Newtonville's newest restaurants opens on Saturday, and will feature dishes from a variety of influences, a wood-fired stove, cocktails and fine wine and beer.
Cook opens its doors at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 825 Washington St. in Newton.
Cook is Paul Turano's second restaurant. He is also chef and owner of Arlington's Tryst. The new eatery opens in Newtonville in the former Lam's location. (Read a Q&A with Turano by clicking here.)
The menu includes snacks such as house made pretzel ($3), caramel-bacon popcorn ($5) and sweet and spicy peanuts ($5); starters such as a bag of clams with ramp tartar, salt and corn chow chow ($13), Vietnamese glazed pork ribs with pickled carrots ($12) and Udon noodles with peanuts and ponzu ($10); and main dishes such as bacon wrapped trout with a lobster & cornbread stuffing with toasted almonds ($23) and braised eggplant with house-made cavatelli, fresh ricotta, basil and tomato ($18), according to an announcement from Cook.
Dinner will be served immediately, and brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning Saturday, Sept. 21. On Oct. 1, Cool will begin serving lunch Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.