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Team Players Wanted

Summer is just around the corner! We are seeking enthusiastic individuals who celebrate life through good food and welcoming hospitality. In the restaurants and in the field, we work with a stellar team and want to include more stars. Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown, Mass. Allium Restaurant + Bar in Great Barrington, Mass. Mezze […]

Join Us at the James Beard House on Monday, March 9!

On Monday, March 9, Mezze Restaurant Group will head to the James Beard Foundation in New York City to present a dinner with our talented chefs. Hailing from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Mezze Bistro Chef Nicholas Moulton and Allium Chef Daire Rooney will prepare dishes highlighting food produced in the region in complementary cooking […]

Looking Back… Forging Ahead

January is that moment when we reflect on the past year and recognize milestones and accomplishments of our awesome team. Following is a recap of a terrific 2014:   HEY NINETEEN! Finishing up our second decade… Mezze Bistro + Bar turns 19 this February. In our third location and in our very own home!   […]

Farewell to Chef Joji Sumi

The following blog post is excerpted from our weekly newsletter, published on October 6, 2013. Farewell to Chef Joji Mezze Bistro + Bar has been at a few different locations over the years, with a handful of chefs during its progression to a restaurant focused on seasonal, regional cuisine. For the past six years, Chef […]

Laughing in Detail at Solid Sound at MASS MoCA

Amazing. Pure and simple. The music and festivities at the Solid Sound Festival this past weekend were enough to bliss out thousands. We could feel the energy through the walls and windows while the catering team prepped for Laughing in Detail I, a local food tasting at 5 pm. I had the privilege of hanging […]

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 […]