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A Fancy Frozen Food Startup Backed by Chefs Lands in Boston

Plus, Brookline seafood spot Ivory Pearl is hosting a Colombian feast next week — and more intel

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An oval white plate with eggplant and lamb moussaka lies in the middle of a table with side dishes of vegetables and bread scattered around it.
The lamb and eggplant moussaka from Sofra, in frozen meal form.
Ipsa Provisions
Erika Adams is the editor of Eater Boston.

Ipsa Provisions, the NYC-based frozen food startup that has partnered with big industry names like celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, has arrived in Boston. Order cheffed-up freezer meals like a balsamic and date-braised brisket and Colicchio’s oxtail ragu for delivery across town. To mark the Boston launch, Ipsa partnered with Oleana, Sarma, and Sofra executive chef and co-owner Ana Sortun for two collaboration dishes: a spanakopita and a lamb and eggplant moussaka.

Brookline seafood spot Ivory Pearl hosts a Colombian feast next week

Will Isaza, the operations director for the award-winning bar team behind local hits including Blossom Bar and Birds of Paradise, is partnering with chef pal El Cocinero Yesid for a 10-course Colombian feast taking place at Ivory Pearl on Monday, April 3. Isaza will be engineering the drinks for the night, which means diners may get a sneak peek at what Isaza is working on for his forthcoming solo projects, East Boston coffee shop Cafe Gloria and cocktail spot Bar Mya.

A bake sale for trans rights at Wild Child

Wild Child, the Bow Market culinary book shop and events space run by the same team behind acclaimed wine bar Rebel Rebel, is hosting a bake sale for trans rights on Sunday, April 2. Over two dozen local participants, including macaron shop Maca and naturally leavened pizzeria Pizza Project are coming together for the event, and all proceeds will be donated to the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.

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