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Chez Henri Nominated for Boston Phoenix Annual Best Issue

13 Feb

We’re really excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for Best French Restaurant for the 2012 Boston Phoenix Best Issue! Thanks so much to whoever threw our hat in the ring for this honor. We’re up against some tough competition, so if you’re rooting for us don’t forget to vote once a day! If we win this thing, there will definitely be a celebration.


Valentine’s Day 2012 at Chez Henri

31 Jan



Valentine’s Day is just two weeks from today! Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two, or a night out with the friends you love most, now is the time to reserve your table for our special four-course Valentine’s Day dinner. 


Chez Henri Valentine’s Day Menu 2012
$75.00 for 4 courses

Potage aux Haricot Rouge; Cranberry bean soup with Burata cheese, Pistou and

West Indies spiced Shrimp with warm okra-green banana salsa, Rum &
habanero glaze

Baked Oysters Rockefeller

Lobster Bisque with amontillado sherry, buttery pastry and lobster

Wild Boar Sausage, braised in red wine and grilled with a Manchego-potato
roesti and herb crème fraiche

Winter lettuce and endive salad with soft-boiled organic egg, mustard vinaigrette
and a warm raclette crouton

Chopped Romaine Salad with Smoked Chile-buttermilk Dressing


Ricotta Cavatelli tossed with English peas, Meyer lemon and sweet roasted garlic

Risotto with Roasted red khuri squash, smoked pork belly and aged sheep’s milk


Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Herb Spaetzle, Agro-Dolce Kumquat and winter

Petite Filet mignon w/ Sauce Perigord, gratin potatoes and Grilled Asparagus

Flounder fillet served over saffron rice with a chorizo, clam and lobster fricassee

Trout Almondine w/ marcona almonds, Meyer lemon and shrimp buerre noisette

Grilled Pork Chop with Apple-Cheddar bread pudding, spicy Chantenay carrots
and Serrano ham-sage jus
Dessert selection


P.S. Don’t forget – if you have a Gilt City or Groupon voucher, hang on to it for another night. Vouchers will not be accepted on Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, Feb. 14) 

From the Bar: 4 Refreshing Holiday Gifts

9 Dec

Want to gift a nice bottle of something, but the liquor store makes you feel as lost as a dude in a bra shop? Robby K to the rescue! Chez Henri’s Bar Manager extraordinaire has shared four favorite tipsy tidings of joy.

Sparkling Wine: Segura Viudas Cava, This sparkling wine from Northeast Spain is a crisp alternative to champagne for 1/3rd of the price. Made from Macabeo, Paralleda and Xarello grapes this dry bubbly pairs well with food and it’s slightly lower alcohol content treats your head as nicely as your wallet.  ($9 ish)
Red Wine: Georges Dubouef, Morgon “Jean Descombes” 2009 Yes it’s beaujolais but it’s a world apart from the insipid beaujolais nouveau most folks associate with Dubouef. This 100% gamay from the Morgon appellation melds silky tannins with dark plummy fruit and is a perfect match for roast turkey. ($15 ish)
Rum: Angostura 1919 This smooth sipping rum from Trinidad and Tobego works perfectly in rum cocktails but is best appreciated on it’s own. With notes of caramel, citrus and white flowers, it’s worth swapping this for your end of the meal brandy. Pair it with bread pudding or a creme brulee and it goes to another level. ($30 ish)
Brandy: Clear Creek Distillers, Pear Brandy For those cold winter nights it’s hard to beat a bracing glass of brandy. Most of the best are French but this exquisite offering from Portland, Oregon rivals the best. Fresh Williams Pear, smells sweet but finishes clean and dry. Pairs well with a roaring fire or Masterpiece Mystery. ($40 ish – OR $80 ish for the “pear-in-the-bottle” version)
Happy Holidays–Robby K

From the Bar: Three Cocktails To Help You Survive Thanksgiving

22 Nov

Whether you have a perfectly lovely family or the kind that makes strangers on the street chant “Jer-ry! Jer-ry!” it’s fair to say the holidays are stressful for almost everyone. Thank bejesus for whoever invented booze, right? We asked Chez Henri bar manager Rob Kraemer which cocktails he’d wash his own Turkey-flavored sorrows down with come Thursday evening, and he was kind enough to oblige with some tasty recipes. Here you have em, folks! Knock a few of these back and pass out in a chair until Black Friday. Then repeat.

1.5 oz cognac
1 oz. Averna (Italian digestif)
.5 oz maraschino liqueur.
Add ingredients to shaker, fill with ice, stir, strain into a martini glass. garnish with lemon twist.
Penicillin Cocktail
2 oz blended Scotch
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz ginger-honey syrup (Easy to DIY. Here’s a recipe from The Cocktail Chronicles blog)
.25 oz Islay Scotch
Combine everything except the Islay into a shaker, fill with ice, shake and strain into rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Float the Islay on top
Edmunds’ Lane
2 oz pear infused vodka
1 oz rosemary-simple syrup (Another easy DIY. Here’s a recipe from The Kitchn)
1.5 oz peach nectar.
Fill collins glass halfway with ice, Shake vodka, simple and nectar and strain over ice, top with soda, garnish with sprig of rosemary
Happy Thanksgiving from Chez Henri!

National Sandwich Day Face-Off 11/3

13 Oct

The Chez Henri Cuban faces off with Roxy's truck-drivin' grilled cheese! (cartoon by Jenn Fresen)

The finest food fight of fall is on for Thursday, November 3 as Chez Henri goes face-to-face (ooo – sandwich pun!) with Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese. The Food Network stars (video) are pulling their truck up to 1 Shepard Street and invading the Chez kitchen. Chef Paul “Pretty Boy” O’Connell and James “Handsome” DiSabatino have entered their all-star lineups and created a tasty three-course battle that pits two dishes against each other in each course. Diners will vote on their favorites, and a winner will be crowned Sandwich Champion at the end of the evening.

National Sandwich Day Face-Off Menu  – $39 per person

first course (choice of):

Roxy’s fried pickles vs. Chez’s conch fritter


Roxy’s poutine vs. Chez’s guava bbq pork ribs

second course:

Chez’s traditional pork Cuban sandwich vs. Roxy’s short rib, fontina and caramelized onion grilled cheese


Chez’s grilled vegetable cuban sandwich vs. Roxy’s mushroom confit, baby swiss and arugula grilled cheese.


Roxy’s grilled cheese cake vs. Chez’s boca negra with spicy peanut brittle

The battle commences at 5:30 p.m. Tables are going fast, so book ASAP if you want to rock the (sandwich) vote. Call 617-354-8980 or opentable.com.