Arlington's Tryst is mere weeks away from getting a sibling. Owner/executive chef Paul Turano is on the verge of opening the simply-named Cook, located on Washington St. in Newton; a rep tells Eater that they're aiming for the last week of August or first week of September. Here's an exclusive sneak peek at the dinner menu, which is divided up by characteristics like texture, technique, and temperature: Hot, Cold, Grilled, Wood-Fired, Crispy. And there's that ubiquitous category that restaurants can't live without these days — Snacks.
Turano spoke with the Globe recently about Cook, calling it an "approachable, fun and introspective look at the process of being a restaurant," "kind of the opposite of" all of the "bells and whistles" in the restaurant industry. It's intended to be a "second home for [Turano's] customers," more "casual" and "open-ended" than Tryst.
Ignore the dessert section for now as it hasn't been populated yet, but take a gander at those summery delicacies, sneaking in just in time: heirloom tomatoes, squash blossoms, a bag of clams. Cook will serve dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm and Sunday from 5pm to 9pm; brunch will be served on weekends from 10:30am to 3:30pm.
· Newtonville's new restaurant and KO Prime chef's gastropub [BG]
· All coverage of Cook on Eater [~EBOS~]
· All coverage of Tryst on Eater [~EBOS~]