Atlantica celebrates the bounty of the sea with feasts of cider-glazed salmon, locally acquired lobster, roasted halibut, and saffron-tinged paella amid a charming waterfront location. A fitting nautical theme permeates the restaurant's décor, with murals of sails draping the walls, fluttering canvas curtains and trimming looming elegantly overhead, and striking blue glassware perched atop cream-colored tablecloths. Sunday brunches can include crepes, pasta, quiche, and freshly caught seafood, while the dinner menu presents fried native haddock, grilled sirloin, and small plates of sautéed mussels or Spanish cheeses. A highly skilled culinary team led by Executive Chef Garry Pyane cultivates a farm-to-table approach to cooking, pairing locally caught seafood with seasonal vegetables and sides when available.
Sunny glass windows, reaching from knee height to the ceiling, make up major segments of the restaurant’s walls. And they present diners with a stunning view of the ancient Cohasset harbor that welcomed the arrival of some of New England's founding families, as well as the wharves that witnessed the first cannonball diving contest in Massachussetts. The restaurant complex can accommodate up to 500 guests for events ranging from weddings to Thanksgiving dinners, and those guests often have the option to stay at the attached Cohasset Harbor Inn.
Between the demands of work and family, preparing healthy meals on a daily basis can be tough. Cooking From The Heart's chefs aim to help households overcome this challenge by preparing entrees, soups, and salads and then delivering the dishes to customers' homes, where they can be conveniently defrosted and reheated for a quick, nutritious meal. To make meal-time even more convenient, food arrives at doorsteps in microwave- and oven-safe glass Pyrex dishes, and the staff even retrieves the cleaned dishes from previous orders with every drop-off.
Drawing inspiration from Thai, Greek, Latin, Italian, and American cuisines, the chefs prepare an ever-changing selection of classic comfort foods with a healthy twist. In addition to avoiding added sugar and refined products, they also incorporate as many organic grains, herbs, and vegetables as possible. Ground turkey provides a healthful alternative to red meats in dishes such as a shepherd's pie, joining sautéed onions and brown gravy beneath a crust of cheesy mashed potatoes. Similarly, quinoa and tofu can help add a welcome dose of protein without adding fat and cholesterol, the way meat can. And because Cooking From The Heart knows that some customers have special reasons for watching what they eat, they also provide many options that can be made without dairy, meat, cholesterol, or any vegetable that flies.
To achieve the trademark flavor barbecue cuisine is beloved for, Smokey Stax's resident pit master slow cooks each cut and slab of beef brisket, pork shoulder, or ribs on a customized catering rig that can travel anywhere onsite. In addition to regaling guests with the smoke-filled scents of succulent meats, the huge rig allows the pit master to cook food for up to 2,000 diners or approximately three Hulk Hogans. Small- or large-scale feasts can include whole hogs, burgers, lobsters, and vegetables.
For more than 50 years, Lambert's Rainbow Fruit has filled pantries with the vibrant oranges, greens, and reds of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now owned by a third-generation of the Lambert family, the store sells New York-style deli sandwiches and soups along with its groceries. Their on-site garden center also offers flowers and plants as fresh as Lambert's produce to fill homes with cheerful blossoms and life-sustaining oxygen.
The bakers at The Café at A Perfect Taste assemble tempting homemade confections baked fresh daily. Separate kitchens for meat and dairy produce 100% kosher creations, as well as vegan and gluten-free bites. Scratch-made sugary morsels such as cupcakes ($2.99) and savory or sweet pies ($6.99–$12.99) fashion cakey crusts into mouth-friendly Euclidean forms. Slurpable soups ($3.99/12 oz.; $6.99/32 oz.) pair with potato-packed assortments of homemade knish ($3.50) in an arranged marriage of liquid and solid sustenance. Polish off a snack with a steaming coffee ($1.25/small; $1.75/large) or grab a handful of sticky, sweet caramel popcorn ($3.99).
Sabor's Chef Vinicio Cordon blends Latin, European, and Asian flavors in his menu of gourmet fusion fare, leading taste buds on a gastronomic trek through a diverse international tastescape. Diners can warm up for competitive chew-offs over arugula salad, which comes gussied up with wine-poached figs, pepitas, and manchego cheese. Small plates showcase charcuterie or mini meats, and entrees highlight pasta, fish, lamb, and other meaty entrees. The beef tenderloin au poivre serves up a succulent slab of organic and hormone-free meat encrusted in peppercorns, which, as proven by many failed experiments, are easier to digest than diamonds. The butternut-squash-filled ravioli offers herbaceous palates a way to quell chlorophyll cravings. Patrons can conclude multinational feasts with chef Vinicio's handcrafted desserts, such as crème brûlée or triple-chocolate terrine.