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ONCE Follow the Honey gets a lot of love

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It was a beautiful evening, there was a gentle breeze, and everywhere the bees were buzzing.  What’s wrong with this picture?  We were standing in a parking lot in Somerville. No flowers anywhere to be seen, just a lot of cement, and almost 8,000 bees.

That was the beginning of an evening presented by Cuisine en Locale in cooperation with Follow the Honey of Harvard Sq.  Ten courses, ten bee keepers, and much love all in aid of raising awareness about bees, in particular honey bees, and their sad plight as they are being wiped out by industrial agriculture and changing climate.

First we were thrilled to receive this great posting on “A Little Bit About a Lot of Things”, and then yesterday the Boston Globe North addition featured us on the cover with this excellent story and beautiful photos.

Thanks for following the honey! Please take the time to read up on bees and how important they are.  Thank you!

 

A Whole New Way to Order . . . Three Styles of Shares . . . Upcoming shows and ONCEs!

All things local and delicious.
— LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —

A New Way to Order

We are so excited this week to unveil the new ONCE a Week ordering system. It’s the same great food, new and different every week. All you need to do is bookmark the new URL! The whole process is simpler than ever, making it easy to order the number and style of share you want. Click here to check out our new system!

once-artwork-1Omnivore, Vegevore, Carnivore, Locavore!

Did you know that we now offer three different types of ONCE a Week Meal Delivery Shares? It is true! All three are all local, fresh, and made just for you. Vegevore is meatless, and features lots of veggies, fruits, grains, beans, grass fed dairy, and pastured eggs. Carnivore emphasizes pasture raised meats and dairy products, fresh veggies, and fruits, without the grains and legumes. Omnivore features a bit of everything, for those who love it all.

Upcoming Concerts and Events

Our event calendar is getting fuller every day. Coming up soon, we have rock shows including Elvis Depressedly, Stickup Kid, Henry Jamison, and the New England Underground Music Festival.

We also serve tacos every Monday night, and we’re planning two amazing ONCEs!

Next Thursday, August 21, we will team up with Fat Moon Farm for a ten course bonanza, featuring Fat Moon’s produce and pastured meats.

Next month, we celebrate our 7th nearly-annual BBQ with a 007 theme! The BBQ will be September 14 at Aeronaut Brewing.

In September we’ll also bring back our favorite meal of the week, Saturday Brunch!

Meal Delivery Brainstorm

Our chefs have some big plans for Tuesday Meal Delivery. Here’s just a taste of what we are going to make for you:

Omnivore and Carnivore highlights

  • Rhode Island Clam Chowder
  • Asian-inspired Chicken Salad
  • Cucumber Soup
  • Crisp Summer Slaw

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Vegevore highlights

  • Pasta with No-Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce
  • Grilled Potatoes
  • Baba Ghannouj
  • Seasonal Veggie, Grain, and Bean Pilaf

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And don’t forget Taco Night on Monday! Every Monday this summer from 6 -8, or until we run out.


We’ve launched our new website and very soon we’ll have an improved ordering system. Don’t be alarmed! It’s the same great food made even easier. You can also inquire about catering and hall rentals. Interested in picking up your share, rather than delivery? Get in touch with luc@enlocale.com to stop by from 10 – 2 on Tuesday to grab your share.

*Due to the nature of local food, our ingredients are subject to weather fluctuation and farmer availability. Our menu is always subject to change. No matter what, if you sign up for a meal delivery, you’ll get a fridgeful of delicious, local food, made with love. See you soon! The CeL Crew

Two Upcoming ONCEs . . . On the Edge Knife Sharpening . . . Ukrainian Music and Food

All things local and delicious.
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Profile: On the Edge Knife Sharpening’s Patti Small

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Did you know that a sharp knife is much safer than a dull knife? Patti Small of On the Edge Knife Sharpening has been keeping knives sharp and happy since 2008. She sharpens every knife by hand, and does a beautiful job. She comes to Cuisine en Locale on the first Sunday of every month, 3-ish. If you would like your knives to hold sharp edges that glide right through ingredients, you can come and hang out with us (we’ll see Patti again on Sunday, September 7) or check her schedule to find her at one of her many local farmers market locations.

