WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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BOCADO 45 Church Street Wellesley 781.772.2390 www.bocadotapasbar.com hours: Lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm; and Saturday, noon to 3:00 pm For Pintxos (small bar snacks) and sherry daily 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Dinner Monday - Thursday, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm; Sunday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday brunch 10:30 am to 3:00 pm dress: Upscale casual liquor: Full parking: Public lot and on-street available payment: All major credit cards handicapped access: Yes reservations: Suggested Other locations: 6 Valley Street, Providence, RI, 401.270.6080 82 Winter Street, Worcester, MA, 508.797.1011 A Taperia for Wellesley Bocado Tapas Wine Bar R I C H A R D L . C R AVAT T S writer wellesley is the type of town that appeals to upscale restaurateurs, precisely because it has an affluent base of residents happy not to have to travel to Boston for fine dining, not to mention the presence of thousands of food-savvy Wellesley, Babson, and MassBay students close by. That ideal set of circumstances helped fuel an emergence of new dining options for the town, including Ming Tsai's Blue Ginger, Michael Schlow's Alta Strada, and the newer entrants into the local scene: Juniper and The Local. In early October, yet another dining option opened in Wellesley: Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, the third incarnation of the tapas concept by the Niche Hospitality Group, with the two other locations in Worcester and Providence, Rhode Island. The Church Street location, built out in the former commercial space occupied by Paper Source, is a contemporary, sleek 3,000-square-foot space that seats 110 guests, including a lively bar and a more intimate, centrally located wine room in which diners can opt to enjoy their meals. Judging from the packed house on a recent Monday evening, the tapas culture — with its small dishes meant to be shared, accompanied with glasses of sherry, sangria, or other C O U R T E S Y B O C A D O T A P A S W I N E B A R gastronomy table with a view culinary delights restaurants dining out cuisine in good taste local cuisine 198 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5

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