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Harvest Restaurant Review: Tucked away in Harvard Square, Harvest initially made its name as the pit stop on the way to stardom for some of the city's top chefs: Frank McClelland, Chris Schlesinger and Lydia Shire, to name a few. While the kitchen churns out talented chefs, the restaurant as a whole has maintained a remarkably stable identity --- at once stalwart and stylish, it integrates the provincial and the cosmopolitan in mostly seamless fashion. After all, it has been intoning the locavore’s mantra since the age of nouvelle. (Note: Former Harvest sous chef Tyler Kinnett is now the executive chef.) Past dishes have included ginger-glazed pork belly; another pork dish paired a grilled Kurobuta chop with rainbow Swiss chard. Meanwhile, the prix-fixe brunch just gets better and better, what with nifty surprises like a Harvest Caesar with black pepper biscotti, Thai basil rock shrimp risotto and citrus-olive oil cake with pomegranate cream. Finally, for a refreshing jolt, try the ice flights --- fruity, boozy adult "popsicles" in an array of flavors.