There is still plenty of time to savor the days of summer with a visit to BiNA osteria and BiNA alimentari, located in Downtown Crossing, for their special Summer Series. Three nights a week for the rest of August, they are offering up specials perfect to jazz up your week, including plenty of music, movies, and of course their modern Italian cuisine. Since they opened in November of 2008, BiNA osteria has become the place to go to sit down either indoors or on their 70-seat outdoor patio, for classic, yet contemporary cooking. BiNA alimentari, the adjoining gourmet market, is the go-to spot to pick up fully-packed picnic lunches and dinners (complete with basket and blanket) to bring to Boston Common. They also have fresh ingredients for the perfect antipasti and offer plenty of desserts, wine, and other items to create a delicious meal at home.
For the summer series, both locations have been offering guest’s ways to celebrate summer, with memorable Italian treats. Monday nights, check out Lunedi Cinema Italiano at 7:00 p.m., where classic Italian films, (with English subtitles) are shown al fresco on their patio, along with a special prix fixe menu. For $35, the three-course prix fixe menu features entrees like Maltagliatti Pasta (chestnut pasta with sausage) or Chicken Breast with Grilled Portabella Mushrooms and Herbed Mascarpone.
Then Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., diners can kick back with Aperol and Campari cocktails, listening to Just Jazz (and a little Negroni). Enjoy stuzzicare (appetizers), starting at $9, such as the Clams with White Beans on Tuscan Bread in Tomato Broth, Tomatoes Stuffed with Classic Pesto and the Pizzettas, all from Chef de Cuisine Bruno Ariel Guadagnin’s summer menu. Sip on $6 cocktails while live jazz music fills the air in BiNA’s lounge.
Saturdays, beat the heat with everyone’s favorite Italian sweet treat, BiNA Gelateria, served at the cart on the patio. Enjoy 2-for-1 house-made gelatos from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.! For $7 for two gelatos, taste traditional options like chocolate and strawberry, or indulge on something new. Exotic flavors are offered as well, including fig & goat cheese walnut and chipotle cinnamon & dark chocolate. So whether you are looking for something to bring for the perfect picnic at the park, are looking to take in an Italian movie or some live music, or just want to kick back on the patio with your favorite gelato, BiNA osteria and BiNA alimentari have you covered.
581 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111-1718