CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes

The 12th Annual CityFeast in the North End will offer the chance to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at seven of the most exclusive restaurants in Boston: Antico Forno, Aria Trattoria, Bricco, Lucca, Taranta, Terramia Ristorante, and Tresca. Tickets include a five-course dinner with wine pairings at one of the participating restaurants and proceeds will benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund, which supports the Center’s greatest needs in research, education, and clinical care. Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s preeminent diabetes research and care organization, located right here in Boston. 6 p.m. $150 per guest.

Haute Spots Boston: CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes

Even though the New Year is always full of promises for healthier resolutions, we say there’s always room to indulge, especially if it’s for a good cause. That’s just what CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes promises on Sunday, January 29.

The 12th annual event, which includes a five-course dinner and wine pairings being held throughout several North End restaurants, is this year honoring 26-year-old David Gomes for living with Type 1 diabetes for the past 25 years. David’s mother, Carla Agrippino Gomes, owner of Antico Forno and Terramia Ristorante, created CityFeast as a way of giving back to Joslin Diabetes Center, where her son has continued to receive life-saving care since his diagnosis on his first birthday. Read more

A little bit about a lot of things – Pasta Flight

Recently a childhood friend of mine got married in Italy. With a new baby at home, we unfortunately had to miss the wedding. So for the time being, the only Italian flight I’m experiencing is the pasta flight at Terramia. I loved the restaurant, it was cozy and inviting. While they have been recognized with awards for their food, Terramia still remains authentic (no tourist trap here!).

Every Monday night from 5pm -10pm, Terramia will be serving pasta flights for $25. Mix and match 3 pastas from the following list: Read more

6 New Reasons to Dine Out in Boston

Monday night pasta flights at Terramia Ristorante
If the phrase “pasta flight” suggests grabbing a ticket to Italy, save your dough — and just head to the North End, where Terramia has introduced a weekly sampling series that lets guests choose any three pasta options for $25. Options include baked rigatoni with sausage and broccoli rabe, gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella and smoked pancetta and pappardelle with veal.

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How to eat spaghetti like a true Italian

When you think of Italian food, what comes to mind? For many, it’s probably a giant plate of spaghetti noodles, topped with a hearty meat sauce and a generous serving of juicy meatballs. Unfortunately, that dish you’re envisioning isn’t the least bit Italian. It may be a signature dish of many Italian restaurants in the U.S., but that dish doesn’t bear much resemblance to the Italian dishes that started our love for spaghetti, or the way true Italians eat the dish today.

I spoke with a few chefs and real-life Italians to get more of a feel for how it’s supposed to be done. What I learned was just how much we’re screwing it all up. Read more

Recent Hits – Boston Bites

Over the past few weeks, I’ve tried many new restaurants, but what jump out was Terramia.

flight_pastaOn Monday nights, head to Terramia in the North End, which hosts a weekly “pasta flight,” allowing you to select three of their beautiful, hand-made pastas.

Whether your opting for a classic Carbonara or feeling extravagant with truffle risotto, you can’t go wrong.

I tend to play it simple with Italian food, preferring the sauces and cheese to stand out the most, so I ordered the classic spaghetti con pomodoro, gnocchi amatriciana, and the aforementioned truffle risotto.

Each bite vividly reminded me of my days studying abroad in Italy.

lobster-frittersIf you can’t make it to Terramia on Monday, don’t be disappointed: any day you can order their famous, unique lobster fritters.

A decadent, tempura-esque dough is a pillowy cushion for fresh lobster.

With a sweet balsamic reduction and crispy sweet potatoes and leeks on top, this is a dish you didn’t know you can’t live without.

Prep of Boston

Hey y’all!

Prepare yourself for drool worthy descriptions of food…

Among the incredible streets of the North End lies an adorable restaurant with some of the most amazing food in Boston. Recently I was given the opportunity to go to Terramia, a well known restaurant in the city, to eat dinner. My roommate and I were treated like absolute queens and ate like them, too. The environment was filled with a mixture of couples, tables of women celebrating engagements, and tables of families. I love how restaurants in the North End tend to bring together a fun group of people, tourists and locals alike. Read more

Endless Pastabilities – The Boston Food Journal

The pastabilities are endless…no really, they are.

Terramia Ristorante on Salem Street in the North End is serving up one of the best pasta pairings around.

Spaghetti, rigatoni’s, campanelle’s – any die hard “carbo” will understand the complexities involved in choosing just one of many endless noddle types. But why choose one when you can choose multiple? With the ‘Monday Night Pasta Flight’ at Terramia, you can mix and match up to three pasta dishes from their varied menu offering. Read more

What 14 Boston Chefs Will Be Eating During the New England Patriots Game – Boston Common

We’ve been waiting all spring and summer to watch Gronk, Julian Edelman, and the rest of the Patriots hit the field, and now the first weekend of the NFL season is here. Naturally, our attention is spit between the gridiron and menu so we have asked Boston chefs to tell us what they will be eating during the game.


Carla Agrippino Gomes
Carla Agrippino Gomes
Carla Gomes, restauranteur of Antico Forno, Terramia Ristorante and Cobblestone

“Football Sundays are a favorite past time for my family. We have had season tickets to the Patriots games since 1978. My family and friends are over for an Italian feast for Sunday dinner which is usually early in the afternoon, and later in the day we are still eating left over pasta, meatballs and sausages etc. Late-night we usually have a bunch of pizzas sent over from Antico Forno along with trays of buffalo boneless chicken from Cobblestone because one meal is never enough!”