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Eataly, Alitalia Design High-End Airplane Food

Eataly, Alitalia Design High-End Airplane Food

Putnici ekonomske klase hranu dobijaju od Eatalyja

Kao da nismo željeli da već dovoljno letimo za Italiju, Alitalia i Eataly udružili su se u stvaranju ograničenog vremenskog „Eataly menija“ za letove aviokompanije iz Rima za New York.

Na jelovniku su pečeni penga rigate iz tvornice tjestenine Afeltra Gragano; ćufte od piemontese govedine poslužene sa pirinčem od šafrana i graškom; rolada od mrkve i tikvice; peciva od Piemontea; Grana Padano DOP sir; i breskve sa Amarettom.

Gurmanska avionska hrana i šampanjac svojevrsni su zaštitni znaci međunarodnih putovanja za sretnike u prvoj klasi, ali ovaj Eataly meni se zapravo događa u odjeljcima ekonomije i premium ekonomije, tako da nije samo za ljubitelje mode.

Ostali zalogaji iz Eataly-a bit će posluženi tokom leta, uključujući focaccia Genovese, strolghino, posebnu vrstu salame di Zibello DOP koju proizvodi l’Antica Ardegna Massimo Pezzani; i izbor peciva koje potpisuje nacionalno priznati slastičar Luca Montersino, prema Alitaliji.

Prva rata partnerstva Eataly/Alitalia traje do 8. oktobra, ali Eatalyjeva Facebook stranica zadirkuje da bi moglo biti još nečega: "Za sada je to samo test, ali ... onda ... možda ... tko zna!"


Najviše terminala koje je Rimski aerodrom ikada imao u funkciji bila su četiri, ali je terminal 2 srušen kako bi se Terminal 1 mogao proširiti za dodatni promet. Kao rezultat toga, aerodrom ima tri terminala koji se koriste u različite svrhe.

Terminal 1 uključuje kapije kojima prvenstveno upravlja Alitalia .. čitaj više

Terminal 3 uključuje kapije kojima upravlja većina drugih avioprijevoznika. čitaj više

Terminal 5 uključuje kapije kojima su upravljali zračni prijevoznici iz Izraela i Sjedinjenih Država, ali zgrada nije dostupna jer se trenutno renovira. čitaj više


Najbolji restorani u Bostonu

Za sve što postoji godišnje doba - posebno za ručavanje. Sastojci se mijenjaju kako bi odražavali ono što je svježe. Jelovnici se mijenjaju s vremenom. (Zbogom, ljetne salate. Zdravo, supe i čorbe!) A kad je riječ o našoj godišnjoj listi od 50 najboljih restorana u Bostonu, vidimo sličnu evoluciju: neki kuhari zvijezde koji su nekad pomagali u definiranju gradske gastronomske scene više nisu, ili samo umjereno, zastupljeni. (Zašto ste vi, Michael Schlow?) U međuvremenu, nova generacija kulinarskih inovatora - oni koji su si zube rezali radeći pod starom stražom - konačno dolaze na svoje.

Ali nemojte biti sentimentalni, ovo je sjajno vrijeme za lokalne restorane, jer vrhunski bostonski restorani prihvaćaju budućnost sa istom strašću koja je nekad bila rezervirana za slavljenje povijesti grada. Naš izbor broj jedan, na primjer, smješta restoran s finom hranom, gdje se može očekivati ​​bijele stolnjake, a pored ležerne pivovare popis zaokružuje suvremenim pristupom tradicionalnim zajedničkim gozbama. A između? Svako mjesto odražava jedinstveno gledište - pogled na hranu koja je samo njegova. Večere to žele. Mi to zahtevamo. U 2019. kuhanje tehnički dobre hrane više nije dovoljno.

Vremena se mijenjaju, pa tako i Boston. Evo restorana koji određuju tempo.

[Ažuriranje za 2020 .: Pandemija COVID-19 dovela je do čudnih i neizvjesnih vremena u restoranu u Bostonu#8217. Umjesto da ažuriramo godišnju listu gradskih 50 najboljih restorana, stvorili smo pravovremeniji pogled na 25 najpopularnijih mjesta-mjesta koja su se stručno suočila s izazovima godine-i nastavljamo isporučivati ​​obilje gradskih i #8217 najbolji vodiči za objedovanje za različite kuhinje i iskustva. Provjerite ih i podržite svoje lokalne restorane.]

Na Tasting Counter-u gosti dobivaju mjesto u prvom redu za kuhara Petra Ungára ​​i kulinarsku magiju#8217. / Fotografija Peter van der Warker

Tasting Counter

U 2019. godini cvjetaju vrhunski restorani bez pravila gdje god se zatekli. Prikaz A: Iskustvo jelovnika degustacije jelovnika Petra Ungára ​​u istom skladištu u Somervilleu kao hipsterska pivara. I to je iskustvo-zaista kazalište-sjediti za pultom od 20 sjedećih mjesta, podstavljenim jaknama i majicama, i gledati kako sićušna vojska s druge strane ščepa zapanjujuće tanjure poput hobotnice s ugljenisanom jagodom i lokalne ruže na plaži sirće. Daleko od nebeskih najamnina u Bostonu, Ungár ima prostora za eksperimentiranje-i otkrivanje kakvog je okusa neopterećen talent. Somerville, tastingcounter.com.

U Asti, kuhar Alex Crabb također se prepušta našoj trenutnoj opsesiji kušanjem menija - dok izbacuje neke bezobzirne skretanja ulijevo kako bismo bili na nogama. Ovdje povorka tanjura prati neočekivanu, lepršavu melodiju: dagnje sa šafranima u pjeni od bakalara, ondje oštar BLT. Ležerna vibracija u međuvremenu negira vrhunsku tehniku ​​koju je Crabb usavršio u pokojnom L'Espalieru-a sada dijeli s gostima u svojoj blagovaonici. Back Bay, astaboston.com.

Uni izbjegava jednostavne opise. Da, to je "sashimi bar", ali to teško da može opravdati sirove prezentacije kuhara Tonyja Messine poput dragulja, poput čeljusti s kombuhom od borovnice. "Mali tanjiri inspirisani Japanskim"? Naravno-iako Wagyu knedle s čorbom od cheddar-dashija, heckuva igra na bifteku i siru, vjerovatno nisu bile ono što ste očekivali. Ali to je ljepota ove moderne izakaya: Mora se doživjeti da bi se razumjelo, pa čak i tada svaki povratak čeka još iznenađenja. Back Bay, uni-boston.com.

Pansotti s kozjim sirom jedna je od ručno rađenih tjestenina u SRV-u, žarištu u venecijanskom stilu na južnom kraju. / Fotografija Morgan Ione Yeager

Kako se istaknuti u bostonskom moru italijanskih džointa sa crvenim umakom? Prvi korak: Izbjegnite nedjeljni sos u korist nečeg potpuno savremenog. To je barem MO ovog zapanjujućeg brenda South End, koji se nadahnjuje iz venecijanskih vinskih barova kako bi izbacio supersezonske tanjure koji koriste najveću blagodat inspiriranu čizmom: dimljene školjke i preljevi češnjaka koji plivaju u bazenu s kukuruznim rižotom , recimo, ili svježe tagliatelle koja sjaji bez paradajza zahvaljujući ljusci začinjenoj na začinima i rukoli. South End, srvboston.com.

Harmonija je ključ jednodušnog blaženstva O Ya-inog besprimjernog nigirija-i trajne radosti njegovog gostoprimstva. Iako cijene upućuju na „posebne prilike“, pažljivi serveri odjeveni u traperice olakšavaju svima, bilo da sipaju improvizirane sake letove kako bi nam pomogli da se posvetimo boci ili označimo papirnati meni sa svojim stručnim preporukama (ne propustite punu ploču foie grasa poboljšanog umami-slatkim komadom čokolade kabayaki sos). Leather District, o-ya.restaurant.

