Alex Crabb's Asta Opens on Tuesday

Bright! Photo: UD/Melissa Ostrow

Delightful! The much-anticipated Asta will soft-open early next week, reports Urban Daddy. You can choose from three-, five- or eight-courses. Sorry, can't get away with just one.

UD makes mention of artichoke custard, pickled peanuts, and razor clams. The tables have drawers that house their own silverware. Eater Boston notes that many preview guests "applauded" after an early tasting meal. The website is very bright. Hopefully their future is, too. [UD, EB]