Giving Thanks with Sel de la Terre

•November 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Somehow, Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away.  If you haven’t had time to firm up your plans yet, maybe we can help!  All three Sel de la Terre locations are serving a special Thanksgiving menu on Thursday, November 25th.


Sel de la Terre Back Bay
774 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

Check out the Back Bay menu here, which features Heirloom Squash Soup, Heirloom Turkey from Apple Street Farm, and Brioche Bread Pudding.  Call 617-266-8800 to reserve.

Sel de la Terre Long Wharf
255 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

View the Long Wharf menu here, which features a Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash, Roasted Turkey with Apple Stuffing and Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, and Pumpkin Crème Brûlée.  Call 617-720-1300 to reserve.

Sel de la Terre Natick Collection
1245 Worcester Street
Natick, MA 01760

Read the Natick menu here, which features a Butternut Squash Soup with Sage, our Provençal Braised Beef Shortribs, and a Traditional Apple Pie.  Call 508-650-1800 to reserve.

We’re also offering Thanksgiving To Go which can be ordered for pick-up or delivery.  Our menu includes turkeys ready-to-cook or already cooked, all of your favorite side dishes, including stuffing, cranberry sauce, truffled mashed potatoes, and more.  We also have fresh baked breads and pies.  Or simply select a “Traditional Dinner” for 2, 4, or 8 people and get all the essentials in one package.  Call 617-442-4200 for more information!

And if you’re planning to cook, but still want some inspiration, watch this video clip of Chef Frank McClelland cooking pheasant as an alternative to a larger turkey!

No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving, we hope you have a wonderful day filled with great food, friends, and family!


So many events, so little time…

•September 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

We have so many events going on at our restaurants right now, it’s difficult to keep up!  If you’re a locavore, a beer advocate, a wine drinker or just a good eater, we’ve probably got an event going on that you’ll be interested in. These events make for great gifts, date nights, girls (or guys)  nights out, or a really fun opportunity to learn more about something!  Check out our event listings below and call today to reserve!

For the locavore:

Chef’s Table Dinner at Natick on Thursday, September 16: Early Fall Harvest Dinner featuring fresh late season produce from our own Apple Street Farm!  This event starts at 7pm and is $38 per person.  The Chef’s Table Dinner includes commentary on each course from Chef Bojorquez.

Farm-to-Table Dinner at Long Wharf on Tuesday, September 21. This four-course dinner features produce from our own Apple Street Farm as well and includes wine pairings.  This event starts at 7pm and is $48 per person.

50-mile Sunday Suppers at Back Bay. Every Sunday, we feature a three-course prix fixe dinner menu for $35 which is sourced as locally as possible.  Join Chef DiBiccari for this locavore treat!

For the beer-drinker:

Craft Beer Dinner at Natick on Wednesday, September 29. Join Chef Ben Lacy for a four-course meal paired with locally made craft brews from Pretty Things, Cisco Brewers, and more!  This dinner begins at 6:30pm and is $48 per person.

International Beer Dinner at Natick on Wednesday, October 13. Chef Ben Lacy is at it again, this time with internationally brewed, award-winning beers being the focus. This dinner also begins at 6:30pm and is $48 per person.

Long Wharf Craft Beer Dinner on Tuesday, October 19.  If you can’t make it to Natick, visit our waterfront location for a similar beer dinner with Chef Ben Knack.  This five-course dinner at 7pm and is $56 per person.

If wine if your preference:

Wine Tuesdays at Natick and Wine Wednesdays at Back Bay are a perennial favorite.  These four-course dinners focus on a specific wine theme and each course is paired perfectly with a different wine.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about wine!

Or, if you prefer something wild:

Chef Ben Lacy is bringing back the Autumn Game Dinner at Natick on Wednesday, November 3.  This four-course dinner featuring various game meats begins at 6:30pm with hors d’oeuvres and is $48 per person.

Chef Ben Knack is also running a Game Dinner at Long Wharf on Tuesday, November 9. His take on the seasonal game dinner will feature a five-course meal for $65 per person.

Join us for one (or more) of these great events this fall!  Visit our website or call the restaurant directly for more information!

Sel de la Terre Back Bay
774 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02199
tel. 617.266.8800

Sel de la Terre Long Wharf
255 State Street
Boston, MA
(617) 720-1300

Sel de la Terre Natick
1245 Worcester Road
Natick, MA
(508) 650-1800

Natick Brings Back the Craft Beer Dinner

•September 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Earlier this year, our Natick restaurant hosted a Craft Beer Dinner.  Sous Chef Ben Lacy had such a great time doing it, that we’re doing it again.  We will pair four locally made craft beers with four inventive courses from Chef Ben.  The dinner will include beers from Cambridge’s Pretty Things, Nantucket’s Cisco Brewers, and  Gloucester’s Cape Ann Brewing Company.  A few of the brewers will be on hand to discuss their ales and brews, and delicious food will flow from the kitchen, including an Arctic Char Rillette with focaccia crostini and house made grain mustard, Chef Ben’s “Grilled Cheese” with Apple Street Farm heirloom tomato jam, and Beer-Braised Short Ribs with pommes anna and local succotash.  The evening is sure to please beer novices and experts alike.

