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Wine Dinner at Les Zygomates!

January 24, 2020
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Les Zygomates Winebar & Bistro cordially invites you to a unique wine experience! Explore the beautifully crafted wines of Croatia, specifically the Komarna appellation in Dalmatia. Croatia is the birthplace of the original Zinfandel varietal, referred to as Tribidrag in the native tongue. Les Zygomates is pleased to welcome three winemakers of the region who have deftly worked with a sister varietal, the Plavac Mali. This dinner is a perfect showcase for a single varietal and the myriad differences created from terroir and individual winemaking.

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Exploring these wines is made possible by Mirena Bagur and Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Inc. Mirena is a tireless promoter of the history, culture and wine of Croatia. These three winemakers support each other in their quest to produce excellent wine, which makes this such a unique opportunity to experience all of these wines in one six-course pairing.

Guests will enjoy six wines from vintners Rizman, Terra Madre and Volarevic, expertly paired with food selections from our Executive Chef Matt Jones and Sommelier Marshall McGlynn.

These wines include (menu selections to follow):

  • Volarevic Posip 2018 – a balanced & rich white, with flavor and aromas of apricot and citrus
  • Terra Madre Plavac Mali Rose 2018 – a dry, crisp & citrusy rose
  • Komarna 7 (K7) Plavac Mali Red 2016 – full bodied and robust
  • Terra Madre Plavac Mali Premium 2016 – balanced & smooth with hints of black cherry and black pepper, dusty tannins
  • Rizman Plavac Mali Reserve 2015 – black plum and bramble with floral notes – spicy finish
  • Volarevic Plavac Mali Syrtis Gold Edition 2013 – black cherry, raspberry, with notes of cinnamon & leather – rich, dry finsh; complex

Tickets are $95 per guest and do not include tax or gratuity. Space is limited! Be sure to reserve your spot today.

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Love is in the Air! Valentine’s Day is Coming…

January 17, 2020
Valentine’s Day at Les Zygomates – click image to reserve today!

Valentine’s Day is once again upon us at Les Zygomates – “L’Amour est dans L’Air!” – Love is in the Air!

We believe that includes a romantic dinner with the food, wine, entertainment and atmosphere that you can only find at Zyg’s! Scroll down to explore our menu, music and much more – merci!

Valentine’s Day at Les Zygomates

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Please Note: a credit card is required for all reservations on Valentine’s Day.  The card will not be charged unless where indicated in the Terms and Conditions below.  The reserved menu packages will appear on your check the night of the event.  By reserving with us, you acknowledge that you accept the Terms and Conditions described below.

Reservations are offered starting at 5:30pm with the last seating at 10:30pm.

We are offering a 3 course Prix Fixe seated dinner for $80 per person (see menu  – Click Here!)

**This does not include beverages, tax, gratuity or any requested menu add-ons.

**There is an optional add-on wine pairing package for an additional $40 per person.

**A la Carte Raw Bar and other menu add-ons will be available as well.  


Band schedule:  

                                     5:30-7:30PM:  Bob Busa – (solo guitar & vocals)  (IN THE JAZZ BAR)  

Bob Busa is a guitarist/vocalist, an alumni of Berklee College of Music. Started performing at the age of 12. Led his own band for many years playing in night clubs, social and corporate events, and as a sideman with big bands and artists such as: Dick Johnson Swing Shift, Tom LaMark Orchestra, Florence Henderson, Mills Brothers, Frankie Lane, Bobby Rydell, Lorna Luft and others. Shared stage with Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, James Taylor, and many more.


                                     6:30-10:00PM:  Witness Matlou Duo – (vocals, piano) – (IN THE BISTRO)  

 

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From Johannesburg South Africa. Pianist Witness Matlou is a composer and performer whose work is influenced by South African folk music, Contemporary classical music,  jazz, and other world music. Witness earned his Master’s degree from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he studied with Grammy winning pianist Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, George Garzone and Joe Lovano, whom he has performed with at the Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Witness has shared the stage with other great artists such as Gary Burton, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood, and Antonio Sanchez.

