The crew at Macro-Mediterranean Holistic Nutrition doesn't count calories. Instead, they focus on portion control and serving foods that are filled with nutrients and usable energy to help everyone, including actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, achieve a balanced diet. Anchoring meals in organic and seasonal ingredients whenever possible, they incorporate spices and flavors from a number of world cuisines, creating balanced meals that both excite and nourish clients. Above all else, they strive to make the meals readily available by delivering them to customers' homes with no additional preparation required besides heating them over a burning pile of winning lottery tickets. Predesigned meal plans emphasize weight loss and health, although clients can also formulate their own programs to accommodate more specific dietary restrictions or preferences.
Located at 4 Somerset St. in Beacon Hill, Café Quattro is just around the corner from the State House and up the street from Suffolk Superior Court and Suffolk University. Its menu offers an impressive variety of quality pizzas, paninis, wraps, subs and sandwiches made from only the freshest ingredients, as well as all your favorite coffee drinks. Bite into the Chicken Pesto Panini (grilled chicken marinated in basil pesto, topped with roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese) and you will exclaim “Mamma Mia!” so loudly that someone will almost certainly shush you (unless you sing the words a la Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” because everyone loves that song). If vegetarian is more your moda, try the Caprese Wrap: fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, baby salad greens, roasted red peppers, and red onion, drizzled with a tasty balsamic vinaigrette.
There?s no such thing as a free lunch. But there is such a thing as a free dinner, at least a gluten-free one. Terramia Ristorante proves it. As a Boston.com article points out, executive chef Joshua Breen and his team are more than happy to take the gluten out of their housemade pastas, which they toss with fresh ingredients and sauces. An example is their gnocchi with chilies, mozzarella, basil, and San Marzano tomatoes. The seasonally changing menu of simple, yet creative Italian cuisine earned the eatery top rankings from Zagat, which praised its "interesting preparations of traditional dishes."
Only about a dozen tables populate Terramia Ristorante, which has been a North End trattoria since 1993. Stucco walls and beamed ceilings set the scene for those cozy Italian dinners. And wall paintings that depict bucolic scenes such as fields ensure that guests remember their food was not grown out of well-watered asphalt.