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October 2012 Archive

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BOSTON RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Two floors, two bars, a pub style menu and a slew of draft beers --- what more could we ask for? Glynn Hospitality Group, the folks behind The Black Rose, Clery's and Dillon's (among others), recently closed The Purple Shamrock but opened Granary Tavern, a cozy pub that serves up tasty snacks including Harpoon IPA and cheese fondue, corn in the husk with whipped butter, Parmesan and smoked paprika, and country pork pate. Main dishes include burgers, lobster rolls, flatbreads, fish and chips and steak frites, not to mention our favorite, chicken and waffles. Lunch Mon.-Fri, Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun. Granary Tavern, 170 Milk St., Boston, MA 02109, 617-449-7110.
 

News Bytes

Rowes Wharf Sea Grille Hosts the Return of Spooky Tea
From Friday, October 26 through Halloween night, adults and kids should head over to the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille for Spooky Tea. Parents will sip champagne while the little ones can have witches brew apple cider while snacking on Halloween cookies, scones and tea sandwiches. The fun comes after with a Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt around the hotel complete with maps of the best candy haunts. Adults are $39, children $25. Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, 617-856-7744.
 
Cooking Classes at Rialto
Chef Jody Adams is hosting signature cooking classes in Rialto's kitchen. Participants start the day with coffee and scones while chef Adams leads a cooking demonstration, which is followed by a multi-course lunch with wine pairings. The fall schedule is as follows: Fall Harvest on October 14 ($125) featuring antipasti of burrata, squash ravioli, grilled pork tenderloin and farm vegetables; Winter Truffle Indulgence on November 10 ($135) including crudo with truffle salt, truffled potato, arugula and herb salad, and truffled tagliatelle; and Jody's 7 Fishes, An American Italian Christmas Eve on December 8 ($150) featuring oysters with spicy mint granita, deep-fried mussels, octopus salad, lobster ravioli and olive oil braised fish stew. Classes take place from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Recipes for the dishes are also provided. Call 617-661-5050 to reserve a space. Rialto, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-661-5050.
 
Lumiere Hosts Prix-Fixe Family-Style Supper Club on October 24
On October 24 at 7 pm, Lumiere hosts a prix-fixe family-style supper club dinner. Sit at a communal table and start off with roasted local carrots with cranberry maple chutney before moving on to tagine of Vermont veal with local root vegetables and Maine golden eye beans with dried local apricots and preserved lemons. A pairing of beers from Pretty Things complements the meal. Dessert is Lanni Orchards apple crumble with maple sugar ice cream and molasses caramel. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Dinner is $45 per person; $15 for beer pairing. Lumiere, 1293 Washington St., West Newton, MA 02465, 617-244-9199.
 
Abe & Louieā€™s Revamps Cocktail and Dessert Menus
Abe & Louie's introduces new cocktail list with libations like the Diva Martini with Hendricks Gin, St. Germain, ruby red grapefruit and sparking wine, along with a nice selection of by-the-glass wine options. The redesigned dessert menu includes a skillet chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and candied pecans. Abe & Louie's, 793 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-536-6300.
 
Eastern Standard Celebrates Oktoberfest
Celebrate Oktoberfest for the entire month at Eastern Standard with authentic German food and drink. Dishes include a sausage platter (complete with German potato salad), charcuterie with house-made German sausage and Barman's bratwurst with cabbage and mustard. Wash it all down biergarten style with a Schneider Weisse Hopfen Weisse or a chocolaty Monchshof Schwarzbier. Eastern Standard, Hotel Commonwealth, 528 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215, 617-532-9100.
 

Chef Shuffle

Cory Williams, previously of Navy Yard Bistro in Charlestown, has been named chef de cuisine of The Metropolitan Club in Chestnut Hill. The Metropolitan Club, 1210 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, 617-731-0600.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Boston to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. The Federalist, R.I.P.

Noche closed its doors in mid-September. This South End hidden gem served New American cuisine with Latin flair. Boston Nightlife Ventures has announced they will move the concept to another location with hopes to open in Spring 2013. The company is also looking to open a new concept in the former Noche space in Winter 2013. Noche, 3 Appleton St., Boston, MA 02116, no phone.
 

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