This week, I was invited to a very special dinner at Grafton Street in Harvard Square where their chef, Eric Gregory, and bartender, Morgan Carney, created a menu pairing dishes with cocktails using gin from Berkshire Mountain Distillers. As a fan of BMD and the folks at Grafton, I was excited to see what they would present. I was struck by how naturally the cocktails worked with the food, in particular the first drink that incorporated muddled watermelon. It was a bright, refreshing beverage that worked beautifully with the smoked salmon. Neither overpowered the other, and that’s an impressive feat especially when working with such delicate flavors. I hope the photos show just how enjoyable the food and cocktails were… it also helped that we were sitting outside on the patio. The perfect way to spend a summer night.