Sarma

U doba kada zalogajnici dogovaraju svoje narudžbe poput bitki, bez daha seciraju internetske jelovnike prije nego što uopće dođu u restoran, nedostaje nam element iznenađenja, večeri koje vijugaju u neočekivanim smjerovima. Kapa dole Sarmi zbog njene posvećenosti noćnim specijalitetima, naručenim po hipu od prijateljskih servera sa velikim brojem tanjira koji stoje među stolovima. (Nikada nemojte reći ne prženoj piletini od sezama.) Oni nadopunjuju redovnu listu turskih i bliskoistočnih osoba meze koji nastavljaju, prilično inventivno, začiniti bostonsku trpezarijsku scenu. Somerville, sarmarestaurant.com.

Prošaran sadnicama, cvijećem i skulpturama nalik granama, Field & amp Vine je vrt užitaka uvučen u uličicu Union Square. / Fotografija ljubaznošću Field & amp Vine

Field & amp Vine

Napolje: era kuhara zvijezda rock-zvijezda koji sjaju u udarcima u glavu preko prekriženih ruku s nožem. U: skromni sjaj utjelovljen ovim mjestom od farme do stola, obilježen vijencem sa znakom mira na vratima. No, dok tim muža i žene Andrew Brady i Sara Markey zrače slatkom dušom, njihov jelovnik podijeljen na "povrće" (vidi: cvjetovi tikvica na žaru punjeni limunom i ricottom) i "ne povrće" (pečena patka s nektarinama i crnim malinama ) - donosi iznenađujući udarac. Somerville, fieldandvinesomerville.com.

Sto u sezoni po ukusu

Ovaj domaći restoran postao je naš izlazak na noćne sastanke, ne samo zato Vrhunski kuhar alum Carl Dooley nadahnjuje želju za lutanjem svojim majstorstvom na svjetskom nosaču začina, tumačeći peruanski ceviche istom snagom kao kašmirski janjeći curry. To je također zahvaljujući intimnom pristupu stolu usluzi: sve je savršeno tempirano i potpuno opušteno dok se večer odvija u četiri slijeda. Osećate iskru? Mi radimo. Cambridge, cambridgetable.com.

Craigie na Majni

Deset godina nakon što je Craigie preselio u Main Street, Tony Maws nastavlja voditi viziju spore hrane koja se s vremenom samo poboljšava, postojana u svojim francusko-američkim idealima, ali i spretna u pristupu. Njegov prelazak na prix-fixe format odličan je naglasak na susjednom COMB-u, novoj kafanskoj prostoriji u kojoj se nalazi slavni hamburger kuhara-još uvijek dostupan u ograničenim količinama i još uvijek vrijedan truda. Cambridge, craigieonmain.com.

Bar Lyon na južnom kraju novi je izbor za Francuze koji zadovoljavaju dušu bouchon fare. / Fotografija Nina Gallant / Styling by Chantal Lambeth

Bar Lyon

Ono što je staro opet je novo i nigdje to ne dokazuje više od ovog tradicionalnog bouchon, najnovije od kuhara Jamieja Mammana. Ovdje nema pompe ili bljeskalice-samo rustikalna, cijenjena vremena francuska hrana, uključujući i slastan quenelle de brochet, knedle od štuke pijane na velouteu od jastoga. Sve se poslužuje uz stranu bezvremenskog galskog gostoprimstva, o čemu svjedoči svjetlucanje svijeća, topla usluga i ugodna barska scena u kojoj se valja "Bon Temps" (to je koktel od viskija). South End, barlyon.com.

Café Sushi

Izreka "s godinama bolje" obično se ne odnosi na morske plodove, ali svakako vrijedi za ovaj 35-godišnji sushi bar. Posljednjih godina, kuhar Seizi Imura ažurirao je unutrašnjost porodičnog restorana koji se temelji na vrijednostima, kao i listu sakea i vina. Sada je trgovački centar u Cambridgeu omiljeno mjesto za pametne goste koji mogu upariti bocu prirodno proizvedenog francuskog grenaša s japanskim snapperom, isporučenu svježu tog jutra. Cambridge, cafesushicambridge.com.

Bar Mezzana

Ima li šta kuvar Colin Lynch ne mogu uraditi? Samo u posljednjih godinu dana pokrenuo je tiki bar, tajni šalter za sushi i američku poslastičarnicu - a ipak, izvanredno, njegov je prvorođeni izniman kao i uvijek. U stvari, blagovaonica obalnog talijanskog restorana s azurnim rubovima praktički bruji uz amalfijsko hlađenje, kao i breskvasta kućica na meniju pića. Ručno rađena tjestenina u međuvremenu je zvjezdana dopuna Lynchovog istinskog poziva: svakodnevna promjena crudo svih pruga. South End, barmezzana.com.

Singapurski čili jastog rasplamsava okus u restoranu Uni, u kojem živi nedavni kuhar Tony Messina, nagrađivan James Beard. / Fotografija Nina Gallant / Styling by Chantal Lambeth

Alden & amp Harlow

U svom prvom restoranu u Cambridgeu, kuhar Michael Scelfo i dalje strahuje od pristupa više prema okusu koji se osjeća izrazito u često potcijenjenom američkom žanru od farme do stola. Svako jelo, u stvari, ima koristi od njegovih hrabrih obloga: Countnecks se zavara u zeljastom gulašu od maslaca od češnjaka, dok kasnoljetna repa i mljevene trešnje u jesen unose topli sloj berbere začini. Isperite sve podjednako odvažnim koktelima, uključujući burbon “24 šargarepe”, uparen sa pečenom šargarepom, javorovim rumom i kimom. Cambridge, aldenharlow.com.

Talulla

U vrijeme kada je toliko njihovih vršnjaka lansiralo ležerne koncepte, jedan tridesetogodišnji bračni par nosi baklju za blagovaonicu od bijelog lana-a pritom je čini znatno manje krutom. Prije svega, Talulla je spektakularna vitrina za globalne jelovnike Conora Dennehyja (vidi: salata od hobotnice s nori crème fraîche) i vina vrijedna Danielle Ayer. No, sa samo 12 mjesta u ugodnom okruženju, restoran je savršen za opušteni obrok u utorak kao i za rođendansku proslavu. Cambridge, talullacambridge.com.

Coppa

Lokalni pionir pokreta od nosa do repa, koji je otvoren prije 10 godina, ovaj kvart i dalje nosi krunu Bostona. No, budući da se ne može živjeti samo od suhomesnatog mesa, dobra je stvar enotecaDruge ponude-od pizze spaljene plamenom natrpane patlidžanima i naribanom bottargom do povrtnjaka piatti poput šišito paprika pečenih u pećnici-takođe su kralj. South End, coppaboston.com.

Odabir Oyster Bar -a uništava školjke unutar smeđeg kamena Back Bay. / Fotografija: Brian Samuels Photography

Odaberite Oyster Bar

Gotovo pola desetljeća nakon što je izbacila svoju prvu kamenicu, Selectovo uvažavanje nastavlja rasti iz neopisnog Brownstone kamena iz zaleđa-što svjedoči o spremnosti kuhara Michaela Serpe da stavi odličnu hranu prije nego što ga izaziva ego. Govori i o talentu Toquea da se naslađuje i domaćim stanovništvom i turistima koji traže morske plodove, s jelovnikom promišljenih sezonskih jela (škampi iz šampanjca, cijela pečena orada u mediteranskom stilu) koji daju pravu zvijezdu tanjura- riba - sjaj. Back Bay, selectboston.com.

