Friday, December 21, 2012
Sycamore General Manager Zach Lieberman has a very clear sense of what he, owner/chef David Punch, and the whole team want for their new Newton Centre restaurant.
Three days after Sycamore quietly opened its doors -- and following months of anticipation and buzz -- Zach Lieberman says that he isn’t nearly as nervous as he thought he’d be in his first gig as a general manager. That could be because, for a young man, Lieberman has an impressive amount of experience. Raised in Lexington, Lieberman dropped out of high school at 16 and quickly found a job as an expediter (making sure food came out of the kitchen and to the diners correctly and quickly) at Lexx, a then-new restaurant in his hometown. From there he moved onto Craigie Street Bistro and then to Oleana. Finally, after some travel, Lieberman landed at Island Creek Oyster Bar. But it was a chance encounter with old friend Lydia Reichert, with …
Monday, December 17, 2012
After months of anticipation by eager diners, Sycamore in Newton Centre has quietly opened.
Teasing its potential patrons with pictures of décor, food and drink on Twitter and Facebook, David Punch’s new restaurant Sycamore is now serving dinner Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Cocktails and “small bites” are served until midnight every night. Their menu includes starters such as Vermont rabbit terrine (pickled scarlet turnips, pumpkin-quince marmalade), main dishes including black sea bass (crispy potatoes, artichokes, garlic confit, herb puree) and "le steak frites" (grilled top steak, aioli, red wine jus, marrow herb butter) and desserts like warm buttermilk beignets (apple cider caramel, burnt cinnamon anglaise). Food blogger Lin of Beantown Eats said via Twitter that …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The new restaurant, launched by David Punch of Ten Tables, is set to open sometime next month.
Although Newton Centre's newest restaurant, Sycamore, is not set to open until sometime next month, the chef and owners have sent out a sneak peek of the restaurant's new menus. In an email sent earlier this month to mailing list subscribers, the folks at Sycamore offered up details on the upcoming offerings for dinner, wine, beer and cocktails. Flip through the menu previews in the .pdf section to the right. One disclaimer: the menu items are "subject to change upon market availability," the email said. Ten Tables owner David Punch and partner Shane Smyth are behind the new restaurant venture at 755 Beacon St. The two announced over the summer their plans to open the new eatery, which is located in the former John Dewar & Co. space. …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The new restaurant will replace the former John Dewar & Co. storefront.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Things appear to be moving along at 755 Beacon St.
As we reported last month, the former John Dewar & Co. specialty food shop will soon be transformed into Sycamore, a new restaurant venture from Ten Tables owner David Punch. Over the last couple of weeks, it seems things at 755 Beacon St. have picked up the pace. A new website says Sycamore will be opening this fall and plans to feature "rustic, seasonal and local" food. According to a post on the Boston Restaurant Talk blog, the new restaurant is likely on its final push before opening, as Punch has officially left Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain. The owners have also set up a Twitter feed for the restaurant. Late last week, they started teasing at the new space with sneak peek photos from inside the new restaurant. The Sycamore website …