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Allium Features New Work from Sean Riley

If you are an Allium regular, you’ve probably noticed we like to change things up pretty regularly, especially the art. When you visit a restaurant to eat, you are not there just for the food, but the whole dining experience. Your experience as our guest is affected by everything that is happening at the restaurant, […]

From the Nose to the Tail

Have you ever asked “WHY is there so much PORK on this menu?!” If one animal is represented in a few different dishes on a menu, there might be a very good explanation for it. The reason can often be summed up by the concept of “Nose-to-Tail Cooking.” This practice advocates honoring the animal’s life […]

All Is Full Of Love

Since the beginning of our courtship, my sweetheart (Kaya) has gifted me with beautiful and nostalgic mixes that always feature a handful of Scandinavian musicians.  Whether the songs are about romance, celebration, dreams or heartbreak they all evoke a sense of wonder.  I asked Kaya to create mix of entirely Scandinavian + Nordic artists in […]

The Communal Winter Table

Winter is about getting close and cozy, keeping warm, and sticking together. If any population knows how to approach colder temps with an unmistakable air of grace and style, it’s the inhabitants of Scandinavian countries. In Sweden, the depths of winter are accompanied by a sunset at 3 pm! Swedes are experts at bringing light […]

Allium Restaurant + Bar Welcomes Chef Daire Rooney

 Allium Restaurant + Bar announces Daire Rooney, new chef to the kitchen and most well known in the Berkshires for her work as Executive Chef of the well-loved French bistro Brix Wine Bar in Pittsfield, Mass., where she managed the kitchen for four years. Since November, she has been changing up the Allium menu and creating delicious dishes with a direction […]

Local Food, Meet Local Music

Mezze Bistro + Bar is enthusiastically proud to present Winter Music Sessions featuring local chamber folk band The Wandering Rocks. These very special evenings will take place monthly, on Fridays, and will begin at 9 pm, at the tail end of the dinner hour. The music series will kick off on January 11th with music […]

A Toast to Guido’s Fresh Marketplace

A big thank you to everyone who came out to Guido’s Fresh Marketplace for our December Cocktail Demo Days! The Allium bartenders were very happy to geek out over their favorite classic recipes. The belle of the ball turned out to be Cocchi Americano, an Italian aperitif that we served on the rocks with a wedge […]

Something Sour, Something Sparkling, Something Classic… What will you be drinking on New Year’s Eve?!

Still figuring out your New Year’s Eve plans? Mezze Bistro + Bar (413.458.0123) and Allium Restaurant + Bar (413.528.2118) have the answer! Both restaurants are still accepting reservations for the special night — coming soon! We’ll be serving up festive additions to the regular menu and since we’re open at 5 pm, you’ll have plenty of time to fuel […]

VINTAGE: A Cocktail Party Inspired by Classic Cocktails + Vintage Style

This holiday season I’ll be harkening back to the past for inspiration. I’ve always loved clothing and furniture from distant ages, spending years sorting through piles at antique malls, charming vintage boutiques and garage sales. Objects designed and constructed in the past usually have far more staying power than modern-day products. I love the concept […]

December Cocktail Demo Days at Guido’s in Great Barrington

The act of multi-tasking is an undeniable saving grace during the wild winter holiday season. Luckily, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace has everything on your December grocery list covered. Where else can you pick up organic produce, free-range chicken, beautiful flowers for the holiday dinner table and an arsenal of homeopathic remedies to cure your post New Year’s eve […]