Taste of the Back Bay in Boston

Top of the Hub's Aleksandr Pilyavskiy; Executive Chef, Stefan Jarausch; and Sous Chef, Jason Walker, left to right, welcome guests to the Taste of the Back Bay. (Photo: R. J. Donovan)
Top of the Hub’s Aleksandr Pilyavskiy; Executive Chef, Stefan Jarausch; and Sous Chef, Jason Walker, left to right, welcome guests to the Taste of the Back Bay. (Photo: R. J. Donovan)

Top of the Hub was among the many restaurants participating in the 21st annual Taste of the Back Bay. Greeting guests on behalf of the restaurant and serving up a taste of Meyer Lemon Meso Cured Halibut were Aleksandr Pilyavskiy; Executive Chef, Stefan Jarausch; and Sous Chef, Jason Walker.

Presented by The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay at the Prudential Tower’s Skywalk Observatory and attended by more than 300 guests, the culinary fundraiser showcased a sampling of the finest signature dishes, desserts, wines and micro-brewed beers available in the Back Bay.

A portion of the night’s proceeds benefited Food For Free.  Bridging the gap between waste and want since 1981, Food For Free rescues fresh food – food that might otherwise go to waste — and distributes it within the local emergency food system where it can reach those in need.

Also represented at the event were L’Espallier, Abe & Louie’s, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Baur Wine & Spirits, and Georgetown Cupcakes, among others.  Entertainment was provided through the Berklee College of Music by The Christian Conti Trio and The Rude Band.

Incidentally, we are told that Top of the Hub will once again unfurl the red, white and blue for its annual Fourth of July celebration high above the Back Bay.  One of the most popular events on the restaurant’s yearly calendar, the evening-long party on Monday, July 4, begins at 6 p.m. with guests enjoying a complimentary Chef’s Welcome Reception showcasing passed hors d’oeuvres and tempting cocktails.

At 7 p.m. guests will be seated for a five-course dinner designed by Executive Chef Stefan Jarausch. A simulcast of the Boston Pops concert, live from the Hatch Shell below, begins at 8:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available for guests throughout dinner.

The night will be capped with a dazzling, sky-high view of the fireworks over The Charles River (weather permitting). Guests may also view the fireworks spectacular from the Skywalk Observatory.

Space is limited. For information and reservations, call 617-536-1775.  The established tone for the event is dressy-casual attire, with collared shirts required for the gentlemen.

Offering panoramic views of the city from every table, Top of the Hub is located at 800 Boylston Street on the 52nd floor of The Prudential Tower.

To learn more about Top of the Hub, visit www.topofthehub.net.

Enjoy!