Take advantage of everything Restaurant Week Boston has to offer and keep an eye out for all the special offerings like vegetarian and gluten-free options and drink specials to compliment your prix fixe meal. From grain bowls and risotto to burgers and chicken to French wines and Rioja you’ll be sure to find something that suits your fancy.
Plant-based eaters, choose from options like Warm Hummus with harissa stewed chickpeas, pickled red onion and grilled flatbread from Bambara and Pesto Trofie with basil, pine nuts, parmesan, pecorino and roasted tomato from The Dial. If you want something hearty, Trade is offering a Bulgar Bowl with buttered chickpeas, eggplant, spicy feta stuffed peppers, squash salad, cumin labneh and sesame or head to Para Maria to try the Mojo Heirloom Cauliflower with potato and sweet plantain mash, spiced yogurt, crispy garbanzo beans and avocado. And if you’re steering clear of meat and gluten, Rail Stop’s risotto can be made gluten-free and vegan so you can enjoy all the creamy carnaroli rice.
GF pasta lovers, do not fear there’s plenty of options sans gluten. South End Buttery is offering eggplant parm with local mozzarella, marinara, basil, and spaghetti (with gluten-free noodles available). Il Massimo is serving up their Spaghettoni alla Carbonara with guanciale, raw farm eggs, pecorino romano and black pepper available GF. And Antico Forno is offering both GF and vegan options, so you can head to the North End for a full Italian meal and finish it off with their flourless GF chocolate cake.
If you’re looking to really treat yourself, some restaurants are pouring all kinds of wine to pair with your meal (for an additional price). Atlantic Fish has two glasses (one white and one red) available by the glass and Banks Fish House has a few suggested pairings to go with your seafood-centric meal. If you’re in the market for a boozy lunch, Hourly Oyster House has a suggested wine pairing for each course of their two-course lunch menu.
You can find all the vegetarian and gluten-free plates and wine pairings on the Restaurant Week Boston site by looking for the veggie, GF and wine icons.