The Main Dish

Refreshing Drinks to Serve a Crowd at Your Next Summer Party

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on July 9, 2018 9:39:08 AM EDT

Entertaining alfresco is one of our favorite things about summer. Bring on the barbecues and long summer nights outdoors! An easy way to spend more time with your guests and less time preparing beverages during your party is to make large quantities of cocktails in advance. Here are three of our favorite make-ahead mixed drinks for you to try at your next gathering. We hope you and your guests enjoy them as much as we do.

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Topics: Boston restaurant, restaurant, seasonal drinks, summer, cocktail

Locally Sourced Food Contributes to Authentic Italian Dishes at Venezia

Posted by Nick Dolan on June 25, 2018 7:20:41 PM EDT

If you’re like us, you favor locally grown foods over the conventionally produced selection found in grocery stores and many restaurants. Farmers markets and smaller producers are seeing a notable rise in popularity and it’s not hard to see why. Being able to speak with the person growing your food, and knowing that your purchase will support local families, is understandably more enjoyable than purchasing from a large chain grocer.

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Topics: Food, italian food, pasta, restaurant, farm to table, locally grown

6 Wedding Trends to Incorporate into Your Special Day

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on June 25, 2018 6:17:20 PM EDT

Wedding season is here, and these are some of our favorite trends for 2018. Which ones do you think you might choose?

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Topics: Weddings, Wedding Venue, Special Day, Bride, Boston restaurant

Experience Homemade Pasta in the Boston Area at Venezia

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on June 6, 2018 9:47:10 AM EDT

Enjoying an Italian dish made with fresh pasta is a culinary experience like none other. Imagine biting into linguine that was just made that day—its smooth texture and tenderness is the perfect medium for the sauce it's paired with. Some Italian dishes are designed for fresh pasta (we'll get into that in a minute).

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Topics: Food, italian, italian food, pasta, Boston restaurant, restaurant

Checklist To Help You Decide Where To Have Your Wedding Venue

Posted by Susan Ring on April 30, 2018 12:47:42 PM EDT

Your wedding day. It's one of the most important days of your life so you want to make it as close to perfect as possible. Many brides-to-be (and grooms) freak out early on and ask, "Where should we have the reception?" What do we look for in a wedding venue?" "Where do I even begin?"

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Topics: Weddings, Wedding Venue, Special Day, Bride, Groom, Wedding Planning

Raise Your Glass This Mother's Day

Posted by Susan Ring on April 30, 2018 12:43:54 PM EDT

It was right after I graduated from college, and of course I thought of myself as a fully functioning, independent grown up. Classic work clothes filled my closets, colorful posters filled my walls, and the crammed schedule of an exploding social life filled my calendar. In the true spirit of my self-proclaimed maturity, I decided that I would take my mother to lunch for Mother's Day.

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Topics: mother, mothers day, mothers day boston, boston brunch, mothersday, celebrate mom

5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day in the Boston Area

Posted by Susan Ring on April 30, 2018 12:40:51 PM EDT

At one time, Mother's Day meant making mom breakfast in bed and giving her a handmade card or maybe buying her flowers. Nowadays, there are many ways to wow mom. No matter what your mom likes, here are 5 ideas for celebrating your mother in and around Boston this Mother's Day.

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Topics: mothers day, mothers day boston, boston brunch, mothersday, celebrate mom

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