“Their event services are just as good as the food.”
“It was absolutely awesome. The food, service, set up of the room and the ambiance was impeccable. My mom and cousin, MOH, said that Lily, Gigi, and the event manager Christina, were great to work with. The service on the day from Lily and Gigi was fantastic.”
The Holiday and celebration season is upon us and whether it is a business occasion or celebration with family, Cinquecento has the dedicated staff and expertise to make any occasion special. Please let Christina, our Special Events Manager, guide you through the seamless, stress free process of planning your special event, dinner, lunch, brunch even your wedding.
Any event can be accommodated, whether it is a cocktail party for 300 or a sit down dinner for 10 business people celebrating the closing of a bid deal. Our sophisticated dining areas offer tremendous flexibility for all occasions with a private dining room with its own bar to the semiprivate “Wine Room” space in the main dining room. Our reviews speak to the professionalism and hospitality of our staff. Please call 617-334-8500 or email Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about your next celebration or business gathering.
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Negroni Week is right around the corner. There’s never been a better week for you to come in and try our signature cocktail, the Negroni 500. Why… Because we are participating in National Negroni Week. During this week the establishment chooses a charity to donate a portion of Negroni proceeds, and our 2015 choice is “Ryan’s Hope Foundation”. Ryan is a local friend of ours fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and the “Ryan’s Hope Foundation” was founded by his family to promote education and awareness about the disorder while aligning its efforts with those of other organizations striving to find a cure. There’s nothing like enjoying one of our Negroni 500s and donating to a good cause. Come and join us any time from June 1st through June 7th to contribute and indulge. You can read more about Ryan’s Hope Foundation by visiting their website.. >here<
Lana has been designing jewelry and “playing shop” in the Boston area for over 12 years. Her first retail venture, Lazuli Jewelry on Newbury St, named after Lana’s own jewelry line, launched her career as a jewelry designer and boutique owner and over the course of the decade functioned on all retail, wholesale and ecommerce fronts.
December Thieves, Lana’s newest concept, is a combination of a lifestyle boutique which houses small batch emerging designer fashion, accessory and home brands from independent designers from around the world, and a creative space which is being used to promote the work of Boston’s artistic community through intimate and interactive in-store events.
She is passionate about design and fashion and has short term plans to launch an in-house December Thieves brand, which will encompass jewelry in addition to other personal accessories. She is also in the midst of opening a second December Thieves location on Charles St this month.
When she’s not in design mode, Lana spends her time exploring and enjoying the many special nooks of the South End. She can be seen anywhere from sitting at Cinquecento’s bar with her husband Christo, to ducking into one of the neighborhood’s many specialty shops, to playing hide and seek at Peter’s Park with her two highly energetic toddlers.
Join us as we celebrate our first Bacchanalia Patio Party with food, herbal drink and play!
First clean your octopus and gather your ingredients.
Tenderize with copious amounts of salt and pretend it’s a ball of dough that you’re kneading. After about 8 minutes of this the octopus should be nice and foamy.
Give it a good rinse and place in a pot with wine, bay leaves, oranges & corks. Braise in liquid for 90 minutes (till tender), then pull it out and let it cool to room temp.
Season with salt and olive oil and grill till it’s cooked but not charred. Refrigerate.
To order cut into bite size pieces and into a hot saute pan with olive oil and cook till crisp. Remove the octopus and deglaze the pan with lemon vinaigrette releasing all the fond and adds the needed acid to the dish. We serve our octopus over celeriac and taggiasca olives, but feel free to get creative in your home.