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Chef Turano’s Annual Holiday Fundraiser

I am hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Hematology/Oncology family resource program at Boston Children’s Hospital because I want every kid to have the best care possible. The One Mission Resource Room is a center that helps provide services to over 45 families whose children are being treated at the Children’s Hospital Boston Oncology and Hematology Center by offering a space for patients and families to relax and connect with others going through a similar experience. Funded through donations from area businesses and families, The One Mission Resource Room is staffed by a patient and family educator who can help patients and families learn about their medical treatment. Whether the donated money be used for a morning coffee at the local Dunkin Donuts, or towards purchasing a generic American Express donation that can be used towards gas, or parking (daily routines that are often overlooked), each donation will help parents regain a sense of normalcy in their lives.

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 “I can’t emphasize how much The One Mission Resource Room helped my family and I when we were going through this difficult time. It’s because of their team and services that we were able to maintain a sense of normalcy and routine. This December I am asking you to join me in raising money for The Resource Room, and in doing so, helping to put the cheer back in the holidays for these families.”

As a thank you, I would like to invite each one of you in to one of my restaurants. Simply print out your donation confirmation and bring it into Tryst or Cook so that we can give you a gift card (of up to $20 value) in return.

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!
Paul Turano

Click here to donate!

 

Kennedy Elsey Cook for Charity

We welcome Kennedy Elsey, co-host of MIX 104.1FM’s “Karson and Kennedy,” as part of our continuing “Cook for Charity” celebrity chef series. On Thursday, November 19th, 2015 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM Kennedy will roll up her sleeves and get cooking with our Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano as they serve up flatbreads from the open kitchen, wood-fired grill. In addition to our signature menu items, we will be serving “The Kennedy” special, a house-made flatbread with curried chicken, creamy garlic spinach, chutney and crispy onions ($15). 100 percent of sales from each $15 “The Kennedy” flatbread will be donated to South Shore Mental Health and its “Stop the Stigma” campaign.

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Kennedy is one half of the “Karson and Kennedy” morning show heard on MIX 104.1FM weekday mornings from 5:30AM to 9:00AM, and every morning she brings Greater Boston entertainment news and her general sass! Kennedy also lives with mental illness. She has worked hard with the amazing folks at South Shore Mental Health to integrate mental health conversation into daily life and help correct the misconceptions that perpetuate attitudes about mental illness.

Jonathan Soroff Cook for Charity

We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Soroff, columnist for The Improper Bostonian, as a part of our “Cook for Charity” celebrity chef series. On Wednesday, October 28th, from 6:00PM – 8:00PM Soroff will get cooking with Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano as they serve up flatbreads from the open kitchen, wood-fired grill. We will be serving “The Soroff” special, a house-made flatbread with Italian sausage, roasted mushrooms, vinegar peppers and provolone cheese ($15). 100 percent of sales from each $15 “The Soroff” flatbread will be donated to the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation.

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Soroff has a longstanding personal connection with the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients, families and caregivers by raising funds to discover more effective treatments and ultimately cures for carcinoid, pancreatic and neuroendocrine cancers. There are over 100,000 people in the U.S. living with neuroendocrine cancers, and there is currently no cure.

A Newton, MA resident, Jonathan Soroff is a feature writer/social columnist for The Improper Bostonian and co-hosts “Status Report” on Boston Herald Radio.  A graduate of Duke University, Soroff’s journalism career began at The Boston Herald, and he’s written for everyone from People to The Royal Academy Magazine. For the past 20 years, he has been the lead columnist for the Improper Bostonian Magazine.

Erica Corsano Cook For Charity

We are welcoming Erica Corsano, lifestyle editor and social columnist at The Boston Herald, as part of our continuing “Cook for Charity” celebrity chef series. On Wednesday, September 30th, Erica will roll up her sleeves and get cooking with Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano where they’ll be serving up flatbreads all evening long. In addition to our signature menu items, we will be serving “The Corsano” special, a house-made flatbread with wood-roasted eggplant caponata, goat cheese, arugula and balsamic ($15). 100 percent of sales from each $15 “The Corsano” flatbread will be donated to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) –Angell Animal Medical Center. The mission of the MSPCA-Angell is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

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Erica is an avid dog-lover and the proud owner of two Jack Russell Terriers, Penelope and Henri. Erica’s deep roots in the lifestyle realm reach back over a decade, beginning in New York City where she worked for some of the world’s most recognized luxury brands (Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, CH Carolina Herrera). She eventually moved over to the media side of life, regularly contributing to publications like Daily Candy and The Boston Globe, and later held editorial positions at Lucky Magazine (Boston Editor), Boston Common Magazine (Editor-at-Large), and STUFF Magazine (Editorial Director). Corsano then helped launch both Gilt City Boston (a subsidiary of Gilt Groupe, Inc.) and the Boston outpost for The Real Real. She is currently a Lifestyle Editor and Social Columnist at the Boston Herald and co-hosts a radio show called “Status Report” on Boston Herald Radio.

