The moment we've been waiting for has arrived at last: Jody Adams's new restaurant, Trade, soft opens to the public tonight, per a rep. (Check out our interview with her executive chef, Andrew Hebert, right here.) Hebert mentioned to us that it'll be a great (and much-needed) place to grab a beer, which is certainly true, but we also learned something pretty neat about their wine, too.
As a fun design element, the wine is stored in temperature-controlled vertical cabinets in the dining room; they look like a life-sized library card catalog system. (Remember those?) The bottles are hidden, and the doors swing open to reveal the stored wine. Check it out after ordering your flatbread. As we've noted before, the menu is inspired by Adams's and Hebert's global travels, so look for plenty of exotic spicespaired with local ingredients.
If you head on down to the corner of Congress and Atlantic over the weekend, let us know how you like things! FYI: Lunch service commences on Monday.
Trade, 540 Congress St., Boston