“Duly noted” is a new segment for updates on new and notable spots around town. I’ll keep you abreast of newcomers and changes for the food that will grace your table, places to try with a new menu or family friendly features, and date-worthy spots for the babysitter paying crowd.
You can get some great meat at the farmer’s market during the market season, you can get a variety of specialty meat and game at Savenor’s the year-round, but a good local charcutier/butcher that bridges the gap and offers something more consistent than the farmer’s market and perhaps less “fancy” than Savenor’s has been lacking. Enter, M.F. Dulock Pasture-Raised Meats, opening in Somerville. M.F. Dulock is working with local farmers whether they raise a few animals or a small herd to buy whole animals, pasture raised, and offer customers the right meat for their next meal. According to hints on their Facebook page, the butcher will be in (as will the meat) any day now.
The fields are alive with juicy, sweet, red fruit in Winchester. Winchester’s Wright-Locke Farm is open for picking. If it is raining, stay inside and browse the blogs for jam recipes. If it is sunny, stop by any Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Friday, Saturday and Sunday for 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to pick delicious organic raspberries to your heart’s content. And, if you missed out on tickets for the Outstanding in the Field dinners or were washing your whites on the evening of Diner en Blanc, then save the date for Wright-Locke Farm’s fundraiser dinner in the barn on September 15th.
Family Friendly Spotlight: Lumière
Newton’s Lumière understands the craziness of back to school, adjusting to new schedules, being swept up in back to school routines, soccer practices, dance classes, and more, so they’re creating a time and place for families to screech to a halt and take it all in stride. Chef Leviton has a few special Supper Clubs up his sleeve and one especially with families in mind.
Back to School Supper Club– September 27, 6:00 PM
The Back to School menu includes tomato soup with Lumière’s “Ritz” crackers, panko crusted chicken goujonettes (aka chicken fingers – only better), four cheese mac and cheese, roasted multicolor cauliflower, and for dessert, make your own sundaes. Drink pairings for the night are Spindrift sodas and Highlawn Farm Dairy milk.
I know quite a few grown ups and college students who will be happy to indulge in this back to school menu with children or not. Other Supper Club menus include breakfast for dinner, and this week, the end of summer tomato and corn fest.
Here’s to a delicious transition “back to school”. Bon appetit!