Photos of Back Bay Grill’s recent
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2006
Gillian Britt 207-767-6488
BACK BAY GRILL NAMED
with Bellamy Jazz Trio on Thursday, May 18
Maine – Back Bay Grill enters spring with
two great things to celebrate -- the honor of being named
Portland’s Most Romantic
Restaurant in the Portland Phoenix and significant recent kitchen
renovations. On Thursday, May 18 Back Bay Grill invites everyone to join a
celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the Bellamy Jazz Trio.
This year, spring cleaning took
on a new meaning at Back Bay Grill – back in February and March, Chef/Owner
Larry Matthews Jr. traded in his
chef coat for a work belt and transformed his dated kitchen into a
streamlined stainless steel and white tile kitchen. The net result of
Matthews’ crafty work was two-fold: a mini vacation from the kitchen and a
significantly improved workspace that is better suited to
Back Bay’s historic fine-dining
experience. Matthews called the kitchen enlargement and equipment upgrades
“long overdue,” explaining that “this exciting update and these improvements
add to the essence of the Grill.”
Back Bay Grill’s kitchen
renovation features an expanded preparation area and offers better
functionality in the dishwashing and storage areas. Of particular interest,
a new counter space has been added to the kitchen area which will double as
a dining area. Guests are invited to sit on bar stools and enjoy a literal
font row seat in the kitchen.
On Thursday, May 18 Back Bay
Grill will celebrate spring, its new kitchen and being honored with the
Portland’s Most Romantic
Restaurant, with an evening of fun music with Bellamy Jazz Trio and
specialty appetizers and cocktails.
ABOUT BACK BAY GRILL
Back Bay Grill specializes in classic American cuisine with well known
house specialties Duck Two Ways, with Seared Duck Confit and Lavender
Marinated Breast and Grilled All Natural Filet Mignon. Other menu options
include the hand made Local Goat Cheese Agnolotti and exceptional desserts.
Back Bay Grill always offers at least one vegetarian item and all foods are
made, from scratch, on the premises. The restaurant places a strong emphasis
on fresh, high quality ingredients. Back Bay Grill is a member of the Maine
Organic Farm Growers Association.
The Back Bay Grill has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of
Excellence for the past six years and has been featured in such prestigious
publications as Art Culinaire, Down East, and the New York Times. Back Bay
Grill has earned excellent food reviews from the Maine Sunday Telegram and
others. The Back Bay Grill is located at 65 Portland Street in Portland,
Maine. For more information about the restaurant, visit www.backbaygrill.com
or call 207-772-8833.
About Larry Matthews, Jr.
Larry Matthews has been the chef
at the Back Bay Grill since 1997 and purchased the restaurant in 2002. Chef
Matthews received his degree in culinary arts from Boston’s Newbury College
and went on to work with the prestigious White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport,
Maine followed by the Inn at Little Washington in Virginia before returning
to Maine, where he became sous-chef at the Back Bay Grill. In 2001, at the
age of 28, Chef Matthews was invited to the James Beard Foundation to
participate in the Discovery Series.
AT A GLANCE
Back Bay Grill
65 Portland Street,
Hours: Dinner, Mon-Thu: 5:30pm- 9:30pm, Fri-Sat:
Reservations: (207) 772-8833