Chickadee

Kao i većina novih restorana u luci, Chickadee izgleda glatko i moderno - dolikuje svom gnijezdu u Bostonskom dizajnerskom centru. Ali ono što ga zaista tjera na pjevanje je ono što se nalazi ispod površine: živahni okusi inspirirani Mediteranom koji djeluju u tandemu s lokalnim sastojcima (pomislite: prugasti prugasti bas na vrhu jastoga i kuskus s mirisom harisse). Pametni kokteli - recimo, japanski tonik sa viskijem sa prženim kokosom i zelenom jabukom - pojačavaju ideju da je Chickadee mnogo više od lijepog perja.
Morska luka, chickadeerestaurant.com.

Pammy's

Blizu srca Centralnog trga, soba zagrijana kaminom kuca neopipljivom toplinom. Ovo je Pammy's, gdje su se vjenčani suvlasnici Pam i Chris Willis vjenčali s bezvremenom talijanske trattorije s novoameričkim etosom koji dozvoljava vrtoglavo rifovanje: Svjedočite lignje ragu preko špageta pocrnjenih mastilom sa malo badema i slatkom prženom paprikom. Dodajte affogato nakon obroka u bar i službeno je-zaljubljeni smo. Cambridge, pammyscambridge.com.

Špageti pocrnjeni mastilom od lignji privlače pažnju u Pammy's#8217s, neobičnu kembridžsku tratoriju. / Fotografija Nina Gallant / Styling by Chantal Lambeth

Terra

Čak i kad ima snijega na tlu, zagrijani smo-iznutra i izvana-proljetnom aurom koja odiše iz restorana na posljednjem spratu Eataly Bostona. Kako i ne bismo mogli biti, nakon što smo unesli floru u draperiju svakog ugla blagovaonice i roštilj na drva koji je držao sud u sredini? Odatle kuhar Dan Bazzinotti šalje ražnjeve s mesom ljutim plamenom i janjeće T-kosti povećane agrodolcom od višanja-sve spremno za uparivanje s ledeno hladnim pivom odleženim u hrastovoj bačvi na licu mjesta. Back Bay, eataly.com/boston.

Oleana

Izvanredni restoran Ane Sortun, jednom riječju, prenosiv je, od terase nalik tajnom u vrtu do složenih jela koja oslikavaju entuzijazam vlasnika kuhinje prema turskoj i bliskoistočnoj kuhinji. Ali nakon 18 godina provedenih u kuhinji, Sortun i njena slastičarka, Maura Kilpatrick, ne zadovoljavaju se lovorom, uvijek pronalaze nove načine da iskoriste zalihe uzbudljivih začina i izbace moderne poslastice poput slatkog kukuruznog leda krem pop. Cambridge, oleanarestaurant.com.

Grill 23 & amp Bar

U doba blagovaonice prepune twee dostavljača malih tanjura, ova neobuzdana odreska u Starom Bostonu nudi gotovo zastarjelo obećanje: kraljevske gozbe usredsređene na crveno meso (100 dana suho odležano rebro ostaje krunsko postignuće), hrskave strane poput mac 'n' sir od jastoga i čvrsti kokteli koji prikazuju burbon ispunjen dimom cigare. Nakon večere, uživajte u pravom stogiču, pripremljenom stolu za pušenje vani. Ovdje žive najveći veličanstveni oblici Dobrog života. Back Bay, grill23.com.

Eklektične ploče sa širokim rasponom u Brassica Kitchen + Café. / Fotografija Nina Gallant / Styling by Chantal Lambeth

Brassica Kitchen + Café

Ovde ćete se neverovatno zabaviti. Svi drugi to sigurno rade, uključujući kuhare Jeremyja Keana i Philipa Krutu, koji od jutra do mraka lupaju iza kuhinjske linije s neograničenom energijom, unoseći svoje kulinarsko porijeklo u pank susjedstvo. Rezultirajući meni poskakuje posvuda, od pržene piletine ugušene u javorovom umeboshiju do striperke zakopane pod slatkim sukotasom i jestivim cvijećem. Igrajte se s nama, moli. Mi smo igra. Jamajka Plain, brassicakitchen.com.

Tiger Mama

Tokom proteklih osam godina, kuhar-restaurator Tiffani Faison promijenila je ugostiteljski pejzaž Fenwaya sa svoja četiri (računajte ih!) Susjedska poduhvata. Ali upravo u Tiger Mami, animiranom utočištu nadahnutom jugoistočnom Azijom, njen najhrabriji glas govori najglasnije. Uživajte u nemirnom ukusu živahno začinjenih jela sa rezancima i dimljene i pržene patke sa čili majonezom prije nego što se ohladite uz pecivo sa kokosovim ljepilom Dee Steffen Chinn s pudingom od manga. Fenway, tigermamaboston.com.

Yvonne's

Prečesto se „seksi hot spot“ i „odličan restoran“ malo preklapaju. Ali ovaj besprijekorno scenski, rokoko restoran-salon-koji je zamijenio najsvetije bostonske blagovaonice, Locke-Ober-nastavlja nas osvajati besplatnom uslugom menija, svijetlom i zavodljivom poput lustera i obiljem ironične raskoši (gle slika Billa Murraya u vojnim regalijama). Centar grada, yvonnesboston.com.

Torta od javora i bundeve slatko je iznenađenje za Yvonne's#8217. / Fotografija Drew Katz

Mooncusser Fish House

Bostonski morski plodovi stare škole sa bijelim stolnjacima, formalnom uslugom i konvencionalnim kursom na listi 50 najboljih u-dah!-2019? Naravno. Iako je atmosfera u Mooncusseru povratak, pripreme kuhinje su sve samo ne. Ovdje se lignje na žaru predstavljaju u svježe salati u vijetnamskom stilu, plava riba dobija napretek od nane i jogurta, pa čak i proteini s kopna pokazuju trunku hirovitosti. Pačja prsa sa kestenskim vaflima, neko? Back Bay, mooncusserfishhouse.com.

Tres Gatos

"Dining out" više liči na povratak kući u Tres Gatos, modernu tapas zajednicu u stilu dnevne sobe u kojoj će poslužitelji sa zadovoljstvom baciti vinil koji kupimo u susjednoj muzičkoj radnji/knjižari restorana. Naravno, mali tanjiri inspirisani Španijom na jelovniku-recimo, prepečene kapice s bakalarima espuma- pa nadmašujemo sve što bismo mogli napraviti u vlastitoj kuhinji, ali dom je tamo gdje je srce, a naše je upravo ovdje. Jamajka Plain, tresgatosjp.com.

Giulia

Ljubitelji ugljikohidrata, ujedinite se! U Giuliji se (još uvijek) radi samo o tjestenini-mukotrpno proizvedenoj u ugodnom prostoru obloženom ciglom koji potiče zadržavanje uz čašu nečeg dubokog i crvenog. Tjesto na stranu, Michael Pagliarini također se snalazi u sitnim zalogajima sfizi i obilne mreže od mesa i ribe (omiljena je sabljarka sa kaponatom optočenim kaparima). Uživajte u svima za kuharskim "stolom za tjesteninu", širokim radnim prostorom od bijelog hrasta prenamijenjenim za velike grupe, koliko god zvučalo nezaboravno. Cambridge, giuliarestaurant.com.

A Kamayan gozba u Tanámu. / Fotografija Nina Gallant / Styling by Chantal Lambeth

Nekako, svako veče u ovom tapas-u još uvijek nosi zujanje potpuno novog otvaranja, dok lokalni ljubitelji kuhara Kena Oringera i Jamieja Bissonnettea osipaju domaći ljubitelji sjede od lakta do lakta s građanima koji su privučeni Toroovim globalnim prisustvom (postojanja postoje u New Yorku, Bangkoku i Dubaiju). Zajedno proždiru čuveni ulični kukuruz na žaru, gipke krokete od bakalara i eklektičnije tapas-možemo li predložiti miso-maslac brušen uni bocadillo? - što održava ovu instituciju svježom. South End, toro-restaurant.com.

