Cambridge, MA — Just steps away from the Charles Hotel, tucked away down a hidden lane off Cambridge’s genteel Harvard Square, sits Harvest. This restaurant of considerable renown celebrates its 40th anniversary this fall and because its past chefs reads like a who’s who of Boston cooking elite — Barbara Lynch, Chris Schlesinger, Lydia Shire, and Gordon Hamersley, to name but a few — current Executive Chef Tyler Kinnett and Executive Pastry Chef Brian Mercury have created a special Anniversary Tasting Menu that will be offered throughout November, inspired by the celebrated chefs signature dishes cooked up during their time at the restaurant.
Because Harvest was one of Julia Child’s favorite restaurants — she lived nearby — Mercury has out his elegant spin on some of Julia’s classic desserts.
Also, from November 1 through November 30, 2015, guests are invited to celebrate Harvest’s 40th Anniversary with a series of in-restaurant programming:
A three-course menu compris: Two savory courses, one sweet; $48; $68 with wine pairing; or a six-course menu: Four savory, two sweet; $68; $88 with wine pairing
Each guest who chooses the Anniversary Tasting Menu is given a special birthday takeaway gift created by Executive Pastry Chef Brian Mercury. Potential delicacies include homemade cashew brittle, goat’s milk fudge and chocolate chip meringue.
Harvest is offering “throwback” specialty cocktails priced at 1970s prices, including the “Harvest Wallbanger” at $2.95. The Harvest Wallbanger is the restaurant’s take on the classic drink made popular in the mid-70s.
All guests who celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary at Harvest restaurant throughout the month of November will receive a special “anniversary rate” of 15% off their total bill (excluding alcohol, tip and gratuity). To redeem, guests must note celebration at time of making reservation and mention to their server.
Guests who share their past and present Harvest memories and photos on Instagram throughout the month of November using #HarvestThenandNow and @DineatHarvest will earn the chance to win one of three prizes, including:
o Brunch for four at Harvest
o Dinner for two at Harvest
o $50 Gift Card
For more information on Harvest’s 40th anniversary, visit www.harvestcambridge.com. To track the conversation on social media and share both memories old and new, use hashtag #HarvestThenandNow and tag @DineatHarvest. To make a reservation, guests can call 617-868-2255 or visit www.harvestcambridge.com.