A new season marks a wave of new culinary menus and a slew of restaurants popping up on the foodie scene. And no one knows Boston like the staff at Millennium Place. Here are their picks for the best fall experiences in the city.
PAVEL SAYS: Wink and Nod – http://winkandnod.com/
Named one of Boston’s Top New Restaurants by Travel and Leisure, this new-to-Boston speakeasy concept has hit the ground running. Chef Josh Lewin of Bread and Salt Hospitality—with jm Curley’s Katrina Jazayeri—is the newest chef to take up residency in Wink & Nod’s “rotating incubator program.” This new culinary team means an entirely new menu and dining experience.
BONUS: Besides their extensive selection of craft cocktails and libations, The Scotch Club offers ultra-limited edition bottles of scotch never made available to the public. Members will receive a special coin that can be placed on their table to trigger the weekly sampling and description of featured bottles. Space is limited and filling fast.
BRIAN SAYS: Bar Boulud – http://www.barboulud.com/boston/
The brainchild of the Mandarin Oriental and renowned Chef Daniel Boulud. The new french-inspired bistro and wine bar boasts a casual menu with items like “the Frenchie” Burger (served on a brioche bun, topped with pork belly confit, arugula, Dijon, tomato compote and Morbier cheese). Try “the Piggie,” that’s my recommendation—topped with barbecued pulled pork, jalapeno mayo and red cabbage slaw.
EVAN SAYS: The Tip Tap Room – http://thetiptaproom.com/
Chef Brian Poe’s Cambridge Street favorite is transforming their classic menu. Under new inspiration from one of Ken Oringer’s former protégés, the modern-American menu spices up a Boston standard most known for their beer selection and famous “tips” menu. Additions hitting the menu include Sheeps Milk Gnudi—black truffle, pine, lily bulb and figs, and Roasted Foie Gras—smoked birch coulis, pickled squash, and crunchy white tea.
CHRIS SAYS: Aragosta Bar & Bistro – http://www.aragostabistro.com/
Flipping their menu for the fall, Aragosta features tapas designed for sharing, handmade pastas, imported cheeses and meats, and a full raw bar. Serving a New England lobster bake by reservation, the fall menu also offers a deluxe s’mores board, seasonal fondue and a selection of hot beverages that can be kept warm right over the fire. With outdoor fire pits and live jazz every Friday and Saturday in the Battery Lounge next door, this is a can’t-miss experience for the fall.
JESSICA SAYS: Legal Crossing – http://www.legalseafoods.com/restaurants/boston-legal-crossing
LX is featuring a new menu and an amazing array of new drinks—which is just as spectacular as their opening menu. September’s Bar Fest kicked off the season with more events to follow during the fall. These changes are also hitting The Club, ensuring that Millennium Place residents get a new experience every time they walk in.
JOE SAYS: Coppa Enoteca – http://www.coppaboston.com/
The intimate foodie destination from Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette is changing up their menu with new pastas, desserts and specialities. Here are some of my favorites. Back for the fall is the dearly missed Spaghetti alla Carbonara with smoked pancetta, sea urchin and farm egg. In the mood for pizza? Who isn’t? Try the new Funghi e Zucca White pizza with squash, mushrooms, tallegio and cranberries. Wash it all down with a “Johnny Jump-Up,” a large, icy cocktail with apple bourbon, Art in the Age Snap and Downeast Cider—perfect for the fall weather.