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January/February 2013

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din e A Taste of Tuscany Josephs IA B A ATTOR R Baking Co. KE E of F CAF�� ESCADRILLE This fine restaurant fran��ais doles out provincial Chateaubriand, Bouillabaisse Royal, and Lobster Louis IV with tip-top taste. Inspired by the Lafayette Escadrille���a squadron of volunteer fighter pilots who fought by day and appreciated fine foods and drink at night���Robert Murray���s tribute establishment continues with the same spirit. Perhaps most impressive 2012 T i dream of jeanne cakes Jeanne Topham had a vision. She worked to see it come to fruition. It has, and her idea eclectic the grog restaurant S Named ���Best Bar��� by The Daily News ON T and earning awards for ���Best BurgES B nor t h s h er,��� ���Best Live Music Venue,��� and ���Best Pub Food��� makes The Grog worthy of an investigative visit for those who haven���t opened its doors and tried its grub. Thirty-two beers on tap, a hearty menu, and an excellent music line-up are part of the place���s mission to feed and entertain the people of Newburyport. Initiated by Admiral Vernon back in 1969, the Admiral���s vision is dutifully honored and skillfully executed. ��� 13 Middle Street, Newburyport, 01950, (978) 465-8008. Hours: MonWed, Sun 11:30 am - 12 am, Thu-Sat 11:30 am - 1 am. Br L D $$ e of e 2012 or B Eat cake! S These ladies���owner Hilary Larson, ON T baker Aubree Wollitz, and decorator ES B nor t h s h Kelsey Raymond���do it up! Edible art is their thing, and Eat Cake! is their gig. Since its humble beginnings in 2003 the business has attracted a devoted following. And with good reason; the talent exhibited with each of their confectionary creations is mind-blowing. Imaginative themes and a sharp eye for masterful color combinations, textures, and patterns turn their cakes into the crowning jewel of any occasion. One glance at their portfolio and one forkful of their cake clinches it: Eat Cake! is transcendent. ��� 9 Prince Place, Newburyport, 01950, (978) 465-6057. Hours: TueSun 10 am ��� 5 pm, Mon closed. $$ about Caf�� Escadrille is its capacious wine list, which is best explored after learning a thing or two from wine director Stephane Colinet, who appears regularly with TV���s Billy Costa on Perfect Pairings. ��� 26 Cambridge Street, Burlington, 01803, (781) 273-1916. Hours: Lunch, Mon-Fri 11:30 am ��� 4 pm; Sat 11:30 am ��� 3 pm, Dinner, Mon-Thu 4:30 ��� 10 pm; Fri 4:30 ��� 11 pm; Sat 3:30 ��� 11:30 pm, Late Night Dining, Mon-Sat until 12 am. L D $$$ or dessert of creating wedding cakes to reflect a buyer���s taste and style has turned into a business venture recognized by Brides magazine as one of America���s most successful. By offering wholesale and retail buying options; consultations; on-site delivery and set up; and gluten-free, lactose-free, organic, and vegan options, Topham caters to her customers. While specializing in cake design, I Dream of Jeanne Cakes also prepares cookies, cupcakes, dessert buffets, and a host of other gourmet goodies. When it comes to special day dessert displays, Jeanne Topham is tops. ��� 30 River Street, Haverill, 01832, (978) 869-6013. Call for hours. $$$ B pm, Brunch, Sun 10:30 am ��� 2 pm, Dinner, Mon-Thu; Sun 3:30 pm ��� 9 pm; Fri-Sat 3:30 pm ��� 10 pm. Br L D $$$ A RY C Don���t Forget to Book your Parties and Catering! LUNCH DINNER CAF�� BAKERY BAR CATERING 145 Oxford Ave Rt 125 Bradford / N. Andover line 978-374-8288 www.josephstrattoria.com DiningGuide_j/f.indd 163 11/28/12 3:32 PM

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