U samo tri godine na granici South End-Roxbury, vlasnica kuhara Douglass Williams stvorila je nešto što se već osjeća nezamjenjivim: svježe i urbano, a ipak zrači toplinom omiljenog kraja. Ali ne morate živjeti u blizini Mide da biste se osjećali kao da je vaše: Neka vas namami sjaj koji privlači kroz široke prozore na uglu ulice i obećanja o najboljoj focaccii u blizini, i uskoro ćete se pridružiti redovnim gostima koji se vraćaju na savršene negrone i tjestenine domaće proizvodnje (oh, taj bolonjez!) iznova i iznova. South End, midaboston.com.

Što se tiče TV emisija, filmova i restorana, spinoff rijetko nadmašuje original. Bisq, sestrinski restoran Somervilleovog Bergamota, rijetki je izuzetak. Ovdje kuhinja preuzima predanost svog starijeg brata i sestre tradicionalno udvojevanoj američkoj kuhinji u inventivnom smjeru malih tanjura koji ima veliki okus: Svjedočite vatrenoj prženoj piletini s tajlandskom čili soli iz ptičje perspektive, ugašenoj izvrsnom vinskom kartom koja nudi mnogo izbora kao pola sipa, dopuštajući nam da ih uzmemo za cijenjeno okretanje. Cambridge, bisqcambridge.com.

Suzuki brancin sashimi sa avokadom i začinskim vinaigretom od krastavca iz O Ya. / Fotografija Nina Gallant / Styling by Chantal Lambeth

Gustazo

Redovno smo htjeli saobraćati prema zapadu kako bismo stigli do Gustazovog restorana Waltham kad je stigla vijest da je druga, veća lokacija usmjerena prema Cambridgeu. Mercy! Sada imamo lak pristup savremenoj kubanskoj hrani i zabavnoj atmosferi porodičnog stola šefice kuhinje Patricie Estorino. Najbolje od svega, ove nove iskopine omogućile su nam da operemo njene tanjire u stilu tapasa-poput janjećih kotleta na žaru osvijetljenih salsom od nane i orašastog romesca-s livacijama ruma prema naprijed koje je zamislio lokalni genijalac Bar Treadway. Cambridge, gustazo-cubancafe.com.

Gustazovi moderni okreti kubanske kuhinje uzbudljiv su dodatak sceni blagovaonice u Cambridgeu. / Fotografija Jim Brueckner

Fox & amp the Knife

Southiejevo najvruće druženje nakon posla više nije neki ugaoni pub natopljen Guinnessom-to je ovo dugo očekivano otvaranje Vrhunski kuhar alum Karen Akunowicz. The aperitivo-satne gužve počinju gutljajima sa biča amari popis, a zatim prijeđite na domaće tjestenine koje je izvijestio Akunowiczovo iskustvo u ranoj karijeri u Emiliji-Romagni. Zadržavaju se na satu večere pod sjajem natpisa restorana "Stay Foxy", koji se slaže s potpisom kuhara sa električno-ružičastom kosom-i atmosferom njenog primamljivog debitantskog restorana. Južni Boston, foxandtheknife.com.

Neptun Oyster

Bostonci mogu biti prevrtljiva gomila: preziremo promjene onoliko koliko to zahtijevamo. Svaka čast Neptunovom novom kuharu, Ericu Frieru, što je zacrtao vlastiti kurs na ovoj ikoni plodova mora na North Endu, a da nije dotaknuo ono što je sveto (čitaj: legendarni rolat od jastoga i kolače s trakom). Među njegovim nadogradnjama na jelovniku: ogrlica od žutih peraja za dvoje od koje dobiva slatki pop boquerones, i mesnati prugasti bas s patkom, pireom od artičoke i grlićima. Što se tiče Neptunove predanosti ledenim tanjirima sirovih barova? Mirno dok ide. North End, neptuneoyster.com.

Bondir

Ovih dana ne možete baciti viljušku u Boston a da ne udarite od farme do stola ili prix-fixe restorana. Ali godinama prije nego što su sva cool djeca bacila uljuđene lokavor ekstravagancije, kuhar Jason Bond tiho je to učinio svojom jedinstvenom vizijom u ovom šarmeru iz Cambridgea inspiriranom seoskom kućom. Srećom, samopouzdanje koje proizlazi iz napredovanja u kulinarstvu održava njegovu kuhinju svježom kao i povrće naslijeđeno iz njegovog vrta od 2 hektara. Cambridge, bondircambridge.com.

Deuxave

U doba kada čak i najcjenjeniji kuhari otvaraju brze i opuštene stvari bez napora, je li elegancija izgubljena umjetnost? Mais non, kaže Deuxave, Christopher Coombs, koji s ponosom trguje finim moderno-francuskim ambijentom i kuhinjom: pogledajte njegovu piletinu s hrskavom kožom raspoređenu oko slikarskih poteza zelene harisse, ili foie grasa s balzamikom, praćenog komadom kolača od višanja i pistaća . Tehnika: tip A. Iskustvo: A-plus. Back Bay, deuxave.com.

Juliet

U užurbanom, užurbanom svijetu, ovaj neobično ozbiljan kvartovski kafić/restoran voli svaki obrok kao iskustvo za uživanje. Zato njegovi cjelodnevni meniji nude više ulaznih točaka, od à la carte nedjeljnih večera (nazvanih Romeo's at Juliet) do unaprijed prodanih ulaznica sa fiksnim „produkcijama“ sa sezonskim temama: trenutno divlje jabuke. Svi prenose toplu kuhinju vođenu tehnikom kuhara Josha Lewina, a da ne spominjemo gostoljubivost suvlasnice Katrine Jazayeri-i njenu vinsku kartu koja ističe proizvođače butika. Somerville, julietsomerville.com.

Br. 9 Park

Jednostavno rečeno: Uvijek će nam trebati park broj 9. Dok blistaviji restorani privlače pažnju, vodeći brod Barbare Lynch u sjeni zlatne kupole State Housea i dalje je u klasi-naglasak na razred- svoje. Jelovnik ostaje vrijedan posebnih prilika, pametno izbjegavajući trendove u korist konzistencije koja je ugodna okupljenima, oličen njegovim prepoznatljivim njokima punjenim šljivama. U međuvremenu, trpezarija sa belim stolovima i pogledom na Common je besprekorno Beacon Hill: prefinjena, poznata i krajnje vanvremenska. Beacon Hill, no9park.com.

Myers + Chang

Kada je Joanne Chang odbacila Harvardsku diplomu primijenjene matematike da bi ušla u život kuhara, vjerovatno nije mislila da će ona i suprug ugostitelj Christopher Myers na kraju izumiti trajnu (i često kopiranu) formulu za funky pan-azijske tanjure. U Myers + Chang-u i dalje to rade najbolje, što se vidi u jelima kao što su japanski udon rezanci ugljenisani u vok-u s umakom od kamenica od crnog graha, indonezijski prženi pirinač sa svinjetinom i ananasom, i cvjetajući luk inspirisan Filipincima. South End, myersandchang.com.

