An array of coastal Mediterranean cuisine will flood Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood Wednesday, July 3, as the team behind an acclaimed Somerville restaurant opens its second restaurant.
Katrina Jazayeri and Josh Lewin of Union Square’s award-winning Juliet — Eater Boston’s 2016 Restaurant of the Year — are ready to unveil Peregrine, a restaurant that’s a product of their travels and culinary explorations over the years.
Jazayeri and Lewin aim for Peregrine’s menu to reflect cuisines from around the Mediterranean, with touches of Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, and Catalonia highlighted — and a door left open for even more.
“These are cultures that we love and flavors that we love,” Lewin previously told Eater.
As a hotel restaurant, Peregrine is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with options for casual dining and adventurous exploration. The menu will change with the seasons, with dishes including light snacks and antipasti, soups, sandwiches, and house-made pastas for lunch and dinner, while breakfast includes items like buckwheat pancakes and smoked salmon with a bagel and wasabi cream cheese.
Jazayeri, an Eater Young Guns alum, is overseeing the wine list, which includes bottles from small producers, mostly from Italy and Spain, and selections from France and around the Mediterranean.
Peregrine replicates Juliet’s management structure and profit-sharing program for employees, where wages are set above state minimums, and diners do not tip on the cost of meals.
Peregrine adjoins the lobby of the Whitney, with design work from Boston-based Hacin + Associates. There is an interior garden patio and courtyard, which does not have restaurant service, though hotel and restaurant customers can order snacks or wine from the bar and sit outside.
The restaurant is serving breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. (starting this morning), with lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekend dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Brunch will join the mix soon, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
• Peregrine Coverage on Eater Boston [EBOS]