It's opening day for M.C. Spiedo Ristorante & Bar, the newest project from chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier (of Arrows and MC Perkins Cove in Maine). Located in the former 606 Congress space in the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel and apparently playing off the name, the 80-seat restaurant will feature Italian Renaissance-era rotisserie cooking on a 40-inch steel spit (think chicken, duck, and suckling pig). Here's a look at the full dinner menu, and there's breakfast and lunch as well.
"The Renaissance was not just the rebirth of art, painting and architecture," according to the restaurant's website. "It was the rebirth of enjoying the good life, including good food. Before the Renaissance it simply wasn't 'cool' to enjoy food, it was just for nourishment. Suddenly Chefs were in demand and celebrated, food was elevated to an art, cookbooks were published, and new and exciting ingredients were found."
Other features: an 100% Italian wine list, a 10-seat marble antipasti bar with a view of the kitchen, booths hidden away behind thick curtains, and "Market Carts" transporting charcuterie, cheese, and small bites like deviled eggs and spiced mushrooms around the dining room.
· All coverage of M.C. Spiedo on Eater [~EBOS~]