New fall dishes in Southie
by Terri Ogan
The leaves are turning and the temperature is dropping. We all know what that means: Fall is here! What better way to celebrate the season than seeing what’s cooking in South Boston? Some of the local restaurants are serving up new dishes in honor of seasons changed.
Wolfie’s fall menu contains lots of delicious seasonal dishes including (attention meat lovers!) a 12-ounce, bone-in pork chop served with a sweet potato and cranberry mashed potato. The pork chop also comes with a medley of sauteed fall veggies including squash, zucchini, snap peas and red peppers. What’s a fall menu without a little pumpkin? The L Street restaurant is also serving up pumpkin ravioli with boneless chicken, all tossed in a yummy cream sauce. Just heading out for a drink? Get warmed up with the butterscotch truffle martini consisting of vanilla vodka, butterscotch schnapps and white creme de cacao, garnished with a chocolate drizzle.
Wolfie’s Kitchen and Bar is located on 81 L Street, and is currently open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., and serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information call 617-269-1999.
Chef Gabriel has a particular favorite that he’s whipping up this season in The Paramount kitchen: seared scallops over a butternut squash puree. This mouth-watering dish includes some roasted mushrooms, a drizzle of white truffle oil and chives as a garnish. Chef Gabriel says this “sexy” fall dish is easy to execute and has a nice presentation with “layers of flavor.” For those of you that are brave enough to give this recipe a shot in your own kitchen, Chef Gabriel also says that Its easy to execute because the mushrooms and the puree can be done a day in advance and all you have to worry about is the scallops.
The Paramount is located on 667 East Broadway, and is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dinner is available Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information call 617-269-9999.
Chef Leah Dubois dished about some of her enticing and delicious offerings that the restaurant launched on Wednesday September 26th. These plates include sweet potato dumplings with coconut cream, duck confit with crispy butternut, lavender and sage, a taco salad with bird Bolognese, iceberg lettuce, pico de gallo and avocado, BBQ pork cheek tacos and frosted brown butter waffles with fried chicken. Don’t forget to try one of Local 149’s five ciders, like the Honey Crisp “Artisanal Reserve” that will satiate that festive fall drink craving.
Local 149 is located on 149 P Street. Their pub is open Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner is served seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 617-269-0900.