Boston’s bi-annual Restaurant Week allows many of us the opportunity to head into town to try out the pricey places we normally can’t afford. But it also gives us the chance to sample the fare at some Newton and Chestnut Hill restaurants.
Week One is coming to an end, but lucky for us there is a second week of culinary goodness which ends on March 18th. So make a reservation, grab your honey or a foodie friend and head out for an afternoon or evening on our town. Here is a sampling of offerings from local participants:
(dinner) – Indulge yourself with a lobster mac & cheese appetizer and a slow-roasted chicken entrée. Then enjoy your choice of any item on Riverbend’s dessert menu.
(dinner – wine pairings available) - Chef has a number of savory selections. Appetizers include a salt cod brandade cake and their signature charcuterie trio. Pair one of these, or the soup or salad choices, with entrees like a beef pave (center cut) or vegetarian farro risotto. Finish off with an apple brown Betty or a dark and milk chocolate parfait.
(dinner)- Chef says that Week One was “an amazing start. Great feedback. People are loving the BBQ short rib and Brie flatbread and the marinated hanger steak with panzanella salad! It’s a great way for us to give back to the customer.” During Week Two, you can enjoy these same dishes, as well as beet tartare appetizer, chicken or salmon entrée and a strawberry shortcake cupcake to cap off the meal.
(dinner) – At Capital Grille you get four courses of dinner: salad or soup starters; beef or salmon entrees; sides of potato or creamed spinach; and four dessert selections, including Capital Grill’s handcrafted ice cream.
(lunch and dinner)- What says comfort food more than grilled cheese and tomato soup, one of the entrée lunch selections at Met Club. Pair this with a calamari and arugula salad appetizer and finish with blood orange sorbet sundae (also offered at dinner). There is a different take on tomato soup as an appetizer at dinner, and additional entrée choices include steak and chicken.
Legal Sea Foods (lunch and dinner – wine pairings available) – For lunch, try a chopped Greek salad with shrimp and some ice cream bon-bons. Come back for dinner and go nuts for the nutty Atlantic salmon and the famous Boston cream pie.
(lunch and dinner- wine pairings available) – Steak tartare appetizer, tagliatelle with rabbit confit entrée and strawberry and banana crepe will have you saying “Oo la la!” at lunch. At dinner satisfy your “bon appetite” with white bean potage, Provencal beef daube (like a stew) and crème caramel.
It’s a busy week for Newton restaurants as Thursday is also Saint Patrick’s Day. Check out one of the many local Irish pubs including , , or the . Erin Go Braugh!