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Eat a Cuban Sandwich at a Chez Henri Reunion

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A bright red restaurant exterior has red signage with gold lettering reading “Chez Henri”
The former Chez Henri exterior on Shepard Street in Cambridge
Chez Henri

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A Chez Henri Reunion, Full of Cuban Sandwiches

Have you been missing Chez Henri and its Cuban sandwiches? The French-meets-Cuban Cambridge restaurant closed back in 2013, although perhaps you’ve seen owner Paul O’Connell popping up around town now and then to serve those sandwiches again. On August 12 (sold out) and 19 (tickets still available), O’Connell will reunite with opening bartender Joe McGuirk for sandwiches, rum cocktails, and jazz at Somerville event space Warehouse XI in Union Square; it’s a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the restaurant’s opening. Brooklyn-based saxophonist Noah Preminger will perform. Attendees must purchase a ticket ahead of time; $60 includes a Cuban sandwich (pork or vegetarian) and two drinks, with additional items available for purchase at the event.

Speaking of Favorite Local Chefs of Now-Closed Restaurants Popping up...

Another one for the event calendar: Chef Charles Draghi, of the late beloved Erbaluce, is popping up at the South End Buttery on August 18 for a five-course dinner featuring rosé pairings. Courses include stuffed razor clams, roasted wild striped bass, and more. The Buttery’s pastry chef Chris Goluszka will be serving dessert. Tickets are $125, available online.

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