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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As more people become curious about the food on their plates (where it comes from, how it’s prepared and why), curiosity naturally spreads to the contents of their glass. Enter the craft cocktail. Beautifully constructed and drinkable, a classic cocktail honors the integrity of its ingredients while providing a connection to history and a sense [...]
Hey friends! This post is the first in a series that will help you get to know some of the folks behind the scenes here at Mezze Bistro + Bar. I’ll be profiling all of the employees that are willing to endure this hard-hitting survey, full of extremely important intellectual questions. First up is Mary! [...]
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