Even if you don't know your light roast from your French roast, you will after a visit to Sudbury Coffee Works. That's because the staff, led by owner Daniel Kenn, is on hand to educate customers about all things coffee, from the properties in different beans to the role that acidity plays in the finished product. Customers also have a chance to see part of the coffee-making process in action thanks to the roaster, a computer-controlled machine imported from France that warms up beans to the ideal temperature, readying them for coffee making or coffee-bean swimsuit season.
After learning about their favorite caffeinated beverage, customers can select a drink from a variety of flavors, pairing it with coffee cake, Tuscan grilled-cheese sandwiches, and salads from the menu.
At Oishii Too Sushi Bar, chef Kung San fuses his knowledge of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, south Asian, and French techniques with fresh, local ingredients to create dishes that are as tasty as they are beautiful. The well-traveled chef handpicks produce from local farmer's markets and fish that's fresh out of Boston Harbor, crafting sushi with yellowtail, salmon, and soft-shell crab. But he also garners inspiration from his own customers, using their ideas to design an innovative menu page devoted to patron-generated rolls such as scallop sushi topped with tobiko, Japanese mayo, and lemon.
The upscale, artistic maki is complemented by an array of sake and wine and an elegant ambience. Soft lighting at the green, lit-from-beneath sushi bar illuminates a few potted flowers, who crane their necks to jealously admire the natural beauty of the chef's creations.
Though Bistro 20 Restaurant & Tavern's contemporary dining room can accommodate more than 175 guests, its staff keeps the restaurant casual in the bistro tradition. Dark wood panels and a red-and-brown color scheme dominate the cozy interior, where soft lighting plays on photographs and Italian paintings or spills out from a fireplace like syrup from a newly tapped syrup bottle. Inside the kitchen, chefs craft Italian and American meals using ingredients such as housemade pasta, farm-fresh produce, and Maine grass-fed beef. They plate chicken piccata, grilled mahi mahi, and grilled grass-fed beef tenderloin alongside fruits de mer, braised lamb shank, and grilled steaks, and customize pizzas with up to 23 eclectic toppings.
The chefs at Savoring Indian Cuisine have a couple different tricks for imparting every dish with a burst of flavor. The first involves their spices, which they grind in-house before sprinkling them onto coal-roasted eggplants and various flavored naans. The second's in their tandoor oven, which gives meat a smoky flavor and a light, juicy texture. This makes the resulting cuts of lamb, chicken, and salmon perfect for the house kebabs. The chefs don't only craft meat entrees, however. They also have a full menu of vegetarian entrees, which showcase vegetables like the invite list to a scarecrow's retirement party.
With a stay at Concord's Colonial Inn in Concord, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Concord Visitors Center and close to Walden Pond. This romantic hotel is within close proximity of Orchard House and The Wayside.
Make yourself at home in one of the 56 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring CD players and flat-screen televisions. Windows open to city and garden views. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as concierge services and gift shops/newsstands. This hotel also features shopping on site, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Concord? This hotel has 3045 square feet (283 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
Backed by a cavalcade of positive press, Vincenzo's has been serving up tongue tantalizing Italian dishes for years. Its menu contains a cornucopia of comforting classics to pacify the palate. Appetizers include delicately fried calamari ($6.95) and shell-clad escargot ($7.95), prepared slowly to mimic their speed in nature. Penne Diavolo, a house favorite, combines tubular pasta with spicy Italian sausage, onion, black olives, and mushrooms in a rich roasted-red-pepper cream sauce ($11.95). Vincenzo's also serves a selection of chops, steaks, seafood, and St. Louis–style pizzas to satisfy hunger or jog ancient memories of eldritch arch-shaped structures.