Bree Sison Cooks for Charity

We are pleased to welcome Bree Sison of WBZ This Morning, as part of our continuing “Cook for Charity” celebrity chef series. On Thursday, August 20th, 2015 Bree will roll up her sleeves and get cooking with Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano where they’ll be serving up flatbreads all evening long. In addition to our signature menu items, we will be serving “The Bree” special, a house-made bruschetta flatbread with honey-thyme ricotta, prosciutto and peaches ($15). 100 percent of sales from each $15 “The Bree” flatbread will be donated to the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation.

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In her time at WBZ-TV, Bree has been part of a National EMMY Award winning broadcast live from Newtown, Connecticut. She also contributed to coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings that was honored with a national Peabody Award and an Alfred I. duPont Award. For her work covering the Red Sox World Series win, Bree was nominated for a New England EMMY for Best Sports Reporter.  A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Bree holds Bachelors Degrees in both Political Science and Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She earned a Masters Degree in Political Management from George Washington University in 2012.  Outside of work, Bree is an advocate for mental health research.  Her husband Sam is a member of the Massachusetts National Guard.

Mother’s Day at Cook

Celebrate Mom at Cook this Mother’s Day!  Á la carte brunch and dinner specials will be offered all day long in addition to the regular menu. For more information call 617-964-2665. Reservations are recommended.

Brunch Specials:

Cheese blintz with berries ($6)
Mrs. Colvin’s Baked French Toast with house-made gluten free cinnamon rolls, blueberries & pecan crumble ($14)
Lobster Omelet with egg whites, asparagus, mascarpone, breakfast potatoes ($18)

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Mayor Setti Warren Cooks for Charity

We are thrilled to welcome City of Newton Mayor Setti Warren as part of our continuing “Cook for Charity” celebrity chef series.  On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 Mayor Warren will roll up his sleeves and get cooking with Executive Chef/Owner
Paul Turano where they’ll be serving up flatbreads all evening long. In addition to Cook’s signature menu items, the restaurant will be serving “The Croque Mayor” special, a house-made country ham, gruyere and ramp pesto topped with a
fried egg. 100 percent of sales from each $15 “The Croque Mayor” flatbread will be donated to the Angela and Patrick Palmer Research Fund for brain cancer.
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Passover at Cook

In celebration of Passover we will offer a selection of special dinner dishes on Friday, April 3rd through Friday, April 10th, 2015. The regular menu will also be available. For more information call 617-964-2665. Reservations are recommended.

Specials:

Matzo Ball Soup, $8.

Lamb Under a Brick, $27.
Roasted vegetables, parsnip purée and pistachio haroset

House Candy Bar, $6.
Flourless chocolate cake, coconut, almond and matzo

 

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Sunday Storm, Monday Brunch

Due to the severe winter weather for Sunday, February 15, we will be closed for brunch. We hope to reopen for dinner service at 4:30. We’ll keep you posted. Here’s the GOOD NEWS! We will be serving brunch on Monday! So if you missed it this weekend, you can still get it on Monday from 11:00am – 2:30pm. Stay safe, everyone!

Valentine’s Day 2015

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us all weekend long! Indulge in these dinner specials available Friday & Saturday as well as our Saturday & Sunday brunch menu.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

Friday, February 13th & Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Pan Seared Scallops $28
roasted cauliflower, spicy tomato, pine nuts

Glazed Long Island Duck Breast $29
wild rice & root vegetable hash

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake $6
coffee toffee ice cream

Valentine’s Day Brunch

Saturday, February 14th & Sunday, February 15th

Lobster Benedict $20
lobster cakes, poached eggs, asparagus & Béarnaise

Duck Hash $19
sweet potatoes, carmelized onions, 2 eggs

Chocolate Croissant French Toast $12
Grand Marnier butter & Strawberries