Month: August 2015

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Octopus Sticking to Mouthwatering Menus in Boston

Despite Boston’s famed coast and the city’s culinary penchant for seafood, octopus has always been notoriously elusive. With skin capable of changing color and a jet of ink to cover their tracks, these soft-bodied, easy to eat mollusks — no, they’re not fish — appear to possess every conceivable characteristic to help them evade capture (or even just being located).

Photo provided by Cocotte.

Cocotte Reservations on Reserve

COCOTTE is an intimate and cozy French eatery. The menu spotlights Chef/Owner Mikael Audry’s dishes — crafted with local produce and organic ingredients — that are meant to be shared, with slow-cooked meats, rotisserie fare and classic French cuisine on offer. A vast wine list — composed of international and domestic selections — complements the menu in the elegant and rustic setting.

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New Tastes of Reserve

You deserve the best experience when dining out on Reserve, and we’ve added more partners who take dining to the next level! Get seated at the best restaurants in town no matter the occasion. Here’s a quick look at the latest options available just for you.

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Rosé for Days

This summer, you may have been delighted by great seasonal dishes, long evenings on the patio or maybe that one special drink. Rosé embodies summer. And it pairs with everything — from oysters and charcuterie, to summer and friends, to supporting the fight against breast cancer.

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Bara’s Whole Roasted Black Bass

Bara is a chic wine bar-slash-understated izakaya. This Japanese-Parisian hybrid shows its passion for off-the-beaten path items in its collection of unsulphured wines, spontaneously fermented beers, unfiltered sake and spicy kimchi. Amidst the highly Instagrammable small plates of duck meatball yakitori and puffed skin pork belly, one dish shines as guests’ most beloved. Chef Ian Alvarez recently spoke with us about the most popular item on his menu.

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Ma Peche Reservations on Reserve

Ma Peche   Located inside the Chambers Hotel in Midtown, Má Pêche is an Asian-influenced New American restaurant by Chef David Chang. The restaurant features menus for all three meals plus brunch, and a rotating selection of passed plates are offered tableside to accompany the chef’s special dishes — all meant for sharing. The subterranean, large-scale space features Momofuku’s characteristic understated atmosphere, composed of wood tables and splashes of wall art. Eater’s Ryan Sutton covers Ma Peche’s innovative set up well, writing “think of it as a tasting menu joint where you only pay for what you want. There are …