Put Some Santorini In Your Sunday At Boston's Doretta Taverna

Enjoy rosé, delicious Mediterranean dishes, and fashion at the same time with Doretta's summer brunch series

Rachel Cossar

Doretta Taverna's summer shrimp salad and village salads are great light brunch options.

Summer Sundays are rife with opportunity — especially when they can start off with an outdoor brunch. Michael Schlow’s newest restaurant venture, Doretta Taverna located in Park Plaza, takes this idea to the next level with its freshly launched Santorini Sundays. With a DJ spinning beats, an array of gorgeous Greek dishes boasting only the freshest of ingredients, Doretta also features a different fashion line each week.

You will want to sit outside on a nice day; its newly outfitted patio is located in a perfectly quiet nook, surrounded by greenery and away from any heavy traffic. Its rosé all day wine list is replete with a generous selection of Grecian options and it of course offers other brunch favorites. The DYO mimosa bar is a fan-favorite and for the healthy nut inside you, order the Mother Juice cocktail with freshly squeezed watermelon, pineapple, and lemon… and just a touch of vodka.

On the nourishment side, the brunch is a satisfyingly light alternative to your usual pack and stack brunch. The traditional Greek village salad and summer shrimp salads are perfect ways to kick off your meal. You can’t help by feel good about yourself as you gaze into your bowl of bright red tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, and feta.

For the main dishes, any one of its three pizzas is a win. The lamb meatball pizza with two farm fresh eggs on top is divine and the lobster pizza is similarly inclined. For more traditional brunch items, the Greek scramble is a good choice — a soft scramble with onions and feta. Cinnamon French toast is there for the sweet tooth at the table and always pay close attention to the daily specials. Any time a whole fish is being prepared, you will want it delivered to your table.

As always, save room for dessert, fried dough with caramel or its Greek yogurt with fresh fruit are equally good options. If you are in around 2 o’clock, you will be privy to the fashion show, with models strutting their stuff, weaving amongst the tables and posing here and there for a quick look at the cameraman. It’s all the sort of easy glam you would expect at a Greek Sunday brunch.

As summer gets into full swing, make your reservation now and enjoy everything Doretta has to offer, from the freshest of catches, to the most authentic Mediterranean flair, good music, and excellent service. After all, why shouldn’t you add a touch of Santorini to your Sunday?

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