Soon to Open in the Back Bay: A Restaurant Think Tank?

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Chowder has more tasty deets about Asta, Alex Crabb's soon-to-open restaurant in the Back Bay. The L'Espalier ex-pat and former Noma apprentice will offer a three-course menu (simple) and five- and eight-course menus (elegant). Intriguingly, he tells Chowder that "at Noma, they have a whole research and development [department]." Maybe he's hiring? [Chowder, Earlier]