Mystery Meet | Spring Menu at Church

Church never (ever) fails to impress, and this year’s Spring menu is no exception. We love everything about Church from its brunch, to its church-themed menu, to Chef Jon’s love for all things local, and how its totally off the beaten path. That’s why it was the first location to come to mind when Jacki and I were planning this month’s Mystery Meet. We both agreed, without any debate whatsoever, that (1) we needed to have that mushroom canelone again and (2) other people needed to experience the goodness.

church mystery meet

We realize the clues might have been a little easy this time around for those of you who have been to Church before. “Baby Jesus,” duh. We were hoping that the people who hadn’t heard of Church would look at this list and be like “whaaa..?” — and there were definitely a few so we can consider that a success.

church cocktails

Death – “with this cocktail we have death dressed in velvet, walked her down the cobbled streets of Toledo, where she to this day dances, with the “le fee verte,” locked in a perpetually effervescent prison. This key is yours now.” <– this is why we love Church. If I remember correctly Death has Absynthe and St. Germain in it.

Greed – Hendrick’s gin, St. Germain, diced cucumber, a pinch of white pepper, and a salted cucumber to garnish

And now for the food (!!) ….

duck spring rolls

1st Course: Duck Confit Spring Rolls – napa cabbage, bok choy, apricot IPA chutney. The IPA gave the chutney a unique bitter flavor which cut through the richness of the duck perfectly.

chicken and waffles at church

2nd Course: Country Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Honey Waffle with green garlic gravy. This is one of Church’s signature dishes, but was updated with the green garlic for spring. Definitely more of a savory version of chicken and waffles, the creamy sauce was soaked up by the waffle, and it helps break down the chicken so it literally melts in your mouth…omg.

mushroom canelone

3rd Course: Local Mushroom Canelone with watercress, fresh farm cheese, and green garlic pesto. Another very garlicky dish (which is perfectly fine w/ me), this was basically an American/farmy version of Italian canelone. The shell was a little crispy, and the fresh cheese melted over the mushrooms on the inside.

scallops church boston

4th Course: George’s Bank Scallops with spring vegetable risotto and balsamic fennel vinaigrette. A couple takeaways here: little scallops are better than big scallops, peas in the spring rawk, fennel and balsamic should be paired together more often.

mystery meet at church

Thanks everyone for coming, we look forward to hosting more events in the future!

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8 Responses to Mystery Meet | Spring Menu at Church

  1. Nice job, ladies. I wanted to go to this! I am happy to see all the great spring menu items at Church and will have to stop by soon.

  2. Daisy says:

    I wish I was free to attend this. looks like another amazing mystery meet!

  3. Sam says:

    I want to bottle that green garlic gravy sauce. and put it on EVERYTHING.

  4. funandfearlessinbeantown says:

    I am such a HUGE fan of Church. I wish I could have made this but I was down the street at Sweet Cheeks Q and Happy’s for Bret’s birthday dinner celebration!

  5. I so wish I could have gone to this. I would have ordered that cocktail with the white pepper in it – sounds amazing!!

  6. I think I need to try Greed! Haven’t been to Church, but I figured out the clues right away… just wish I had been able to make it!

  7. Thanks so much for hosting this event! You did a wonderful job!

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