Massachusetts’s fall produce takes center stage on restaurant menus this time of year. In order to dine on the very best seasonal bounty, we’ve rounded up 6 pumpkin dishes to try at Cambridge restaurants during your trip to Boston.
Pumpkin Arancini at Sulmona
Italian cooking loves to celebrate the pumpkin, and Sulmona chef and owner Delio Susi takes the fall staple to another level with his arancini. The chef buys local pumpkins, roasts them, and then turns the “meat” into a puree for his pumpkin arancini stuffed with rich fontina cheese. The dish will also be on Sulmona’s Hunter’s Dinner menu running through November so be sure to give that a look, too.
Heirloom Pumpkin Soup at Catalyst
It seems like being in the heart of Cambridge’s technology scene has reached the menu at Catalyst, where Chef de Cuisine Justin Urso is taking a creative approach to soup at the Kendall Square restaurant this fall with his heirloom pumpkin soup with spiced crème fraiche and pumpkin seed oil.
Heirloom Pumpkin Falafel at Bambara
East meets west at Bambara, with chef David Bazirgan’s fall version of falafel, which comprises pickled pumpkin, tahini yogurt, and fresh pomegranate seeds.
Griddled Halloumi at Alden & Harlow
Leave it to chef Michael Scelfo to turn fall produce on its head with a dish like Griddled Halloumi at Harvard Square restaurant Alden & Harlow. The halloumi is served with pickled pumpkin puree, sage, and Szechuan pepita brittle.
Roasted Squash Salad at Parsnip
Take a healthy approach to fall eating with this light salad packed with escarole, frisee, pecorino cheese, spiced pumpkin seeds, and argan vinaigrette from hot spot Parsnip.
Pumpkin Porridge at Temple Bar
Goldilocks’s favorite meal gets an update with the pumpkin porridge from Harvard Square’s Temple Bar. The dish is served with a farm egg, wild mushrooms, and parmesan.