Good Things in LIFE: Contessa At Home

Cape Cod Life  /  September/October 2023 /

Writer: Leslie Hatton

The Royal Treatment No longer do local residents need to wait to get a table at Boston’s Contessa Ristorante—now they bring their cuisine and service to you. Like a jewel atop a crown, so sits Contessa, a restaurant that has graced the Boston skyline since 2021 and celebrates Northern Italian cuisine in a way the city has never experienced. With a glass roof and retractable panels for open air dining, Contessa occupies the hotel rooftop of The Newbury in the Back Bay and surrounds guests in swanky style with arguably the best panoramic views of Boston. The experience transports you to Lake Como, but in a style that is quintessentially Boston, and makes Contessa an ultimate dining destination just a short jaunt from Cape Cod. Major Food Group (MFG), the hospitality company that brought Contessa to Boston is now launching Contessa At Home—bringing the ultimate luxury dining experience to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. “People who frequent Contessa love not only the cuisine—but the experience. What if we could bring that into our guests’ homes in a meaningful and equally compelling and delicious way?” they say.  The Contessa At Home experience will not only include the restaurant’s popular dishes but also one-of-a-kind treats such as an array of unique passed canapés, an emphasis on family-style portions and of course, exceptional hand-crafted pastries that cap off any true Italian fete. Mario Carbone, chef-restaurateur and co-founder of MFG, has family roots running deep in Italy and his travels inform the inspiration for much of the selections. For people with discerning taste and a special occasion to celebrate—a family event, a dinner with friends or maybe an intimate affair for two, Contessa At Home can create something truly unique in your own home.   Intentionally, the name Contessa evokes a feeling of…

Want to read this article and more?

Subscribe today to our Digital Edition to gain full access to this article plus every issue of LIFE or HOME for only $9.95.

Leslie Hatton

Leslie (Horne) Hatton enthusiastically joined Cape Cod Life in October of 2022. Educated in Mashpee and Falmouth, she graduated from Assumption College and received her Master of Education degree from Lesley College. A former teacher, she has taught middle school, preschool and most recently, fifth grade. She and her husband Tom have three children: Aidan, Colin, and Erin. Their newest family member is Millie, an outgoing, outrageously happy chocolate lab. She loves to talk about all of them so better not ask. One neat tidbit about Leslie is that she is the author of the locally best-selling children’s book Cape Cod ABCs, with over 10K books sold on Cape Cod, the Islands and across Massachusetts. Happiest in the summer with a little sun on her face, she loves being with friends and her family, laughing, drinking and eating all over beautiful Cape Cod.