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Our First Relais & Châteaux; One Fewer Sel de la Terre

And now the weekly word from our fraternal site, Eater Boston, about the culinary and nightlife goings-on Hub-wide.


FORT POINT—Until this week, Boston never had a restaurant honored with Relais & Châteaux status, an elite recognition bestowed upon but two establishments worldwide each year. But now we do: Menton. Eater spoke with chef-owner Barbara Lynch about how it feels be to be the only one in the city and the only female Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux on the continent.
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FINANCIAL DISTRICT—A new three-meals-a-day restaurant (and bar) is now open near the intersection of High and Congress. Slate Bar & Grill took over what was once a Bringham's ice cream shop, where it now dishes out, among other things, manly-man breakfast items with names like "The Bull."
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LONG WHARF—News broke earlier today that the original Sel de la Terre location on State Street will be closed within months. Nothing's wrong, says chef Frank McClelland, he just got an "offer he couldn't refuse." (But not the scary kind.) Coming to the space: a new restaurant called City Landing.
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INMAN SQUARE—Bosphorus did not last as long as Turkish food fans would have liked, but new life is coming to the space with the announcement that former Garden at the Cellar chef Will Gilson will be opening "bridgestreet" in the same spot. Expect "New American fare" and perhaps some garnishes from The Herb Lyceum in Groton, which his family owns.