Kuhar John daSilva vodi svoj kuhinjski tim u Chickadeeu, novopridošlom zaposleniku u luci. / Fotografija Kristin Teig

Celeste

Suosnivači JuanMa Calderón (filmski stvaralac po zanatu) i Maria Rondeau (arhitektica) pretvorili su svoj domaći peruanski pop-up projekt u radostan, lijepo idiosinkratičan restoran koji je u prvoj godini zaslužio nacionalnu pažnju. Ali inspirativna pozadina nije Celeste dovela na mjesto na ovoj listi - naša lojalnost proizlazi iz ispijanja piscos pored pjenušavog cevichea i ambrozijala seco de cordero (janjeći gulaš) u udobnom prostoru čija otvorena kuhinja i ljuljajući južnoamerički soundtrack pozivaju sve goste da se osjećaju kao kod kuće. Somerville, celesteunionsquare.com.

Sycamore

Ko kaže da prigradski restorani ne mogu pratiti svoju gradsku braću? Sigurno niko ko je ikada posjetio Sycamore. Jedno od tri mjesta u Newtonu koje vodi vlasnik kuhara David Punch, svako je noć prepuno tipova susjedstva i gradskih stanovnika koji putuju unatrag radi koktela ubojica i američkih bistroa sa farme, poput prepelica na žaru s lješnjakom i misijske smokve. Nadamo se da će jednog dana Punch konačno donijeti ovakav nokaut u Boston. Newton, sycamorenewton.com.

Hojoko

Četiri godine kasnije, stranka i dalje jača na ovoj bučnoj strani Fenwaya izakaya od O Ya's Tima i Nancy Cushman-i zahvaljujući nedavnom dodavanju susjednog salona sa vinil pločama, dobra vremena postaju sve bolja. Retro-kič, iskopavanja inspirisana rock'n'roll-om u restoranu postavila su pozornicu za koktele bez pravila (veselo uz bombe sakea i punč zdjele veličine svite!) I rifove na japanskoj hrani u kafani (hrskavi teleći mozgovi s ribljim umakom maslac, ramen “Funky Chicken”) poslužen do zadnjeg poziva, sedam noći sedmično. Fenway, hojokoboston.com.

Mali magarac

Oh, tako tipičan najmlađi brat u restoranskoj porodici Kena Oringera i Jamie Bissonnette odvažan je i neobuzdan, usmjeravajući svoj (namjeran) nedostatak fokusa u proslave slobodoumne kreativnosti. Rezultat? Smorgasbord globalnih malih tanjura koji skaču od turskih knedli do meksičko nadahnutog spina na Kinezima dandan rezanci za hamburger preliven foie grasom i majonezom sa supom od luka. Nemoguće je odrediti, ali puno zabave - ne treba li svakom klanu netko takav? Cambridge, litgledonkeybos.com.

Zgodna blagovaonica i vrhunski odresci čine Grill 23 & amp Bar trajnom ikonom. / Fotografija Jared Kuzia

Brewer's Fork

Sicilian. Napuljski. Al taglio. Svatko ima drugačiju ideju o savršenoj pizzi - sve dok ne posjeti ovog omiljenog Charlestowna, gdje nas sve ujedinjuju pite na drva, rustičniji Jenki od bilo čega talijanskog: Ova pravila. (Kao i mali tanjiri, uključujući nježne ćufte pečene u istoj pećnici.) Naravno, zvjezdana pizza zahtijeva jednako epski izbor piva, a Brewer's je među najboljima u Bostonu, nudeći asortiman sočnih IPA-a, asertivnih lambica i bourbon-bačve -stare kiseline. Charlestown, brewersfork.com.

Slatki obrazi Q

Prvi restoran Tiffani Faison odličan je - činjenica da se slučajno specijaliziralo za roštilj potpuno je besmislena. Vjerovatno prvi pravi destinacijski restoran u Bostonu, Sweet Cheeks je primorao gradske slakerice da poštuju američku umjetnost dimljenog mesa. No, jednako važni za doživljaj objedovanja, njegovi kokteli, deserti i vegetarijanski obroci - uključujući i salatu s nebeske farme s pečenim brokulom i graškom isječenim, pomiješanom s vinaigretom od limunove mlaćenice - zvijezde su same po sebi, a ne naknadne misli. Fenway, sweetcheeksq.com.

Waypoint

Šef kuhinje Michael Scelfo hrabrim se stilom bavi morskim plodovima i završava s dobitnicima u svakoj kategoriji. Kicky crudo pojmovi (poput hiramase s kremom od peršina, prženih kapara i badema) utiru put do žive pizze kuhane na vatri prelivene sjeckanim školjkama ili dimljenom bijelom ribom. Zatim je kuća napravila tjestenine poput uni bucatinija, uglavnom klasične usluge kavijara i koktela od absinta-sve nakupljeno na punču. Scelfo je prilično ribolovac i ima ugao - šareni pogled na primorsku kuhinju koji gleda dalje u budućnost od većine. Cambridge, waypointharvard.com.

Fotografija Nina Gallant / Styling by Chantal Lambeth

Kava Neo-Taverna

Kad rana večernja sunčeva svjetlost udari u velike prozore Kave, čini se da biste možda, samo možda, mogli zatvoriti oči i teleportirati se s južnog kraja u neku šarmantnu tavernu u Atini. Beskrajna parada lijepo izvedenih mezedakia (feta umotana u filo prelivena medom, pržene tortice posute koricom limuna) pojačava tu ideju. U međuvremenu, veliki izbor mediteranskih vina u restoranu lagan je i svjež poput kupanja u Egejskom moru. South End, kavaneotaverna.com.

Kuvara Ronskog

Kad je prije tri godine Ron Suhanosky otvorio dnevni kafić u trgovačkom centru Chestnut Hill, činilo se da je čudno da pristaje za nagradu James Beard, osnivača hvaljenih restorana Sfoglia u Nantucketu i New Yorku. Međutim, ponovo zamišljen kao sićušna tratorija, novi kuhar Ronsky u potpunosti izražava mnoge kulinarske talente svog vlasnika, gomilajući na neusklađenom posuđu njegove izvanredne sezonske tjestenine (poput špageta u balzamičnom umaku od jagode i rajčice) i specijalitete inspirirane Talijanom-jesu li ikada! poput morske ploške s kaponatom s kaparima. Chestnut Hill, chefronskys.com.

La Morra

Vremena se mijenjaju. La Morra to odražava u svom sezonskom pristupu sjevernotalijanskoj kuhinji (vidi: kornejska kokoš ispod cigle s pestom od orahovog kopra za uvođenje u jesen). Ali ovaj romantični čovjek također je izdržao prevrtljivu industriju koja favorizira buzzy i novo - već 16 godina! - zahvaljujući rijetkoj, zavidnoj dosljednosti, najbolje prikazanoj u bezvremenskom kuharu Joshu Ziskinu tagliatelle Bolognese. Brookline, lamorra.com.

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Kad je ovaj restoran na izdanaku farme kamenica u Duxburyju prvi put pao na sidro, ubrzano je ubrzao promjenu plime i oseke u bostonskoj morskoj hrani: jednostavna pečena mrvica više je neće rezati, kehd. One majorly upscaled dining decade later, Island Creek now steams ahead as the compromise between frill-free and overly fussy fish-focused fare—don’t miss the stellar lobster roll with chips and coleslaw i the lobster roe noodles gussied up with braised short rib and mushrooms. Kenmore Square, islandcreekoysterbar.com.

Tanám

Conversation is at the heart of Tanám—how could it not be, when you’re gathered with strangers around a 10-person table, eating with your hands from a banana leaf piled with steamed lobster and spring rolls during one of chef Ellie Tiglao’s kamayan feasts? Tiglao uses Filipinx cuisine—underrepresented in Boston dining—as an entry point for tableside storytelling about culture and community, part of her larger commitment to food-justice activism. “Narrative cuisine,” she calls it. Here’s what we call it: inspired. Somerville, tanam.co.

Read more about 2019’s best restaurants in Boston.