Witness has toured in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. He has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, and the Kennedy Center to name a few. After receiving his Master’s degree, Witness was awarded a Post-Master’s Fellowship in 2017 at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and he is currently at Harvard University for his second fellowship where he is learning from Vijay Iyer.

Matlou grew up listening to mbaqanga, kwela, and marabi music, such elements are often reflected in his music. His compositions reflect and sound the vibrant energy of life in the townships of Johannesburg, South Africa, where he grew up and the ethnic and cultural diversity of the country. Embracing the effect that forms the basis between music and language, through experimentation with time, rhythm, harmony and melodic inventions. 

https://witnessmatlou.wixsite.com/witnessmatlou

https://www.facebook.com/Witness-Matlou-387266567964690/timeline/

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                    8:00 – 11:00PM:  John Funkhouser Trio – (piano, bass, drums)  (IN THE JAZZ BAR)

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A native of the Boston, MA area, John Funkhouser (piano, bass) studied classical piano from the age of seven, and classical bass from age nine. He majored in music theory at Cornell University and returned to Boston to earn a Masters degree from New England Conservatory in jazz piano, bass and composition in 1995. After four years living in New York City, John again returned to Boston in 2000 to raise a family, perform, and teach at Berklee College of Music. 

Funkhouser takes an active interest in a wide spectrum of music, including all kinds of jazz, from avant-garde to straight ahead to New Orleans Jazz, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music, folk music of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Africa, American popular music, including funk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and hiphop, Classical from Gregorian chant to 21st century music, Hindustani and Carnatic Classical music of India, Balinese and Javanese Gamelan, and all kinds of hybrids between these various traditions. 

Funkhouser is in demand as a jazz bassist and pianist, participating in an array of musical projects with the Northeast’s most accomplished and creative musicians. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Grammy nominees Luciana Souza and Tierney Sutton, Steve Gadd, Abe Laboriel Sr., Max Weinberg, South Indian percussion master Trichy Sankaran, Ran Blake, Herb Pomeroy, Natraj, Yoron Israel, Laszlo Gardony, Ron Savage, Bob Gulotti, Rick Peckham, Phil Grenadier, piano savant Matt Savage, and Mark Harvey’s Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. Along with Ran Blake, Herb Pomeroy and John Harbison, he was a featured soloist with the MIT Wind Ensemble’s world premier of Mark Harvey’s magnum opus, “Beyond.” 

Funkhouser’s discography includes over 40 CDs, featuring him in various roles, including leader, pianist, bassist, arranger, and producer, including three CDs as leader/pianist of the John Funkhouser Trio, six CDs with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, five CDs with Matt Savage, two CDs with Willie Myette’s “Katahdin’s Edge,” two CDs with Pierre Hurel, and various CDs in a wide variety of styles with leaders including James Merenda, Philippe Cretien, and David Thorne Scott.

http://www.johnfunkhouser.com


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Terms & Conditions All dinner reservations on Valentine’s Day require a valid credit card to secure the reservation and agree to the prix fixe per person package.  Guests may cancel their reservation up to 48 hours in advance and will not be charged.  You must call us at 617.542.5108 to cancel.  Calls to cancel must be received no later than 10PM EST on Wednesday February 12th 2020.  For any cancellations after 10PM EST on Wednesday February 12th 2020, the guest will be sent a Les Zygomates gift card for the full reserved menu package amount.  “No show” reservations will be charged the full amount with no refunds or gift cards given.  Changes in time or number of guests in a reservation will be addressed to the best of our ability; however, these changes may result in a wait to be seated or a change in location of requested table. Les Zygomates reserves the right to adjust the status and/or location of all reservations at any time.

New Year’s Eve 2020 info is here!

December 19, 2019

NEW YEAR’S EVE IS ALMOST HERE!

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT LES ZYGOMATES

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Please Note: a credit card is required for all reservations on New Year’s Eve.  The card will not be charged unless where indicated in the Terms and Conditions below.  The reserved menu packages will appear on your check the night of the event.  By reserving with us, you acknowledge that you accept the Terms and Conditions described below.

For reservations between 5pm-6:30pm:

We are offering a 4 course Prix Fixe seated dinner for $95 per person (see menu here) – This includes a glass of champagne, party favors, access to all entertainment and table service until 8:00pm.  This does not include beverages, tax, gratuity or any requested menu add-ons.

