With the La Brasa market space still slated for a spring revamp into L'Espalier alum Michael Bergin's Fat Hen, a second preview dinner will take place tomorrow (December 9) in celebration of Saturnalia, an ancient Roman winter solstice holiday, according to a newsletter from the restaurant. The four-course dinner costs $55/person (not including drinks and tip); add $24/person for optional wine pairings. (Call (617) 764-1412 for a reservation.)
Tomorrow's dishes include a root vegetable salad, wood-roasted rabbit leg, a rum raisin budino, and more.
When Fat Hen opens for real in the spring, the 30-seat restaurant (with a "tiny" open kitchen) will feature fresh pastas, braised meats, produce grown or foraged locally, and a "modest but mighty" beverage program, as previously reported. It is meant to "permanently occupy the La Brasa Market space with hallmarks that are unmistakably Italian."
While Bergin has worked locally at L'Espalier and Sel de la Terre (which each share a partner with La Brasa, Frank McClelland), he's also an alum of Del Posto and A Voce in New York City.