Thursday, December 10, 2020

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I'm back again with a new edition of Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events. For now, some of these events will simply be the opening of certain restaurants, generally ones dear to my heart for a variety of reasons. And I hope everyone dines out safely, and tips well. 
1) Sonsie Executive Chef Phil Lewis joins forces with Dalmore Scotch to create a delicious evening featuring three perfect pairings of food and spirits. On Tuesday, December 15th, the dinner will start at 6:30pm, offering three food courses paired with the 12, 15 and 18 year Dalmore Scotches.

The menu includes:
First Course: Lightly Smoked Chatham Cod- Potato Ecrase, tarragon mousseline, mache
Second Course: Roast Sirloin of Beef, Black Truffle Whipped Potatoes, Smoked Bacon Lardons, Mushrooms, Sauce Perigourdine
Third Course: Butterscotch Tarte, Poached Pear, Cinnamon Chantilly

Tickets are $80 per person. They can be purchased by logging onto or calling the restaurant at 617- 351-2500

2) On Thursday, December 24, from 3pm-9pm, Rare Steakhouse inside Encore Boston Harbor will offer a traditional Italian-American Feast of Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve. Guests will feast on a selection of grilled and roasted shellfish and seafood created by Rare Executive Chef James Ash. Each dish is served with cauliflower puree, charred rapini, peewee potatoes and lobster broth. Combine the delectable dish with your favorite wine and a flavorful dessert for a fun holiday meal. 

Cost: $62 per person (which does not include tax or gratuity)

Reservations can be made by logging or by calling 857-770-7000.

3) Each day from now until December 18th, No Kid Hungry will have a daily deal revealed on their Instagram handle, @nokidhungrybos and explore the tasty offerings from local restaurants and purveyors like the Smoke Shop, Flour, the Fox & The Knife and Fazenda Coffee alongside national brands like Breville, Spicewalla, and D'Artagnan, all benefiting No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger.

Online shoppers and gift givers are invited to view the daily Taste of the Holidays promotion on Instagram at @nokidhungrybos which features a celebration of culinary partners who support No Kid Hungry. The campaign will unfold with a 20-day reveal of promotions, gifts, and experiences across their 15 local No Kid Hungry Instagram handles. Each day highlights a way our food-loving audience can support our partners who are giving back to No Kid Hungry, all while savoring the season.

4) Square Mfg. Co., a Detroit-style pizza place, has opened in Natick today. It is a counter service, takeout and delivery restaurant featuring authentic Detroit-style pizza, a selection of house-made salads, breadsticks, and a variety of wing options.

Owned by a University of Michigan alum Kris Gullapalli, Square Mfg. Co. is a nod to her midwest roots, the Detroit pie, which is popular for being a deep dish square topped with cheese and then sauce on top. The cheese creates a crispy, crunchy crust and edges, but keeps the dough inside light and fluffy. It is made more in the Sicilian-style tradition, but in a heavy cast-iron deep dish pan. The name pays homage to Detroit’s manufacturing history.

Square Mfg. Co. will be open from Tuesday through Sunday from 3pm until 9pm and closed Mondays for takeout and delivery starting Wednesday, December 9. It is located on Route 9 at 935 Worcester Street in Natick. 

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