Based on the success of SDLT Natick’s past beer dinners, this event is likely to be popular. Make your reservations soon!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
$48 per guest
Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30, dinner at 7
View the full menu here

P.S. If you can’t get enough with just one beer dinner, we have others coming up as well!  Chef Ben Knack will host a similar Craft Beer Dinner at Long Wharf on October 21 and Chef Ben Lacy will be at it again October 13 with an International Beer Dinner.  Stay tuned for menus and more details.

SDLT Burger Wins “Best of Boston”

•July 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Want some of this?

Apparently, you do!  Boston Magazine just awarded our SDLT Burger the “Best Burger” award in the 2010 “Best of Boston” issue!  We’re really excited to receive this award because we love our burger!  It’s got freshly ground New England beef from Wolfe’s Neck in Maine, sharp cheddar from Vermont, our housemade spicy aioli, smoked pancetta from Vermont pigs, and it’s served on a freshly baked Au Soleil Bakery (our sister company) bun!  The burger is served with lightly dressed greens from our own Apple Street Farm and our famous rosemary pommes frites.

Stop by and try our award-winning burger today!

Summer Sundays at Sel Back Bay

•July 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

If there are indeed Seven Deadly “Sins” then let Sel de la Terre Back Bay be your temple of delectable transgressions. Starting this Sunday and running through August, Chef Louis DiBiccari at Sel de la Terre Back Bay will be creating clever three-course Sunday dinner menus around the themes of wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and of course, gluttony. Never has transgression been more rewarding or delicious. Every Sunday through August 29; $35.  The
“Sins” menu will be offered in place of the 3-course $35 prix fixe which is offered nightly at Back Bay.

{ 07-11 } Wrath
{ 07-18 } Greed
{ 07-25 } Restaurant Closed for Company Party
{ 08-01 } Sloth
{ 08-08 } Pride
{ 08-15 } Lust
{ 08-22 } Envy
{ 08-29 } Gluttony

Also, on the last Sunday of every month, unwind from the weekend with Chef DiBiccari as he cooks up dishes from our chefs’ most influential culinary artists from around the world. Enjoy four courses and light commentary for $45 per person. 7pm

{ 07-18 } The Fat Duck by Heston Blumenthal
{ 08-29 } Momofuku by David Chang

It’s going to be hard to choose between the two, but rest assured that any Sunday at SDLT Back Bay will bring a delicious (and maybe a little devilish) dinner!

Sel de la Terre Back Bay
774 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02199
tel. 617.266.8800

Chef Knack on Hell’s Kitchen

•May 28, 2010 • 1 Comment

In case you haven’t heard, Sel de la Terre Long Wharf’s own Chef Benjamin Knack is a contestant on the new season of  Hell’s Kitchen!  In the show, Chef Gordon Ramsay splits the contestants into two teams and each week they compete in various challenges.  Chefs that catch the eye of Chef Ramsay will advance to the following week.  Eventually, the final two contestants will battle head-to-head to become the winner of Hell’s Kitchen.  Join us throughout the summer to cheer on Chef Knack at Sel de la Terre Long Wharf!

The show airs on Tuesdays at 8pm on FOX.  Please join us this Tuesday, June 1st for the Premier Tweet Up with @BostonTweetUp.  We have a large-screen TV to watch the show and Chef Knack is preparing a three-course prix fixe of “Gordon’s Favorites” for $38 per person (regular menu also available).  Please call 617-720-1300 for reservations.  $1 oysters and $3 PBR beers will also be available at the bar during the show.  Join us to cheer on Chef Knack!

After the premiere, join us each week at Sel de la Terre Long Wharf for $1 oysters and $3 PBR beers during the show. Chef Knack will be available to chat about his unforgettable experience.  (No, he’s not going to reveal any secrets…)

Sel de la Terre Long Wharf
255 State Street
Boston, MA
(617) 720-1300

Our Family!

•April 30, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Time for a little shameless self-promotion. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already a fan of Sel de la Terre. But what do you do when the calling for a more refined, elegant and, shall we say, adventurous dining experience presents itself? Think L’Espalier and Au Soleil Catering.

Our sister restaurant, L’Espalier, offers up fine French-New England fare – the perfect marriage of local ingredients and classic French technique. Similarly to Sel de la Terre, farm-to-table freshness is of utmost importance in the kitchen at L’Espalier, and we can trace everything on each plate back to the farmer, fisherman, or fromagerie it came from. Flawless food, along with sleek décor and impeccable service, make L’Espalier the perfect atmosphere to commemorate that really special occasion or to impress a special someone.
INSIDER TIP: L’Espalier’s lunch is the best deal in the city. Choose from three menus, including a three-course prix fixe for only $24 per person!

Want to have the same quality of food that you get from Sel de la Terre and L’Espalier, but in the comfort of your own home? Have our event coordinators of Au Soleil catering help you create a custom menu, from a L’Espalier inspired soirée or afternoon tea to a rustic, Provençal buffet à la Sel de la Terre, prepared by the chefs of our restaurants. Whether for when you let your hair down after that big walk down the aisle, or for your next business luncheon, let Au Soleil Catering add character and pizzazz with an unforgettable meal.
SPECIAL OFFER: Mention this blog post and receive 10% off food and beverage on your catering order booked and occuring from now until May 31!

774 Boylston Street, Boston
Twitter: @lespalier

Au Soleil Catering
148 Hampden Street, Boston
Twitter: @ausoleilcater