Thursday, October 21, 2021

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I'm back again with a new edition of Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food and drink events. I hope everyone dines out safely, tips well and are nice to their servers.
1) Café Sauvage, a French café serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, opened yesterday. Located at 25 Massachusetts Avenue (and Marlborough Street), it will be open from 10am-7pm his week. The 38-seat restaurant is was the dream of owners Anais and Antoine Lambert, a Parisian couple who worked locally at Frenchie, and Colette Wine Bistro before opening their own restaurant. 

Why the name Café Sauvage? “Café" because there’s nothing that celebrates community in France than the neighborhood café,” explains Anais Lambert. “Sauvage (“which means “Wild”) because we embrace a symbolic breaking with tradition that’s reflected in the diversity and multiculturalism that exists in France today.”

The Café Sauvage menu by Executive Chef Kendall DaCosta will include dishes from North and East Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia—dishes representative of France’s vibrant immigrant populations, whose contributions to the melting pot of contemporary French food cannot be overstated.

Look for a Vietnamese Banh Mi with Sour Pickled Jardinière and Vadouvan Dijonnaise, Injera Crepe Stuffed with Braised Coconut Swiss Chard, Jollof Roast Chicken with Sauce Vert, and Steamed Fish en Papillote with Moroccan Couscous. Guests will also be able to enjoy a selection of Charcuterie, a classic Croque Madame, and Steak Frites with Bone Marrow Sherry Butter.

2) The 12th Annual Champagne Day is tomorrow, Friday, October 22.  This is a day to celebrate all things Champagne, from the unique sparkling wine and its history to the region of France that gives it its name. To mark the occasion, retailers, restaurants, bars, clubs, and schools around the world are planning tastings and special events, both in person and virtually. Currently, I haven't seen any special Champagne events being held in the Boston+ area.  

Now more than ever, we know just how special it is to come together with loved ones and friends, and there is no better way to celebrate than by grabbing a glass of Champagne and toasting to brighter days ahead, either in-person or virtually

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