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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

Yes All Women Boston . . . Friday Country Jamboree . . . Tacoooooos!

Yes All Women Boston Music Fest Planning

Please join Yes All Women Boston tonight, Wednesday, June 18, from 7 – 9 pm with a cocktail hour to follow. Everyone is welcome! Tonight we’ll be planning a local music rock and roll fest and resource fair to raise awareness about gender discrimination, harassment, and violence.

Country Jamboree

Join us on Friday, June 20 for a Summertime Country Jamboree! Unpack your bandanna and join the mighty Slim Jim and the Mad Cows, as trucker country takes on metal favorites. Georgia Overdrive will also delight us with chestnuts from the 60s and 70s. Enjoy pulled pork on brioche rolls, baked beans, and spring slaw, with our all-local selection of beer, cider, and cocktails. Doors at 8, music at 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

Tacoooos!

 

Oh my goodness, these tacos Sean makes are off the chain! Please join us again next Monday, June 23 from 6 – 8 pm or until we run out. We’ll feature our all-local MassMex flavors, fantastic custom cocktails, and a generally awesome place to come and hang out. Ole!

 

 

 

Monday Suppers: Tacos! . . . HFC Presents . . . Concert Calendar . . . Catering

Monday Suppers: TACOS!

This Monday, we’ll reprise our wildly successful Taco Night! Again, we’ll offer something for everyone with classics and brand new flavors,including vegetarian bean options all the way to the infamous crowd favorite: pork belly chicken skin tacos! Join us between 6 pm and 8 pm for the best tacos you’ve ever tasted!

Horror Film Club presents:

On June 6, HFC will present the Obscene Kiss, its third consecutive double feature of horror movies at Cuisine en Locale. This month’s installment will feature a witch theme: Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento; followed by the Lords of Salem, directed by Rob Zombie. Doors open at 6 for dinner and drinks. The screenings start at 8. Free admission!

Concert Calendar: Spoonboy and More!

On Tuesday, June 3, we are hosting an incredible concert featuring Spoonboy,Dessert First, Colour Me Wednesday, and Phantom Rides. Join us for this all-ages show, here at Cuisine en Locale, 156 Highland Ave, Somerville! Doors open at 6 for dinner, which is always amazing.

Catering

Don’t Forget: We cater and offer personal chef services for events large and small. At our function hall, your house, a local farm, or anywhere you like – we’d love tocook for you. Just call 617-285-0167 and we’ll create a custom event, just for you!

Menu Brainstorm!

Spring has sprung! It is time for tons of greens, bright flavors, and a fresh new perspective. Here’s just a taste of what we have planned for next week:

 

Omnivore: ONCE Meal Delivery

  • Lobster Bisque
  • Grilled Pork Chops
  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken
  • Grilled Potatoes

Vegevore: ONCE Vegetarian Meal Delivery

  • Carrots with Sorrel Pesto
  • Spring Vegetable Quiche
  • Jamaican Style Ginger Bean Stew
  • Roasted Asparagus

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.

Happy Day!
CeL

5/26 Monday Supper: $2 oysters + more!

Our pals at Island Creek Oysters know a huge amount about the very interesting and very delicious bivalves that propagate along the Eastern seaboard. 

We have asked them to come tell us about about aquaculture and oysters and they have graciously accepted. 

There was no way we couldn’t serve you their delicious oysters so, yes, there will be a raw bar, and yes, we will be serving lobster rolls.

What? Wait? Lobster rolls? Yes, Lobster Rolls. On brioche made by Chef Mary. Because we love you.

Also: Pizza with goat cheese crema sauce, apples, caramelized onions and Cabot Clothbound Cheddar. And asparagus.

Bar opens at 5pm
Food starts to roll at 6pm
Free presentation by Island Creek’s own Miche Wong at 7:30 Followed by Q&A

Last weekend brunches until fall- Sat 5/24 & Sun 5/25

Yup, you read that right- 

CeL Brunch is going on Summer Vacation! But we still have one more weekend to pull out all the stops with our fantastic sticky bun french toast, perfectly poached local eggs and house made bloody mary’s 

Join us Saturday, 10am–3pm, featuring live music from the Oscar Suchanek Trio; or Sunday, 11am–3pm.

To reserve a table for 6 or more, or for information about our personal cheffing and catering services (can you say peak season BBQs and garden parties?) give us a call at 617-285-0167.

And celebrate Memorial Day with us on Monday night at 6pm for $2 Island Creek Oysters and lobster rolls.

Stay up to date with all our yummy goings on by joining our mailing list at cuisineenlocale.com.

Hooray for sun and outside fun!!
xjj and CeL

HADLEY GRASS . . . ONCE TO GO . . . ISLAND CREEK IN THE HOUSE!

 

All things local and delicious.

— LATEST NEWS & EVENTS —
 
Oysters 101 with Island Creek

 

Please join us on Monday, May 26 starting at 6 as we welcome Michelle Wong of Island Creek Oysters. She’ll teach us more than we thought there was to know about oysters, their cultivation, and general awesomeness. We’ll also feature $2 oysters all night, and lobster rolls!

For the Commitment-Phobes

 

Have you always wanted to try our Weekly Meal Delivery or Catering services, but you’re not sure you can commit to a whole week’s worth of food? Come try our weekly Saturday and Sunday brunches, our Monday suppers, or even a snack at an upcoming concert like Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, this Thursday, May 15. They’re all great low-commitment ways to try our all-local meals.

 

 

 

New! Monday Night Takeout!

 

ONCE to Go is our popular meal delivery, miniaturized! A delicious, locally sourced meal for two ready for pick up after 6pm on Monday night. We’re launching with a limit of 10 orders, so get yours before they’re gone. Email Luc at luc@enlocale.com to preorder!

 

Menu for May 26th

 

Spring Lamb Leg Roast

Herbed Potato Gratin

Mixed Green Salad & Spring Veg

 

It’s just $50, less than you’d pay at a fancy restaurant. Yum!

 
Menu Brainstorm!

 

Spring is here! This week, we expect the very first Hadley Grass – the famous asparagus from our great friends in central Massachusetts. We are so excited we can’t wait to use it in EVERYTHING!

 

Omnivore: ONCE Meal Delivery

  • Asian Shredded Chicken Salad
  • Lamb Pasanda
  • Pork Empanadas
  • Grilled Hadley Asparagus

Vegevore: ONCE Vegetarian Meal Delivery

  • Asparagus and Broccoli Pasta
  • Smashed Potatoes with Green Garlic
  • Veggie Empanadas
  • Green Garlic Devilled Eggs

 

We’ve been doing a lot behind the scenes lately and very soon we’ll be launching our new websitewith an improved ordering system. Don’t be alarmed! It’s the same great food made even easier.

 

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 ameal delivery, you’ll get a fridgeful of delicious, local food, made with love.

 

Happy Wednesday!

 

The CeL Crew