Channel Cafe is beyond awesome. Located within an art gallery, they bring the words of "hip" and "delicious" together in one glorious marriage. Even better? They are celebrating "Local Love" this year- and utilizing local, sustainable ingredients! How's that for some lovin'? Lovin' the great state of Massachusetts! Ok-want to get ONE MORE better? They are holding their awesome Valentine's Day love fest on Saturday night, February 13th rather than the 14th.
Their menu is prix fixe for the evening- $30.00 for four courses-including the beer mentioned in the first course. So maybe there was one more better...So let's recap- awesome space, great food, reasonably priced, including a great beer AND celebrating local love? Good, Better....BEST.
The menu is:
Organic Vegetable and Local Cheese Pizzette
SECOND COURSE (Choice of 1)
New England Pork Rillette, Grilled Garlic Crostini, Roasted Apple, Red Leaf Lettuce, Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Puree of Celery Root Soup, House-made Creme Fraiche, Gremolata
Roasted Delicatta Squash Salad, Red Leaf Lettuce, Spiced Pecans, Warm Herbed Goat Cheese, White Balsamic Vinaigrette
THIRD COURSE (Choice of 1)
Foraged Black Trumpet Mushrooms and Marsala Wine over Fettuccine, Herb Medley, Shaved Romano
Balsamic Braised Short Ribs, Sweet Leeks, Butternut Squash Homefries
Horseradish Crusted Gloucester Cod, Pan Roasted Wild Mushrooms, House-made Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc
FOURTH COURSE (Choice of 1)
Flourless Chocolate Cake -Dulce de Leche
If it isn't already obvious- I have a lot of love for The Channel Cafe. Just today I ran over to have a delicious lunch - their Italian Tuna Salad and a cup of Tomato Basil Soup. Their Italian Tuna Salad is a favorite of mine- Tuna mixed lightly with olive oil and lemon juice tossed with mesclun greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, capers and carrots. It is light, well seasoned, healthy and delicious. Their tomato soup had incredible flavors, with just a background of spice. The flavor combination reminded me of the sauce that was served with my mom's stuffed peppers, so it was a wonderful comforting meal for me on a cold snowy day!
My advice- RUN to Channel Cafe on Saturday, February 14th for a unique Valentines experience.
PS-they do take reservations!