BOSTON (April 6, 2010): Owners Carl Christian and William Emery are excited to announce the addition of rising culinary star William Kovel as consulting chef. The whimsical, yet solid ‘Social Modern American Cuisine’ will debut early April and represents the next chapter for 28 Degrees who will be celebrating its 5-year anniversary later this year.
William Kovel, former chef de cuisine at Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, has combined his knowledge and passion for fun, innovative use of stimulating ingredients (chilies, salts, etc.) to create a «playful» new menu for 28 Degrees. Chef Kovel expertly and tastefully blends flavors from around the globe to create memorable dishes that compliment the restaurant’s atmosphere.
Chef Kovel created the new spring menu with the goal of blending fun and exciting flavors aimed at enhancing the 28 Degrees experience. Appetizers such as the Pork Shumai, with kecap manis, scallion, sweet chile sauce; Caramelized Onion, Pancetta, Formage Blanc Flatbread and the Maine Shrimp Ceviche with cucumber, chili, cilantro from the Raw Bar perfectly compliment 28 Degree’s artisanal cocktails.
Main Courses including the Honey Glazed Peking Duck, bok choy, crispy shiitakes, radishes, spiced jus and Spring Pea Ravioli with oyster mushrooms, roasted tomato, lemon, mint will draw foodies from the greater Boston area to the South End spot.
To further the restaurant’s ‘Social Dinning’ philosophy, Chef Kovel has included a section on the menu specifically for the entire table, including Mini Lobster Rolls with madras curry, celery; Cumin-Black Pepper Breadsticks and Truffle Parmesan Fries (with house made condiments).
28 Degrees is deliciously seductive with a relaxed yet plush environment with several layers of dining experiences; whether guests want dinner with that perfectly paired bottle of wine, an aprÃ¨s work artisan cocktail and snack or a late night bite at the bar, 28 Degrees has something for all. 28 Degrees also boasts one of the best outdoor dining destinations in the South End.
The interior space, by Designer Mark Bombara of Boston, is designed in a contemporary, yet classic manner; including rich woods, sexy lighting, and creative textures. Curtains and fabrics invoke a sleek interior, while providing an acoustically pleasing energy; and are also used to «close off» areas to create private settings for groups celebrating special occasions.
For further additionally details including, menus, photos or to speak with the owners or chef, please contact CBH Communications at 617-267-0070. 28 Degrees is located at One Appleton Street (and Tremont) and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Food Service Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Thursday through Saturday 5:30 pm – 12:00 am and Sunday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Bar Service Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Thursday through Saturday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am and Sunday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm.