Things in the Financial District have been eerily quiet.
Is it that last round of layoffs? Or the bitter, ass-numbing cold?
More likely, everyone’s hunkering down at the opulent new Bond, which opened inside The Langham last week. With its gorge chandeliers; swank, mirrored bar; and blown-up financial bonds on the walls, you’d hardly notice, either. (Recession? What recession?)
The food takes a walk on the loungey side with snack-size plates of lamb kafta meatballs and spicy clam and pancetta pizza, plus a lineup of heartier entrees like scallops with crispy pork belly.
But the real luxuries lie with the desserts: a Vietnamese chocolate and coffee tart with an espresso vodka sidecar, cheesecake lollypops next to dippable Pop Rocks.
You might need to access your savings for a seat.
But hey, a girl’s still gotta eat.
Bond, inside The Langham Boston, 250 Franklin Street, Financial District (617-451-1900 or bondboston.com).