- Steamed Clams
- Steamed Mussels
- Drawn Butter and Broth
- Boston Baked Beans
- Corn on the Cob
- Red Bliss Potatoes and Onions
- Brown Bread and Butter
And – of course, to finish up the Boston food experience – some nice warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert!
We don’t know about you all, but we are just crazy for Boston baked beans. Seriously, we just can’t get enough of them. Here’s a few fun facts about Boston baked beans, in case you wanted to know:
Boston baked beans are made from navy beans, usually stewed (we know – they’re called ‘baked’, but really, they’re stewed). They use a sauce made from pork and molasses. Boston baked beans were so popular in Boston that, we often refer to our fair city as “Beantown.” In other parts of New England, baked beans are often sweetened with maple syrup. In Colonial New England, baked beans were cooked on Saturdays and then left in their brick ovens overnight so that people could eat a hot meal on Sundays without cooking that day.
The History of Clam Chowder: A New England Tradition
A New England clam chowder, made as it should be, is a dish to preach about, to chant praises and sing hymns and burn incense before. To fight for. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought for–or on–clam chowder; part of it at least, I am sure it was. It is as American as the Stars and Stripes, as patriotic as the national Anthem. It is ‘Yankee Doodle in a kettle.’
– Joseph C. Lincoln (1870-1944)
We don’t know who Joseph C. Lincoln was, but we sure do agree with his assessment of New England Clam Chowder. We are happy to say that our own chowder has received highest of praises from even the choosiest New Englanders.
If you are looking for just the right menu for your wedding, graduation party, reunion, anniversary or other fun event, the Consummate Beantown Clambake may offer just the right menu variety for you and your guests.
We have a number of other Full-Service Catering Menus available for you to review. Please be sure to give our event planners a call to discuss your own menu preferences.