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October 21, 2016 07:15 AM

Jessica Alba knows one of the advantages of traveling for business is all the new eating opportunities. While visiting Boston to speak at the 2016 Forbes Under 30 Summit, the actress and founder of Honest managed to squeeze in some local eats. 

Alba spent Monday evening at Scampo in the city’s Liberty Hotel with several members of her Honest team. After a reception with passed hors d’oeuvres, the party moved inside for a seated dinner. On her menu for the night: Alba ordered the brick chicken with quinoa polenta, pistachios, kale and chervil pesto, the restaurant tells PEOPLE. At the end of the night, the actress gave chef-owner Lydia Shire a big hug and and said how great it was that Scampo was a woman-owned business. 

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Upon exiting the restaurant, Alba spotted a photo of Shire made out of pasta, and said she was much “more beautiful” in real life than in the picture. 

Earlier in the day, Alba spoke at Harvard Business School as part of the Forbes Summit, discussing how she grew her business. She told the audience that “in entertainment, I allowed other people to write my story. In business, you need to know exactly who you are.”

The actress was also spotted leaving Oak Long Bar & Kitchen at the Fairmont Copley Boston Hotel after meeting with business associates. 

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