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gastronomy table with a view culinary delights restaurants dining out cuisine in good taste local cuisine Dining Al Fresco A L E X A N D R A H A L L writer there's something about dining outdoors that merges the best of us with nature. Maybe it's because it merges the refinement of human inventions like utensils, manners, and culinary artistry with those elements beyond our control: wind, sun, trees, temperatures, and the occa- sional bug or two. It reminds us, even subliminally, that we're both civilized and uncivilized. And when it's done right, it brings out the best of both aspects — melding the clink of wine glasses with the scents of herbs, garlic, and wine — all under dappled sun rays or soothing moonlight. It's a pleasure that's been relished throughout Europe as long as anyone can remember; think traditional English picnics, Parisian sidewalk cafes, and outdoor trattorias in Italy's cob- blestoned piazzas. In fact, the Italian phrase al fresco in English parlance means "in the open air." The outdoor dining patio at Juniper 162 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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