Boston gourmands—this one’s for you. Summer has never tasted so good with a new Carbone concept in Copley, weekendlong food event and more.
Enjoy a weekend of gourmet bites and tasty sips in Vermont’s lush Green Mountains
GREEN MOUNTAIN GOURMET New England is home to some of the most award-winning and lauded chefs in the country, and lucky for foodies, they all come together in Stowe, Vt., for A Taste of New England Food & Wine (sprucepeak.com). Spend the weekend of Aug. 26 at one of Vermont’s most stunning resorts—The Lodge at Spruce Peak—indulging in world-class bites, wine, music and more. “The weekend is a journey for all the senses, with the Green Mountains as our backdrop,” says Kendal Daiger, director of marketing for Spruce Peak. While local culinarians like chefs Douglass Williams from MIDA, Mark Ladner of Bar Enza and PAGU’s Tracy Chang are joining the lineup, the event is also partnering with the Vermont Fresh Network to feature local artisans, farms, restaurants and producers, such as Vermont Mad River Distillers and Summit Maple Farm.
Parm’s menu of Italian American favorites are the perfect comfort food
MAMA MIA Growing up Italian American, it’s hard to forget Sunday dinners with Grandma’s gravy, homemade meatballs and fresh pasta. Now, Michelin-starred chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi are here to remind you with Parm ( parmitalian.com), an Italian American soul food spot that’s opening in Copley this month. “It’s food that puts a smile on your face and fills your belly up at the same time,” Carbone, co-founder of Major Food Group (MFG, majorfood.com), says. Started in NYC by MFG, Parm serves up nostalgic dishes like Mama Maria’s meatballs, Rigatoni Carbone and, of course, both the chicken and eggplant Parm.
The shrimp scampi flatbread on Prezza’s Fisherman’s Feast menu.
CATCH OF THE DAY Celebrate Boston’s oldest continuous Italian festival, The Fisherman’s Feast, this August with Prezza’s (prezza.com) limited-time, seafood-focused menu for the month. Serving authentic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine on Fleet Street for the past 20-plus years, owner Anthony Caturano is sure to have your mouth watering over dishes like scallop crudo with blood orange, fennel, citrus vinaigrette and Calabrian chiles; white anchovy crostini, smothered in garlic, wine, cherry tomatoes and olive tapenade; and shrimp scampi flatbread. There really is no better way to close out the summer than with fresh seafood on the historic streets of North End.
Photography by: COURTESY OF SPRUCE PEAK; BY MICHAEL BLANCHARD; COURTESY OF PREZZA