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Alchemy - Gloucester


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Alchemy - Gloucester

Cleaver | Nov 4, 2004 07:29 PM

In the old Glass Sailboat - Sunny Day Cafe at Duncan and Main, one block up from Rogers St.

What a transformation...brick, wood and warm tones throughout with a stunning bar and cozy corners throughout. Outstanding menu, great and reasonable wine list, good service and prices are reasonable if only a tad on the upside of moderate. A few minor kinks but easy to forgive on a busy Saturday night with a new staff. Many new takes on old favorites that need tryouts. The winter pumpkin squash and chestnut ravioli with lobster tails in a vanilla rum butter sauce was luscious but maybe too al dente - perhaps we should have mentioned our preference. We wanted to try everything on the menu.

Appetizers of wild mushroom strudel, crabcakes and calamari were quite good. We will go back and explore the menu - I hear the lunch burgers are killer and the salads looked very enticing. This is a very welcome addition to the already exciting downtown Gloucester restaraunt scene. The owners apparently operate LobstaLand, McT's and ????? - perhaps another example of success breeding success.

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