Fall in Boston: it gives you things worth traveling for. The changing leaves, endless bike rides on our miles of lush trails in the brisk air, and glorious mounds of comfort food. Lucky for you, I’ve got an event that is going to give you all of the above.
Tryst’s Third Annual Culinary Bike Ride (Sunday, October 6th) is a 22 mile tour of local shops, farms, restaurants fueling you with wine and farm-fresh seasonal snacks, culminating in a two-course dinner at the acclaimed Tryst Restaurant in Arlington, MA. So it’s pretty much a day living out every romantic New England fantasy (bonus points if the Sox win).
The tour starts at 11am at Quad Cycles, who is a partner in the event and leader of all-things on two wheels in the area. Head to Ferns Country Store in Carlisle, MA for wine (bonus if you bike hard enough get wine in before noon) and small bites. Second stop is (my favorite!) Wilson Farm in Lexington for a farm tour (no wine here, so load up at Ferns!). Finally, head on home to Tryst for some serious mow-time.
“I wanted to do something that was out-of-the-box and really highlighted the fall season. Everyone does squash soups and seasonal specials… I wanted to do something where diners got to experience it all,” said Chef Paul Turano.
So what is on the menu? I have no idea! If I’m going to make an educated guess based on Tryst’s consistent high marks on just about every review site, snagging Best New Restaurant from Boston Magazine and the local buzz…I think our taste buds are going to be a-ok. You know what really sells me on Tryst though? This:
“I think food should be approachable, without sacrificing standards or techniques” and that good food should be accessible and unpretentious. So it’s basically the Junkyard mantra gently folded into a meaty bolognese.
Like running a marathon on Thanksgiving morning, the Bike & Bite is a pleasure that is all guilt-free. Get tickets now because this event will definitely sell out.
WHEN: Sunday, October 6th, 2013 from 11:00AM to approximately 6:00PM.
HOW MUCH: $40 per person and includes wine tasting and small bites at Ferns Country Store and dinner at Tryst (please note: alcohol and gratuity are not included at dinner). BYOBike! Bike equipment and rentals from Quad Bicycle are an additional $17 per person.
RSVP: Mandatory, and do it HERE!
ADDITIONAL: All guests, whether renting or not, are required to wear a helmet. Without a helmet, guests will not be permitted to ride. Helmets will not be available to rent without bicycle rental at Quad Cycles.