“Cook” Restaurant Opens in Newton, MA

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Chef/Owner Paul Turano Opens Second Restaurant “Cook” in Newton, MA

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Boston area foodies may be familiar with Chef Paul Turano’s restaurant “Tryst” (http://www.trystrestaurant.com) located in Arlington, MA that has grown into a bustling neighborhood spot with fun approachable cuisine and cocktails. In Turano’s newest venture, “Cook,” which opens Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at 4:30PM, he hopes to do the same.

The new 80-seat restaurant located at 825 Washington Street in Newton, MA is themed to be a true neighborhood restaurant highlighting several different ways to enjoy a meal. From a lighthearted “snacks” section that highlights items such as a house made pretzel ($3), caramel-bacon popcorn ($5) and sweet and spicy peanuts ($5), to starters such as a bag of clams with ramp tartar, salt and corn chow chow ($13), Vietnamese glazed pork ribs with pickled carrots ($12) and Udon noodles with peanuts and ponzu ($10) to mains such as bacon wrapped trout with a lobster & cornbread stuffing with toasted almonds ($23) and braised eggplant with house-made cavatelli, fresh ricotta, basil and tomato ($18), there is something for everyone.

The restaurant will also boast a wood-fired stove with nine bar seats where guests can sit and order items directly from the chef, including various flatbreads and wood-roasted bites, while watching them being made.

The 15-seat bar will host a from-scratch cocktail program, five rotating beers on tap, over 25 canned and bottled beers, and an extensive wine list featuring by the glass and bottle options as well as two draft wines.

Cook will open Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at 4:30PM for its first dinner service and will serve dinner 4:30PM – Close (when there are no more customers), seven days a week.

Cook will launch its first brunch Saturday, September 21st, 2013 and will be open for brunch on both Saturday and Sundays moving forward from 10:30AM – 2:30PM.

Lunch service will launch October 1st, 2013 and will be served Monday – Friday from 11:30AM 3:30PM.

For more information on Cook please visit: http://www.cooknewton.com .

About Cook:
“Cook” restaurant is an 80-seat New American bistro is located in the Greater-Boston area in Newton, Massachusetts. Cook presents a menu that crosses all cultural lines and spans from the simple to the complex. The perfect place to meet for lunch, brunch or dinner, or simply to stop in and enjoy items from their snack menu while sampling craft cocktails, or something from the extensive beer and wine list. Cook is a true neighborhood restaurant in every way.

Executive Chef/Owner Chef Paul Turano is dedicated to using only the freshest local ingredients. At Cook the food is dressed up, but you can dress down. Cook serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30AM- 3:30PM, Dinner: Sunday- Saturday from 4:30PM - close, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30AM -2:30PM. Cook is located at 825 Washington Street in Newton, MA. For more information please visit http://www.cooknewton.com.

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