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April 2012 Archive

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BOSTON RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Park Restaurant has opened in Cambridge Park Restaurant & Bar has opened in the former Redline space in Harvard Square. The intimate neighborhood restaurant/bar features New American comfort classics like roasted half chicken, bar steak and slow roasted brisket along with a "meat pie" of the day. For dessert, you might find a seasonal fruit pie or hazelnut, coffee and dark chocolates with a tart cherry-brandy compote. Dinner nightly. Park Restaurant & Bar, 59 JFK St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-491-9851.
 
Chef Patricia Yeo (formerly of Ginger Park and OM Restaurant & Lounge) has opened Moksa Restaurant, her newest venture in Cambridge's Central Square. The Pan Asian izakaya offers everything from dumplings, wraps and stuffed roti to kimchi noodle knots, duck confit fried rice and pork belly kebabs. Lunch & Dinner daily. Moksa Restaurant, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-661-4900.
 

News Bytes

Small Plates, Big Pours at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a Small Plates, Big Pours promotion in the bar area through May 10, 2012. For $24.95, guests can select a small plate (sliced filet mignon, seared ahi tuna, lobster tempura, etc.) paired with an oversized wine pour. The selections range from Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley to Penley Estate Gryphon Merlot from Australia. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 217 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-292-0808.
 
Bambara Hosts CHEFploitation Dinner Series
Executive chef Jay Silva rounds up some of the city's greatest culinary minds for his CHEFploitation dinner series at Bambara starting April 25 with Anthony Mazzotta of Catalyst. The May 10 dinner features Dante de Magistris of dante and Marc Orfaly of Pigalle will be in the house on June 11. Each chef will prepare a five-course wine dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. to be included on Bambara's menu for one evening. Menu highlights include, Mazzotta's veal duo marsala (braised veal cheek and slow roasted veal), chef Dante's famous strozzapreti pasta, and Orfaly's classic Armenian ‘Monti' soup. The special menu is available $65 per person (regular menus will also be available all evening as well). Bambara, Hotel Marlowe, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02141, 617-868-4444.
 
Lunch & Extended Hours at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen has extended their hours and is now open on Mondays. The southern style restaurant is also serving up lunch Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays when you can nosh on everything from a grilled chicken Corner Salad with black beans and chipotle lime vinaigrette to a Vermont cheddar burger with sweet potato fries. Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen, 604 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02118, 617-536-1100.
 
The Chocolate Bar at The Langham, Boston Chocolate Bar Back at Café Fleuri
The Chocolate Bar buffet is back at Café Fleuri at The Langham, Boston. The Chocolate Bar features items like truffles, whoopie pies, cotton candy, and chocolate croissant bread pudding. The Chocolate Bar is available every Saturday through June 30, 2012, and costs $40 for adults, $28 for children (ages 5-12). Café Fleuri, The Langham, Boston, 250 Franklin St., Boston, MA 02110, 617-451-1900.
 

Chef Shuffle

Chef Robert Tobin is the new chef at Aura, replacing Rachel Klein, who moved over to the kitchen at Asana at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston on Boylston Street. Tobin was the former executive chef at Asia de Cuba in New York. He is looking to make some changes to the menu at Aura, focusing on local ingredients and New England fare. Aura, Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Ln., Boston, MA 02210, 617-385-4300.
 
Rachel Klein has been named executive chef at Asana at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. She's previously served as executive chef of OM Restaurant & Lounge in Harvard Square. Asana, Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 776 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-535-8800.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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The Newbury Street location of cow-themed ice cream parlor JP Licks has closed. Several other branches remain open. JP Licks, 352 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115, no phone.
 
Southeast Asian restaurant Island Hopper in the Back Bay has closed. Island Hopper, 91 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02115, 617-266-1618.
 

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