The perfect buns, hot from the oven, came on a cloud of pressed white cotton cradled in a silver basket. They weren’t just any rolls, they were Parker House Rolls – baked, served and soon devoured at the Parker House Hotel.
The Omni Parker House at the corner of Tremont and School streets, a bastion of tradition and old-world elegance founded in 1855 in Boston, is still thriving in the 21st century. It is a culinary landmark, as well as a historic hotel. In addition to the famous rolls, Parker House claims to have perfected the Boston Cream Pie and coined the term Scrod.