Zagat votes oleana "best farm-to-table restaurant"
Zagat writes: “Exotic-spice” “guru” Ana Sortun makes “taste buds sing” at this Inman Square “diamond” where she weaves “layers of flavors” into “adventurous” Arabic-Mediterranean dishes that “emphasize locally grown” ingredients; the “enthusiastic servers” are “helpful with choosing a wine” from the “excellent” list, but just know that reservations are nearly “impossible to obtain” for the “cramped” but “warm” interior, while in summer, you have to “get there early” to score a table on the “lovely” patio, which doesn’t accept bookings at all.
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it's almost summertime in new england
Watermelon is a sure sign of summer... and although it's not quite here yet, the Boston Globe has their readers planning ahead! Our Watermelon and Spicy Kisir Salad was featured on the "19 Picks For Best Summertime Food in New England." Check out the other 18 here!
the boston globe features our spice-filled kitchen
The Boston Globe's editor, Leah Mennies, stopped by to spend an afternoon in the kitchen with Cassie Piuma, our Chef de Cuisine. Her article, Taking Inventory: The Spice-Filled Kitchen at Oleana, walks the reader through the ins and outs of Cassie's favorite spices and what are must-haves when making a special Oleana meal. Click here to check out the article and the great snapshots!
Join us in supporting the One fund
We're proud to announce our participation in the "All-For-One" fundraising campaign with other top Boston restaurants. Click here to see a listing of participating restaurants and then dine with reckless abandon until the end of the month. We will be donating 1% of all restaurant sales to the One Fund.
Siena Farms announces new pickup sites for 2013
If you've been wondering why our vegetables are so delicious, wonder no more! Our family farm, Siena Farms, grows the most beautiful produce on 50 organic acres in nearby Sudbury. With new pickup locations, fun add-ons, and year-round options you should click here to get the full scoop! Every week of farm-shares comes with suggestions, recipes, and stories from the farm.
ana visits fine cooking to make her lamb shawarma
Click here to read the article and watch the step-by-step video of Ana making a Sofra favorite: lamb shawarma with pickled cabbage and tahini sauce. This Middle Eastern street food is "essentially a meaty flatbread sandwich, but that generic description doesn't do it justice."
The new york times features ana-inspired recipes
New York Times writer and Award-Winning cookbook author Martha Rose Schulman met Chef Ana at the Worlds of Flavor Conference at the CIA in St. Helena California this winter. Ana talked about grains, vegetables and cooking with spices - and inspired Martha to share Ana-Style recipes with the readers of the NYT.
Chef sets are in the wall street journal
Click here to read about Ana's quick, flavorful, healthy meal kits in the Wall Street Journal.
Oleana's vegetable tasting menu rates with zagat
Check out this great Zagat article about the best tasting menus in Greater Boston... and check out number 8. It's us!
listen to ana's podcast interview with chris kimball of america's Test kitchen
Ana recently visited with Chris Kimball over at America's Test Kitchen. Click here to access the file on your computer. (Do give it a moment to load as it takes a few minutes!)
Ana's Chef Sets are now in all 28 whole foods stores throughout the northeast!
After years in development, Ana is releasing the Chef Set - a homemade meal inspired by the flavors and spices we use at Oleana and Sofra. In less than 20 minutes you can create a balanced meal for 2 at about 500 calories per serving; You simply need 3 fresh ingredients and a Chef Set. Set Point Health in Newton Upper Falls collaborated with Chef Ana to make sure these delicious, quick-cooking meals are healthy! At $5.99 a box, each finished serving is about $6 per person.
Where can you find Chef Sets? Buy online at www.ChefSetMeals.com, stop by Sofra Bakery (1 Belmont Street, Cambridge), Siena Farms South End (106 Waltham Street, Boston), or at all Cambridge locations of Whole Foods!
Ana was just on the NECN Morning Show chatting with Steve Aveson!
check out our appearance on "The best thing I ever ate"
We were featured on the "Bird is the Word" episode for an Oleana classic, Misty Knoll Flattened Lemon Chicken with Za'atar & Turkish Cheese Pancake.
Check Sofra out on unique sweets!
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