Pierogi Night Tomorrow!

pierogi-nightTomorrow night, we will open our doors wide to welcome Somerville Symphony Orkestar, Karikatura, and Cocek! Brass Band.

We’ll serve up three kinds of hand-made pierogi and dill pickle soup, not to mention fantastic beer, cider, and cocktails. Join us for dinner 6 – 8 and fantastic music starting around 7:30. Dinner and show are all ages, so bring everybody! Zagat selected our Pierogi Night as the thing to do tomorrow night, so come early!

ONCE Fat Moon Farm

fat-moon-farm2In just two weeks, on August 21, we will partner with Fat Moon Farm at Meadowbrook to present a fabulous ONCE (One Night Culinary Experience) on the farm out in Westford, MA. We’ll be showcasing all the best produce of the season, picked fresh for us right on the farm! This event will be welcoming to both vegetarians and omnivores.

Buy your tickets here. We look forward to feeding you on the farm!

ONCE BBQ 007

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We are very excited to announce that on September 14, we will present ONCE BBQ 007 at Aeronaut Brewing! We’ll be offering two different tickets – one for carnivores and another for those who want to come and have a great time but prefer to enjoy the fantastic array of meatless dishes we’ll be offering as well. Stay tuned for a James Bond themed menu!

Meal Delivery Menu Brainstorm

veggiesOur chefs have some big plans for Tuesday Meal Delivery. Here’s just a taste of what we are going to make for you:

Omnivore: ONCE Meal Delivery

  • Stuffed Eggplant with Pork
  • Calimari Cacciatore
  • Kale, Feta, and Tomato Salad
  • Elote: Mexican Style Grilled Corn

Vegevore: ONCE Vegetarian Meal Delivery

  • Borracho Beans
  • Stuffed Eggplant with Fresh Veggies
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Veggie and Cheese Flatbread Pizza

And don’t forget Taco Night on Monday! Every Monday this summer from 6 -8, or until we run out.


 

We’ve launched our new website and very soon we’ll have an improved ordering system. Don’t be alarmed! It’s the same great food made even easier. You can also inquire about catering and hall rentals.

Interested in picking up your share, rather than delivery? Get in touch with luc@enlocale.com to stop by from 10 – 2 on Tuesday to grab your share.

*Due to the nature of local food, our ingredients are subject to weather fluctuation and farmer availability. Our menu is always subject to change. No matter what, if you sign up for a meal delivery, you’ll get a fridgeful of delicious, local food, made with love.

See you soon!

The CeL Crew

Sometimes you need someone else to do the cooking . . . A great big thank you . . . Pierogi night!

All things local and delicious.
— LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —

Because Sometimes You Just Need Someone Else to do the Cooking

once-a-weekAh, long summer days. Sometimes it feels like you have all the time in the world to cook and enjoy long, leisurely dinners with your family and friends. Okay, maybe summer days don’t always match up with that expectation, but before we know it, the even busier fall will be here! Our meal delivery service is going strong all year round, so if you’ve got a busy week, or a friend with an especially busy time or a new addition to the family, give us a call and we’ll make you a week’s worth of food. Choose from our meatless Vegetarian share, our Omnivore share, and we are about to launch an extra special new version, to be announced very soon!

Event Information

A Big Buzzy Thank You

bee-beardThank you to everyone who made our ONCE Follow the Honey event spectacular! Thank you to everyone who attended, to all the magnificent performers, beekeepers, and producers of beelicious things. Special thanks to Toni Bee, the Poet Populist Emerita of Cambridge, the always lovely Mary and Caneen Canning of Follow the Honey and Follow the Honey Bee Farm, performance artist Sarah Paterson, Sadie Richards, Boston Beekeepers Club, Green River Ambrosia, Eat Local Honey, The Benevolent Bee, Baer’s Bees, Best Bees, Warm Colors Apiary, Autumn Morning Farm, Yard Birds Farm, Carlisle Honey, Clumsy Dog Apiary, Jenny D’s Bees, and Peterson Party Center.

