Boston’s Best Cherry Dishes

February 20, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo from Petsi Pies/Facebook)

(Photo from Petsi Pies/Facebook)

February is National Cherry Month and National Cherry Pie Day is February 20. Cherry is one of those versatile things that can be featured everywhere from a stiff cocktail to a savory entrée, to a sweet dessert. These spots in the Boston area are the perfect place to eat and drink up the red small fruit in a variety of ways.
(Photo from Salvatores/Facebook)

(Photo from Salvatores/Facebook)

Salvatore’s
545 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 542-5555
www.salvatoresrestaurants.com

Featuring locations throughout the Boston area, Salvatore’s has quickly become the place to go for quality Italian cuisine and cocktails. When it comes to cherries, the restaurant offers a really unique pizza. The Vignola cherry pizza includes dried Italian cherries soaked in raspberry vodka with fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola, prosciutto and orange blossom honey, for the ultimate combination. It’s available as a 12” pie for $16 or for the 19,” is $24. To drink alongside the pizza, try the Cherry Collins with Grey Goose cherry noir, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and soda for $10 or the midnight Martinez with Grey Goose cherry noir, dry vermouth and orange zest for $11.

(Photo from Haru/Facebook)

(Photo from Haru/Facebook)

Haru
55 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02119
(617) 536-0770
www.harusushi.com

Haru serves up modern Japanese cuisine with plenty of stores, spas, hotels, restaurants, and bars to explore in the area.  Escape to the Japanese garden or watch the experts in action at the sushi bar in the main dining room. Whether you and your colleagues need a place to unwind after work or its date night for you and your love, Haru appeals to a variety of guests. Celebrate National Cherry Month with one of their innovative drinks: the cherry blossom. Available for $13, they take Svedka Cherry, nigori sake, cranberry juice and peach purée for an unforgettable fruity cocktail concoction.

Related: Fresh Grocer: Cherries

Poe’s Kitchen At The Rattlesnake
384 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-7772
www.rattlesnakebar.comThe award winning Poe’s Kitchen At the Rattlesnake features multiple floors and even a roof deck. It’s open seven days a week offering up lunch, dinner, and a wide range of specialty drinks. Fajitas, tacos and quesadillas are just a few of the options to nosh on at this location. And to drink, one of their cherry-centric cocktails is the cherry Caipirinha for $9. It includes Ypioca Cachaca with muddled lime, sugar, and lemon juice, along with delicious Morell cherry puree and, to fizz it up, soda water.

The VERVE – Crowne Plaza Hotel
1360 Worcester St.
Natick, MA
(508) 653-8800
www.vervehotelnatick.comRight outside Boston in Natick, The VERVE – Crowne Plaza Hotel features a signature restaurant, Pantry. Executive Chef Joseph Lallave has create an indulgent mini-dessert featuring sweet Morello cherry: the chocolate chunk brownie. It has nutella and morello cherry, and it’s available for just $3.50 each or 3 for $9. Cherries in the form of mixed drinks can be found at the hotel’s bar, Violet Thorn. The Kentucky boot features Buffalo Trace, Meletti Amaro, citonage and brandied cherries for $10 and another option, the Rumberry flip, includes Bacardi 8 and cherry herring for $10.

(Photo from Petsi Pies/Facebook)

(Photo from Petsi Pies/Facebook)

Petsi Pies
285 Beacon St.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 661-7437
www.petsipies.com

Who can resist scones, muffins, cupcakes, brownies, and pies? At Petsi’s, it’s hard to choose just one treat from the menu. Petsi Pies has savory selections including chicken pot pie or roasted vegetable and goat cheese pie. You can check out their social media sites to find out what they have in stock or just go in there to see what looks good, which is likely going to be everything in there.  For National Cherry Pie Day or any day really, you won’t want to miss the cherry crumb pie.Like all the sweet pies, it is available in three sizes with many of them available for serving slices as well, for 5” for $7, 8” for $14, 10” for $22-$25, or by the slice for $3.75.

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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