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Someone Else to do the Cooking . . . Dinner & A Mushroom Movie . . . Map of Monsters . . . ONCE Muertos

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Sometimes You Just Need Someone Else To Do The Cooking

October is here and our party calendar is filling up fast, but there are still some choice dates left. Give us a call about catering in your place, or ours: 617-628-4220.

Dinner & A Mushroom Movie

mushroomEver wonder what it’s like to forage for mushrooms? Now you can find out! Come watch the screening of Now, Forager this Thursday night at the Somerville Theatre, then hop on over to Cuisine en Locale for a super tasty, freshly foraged mushroom dinner! Not up for the movie? No worries, you can come eat anyway! Snag your tickets here.

Map of Monsters

It’s time for your 15 minutes of fame. This Friday night Cuisine en Locale is hosting Map of Monsters, a live concert filming featuring Shepherdess, Planet of Adventure, Gondoliers, and Xylouris White. It’s only $5 to see the bands, so slick back your hair and put on your finest vest for the cameras. Show starts at 8pm, but get in early to join us for dinner at 6.
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ONCE Muertos - Featuring Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Jazz hands and a new apron for Muertos! JJ’s ready. Did you get your tickets yet? Last year we sold out, and we want to see you there!

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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 Highlights

  • Beef Stew
  • Shrimp & Grits

Carnivore Highlights

  • Smoked Bluefish Pate
  • Stuffed Zucchini

Vegevore highlights

  • Biscuits & Gravy
  • Mushroom Stew

And don’t forget Taco Night on Monday! Every Monday 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

 

Where were you on Nov 2, 2013?

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Tickets are on sale now for ONCE Muertos starring Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Nearly one year ago we launched the good ship Cuisine en Locale in a new direction, opening the doors to our first real home in the former Anthony’s Event space at 156 Highland Ave.

It was a wild evening. A full house of music, and great fun, featuring a live Mariachi band, an endless buffet of Cuisine en Locale’s signature, locavore Mass/Mex food (get it, get it???) and starring a Halloween worthy performance from Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys.    Our third annual ONCE Muertos was a great launch party.

You really know a night was special when you start planning the next one the day after.  We have all been impatiently waiting for nearly a year to throw this incredible party again, and now the time is finally here.  Huzzah!  Let the mole making and face painting begin!

This year The Broken Toys are offering not only one, but both Days of the Dead, November 1st and 2nd!

Saturday November 1st will start at 6pm with a full bar, and overflowing buffet tables.  We celebrate the dead with delicious smells, as they cannot eat, but you can!  Hits from the three past ONCE Muertos celebrations include our Taza chocolate mole, JJ’s renowned pork verde, freshly baked pain de muertos (bread of the dead), pumpkin flan and a divine accompaniment of pickles, salsas and cremas to adorn your plate.
At 8pm we welcome back live mariachi, with Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys to round out the entertainment with a full live set.  Charming Disaster will be joining us as well, to sing some murder ballads for you, and look for Toy action all over Cuisine en Locale all night long, as there will be contortionists, jugglers and more to entertain you.

Sunday November 2nd the all you can eat brunch taco buffet opens at noon, with live mariachi kicking off the music at 2pm.  Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys will do a full family friendly set.

The bar will be open on both Saturday and Sunday, with a full range of drinks as well as special items, such as Bloody Maria’s featuring our house made, all local bloody mix as well as our unique ginger shrub margarita.  Both are made with Suerte silver tequila.  So good.

Tickets are available now for both of these shows.  Kids are only $10 for the Sunday matinee!

 

Pipeline Continues This Weekend

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WMBR’s Pipeline at 25 concert series continues this weekend with two amazing showcases on Friday, 9/19 and Saturday, 9/20.

Tickets are only $20 each and going fast!

We’ll be serving delectable food a la carte up in the Lounge, including mac and cheese, flatbread pizzas, green chile chicken tacos, and our famous chocolate mess!

All About our All Local BBQ – Fresh Annually* since 2005!

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Cuisine en Locale has been holding an all local BBQ every summer (*besides 1!) for 8 years.  The first one, in 2005, was the product of a demand for our food from people who were not our catering clients.  We decided to do a big dinner, just once, for the public.  When Miri, who draws are beautiful posters, came up with the acronym One Night Culinary Event we dubbed the party ONCE BBQ.

The first BBQ was a big hit, as the later ones have also been, and a lot of people who were there appreciated the idea of ONCE as a concept: a multi course, multi sensory, movable feast always incorporating the best, local food at the time and in the place.

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O.N.C.E. in Hell: Dante’s Inferno in Ten Courses

We liked the experience so much that we continued to create multi course, one night culinary experiences in spaces that were not restaurants.  We created a culinary version of Dante’s Inferno, titled ONCE in Hell: Dantes Inferno in Ten Courses, and enlisted ART performers to produce it at Oberon in Harvard Sq. with an ART assistant director to run the show.  We flew across the country to Portland Oregon and staged ONCE: Dinner as Theater in a church-turned-playhouse where we ran grilled food from outside to the stage where we plated it and then to the diners who were sat, lounging on couches, in the theater bleachers.  They watched, and ate, and had a great time.

A few years after we started making ONCEs happen on a near monthly basis, the idea of Pop Up dining began to permeate popular press, making it easier to explain what it was we were doing.

This summer of 2014, our 8th cooking all local ingredients for parties and milestone events, has been a great one and we cannot wait to wrap it up with one last blast before the chill comes in.  Our endless spread of BBQ fare is thematically paired with icons from Ian Fleming’s great masterwork, the James Bond series.  We have great plans for entertainment from the Country Hits, who will be playing standards and Bond hits, as well as a Bond accessorized photo booth.  We invite any and everyone to come to the Aeronaut Brewery on Sunday, from 4-10pm to join in the fun.

Dinner tickets are available in advance here and will be available at the door in limited numbers.

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Live and Let BBQ . . . WMBR Pipeline Festival . . . Rock Shows Galore

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Live and Let BBQ!

Once BBQ!BBQ season is not over! In less than two weeks, on Sunday, September 14, we will be putting on an amazing dinner. Two different tickets are available, the Bond, James Bond ticket to enjoy every amazing morsel, and the Sidekick ticket, for vegetarians.

WMBR’s Pipeline Festival

We are hosting 5 incredible shows as part of WMBR’s Pipeline at 25 celebration. Catch local bands old and new, including reunions of favorites who haven’t played shows together in years. Get your tickets before they sell out! Shows are September 13, September 19, and September 20, October 10 and October 11.

So Many Rock Shows

This weekend, September 5 and 6, we are hosting Boston Hassle’s New England Underground Music Festival. On Monday, September 8, we continue our Monday Night Concert Series following Taco Night with some straight ahead punk rock. On September 18, we host the Scouts Honored Awards After Party. Looking ahead to November, we welcome some big and small local names to Boston Hassle Fest 6. That series features a killer lineup, including Body/Head, a collaboration between Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) and Bill Nace.

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 Highlights

  • Ratatouille with chicken and bacon
  • Pasta with Creamy Pesto and Cusk

Carnivore Highlights

  • Pork Chile Verde
  • Grilled Fennel and Kale Salad

Vegevore highlights

  • Ratatouille with Portobellos and Chevre
  • Seasonal Veggie Mac and Cheese

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

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!

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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

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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