Cuisine Buzz




Arthur Martel and his partner Erin Tripp have opened a new restaurant and gathering spot on the Oval in Milford. His first restaurant there, Verve, will serve as a location for his business, Metropolitan Catering. He has called the new restaurant Toro, a reference to high-grade sushi tuna. Indeed, he has taken the diner area and turned it into a raw bar serving some of the area’s finest sushi-grade fish. Beyond the bar is a small area for sitting at high-top tables and a step down is the formal dining area where Martel will be showing his innovative cuisine. He is a big fan of the innovative Spanish Chef Ferran Adria of Barcelona and the tome he produced experimenting with creative food preparation. Adria was the one who first served appetizers on spoons and used foams, now commonplace. Downstairs, Martel has built a gathering spot for sipping wine, drinking martinis and listening to live music. Souhegan River views are just beyond the velvet curtains. There is a separate menu here and it includes a lobster burger and other upscale takes on pub food. In Manchester across from the Verizon Wireless Arena Tim Madden has opened Wally & Bernie’s (WBs). Madden has created a gorgeous setting for gathering after work, before or after a Verizon event or late night for dancing to a DJ. In the entry, an archway of birch tree limbs sets the tone. Inside beautiful hardwoods on the floors and walls, along with interesting lighting and a flock of flat-panel TVs, create a hip ambiance. Chef Colin Rourke, formerly of Manhattan on Pearl in Nashua, is striving to make the best pub food around. Toro on the Milford Oval, (603) 673-1815, Wally & Bernie’s, 20 Old Granite Street, Manchester, (603) 641-2583.
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. Remarkable Women 2017: Artists to Watch
    11 visual artists you need to keep an eye on
  2. The Local's Guide to Portsmouth
    If you're looking for the best cafes, restaurants and bookstores, then you can tail a Portsmouth...
  3. Reflections on the Lake
    Lake Winnipesaukee memories run clear and deep for this world-famous singer-songwriter.
  4. Kelly Roosa Cohen
    President of Cohen Closing & Title, LLC
  5. Global Food in the Granite State
    There's a big world of global food out there — but you don't have to travel far to find it....
  6. Portsmouth's Bookstores
    Crack the spine of an old or new classic at one of Portsmouth's bookstores
  7. For the Birds
    NH Audubon's annual Birdathon gives you a chance to hone your bird-spotting skills.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags