I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.
1) On Wednesday, July 11th at 5:30 p.m., SRV’s co-executive chefs of Kevin O’Donnell and Michael Lombardi invite guests to join them at SRV for Select Oyster Bar's Chef Michael Serpa's Cicchetti Takeover. Guests will be treated to Serpa's spin on cicchetti (or Italian small bites), which will be served up complimentary in SRV’s sleek bar and bacaro area of the restaurant until supplies last.
Reservations are not required. Featured cicchetti will not be available in main dining room. For more information, please contact (617) 536-9500.
2) This Independence Day, on Wednesday, July 4, from 11am-7pm, City Tap House in Fort Point will break out the sand, leis and umbrella straws for a Lolo Luau day party, also known as a Hawaiian “crazy feast,” which will transform the beer paradise into an Island oasis featuring food and drink specials, games, beach-themed swag and live music provided by the popular cover band, The Royal Furs.
Staying true to the brand’s commitment to all things beer, there will be a tap takeover featuring bucket specials from Kona Brewing, Downeast, & Ballast Point. Non-beer drinkers are in for a treat as well, with festive cocktails including the Hawaiian Punch with Privateer rum, Malibu, Lazzaroni, lemongrass syrup, pineapple juice & cranberry juice ($13); the Jungle Bird made with Privateer Silver, Campari, lime juice, pineapple, simple syrup and topped with Privateer Amber ($13) and of course, summertime’s favorite Frosé ($13).
The kitchen will also be dishing out some vibrant tastes of the tropics with luau-inspired bites including a Tropical Fruit Tray ($12); a Poke Bowl with fresh ahi tuna ($23); Coconut Shrimp Tacos ($18); and a Pulled Pork Sandwich with french fries ($17).
The Royal Furs live music from 12PM-4PM
COST: Admission is complimentary. Food & beverage specials available at a la carte pricing.
3) Guests are invited to revel in a refreshing, patio dining experience with friends and family this Independence Day at Restaurant Dante. Chef Dante de Magistris welcomes Boston and beyond to celebrate their July 4th on the Charles River with an exclusive four-course prix fixe menu complimented by an unforgettable prosecco sfizi hour. The celebration begins at 6:30 PM and is $75 per guest – be sure to call ahead to make reservations and bring cash on-hand for their full bar.
The July 4th Prix Fixe menu is as follows:
PROSECCO SFIZI HOUR
Grilled oysters oreganata, Dante’s porcini arancini with truffle honey, BBQ chicken spiedini.
Astice bruschetta of tomato and butter poached lobster, charred pea salad.
Conchiglie pasta shells, taleggio fonduta, pickled ramps, asparagus, blistered tomatoes, lemon crumbs.
Costaleta di manzo braised and smoked beef short rib, Italian inspired BBQ sauce, chickpea purée, celery salad.
Dessert table filled with all Dante’s famous Italian pastries, biscotti and more.
For reservations, please call 617-497-4200