This list is updated throughout the year to reflect closures and other prominent developments. Please send updates to food editor Scott Kearnan at [email protected] .


Eat off the beaten path

On the suggestion of a friend, I bussed from the airport directly to Tacos El Gordo — a 60-minute trip (I missed the 108 bus, which gets there in about half the time). With roots in Tijuana, Mexico, the cheerfully crowded taco stand in a nondescript strip mall between downtown and the Strip features a row of meat carvers behind the counter, ready to shave spit-marinating pork into pliant corn tortillas ($2.60). Two tacos topped with chopped onions and cilantro made a bargain meal. I was lucky to get a table.

It’s not that you can’t eat cheaply on the Strip. Donald Contursi, the owner of Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, introduced me to several specials, including the $29 three-course lunch, which includes creamy Greek spreads such as tzatziki and grilled fish at Estiatorio Milos, and $5 happy hour appetizers at Mr. Chow. At Eataly, a bustling new food hall that anchors the Park MGM hotel in a space that could double as a train station, focaccia slices sold from $2.90.

But by wandering farther afield, I found intriguing and affordable food. Downtown, I wandered from the dimly lit Downtown Cocktail Room, lively with locals during “halfy hour,” when my $12 Paloma was $6 (Monday through Saturday 4 to 7 p.m.), to the new robata bar Hatsumi at Fergusons Downtown, a former motel now housing restaurants, shops and co-working spaces. Decorated in cartoon monsters, Hatsumi served skewered meats ($2 to $6 each) to the mostly under-40 urbanites who are repopulating downtown Las Vegas.

A friend who lives in another gentrifying neighborhood, the Arts District, guided me to Able Baker Brewing Company, an industrial spot with the brew kettles in the back named for the first two atomic bombs, Able and Baker, detonated at the Nevada Test Site north of town in 1951. Here we had juicy I.P.A.s (most pints, $5 to $8) and generous pork banh mi sandwiches ($9). On the cusp of the Arts District, I paid $6.50 for a chicken-stuffed arepa, or corn cake folded taco-style, at the Venezuelan Viva Las Arepas, a low-key quick service spot where I watched Latin American telenovelas with the office lunch crowd.

Through Eater, which has a thorough guide on cheap eating in town, I discovered Takopa, a tiny and friendly Japanese spot where I sat at the bar and watched the cooks prepare their specialty fried octopus fritters (four for $4.95) in Chinatown, a neighborhood filled with pan-Asian dining deals that required two buses to reach, but worth every bite.


Banana, Walnut, and Chocolate Focaccia

We recently traveled to New York to attend the wedding of some good friends. Just around the corner from their loft in the Flatiron District, we discovered Eataly, my new favorite spot in the city. The New York Times described it as a “megastore” that “combines elements of a bustling European open market, a Whole-Foods-style supermarket, a high-end food court and a New Age learning center.”

An Italian megastore it is indeed! Boasting several restaurants, Eataly houses long aisles of olive oil, handmade pasta, an amazing selection of cheeses, seafood, and meats. If anything makes me feel like a kid in a toy store, this place does.

We made two visits to Eataly during our stay in the city. We truly had the full New York experience when we ended up there at 4 P.M. on Friday afternoon. To describe the space as crowded would be a spectacular understatement. Fighting shoulder to shoulder shoppers challenged our effort for a late lunch. We finally managed to grab a fabulous sandwich with roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and pesto on a crusty baguette and one of the best cappuccinos I’ve had.

Our second visit on Sunday afternoon proved to be a bit more relaxed. I resisted the temptation to buy everything in sight, knowing that we’d be boarding a plane shortly. We made our way to the bakery and nabbed a couple of focacce: one with apple and cinnamon and the other with banana and chocolate chips. We barely made it out the store before both were gone.

As we made our way back to Atlanta, I promptly committed to making my own version of banana and chocolate focaccia. This flat Italian bread, similar in texture to pizza dough, typically features savory flavors. I was excited by the variation of using fruit, and for today’s post, I’m sharing my “Eataly-inspired” Banana, Walnut, and Chocolate Focaccia.


The Best Gifts for Foodies

The holidays are a joyous time, when we all put aside our differences and focus on what&rsquos truly important in life: Eating. For two glorious months, there&rsquos a cheesy dip at every gathering, candy at every reception desk, and a stick of butter in every festive meal. Houses are made out of cookies! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

Help your travel-minded foodie friend maintain that holiday high year-round with one of these gifts. Whether you&rsquore hoping to stoke a committed eater&rsquos wanderlust (an at-home clambake is sure to sway your pal into tagging along on a trip to Maine) or give an amateur chef&rsquos travel toolkit an upgrade (hotel room sous vide!), we&rsquove got something to fit the bill.

This year, Travel + Leisure is offering its most comprehensive gift guide ever. Cilj? Make sure you can find the perfect present for everyone (yes, even your mother-in-law) on your list. Below, our top picks for the jetsetting foodie.


Almond Cake

What better way to welcome March than making a delicious cake. It has been days that we have been craving a piece of cake! I rarely bake, but when I do, I always bake the same things: vanilla or lemon pound cake or brownies (that is as far as my repertoire goes).

I thought it was time I expanded my baking horizons. I love the zucchini and walnuts bread from Nordstrom Ebar and I’ve been wanting to try to make it at home. So in the meantime, I searched for a relatively easy cake and I found this scrumptious piece of heaven. It got my attention that it can be prepared entirely in the food processor.

I made a few adjustments. I used a Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan instead of a 9 inch round cake pan or spring form pan and it came out just gorgeous. It didn’t settle when it cooled or sag. This may happen if you use a regular round cake pan.

The original recipe calls for 1 cup of unsalted butter, I used 1/2 cup. And I reduced the amount of sugar from 1 1/3 cup of to just 1 cup. I thought that the almond paste would compensate for moist and sweetness and it did. If this is the first time you are going to make it I would suggest to follow the original recipe and instructions below.

I made the cake yesterday and the house smelled like a cloud of sweet almond happiness. We let it rest and then we couldn’t help it but to try it. Let me just tell you, if you are going to have a piece of cake you should definitely try this one. It is rich, moist, classy and it has the right amount of almond flavor. It also could be perfect covered with good chocolate icing or ganache. I decided to dust it with powdered sugar.

I served the almond cake with caramel sauce and strawberries. The sweetness of the cake and the sauce, the almond flavor and the tartness of the strawberries made an exceptional combination. It would be excellent paired with raspberries or raspberry sauce, lemon curd or peaches as well. And please, let’s not forget the coffee…

This cake will stay fresh – well covered- out of the refrigerator for 4 days, and it can be frozen for 2 months.

Recipe adapted from David Lebovitz (in turn adapted from Chez Panisse Desserts by Lindsey Remolif Shere)


On The Move : From N.Y. to Milan in a lap of luxury

MILAN — If you have deep, very deep, pockets, or a company that thinks you need pampering, flying business class between Milan and New York is about to get a whole lot easier.

In June, the Italian airline Eurofly will begin a six times a week all-business super-luxury flight. The price of the ticket is not for the faint of heart — round-trip will cost about $3,800, 15 percent more than a standard business-class ticket.

But the luxury will be such that it just might make you forget that you're crossing the Atlantic for, say, the third time in a week.

Eurofly will be bucking a trend by taking on the challenge of meeting the caprices of a high-end market at a time when most airlines are cutting services and costs in search of customers after the cheapest flights. It lacks experience with high-end customers and will be venturing from its core charter business, which generally appeals to budget travelers.

The airplane, an Airbus A319 that usually is outfitted for about 130 passengers, will have only 48 seats. They will be configured four across, two on each side of the aisle. The Italian designer Alviero Martini created the plane's interior with his signature map motif.

