I was recently invited to a bloggers' lounge party at Bella Luna. I graciously accepted the invitation knowing that refreshments would be on the house. I've always heard good things about Bella Luna from friends who live in JP and although I am familiar with their close neighbor the Milky Way--I had never been able to dine at Bella Luna.
Among the h'ourderves served were rosemary shrimp, fried mozzarella with prosciutto and arugula, and pizza with roasted fennel and mozzarella. I'm not a fan of sweets, but the cannoli and tarts intrigued me and were exceptional. I washed it down with a very dry Riesling.
The entire experience was quite amusing--as you would expect from a gathering of bloggers and web media folks the variety of people was staggering. The common internet nerd isn't usually the most outwardly social person. So it was interesting seeing what type of people are bloggers in the area. Unsurprisingly, most of the people there were food bloggers of some sort--and female. I think I met two or three men--all of which were not food bloggers; and around a dozen women who all blogged about food in some form. Hm.
Also, a girl spilled wine on my pants.
403-405 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, 617 524 606, www.milkywayjp.com/bellaluna.html