NOTE: We are not accepting reservations from 6:45-8:00PM

For reservations between 8:15pm-10:30pm:

We are offering 4 course Prix Fixe seated dinner for $95 per person (see menu here ) – This includes a glass of champagne at your table, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, access to all entertainment and table service until 1:30am.  This does not include any other beverages, tax, gratuity or any requested food add-ons.

Band schedule:

 

 6:00-9:00PM:  Dan Pappas Trio (piano, bass & drum) – (IN THE JAZZ BAR)

We are thrilled to have Dan and his trio back again at Les Zygomates for New Year’s Eve!  Dan is a Boston native who has played with many jazz greats throughout his career.  Dan will be performing with drums & bass this evening, bring his unique take on both modern and classic jazz standards.

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                                6:30-10:00PM:  Witness Matlou Duo (piano & bass) – (IN THE BISTRO)

From Johannesburg South Africa. Pianist Witness Matlou is a composer and performer whose work is influenced by South African folk music, Contemporary classical music,  jazz, and other world music. Witness earned his Master’s degree from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he studied with Grammy winning pianist Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, George Garzone and Joe Lovano, whom he has performed with at the Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Witness has shared the stage with other great artists such as Gary Burton, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood, and Antonio Sanchez.

Witness has toured in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. He has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, and the Kennedy Center to name a few. After receiving his Master’s degree, Witness was awarded a Post-Master’s Fellowship in 2017 at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and he is currently at Harvard University for his second fellowship where he is learning from Vijay Iyer.

https://witnessmatlou.wixsite.com/witnessmatlou

9:30-1:00AM:   The Gravel Project (quartet w/singer, guitar, bass, drums & piano)

(IN THE JAZZ BAR)

The Gravel Project

Described by The Boston Globe as “a night of rocking blues and funk jams,” The Gravel Project is the creation of guitarist, composer, and singer Andrew Gravel and brother, Hammond B3 organist Jordan Gravel. With a blues rock sound fused with a funk edge, the band has been creating a buzz with their eclectic style and gaining momentum in Boston, New Hampshire, and all over the East Coast. The Gravel Project electrifies crowds with inventive original songs, creative interpretations of well known classics, and high energy group improvisation. The band released their second full length album, “Wishful Thinking,” in November 2017, and live album “Live at Village Fest” in November 2018, and is currently booking club dates, festival dates, and private events for 2019 and beyond.

https://www.thegravelproject.com/

 

Terms & Conditions:  All reservations on New Year’s Eve require a valid credit card to secure the reservation and purchase the prix fixe per person package.  Guests may cancel their reservation up to 48 hours in advance and will not be charged.  You must call us at 617.542.5108 to cancel.  Calls to cancel must be received no later than 10PM EST on Saturday, December 28th 2019.  For any cancellations after 10PM EST on Saturday, December 28th 2019, the guest will be sent a Les Zygomates gift card for the full reserved menu package amount.  “No show” reservations will be charged the full amount with no refunds or gift cards given.  Changes in time or number of guests in a reservation will be addressed to the best of our ability; however, these changes may result in a wait to be seated or a change in location of requested table.  Les Zygomates reserves the right to adjust the status and/or location of all reservations at any time.

**A Special NOTE for Parties of 6 or More: Parties of 6 or more may cancel up to 10pm EST on Friday December 27th 2019.  You must call us at 617.542.5108 to cancel.  PLEASE NOTE that any increase in number of guests to your party after Friday December 27th 2019 may result in not all guests being sat at the same table, increased wait time or change in location of your table.  For cancellations received after 10PM EST on Friday, December 27th 2019, the guest will be sent a Les Zygomates gift card for the full reserved menu package amount.  “No show” reservations will be charged the full amount with no refunds or gift cards given.

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New For Fall! New Lunch & Wine Menus!!

October 15, 2019

We’re so excited that Fall is here!  New fashions, fall holidays and new menus at Zyg’s!  Click below to explore…

New Wine List (as of 10.15.19)

Zyg’s Fall Lunch Menu

Les Zyg’s Wine Dinner with Brewer-Clifton Winery!