The day before a flight, passengers can order a specific meal, not merely a generic low-salt, vegetarian, diabetic or kosher meal.

If you want to get into the Milan spirit before your arrival from New York, you can telephone, e-mail or send a short text message via mobile phone to ask for risotto with saffron along with a veal cutlet, fresh seasonal vegetables and tiramisu.

Naturally you can wash it all down with your wine of choice and conclude the pre-Milan experience with a proper espresso.

A limousine service from downtown to the airport is included.

"Our passengers won't be an X, they will be somebody with a first and last name and we will know exactly how they want to be treated," the chief executive of Eurofly, Augusto Angioletti, said in a recent conversation.

Many practical points have been looked after and all the standard bells and whistles available on most business flights will be available — seats that recline to a horizontal position for sleeping, in-flight entertainment systems with video-on-demand, a power supply for laptops. Passengers will also be able to send e-mails and short mobile-phone text messages.

This is all new territory for Eurofly, which in its first 15 years of operations has generated most of its sales shuttling Italians on charter flights from Milan to well-known tourist destinations around the world.

Last year it flew one million passengers and made €2.7 million on sales of €178 million, about $228 million. The company says that sales are forecast to rise 40 percent this year.

The new all-business flight will leave New York at about 9:30 p.m. Eurofly has secured the slots at John F. Kennedy airport and Milan's Malpensa, but the definitive flight times are still to be decided. So someone could work in Manhattan until 6:30, say, then head to Kennedy airport. (Most other carriers offer flights from New York to Milan that leave around 6 p.m.) Flights from Milan to the United States will leave Italy at about 5 p.m.

"This is the right moment for this sort of flight to be introduced because the top segment of the business traveler is not happy with the service they are getting and we think we can do better," said Angioletti, 43, who has 20 years of experience in the commercial airline industry as an Alitalia pilot, a board member and a union leader.

Eurofly will have to fill on average 35 of the 48 seats to make the flight profitable, Angioletti said. He added that it may take as long as six months to reach that level as the service becomes publicized.

There are no direct first-class flights on the New York to Milan route, so Eurofly would be entering an unsaturated market. But it also risks trying to meet a demand that is not there in the first place.

Angioletti said that PrivatAir's all-business-class flight on the Düsseldorf-New York route, the only such flight between Europe and the United States, offers a good precedent.

Eurofly, previously owned by Alitalia and now controlled by a Luxembourg-based private equity fund, may introduce a Rome to New York all-business flight if the Milan route is successful.


The Best Things to Do in Boston This Weekend: The Perfect 3-Day Itinerary

Small town charm meets big city hustle in this New England capital, which is choc-a-block with historic sites, killer Italian eateries, topnotch shopping, and quaint cobblestoned streets. Consider this list of the best things to do in Boston your ultimate weekend guide.

Chelsea is Brooklyn-based travel writer, editor, and photographer. When not home eating her way through NYC, she's gallivanting across the globe, sailing the coast of Croatia or hiking the peaks of Peru. Her superpowers include booking flight deals and sleeping in small plane seats.

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Welcome to Beantown! Before you officially kick off the weekend, drop your bags at your hotel. There&rsquos the Envoy, a cool-kid stay in the Seaport Innovation District, or the Fairmont Copley Plaza, an elegant grand dame across from Copley Square and Trinity Church. The former is best for those wanting a more modern design and incredible waterfront views (especially at the rooftop, which overlooks Boston Harbor), while the latter is a 1912 landmark that has hosted New England&rsquos elite as well as a handful of U.S. Presidents in its gilded halls.

Next stop: shopping. Browse the cute boutiques and gourmet grocery stores along Charles Street in Beacon Hill (while you&rsquore here, peak down the picturesque old cobblestoned alleys), or flex that plastic at the upscale designer shops lining Back Bay&rsquos Newbury Street. And when you need a pick-me-up, the Wired Puppy café is a local favorite. End the afternoon at Bodega, a hidden gem (literally). At first glance, the shop looks like your average convenience store&mdashbut if you step on a tile in front of the old Snapple machine in the back, a secret door will lead to a high-end shop selling sneakers and threads.

In the evening, catch an al fresco show on one of the public lawns. We love the Free Friday Flicks, a summer event where you can pack a picnic and watch a free movie at the Hatch Shell amphitheater on the Charles River Esplanade. (Come early to see the sunset behind the sailboats and stone bridges.) Theater more your thing? Soak up some Shakespeare at a free performance at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common. This season, the play is Cymbeline (playing in July and August).

Photo courtesy of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

When hunger strikes, Publico is sure to satisfy. Don&rsquot get discouraged by its location in &ldquoSouthie&rdquo (formerly called South Boston, not to be confused with its adjacent neighborhood, the South End) this funky new restaurant sits on a super-safe stretch, just a 10-minute drive from the Envoy hotel. Publico has quickly gained a following for its charming courtyard garden, which has fire pits, a heated floor and a killer cocktail bar (order the Luchador with El Jimador Blanco tequila, ginger, cucumber, mint, and lime). Plus, the casual menu features snacks, small plates (the empanadas are a must), and entrées that ring in under $30. Score!

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Start the morning with a little sightseeing&mdashbecause you can&rsquot come all the way to Boston and ne visit Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House and the Freedom Trail. The 2.5-mile walk starts in the North End (just follow the red brick path) and retraces the route of Paul Revere&rsquos famous 1775 ride. Along the way, you&rsquoll pass 16 landmarks, including the Bunker Hill Monument, Quincy Market, and the famous site of the Boston Massacre.

And while you&rsquore in the North End, we&rsquod be remiss not to mention the neighborhood&rsquos famous Italian restaurants and pastry places. Skip the line at Mike&rsquos, and instead make a beeline for Bova&rsquos Bakery. The family-run shop has been in business for three generations, making homemade cakes, cannolis, and cookies since 1932. If you&rsquore wanting more than just a tasty treat, take a cooking class at Christopher Kimball&rsquos Milk Street&mdasha multi-use venue that houses their magazine, culinary school and TV/radio studios, which you can also tour. Learn to whip up international plates (like the upcoming Thailand themed-course), take a wine-tasting lesson, and even master the art of recipe writing.

TOUR TO BOOK: The North End, Boston&rsquos Little Italy, is famous for its pizza. See what all the fuss is about during a two-hour walking (and tasting!) tour, which hits three of the city&rsquos best pizzerias including its oldest, Regina Pizzeria.

Photos courtesy of CPK Media

There&rsquos no better way to end the day than with some booze and views. Take a ferry from Seaport, Downtown or Charlestown to ReelHouse, a waterfront restaurant in East Boston. Here, you&rsquoll tuck into platters of fresh seafood (think blackened swordfish tacos, a New England-style clam bake, Maine char-grilled lobster) while taking in the sweeping skyline.

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It&rsquos Sunday, and you know what that means: brunch time, baby. The most epic spread can be found at Row 34, in the up-and-coming Seaport area. While it used to be known for its counter service, the restaurant now offers a full menu&mdashand it&rsquos to die for. We&rsquore talking lemon and ricotta pancakes, smoked bluefish paté on a nori bagel, and the city&rsquos best cup of clam chowder (IOHO).

Photos courtesy of Row 34

Once you&rsquore all fueled up, spend the afternoon getting cultured at two of Boston&rsquos most impressive institutions. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA, for short) is always packed with interesting exhibits, and this season is no different. Don&rsquot miss Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris (through August 4), which displays some 200 works inspired by the celebrity culture of 19th-century Paris painted by Lautrec himself along with Edgar Degas, Pierre Bonnard, Mary Cassatt, and other contemporaries.