Pierogi Night

pierogi-nightPlease join us on Thursday, August 7, for eastern European music and food, featuring our own homemade pierogi! We will welcome Somerville Symphony Orkestar, Karikatura, and Cocek! Brass Band to our stage, and enjoy pierogi and beer (as well as cider and cocktails, naturally!) This is the most fun you can have on a Thursday summer night!

Meal Delivery Menu Brainstorm

Our chefs have some big plans for Tuesday Meal Delivery. Here’s just a taste of what we are going to make for you:
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Omnivore: ONCE Meal Delivery

  • Grilled Kofta Kabobs with Tzatziki
  • Cusk Etouffee
  • Grilled Potatoes
  • Summer Fruit Tart

Vegevore: ONCE Vegetarian Meal Delivery

  • Grilled Corn Salad
  • Triticale Tabbouleh
  • Thyme Rustici Pasta with Seasonal Veggies
  • Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage

And don’t forget Taco Night on Monday! Every Monday this summer from 6 -8, or until we run out.


 

We’ve launched our new website and very soon we’ll have an improved ordering system. Don’t be alarmed! It’s the same great food made even easier. You can also inquire about catering and hall rentals.

Interested in picking up your share, rather than delivery? Get in touch with luc@enlocale.com to stop by from 10 – 2 on Tuesday to grab your share.

*Due to the nature of local food, our ingredients are subject to weather fluctuation and farmer availability. Our menu is always subject to change. No matter what, if you sign up for a meal delivery, you’ll get a fridgeful of delicious, local food, made with love.

See you soon!

The CeL Crew

CeL Weekly News! Tonight: ONCE Follow the Honey . . . Tonight: Author Paul Greenberg at Lumiere . . . Chris Brokaw and Willard Grant Conspiracy!

All things local and delicious.
— LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —

Upcoming Events

follow-the-honeyTonight, Wednesday, July 23, we will serve ten amazing courses at our ONCE Follow the Honey dinner. But that’s not all – our great summer events are just getting started! We have a lot more fantastic events coming up soon. Sunday, July 27, we will participate in Somerville’s monthly Somerstreets festival. Our stretch of Highland Avenue (Walnut St. to Lowell St.) will be closed to motor traffic and wide open to pedestrians. Join us for tacos, and celebrate summer! We also have our regular Monday taco nights, plenty of rock shows, and even an evening of Eastern European music and food coming up soon. Check the calendar of events often – we’re always updating.

Paul Greenberg at Lumiere

savor-bristol-bayIf you’re looking for something to do tonight but ten golden honey-soaked courses don’t strike your fancy, you’re in luck. Author Paul Greenberg has collaborated on a delightful tasting menu at chef Michael Leviton’s Lumiere in Newton. Chefs Collaborative is sponsoring, and Bristol Bay sockeye salmon is featured. Tickets are going fast!

Chris Brokaw and Willard Grant Conspiracy link » 

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Coming up next Monday, July 28, we will host local music legends Chris Brokaw and Willard Grant Conspiracy! We’re expecting an amazing taco night that night. Please enjoy tacos, tasty beverages, and incredible music with us.


 

Meal Delivery Menu Brainstorm

Our chefs have some big plans for Tuesday Meal Delivery. Here’s just a taste of what we are going to make for you:

Omnivore: ONCE Meal Delivery

  • Green Chile Pork
  • Honey BBQ Chicken
  • Smoky Summer Meatloaf
  • Baked Fish du Jour
  • Vegevore: ONCE Vegetarian Meal Delivery
  • Fresh Pasta with Tomatoes and Herbs
  • Crunchy Spinach Salad
  • Applesauce Muffins
  • Kale and Kim Chi Stir-Fry

And don’t forget Taco Night on Monday! Every Monday this summer from 6 -8, or until we run out.


