Harvard Square Celebrates Food Day

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In honor of Food Day—a national event that promotes healthy, affordable, and sustainable food—Harvard Square has partnered up with local restaurants to offer delicious events for foodies, health-conscious eaters, and sustainable diners alike.Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a total of nine restaurants—from b.good and Cardullo's Gourmet Shoppe to Rialto and UpStairs on the Square—will set up tables on Brattle Plaza to serve sustainable bites to patrons for free.

In addition to this free event, 10 restaurants in the Square will participate in the 20-Mile Food Challenge. Participating restaurants will showcase dishes using ingredients from within a 20-mile radius of their locations.

These special entrees include wheat berry risotto from Grafton Street, local day boat sea scallops from The Red House, and pumpkin brûlées from Sandrine's Bistro. Additionally, students' favorite post-midnight eatery, Hong Kong, will serve chicken basil fried rice, while an upscale restaurant, Harvest, will present an elegant 4-course dinner with wine pairings for $39 per person.

Harvard University Dining Services will also celebrate Food Day with its annual Harvest Day Dinner, which will feature local, sustainable, and seasonal items like pumpkin gingered soup and steamed mussels.

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