Meanwhile, the more under-the-radar Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is gorgeous not only because of its rare art and objects, but also for its striking architecture. Resembling a 15th-century Venetian Palace, the building centers around a tranquil open-air courtyard that feels like an oasis in the heart of the city.

Top three photos (left ro right): Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Musee Matisse/Museom of Fine Arts, Boston Bottom photo courtesy of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

If sports are more your style, you&rsquore in the right town. You won&rsquot find a more devoted following than Boston Red Sox fans (sorry, Yankees!). Although most visitors will just snag tickets to the game, it&rsquos worth it to go early&mdashwhen you can see the players up close and personal. Three hours before the first pitch, you can take a batting practice tour that gives you behind-the-scenes access to Fenway Park and the Green Monster. Talk about bragging rights.

Toast to the end of your weekend at Terra. This restaurant is the latest addition to Eataly, the mega Italian market inside the Prudential Center. The sun-splashed space looks more like a greenhouse than a traditional trattoria, where plants line the walls and dangle from the massive glass ceiling. Plus, the food is just as &lsquogrammable as the décor. The menu focuses on barrel-aged beers and wood-fired Italian cuisine, including ricotta bruschette, house-made rabbit agnolotti pasta, and grilled quail with balsamic and honey.


Top sights and things to do in Milan

Duomo

The centerpiece of the city, Milan’s Duomo is a magnificent example of Gothic architecture made from pink white marble. The streets of the city radiate from the cathedral that rises majestically over the piazza below and neighboring Galleria Emmanuele II.

No trip to Milan would be complete without at least walking past the Duomo and admiring the exterior but you must also look inside to view the stained glass windows and venture up onto the roof. Here you can admire views of the city and the incredible craftsmanship that went into the carvings and statues that adorn the building.

Make sure to look for the tiny bronze Madonnina who sits far above the Duomo towers offering protection to the city.

The Duomo is the most popular attraction in Milan and lines can be very long, especially for the rooftop. So if you are short on time you may want to consider booking skip the line tickets or a tour. You can choose to visit the rooftop on foot or with an elevator – click here for tickets and prices

Duomo opening hours – 08:00 – 19:00 daily (last tickets sold 18:00)
Rooftop hours – 09:00 – 19:00 daily (last tickets sold 18:00)

Posjetite Duomo website for latest information on opening hours.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper painting

Many visitors make the trip to Milan, just to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper painting in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, a church in the city’s west.

This beautiful painting depicts one of the most important moments in the Christian bible and is full of symbolism and nuance. Da Vinci was hired by Milan’s ruling Sforza family to paint the masterpiece that has survived over 500 years and intensive bombing during the Second World War.

To view Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ you must take a short guided tour. There is no other way. Tickets go on sale on the službena stranica around 2 months prior and sell out almost immediately. But don’t worry, you can easily book them through one of the booking sites.

We booked ours on tours booking site Get Your Guide and were impressed by the knowledge and engaging manner of our guide who brought the painting and its history to life with her commentary >>Click here to book the Last Supper tour

Galleria Emmanuele II

Right next door to the Duomo, Milan’s other most recognizable landmark is the shopping arcade known as Galleria Emmanuele II. Named for the first king of the Kingdom of Italy, the grand four storey building with its spectacular iron and glass domed roof was completed in 1867.

These days it is the place to go to admire the spectaculat architecture, peek in the designer stores, have a drink at one of the traditional cafes or visit the amazing food hall Il Mercato.

Look out for a picture of a bull made in mosaic on the floor. The Milanese believe it brings good luck if you spin three times on your right heel in an anti-clockwise direction on the private part of the bull – the symbol of the city’s rival Turin.

Teatro Alla Scala – La Scala theater

One of the world’s most beautiful and important theaters, over 200 years La Scala has hosted operas, concerts and ballets by some of the best known Italian composers and musicians. The theater holds 3,000 people who sit on crimson velvet chairs in the gallery or lavish boxes ready to deliver their verdict on each performance.

Puccini’s Tosca was first performed on the La Scala stage in 1926 to a packed house. Previously Verdi premiered his operas Otello and Falstaff after overcoming a feud with the orchestra who modified the arrangements for his Requiem.

The best way to experience the Teatro alla Scala is to attend a performance however you can also take a peek inside the magnificent theater and visit its museum throughout the year. It is worth taking a guided tour to hear the stories and intrigues behind this world famous theater – click here for details

Teatro alla Scala Museum is open 09:00 – 17:00 most days. Visit the theater website for more information ovdje.

Tickets for performances can be bought online at the box office. The theater also releases a small number of tickets each day for the Gallery. You need to line up at the theater in person at midday to have the best chance of getting tickets for that evening’s performance.

Sforza Castle – Castello Sforzesco

During the Renaissance period the ruling Sforza family dukes of Milan built their imposing fortress to protect themselves from rival attacks. Today the moated castle hosts a series of museums and galleries that are well worth taking the time to visit.

The Sforzas were patrons of the arts and in particular Leonardo da Vinci who painted frescoes in the castle as well as The Last Supper on their commission. You can also see pieces by Michelangelo, Canaletto, Titian and Tintoretto in relative solitude compared with the crowds at museums and galleries in Florence and Rome.

You can visit the castle daily between 07.00 and 19.00 however the museums are open Tuesday to Sunday 09.00 – 17.30. They are closed on Mondays, December 25th, January 1st, May 1st. For ticket prices and more information – kliknite ovdje

Parco Sempione – Sempione Park

Castello Sforzesco is found in the grounds of Parco Sempione, a huge green space in the center of Milan that is great for wandering and relaxing in.

The park is home to a Milan’s Arena Civica that holds concerts and sporting events as well as the magnificent Arco della Pace or Arch of Peace that was built to celebrate Napoleon’s victories in Italy.

For views of the city, Duomo and surrounding mountains, take the elevator to the top of Torre Branca – more information

Navigli

One of the most popular areas of Milan is the area along the Naviglio Grande (Grand Canal – yes Milan has canals too!) known as Navigli. Built to transport marble from the mountains for the Duomo, the canals are now a vibrant hub of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars.

Visit at sunset for aperitivo and stay to enjoy your dinner with the fashionable Milanese.

If you are visiting Milan on the last Sunday of each month, you must visit the popular antiques market that takes place along ripa di Porta Ticinese. It’s great for people watching or picking up a unique souvenir.

Aperitivo hour

Aperitivo is one of the absolute must do activities in Milan. The tradition of a pre-dinner drink accompanied by snacks was first introduced in the city.

From humble beginnings of a few simple bites to accompany a glass of wine, aperitivo has evolved into elaborate appetizer buffets in some venues. No dinner required!

Served from 19.00 – 21.00, here are some great places to try aperitivo when in Milan

    – enjoy your spritz with incredible views of the Duomo rooftop [corner of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – Floor 2 ] – make a pilgrimage to the home of the Negroni cocktail [Via Plinio 39] – elegant and great for people watching in the outdoor courtyard [Via Privata Fratelli Gabba 7b]

Italian football greats

Two of Italy’s most celebrated football (soccer) clubs AC Milan and Inter Milan are based in the northern Italian city. If you are a sports fan and timing and luck is on your side there can be no more thrilling experience than watching these teams play a match.

To buy tickets go direct to each club’s website:

AC Milan’s San Siro Stadium is one of the world’s most impressive football grounds. If you aren’t able to see a match, the next best thing is a tour of the stadium.

You can get there on your own steam but the hop-on, hop-off bus visits San Siro as well as Casa Milan where you can view the club’s trophies won over their 115 year history – click here for more details.


Spoonful of Comfort

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If you really just want the basics, you can also send one of the brand's straightforward soup packages, which include the soup of your choice, rolls, the cookie of your choice, and a cute ladle to dish it all up.