the Road with Tonia's Kitchen - Food and Wine Events
Celebrated Boston restaurateur Thomas Kershaw has added another neighborhood gem to his successful "75" restaurant collection in Boston's dynamic Seaport, his second in the district. The new bar and grill - 75 on Courthouse Square-Seaport - is the largest of the three "75" restaurants and will reflect the warm, hospitable tradition of Kershaw's original Beacon Hill location, 75 Chestnut. It will anchor the three-level, mixed-use complex, One Seaport, a new 250,000 square-foot project by WS Development featuring retail, dining, entertainment, fitness facility, and more than 830 luxury residential units. Kershaw's restaurant fame is far-reaching. After purchasing the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill, he opened the Bull and Finch Pub in the basement in 1969. That inspired the hit Hollywood sitcom "Cheers," and launched Kershaw and his restaurant business into the spotlight.
"We are excited to be opening our next restaurant and bar operation in the new WS Development retail, restaurant, and recreation destination at the entrance to the Seaport District," said Thomas Kershaw, Hampshire House Corporation founder and chairman, owner of the 75 restaurants, the Hampshire House, and the famed Cheers bar.
Overlooking Courthouse Square, the dining room features a contemporary menu offering a broad selection of salads, pastas, sandwiches, burgers and entree items, including steamed mussels, Atlantic cod, fish & chips, Nantucket seafood stew, charbroiled Atlantic salmon filet, Meyer lemon chicken breast, marinated sirloin tips, BBQ sirloin steak sandwich, and tenderloin medallions. These regular items are complemented by daily specials inspired by local and seasonal ingredients. Like its Beacon Hill sister location, 75 on Courthouse Square will reflect an elegant yet comfortable ambiance of rich woods and glass with copper finishes.
Listen to Tonia's interview with Thomas Kershaw
and Executive Chef Markus Ripperger
Tonia's Kitchen covered the annual Boston Seafood Festival, the biggest
and tastiest seafood event of the summer, on Boston's historic Fish Pier.
Tonia's Kitchen Producer Santina King getting ready for the competition.
The Boston Seafood Festival is hosted annually thanks to the Boston Fisheries Foundation (BFF). The BFF is made of seafood professionals from all around Boston.
Tonia attended the Boston Wine Expo on Feb. 18th & 19th at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston. Tonia interviewed Tim Hanni, keynote speaker for the Expo, who hosted one of the seminars called "Why You Like The Wines You Like."
Tim Hanni is an internationally renowned flavor maven. A professionally-trained chef, he is one of the first two resident Americans to successfully complete the examination and earn the title Master of Wine. He is a Certified Wine Educator accredited by the Society of Wine Educators. He has been involved with wine- and food-related businesses, education and research for over thirty-five years. Hanni has a unique perspective on food and wine, providing a modern and innovative approach to the subject.
A two-day Grand Tasting with hundreds of wines on the lawn of Marble House.
Celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations by national and regional personalities.
Seminars with leading wine experts.
Held in one of the most spectacular settings in America, this is a remarkable weekend experience not to be missed this year!
Listen to Tonia's interviews with Chef Lou Rossi - Executive Chef at Rhode Island's Castle Hill Inn - and Chef Ben Pollinger - Executive Chef at NYC's Oceana seafood restaurant - about what they'll be cooking for the Festival.