WGBH Food & Wine Fest Feature: SRV
Until the festival begins on September 15th, we'll be introducing you to the chefs, restaurants, wineries, and brewers that will bring local flavor to the big event.
We've been fans of The Serene Republic of Venice, a.k.a SRV, since drinks contributor Luke O'Neil, introduced us to their refreshing array of Italian apertifs back in March.
The drinks certainly do their job of whetting the appetite, so there's no getting around ordering a few of the Venetian style small plates like the vongole alla pescatora (baby clams, guanciale, garlic bread, and aleppo chili) and the so-spring fresh crottin goat cheese with rhubarb confettura, green almond, and Aperol (yes, they even sneak the apertifs into the appetizers).
Did we mention the fresh pasta? With grassy fava beans, rich lamb sausage, and ramps?
Or the decadent green garlic risotto? With snails, thyme, and Parmigiano-Reggiano?
Co-executive chefs Michael Lombardi and Kevin O'Donnell clearly know how to nail late-spring New England on a plate.
But like we said, we just came for a cocktail — so check out Luke's rundown on the Amaro and other apertifs here.
We're excited to see what these two bring to the table in September, when the seasons are once again on the cusp of change and they have a whole new batch of exciting ingredients to work with.
Come hungry and we'll see you there!
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Check back here each week for our ongoing coverage of what you can look forward to at New England's best food fest (we might be a bit biased, but hey, it's true.)