Journeyman, a tiny restaurant hidden charmingly in an alley of Somerville's Union Square, is celebrating its third anniversary by introducing a new menu — rather, no menu at all. For its first three years, the restaurant offered a tasting menu that changed weekly, highlighting seasonal and local ingredients. There were no a la carte options; diners could choose either a five-course ($65) or seven-course ($85) tasting. Four-course tastings, including an all-dessert option, were also available for $40 at certain times.
Now, in its latest email newsletter, the restaurant announces that it will be taking a "leap of faith" starting tomorrow: "There will be no menu. Dinner will be $75. We promise you will not leave hungry. We hope each meal will be a purer reflection of time and place." A $40 option will continue to be available after 8:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and diners can still request an all-vegetarian meal.
UPDATE: Chef/owners Tse Wei Lim and Diana Kudajarova tell Boston Magazine that they're planning on consistently offering somewhere in the realm of 9-12 dishes, with the first five or six tending to focus on vegetables. After that, "the omnivore and vegetarian menus diverge."
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