 

We’ve launched our new website and very soon we’ll have an improved ordering system. Don’t be alarmed! It’s the same great food made even easier. You can also inquire about catering and hall rentals.

Interested in picking up your share, rather than delivery? Get in touch with luc@enlocale.com to stop by from 10 – 2 on Tuesday to grab your share.

*Due to the nature of local food, our ingredients are subject to weather fluctuation and farmer availability. Our menu is always subject to change. No matter what, if you sign up for a meal delivery, you’ll get a fridgeful of delicious, local food, made with love.

See you soon!

The CeL Crew

Join us for ONCE Follow the Honey . . . Amazing Bee Facts . . . Green Chili Chicken Tacos!

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— Cuisine En Locale’s LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —

ONCE: Follow the Honey is Next Wednesday!

It is coming up soon! Our next O.N.C.E. (One Night Culinary Event) is next Wednesday, July 23. This one is all about the bees, with honey, bee pollen, propolis, mead, or honey comb featured in each of the ten fantastic courses we have planned. We’re partnering with the amazing Mary and Caneen Canning of Follow the Honey to source all of the beelicious bee products as well as beelightful theatrical elements. We’ve planned mead poached scallops, honey BBQ lamb ribs, honeyed pork shoulder arepas, vanilla calaminth lobster dusted with bee pollen… It is going to be amazing! Tickets are going fast – buy yours today!

Amazing Bee Facts

  • Did you know that bees have 5 eyes? They have two compound eyes on the sides of the head, and three simple eyes on top.
  • Bees have an amazing sense of smell, which they use to identify not only flowers but also their own homes.
  • The average worker bee only makes 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her short lifetime! It takes a whole lot of bees about 55,000 miles of flight and about 2 million flower-visits to make a pound of honey.
  • Bees like to stay warm. They keep the interior of the nest between 92 – 95 degrees Farenheit, whether it’s a cool spring day or the peak of a heat wave.

Taco Taco Taco!

Next week we continue our Taco Mondays. We’ve been offering four or five different amazing tacos every Monday evening this summer. We’ve got a spicy green chili chicken planned, a Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash) vegetarian special, an amazing rare seared tuna taco with kim chi, and more! We’ve got something for every appetite, and fantastic bespoke cocktails too!

Meal Delivery Menu Brainstorm

Our chefs have some big plans for Tuesday Meal Delivery. Here’s just a taste of what we are going to make for you:

Omnivore: ONCE Meal Delivery

  • Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza with Bacon
  • BBQ Brisket
  • Freshly Made Cucumber Pickles
  • Grilled Corn

Vegevore: ONCE Vegetarian Meal Delivery

  • Herb Stuffed Pattypan Squash
  • Savory Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza with Herbs
  • Hedgehog Potatoes (Chef Mary’s Specialty!)
  • Triticale, Bean, and Summer Veg Pilaf

And don’t forget Taco Night on Monday! Every Monday this summer from 6 -8, or until we run out.

We’ve launched our new website and very soon we’ll have an improved ordering system. Don’t be alarmed! It’s the same great food made even easier. You can also inquire about catering and hall rentals.

Interested in picking up your share, rather than delivery? Get in touch with luc@enlocale.com to stop by from 10 – 2 on Tuesday to grab your share.

*Due to the nature of local food, our ingredients are subject to weather fluctuation and farmer availability. Our menu is always subject to change. No matter what, if you sign up for a meal delivery, you’ll get a fridgeful of delicious, local food, made with love.

See you soon!

The CeL Crew

Newsletter July 9, 2014

All Things Local and Delicious

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —

ONCE: Follow the Honey Tickets On Sale Now!

