Willkommen!

It was an exciting time for the NXTevent team as we welcomed a 100 new faces from Europe.

Upon arrival at the International Terminal at Logan Airport, our guests were whisked away for a highlights tour of Boston as the coach made its way to a historic seafood venue, overlooking the piers of Boston, much anticipated New England seafood supper.  After long hours of air travel, the fresh air and walk followed by fresh bread rolls and lobster bisque enticed our guests to give in to a warm Bostonian tradition of soup and bread, followed by the American brownie sundae a la lava bomb!

With our comprehensive database of the best Boston tour guides, we added 3 wonderful German-speaking guides to our NXTevent team. Thanks to our very own Laurence Honan and these lovely lades, who are like the Charlie’s angels of German guiding, communication and language barriers were no problem!

From surf to turf, the following evening our group wined and dined at one of our favorite steakhouses, Grille 23. The night began with hors de oeuvres and classic Caesar salad, followed by a divine selection of steaks. To be sure, guests were once again surprised by the American portions and quality of meat! To put the group at ease, NXTevent made sure to provide translated menus so everyone was able to order their steak cooked to perfection!

Rise and shine! To really give our international travelers a taste of New England, we headed north of the city to America’s Bewitching Seaport – Salem, Massachusetts. There was a sense of anticipation in the air as we glimpsed scenes of preparations for the fall season and Halloween festivities. First stop, The House of the Seven Gables – Built in 1668, this is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion inNew England. After an in-depth tour of the property (also translated into German for our group), it was onto America’s Oldest Seaport and Fishing Town – Gloucester, Massachusetts. After a gorgeous seaside walk on the Boulevard from the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial to the Man at the Wheel, guests made their way to Lenny and Dottie Linquata’s restaurant – The Gloucester House.  Out to the Seven Seas Café, directed adjacent to the harbor and the docks where the seafood you eat is delivered to the chef in the kitchen.  The group was in awe of the buoys hanging from the ceiling and the gigantic lobster steamer piled high with steamed lobster, fresh corn and potatoes cooked to perfection. To welcome the group, Lenny shared history of Cape Ann, a few Gloucestertails / tales and demonstrated how to successfully eat a lobster as the group looked on with lots of smiles and laughter.

Filled with lobster and strawberry shortcake, the group continued their tour of Cape Ann and stopped into the quaint town of Rockport for some exploration and shopping. Bearskin Neck offers gift shops, crafts and jewelry shops, candy stores amidst artist studios and delicious cafes. The clouds cleared and it was truly a delightful bright sunny afternoon. As our German guides and NXTevent team escorted the group back to their Boston bound buses, we had a little surprise waiting for them on their bus. After a long day, guests  received a petite bag of Dancing Deer Fall Maple Butter Leaves and Gingerbread Acorns – what a sweet way to end the day.

But we weren’t quite done – a final hurrah at The Harvard Club Back Bay. The only Platinum alumni club inMassachusetts, high ceilings, rich crimson walls, wooden staircases and a glowing fire surrounded the group with the history and prestige of Harvard University. It was the ideal setting for the Harvard Din & Tonics a capella group to perform some of their American jazz inspired repertoire during the cocktail reception. These 13 gentleman performing in their white ties, tails and lime green socks, have an enviable reputation for their impeccable musicality, snappy choreography and hilarious antics. They then escorted the group into the Great Hall for a nicoise salad and tuna tartare “Martini”, mouth-watering surf and turf topped off with a trio of scrumptious desserts (including a modern version of chocolate terrine and traditional Boston cream pie – yum!)

After a great few days – our group returned with fond memories, lobster eating skills and historic insight into our beloved New England.

Check out some pictures from their New England visit

Auf Wiedersehen!!

 

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