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Through The Kitchen Window: A Mezze Night to Remember

Back in the kitchen, a team of all-star cooks reviewed the coming experience with the service staff as forks were handed out during shift meeting – everyone eager for a taste of the entire menu. The kitchen crew – many of whom were comrades from past times and now-new places – sparked an infectious party […]

Celebrating Two Decades of Mezze Bistro

“We are so grateful to be part of our food and hospitality community – farmers, makers, servers, chefs, diners – all the people who have helped us become who we are today. We extend our many thanks to everyone who worked with us, for us, alongside us in celebration of turning 20 this year!” – […]

Mezze & Allium at the James Beard Foundation

The beginning of spring was glorious in our world. On Monday, March 9, members of our two kitchen teams traveled to the James Beard Foundation in New York to present our first dinner as a sister restaurant collaboration. Hailing from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Chefs Nicholas Moulton from Mezze Bistro and Daire Rooney of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dinner Party Download Features Mezze Cocktail

Mezze Bistro featured on Dinner Party Download on American Public Media in July! Featuring the story of Cheshire’s Mammoth Cheese, Dinner Party Download asked us to craft a specialized drink to accompany the tale. Nancy Thomas, our fearless leader, with less than 24 hours’ notice, created ‘The Berkshire Localmotive’ — a drink consisting of Berkshire […]

Chefs in the Woods Where the Wild Things Are

Foraging at Cricket Creek Farm with Berkshire Chefs Last Friday morning, a group of local chefs visited Cricket Creek Farm in South Williamstown to take part in a foraging walk hosted by Mezze Restaurant Group and led by expert forager Evan Strusinski. Coffee was a required prelude for this gang and a bit of bramble […]

Mezze Restaurant Group Holiday Party 2010 Photos