We just planned out the menu for ONCE Follow the Honey and oh my goodness, we are so excited!Look out for crusted crustacean: lobster with bee pollen and vanilla butter, savory crocquembouche filled with duck pate, arepas with honeyed pork shoulder, and seven more courses in this ten course extravaganza! You can buy your tickets here!

Catering your backyard BBQ

Do you have a family get together coming up soon? Want to spend it with your family and friends, instead of in the kitchen? We love catering backyard BBQs! From all-out smoked ribs and brisket, to a vegetarian al fresco experience with veggie-ful pasta salad, mustardy potato salad, and dips with crudite, we do it all. Inquire to find out more!

 

Bread and Salt and Corn!

On Sunday, July 20th, our friends at Bread and Salt Hospitality are hosting another fantastic dinner.The theme this time is corn! A delicious native grain, corn is one of our favorite fresh summer ingredients. With Josh and Katrina at the helm, we know it will be both beautiful and delicious. Join them at the beautiful Sloane Merrill Gallery in historic Beacon Hill for a dinner to remember.

Meal Delivery Menu Brainstorm

Here’s just a taste of what our Chefs have planned for your Meal Delivery share for next Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Omnivore: ONCE Meal Delivery

  • Honey mustard BBQ chicken
  • Chorizo stuffed quahogs
  • Roasted zucchini with fresh herbs
  • Strawberry muffins

Vegevore: ONCE Vegetarian Meal Delivery

  • July corn and bean salad
  • Fettuccini with Shiitake mushrooms and Prescott cheese
  • Summer fruit parfait
  • Grilled fennel and spinach salad

And don’t forget Taco Night on Monday! Every Monday this summer from 6 -8, or until we run out.

We’ve launched our new website and very soon we’ll have an improved ordering system. Don’t be alarmed! It’s the same great food made even easier. You can also inquire about catering and hall rentals.

Interested in picking up your share as opposed to delivery? Get in touch with luc@enlocale.com to stop by from 10 – 2 on Tuesday to grab your share.

*Due to the nature of local food, our ingredients are subject to weather fluctuation and farmer availability, meaning our menu is always subject to change. No matter what, if you sign up for a meal delivery, you’ll get a fridgeful of delicious, local food, made with love.

 Mangia!

The CeL Crew

We are so flattered. Please vote for us!

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We cannot believe it!  We have been nominated in SIX categories for Scout Somerville Honors! Wow. Just wow! Will you vote for us?  We really would appreciate it.

Here’s the link: VOTE HERE NOW

You can vote every day from any email address until the end of July. Thanks, and again…. wow. xJJ

Menu Brainstorm 6/30/14

Menu Brainstorm! 

Happy summer! Here’s just a taste of what we have planned for next week:

 

Omnivore: ONCE Meal Delivery

  • Kheema Paratha (Indian style savory meat-filled buckwheat crepes)
  • Choucroute Garnie (Chef Mary’s family’s favorite)
  • Potatoes with Butter and Fresh Parsley
  • Texas Style BBQ Brisket

 

Vegevore: ONCE Vegetarian Meal Delivery

  • Empanadas con Calabacitas y Salsa de Fresas (zucchini empanadas with strawberry salsa)
  • Aloo Paratha (potatoes inside Indian-inspired buckwheat crepes)
  • Chilled Cucumber Soup
  • BBQ Portobello Mushrooms

And don’t forget Taco Night on Monday! Every Monday this summer from 6 -8, or until we run out.

 

We’ve launched our new website with an improved ordering system. Don’t be alarmed! It’s the same great food made even easier. You can also inquire about catering and hall rentals.

 

Interested in picking up your share as opposed to delivery? Get in touch with luc@enlocale.com to stop by from 10 – 2 on Tuesday to grab your share.

 

*Due to the nature of local food, our ingredients are subject to weather fluctuation and farmer availability, meaning our menu is always subject to change. No matter what, if you sign up for a meal delivery, you’ll get a fridgeful of delicious, local food, made with love.

 

Enjoy! 

The CeL Crew