September 9, 2019

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$95 Per Guest (does not include tax & gratuity)

Les Zygomates is pleased to present a wine dinner featuring the wines of the Brewer-Clifton Winery.  Indulge in 6 courses curated by the Winery’s Founder and Master Winemaker Greg Brewer.  Greg will be presenting a collection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (listed below) paired with exquisite bites prepared by our Chef Guara.  Full menu description to follow – merci!       www.brewerclifton.com


Brewer-Clifton Wine Dinner Menu:

1st Course and Meet & Greet with Greg Brewer –

Diatom “Bar-M” Chardonnay paired with our Mezze Platter and Charcuterie

2nd Course –

Diatom “Katherine’s Vineyard” Chardonnay (limited edition, 250 case production)  paired with Tuna Tartare

3rd Course –

Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay paired with Beet, Spinach, Walnut & Goat Cheese Salad

4th Course –

Brewer-Clifton “3-D Vineyard” Chardonnay (limited edition 200 case production) paired with Icelandic Cod

5th Course –

Brewer-Clifton “Machado” Pinot Noir (limited edition 200 case production) paired with our Magret Duck Breast

6th Course –

Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir paired with our Brie Gallette

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At Brewer – Clifton, there is an utmost respect for nature. We believe that when working with a product of nature, it is necessary to always maintain an awareness of the elements and phenomena that are sometimes beyond our total understanding and control. If at any time that level of sensitivity is lessened, we risk the unavoidable degradation of the very goals that we are trying to pursue. As such, any intervention in the natural evolution of the product must be carried out with the utmost attentiveness and care.

We believe that the geographic, geologic and climatic uniqueness of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation provides an ideal place to grow chardonnay and pinot noir grapes of intensity, complexity and specificity. Within this appellation, each vineyard carries its own imprint. Our mission and indeed our passion is to present wines that convey the characteristics inherent to each of these sites, with uncompromising quality.


A word about Greg Brewer:

Greg Brewer

GREG BREWER – WINEMAKER
Greg Brewer’s primary focus in the winery is the pursuit of refinement. He is engaged in every aspect of his work, from vineyard to market, and every level of the process is given equal priority. To him, a mindful approach where strategic and efficient actions are taken to incorporate the needs of the entire ecosystem creates a confident and calming environment, a space where everyone and everything is appreciated. The goal is the beauty and synchronicity of the system. The result is wine that is honest and driven, expressive of the place and the team who collectively steward them.

Greg has always followed a distinct and deliberate arc in his work, where the priority is service, subtracting extraneous elements and minimizing the insertion of self. He reveres the repetitive and monastic nature of the winemaking craft, and after 25 years in the business is firmly committed to the immediate task at hand. This focus shifts the motivation behind the wine from ego towards humility. For Greg, it is only along this path that the resultant product conveys the sincerity and vulnerability that is his goal, both personally and professionally.

Greg started his career as a French instructor at UC Santa Barbara before being trained in wine production at Santa Barbara Winery starting in 1991. He created his eponymous label, Brewer-Clifton with original partner Steve Clifton in 1996 and later designed Melville where he worked as winemaker from its inception in 1997 through the end of 2015. Greg additionally created diatom focusing on starkly raised Chardonnay, as well as Ch.igai Takaha, which is marketed predominantly in Japan. The entirety of his career has been committed to the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, which he helped to map, define and establish in 1997.

Find these wines at Les Zyomates and our favorite retailer:

Golden Goose Market

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Zyg’s Blues & Jazz Calendar for September

August 29, 2019

The end of summer might be near, but our Live Music is still hot!  Click below to see our wonderful lineup of internationally renowned musicians – always no cover – enjoy!

Les Zygomates September Music Calendar

DineOut Boston August ’19 Is Here!

August 16, 2019

Les Zygomates is pleased to be participating in DineOut Boston for March 2019!

We are offering a 3 course prix fixe dinner for $38 per guest

Click below to see our menu:

Les Zygomates DineOut Boston Dinner Menu

The menu is offered Monday – Friday from August 19th – 23rd, and 26th – 30th

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