You’ve stashed the summer dresses, and you won’t eat an heirloom tomato again till August. You’ve got a lot to complain about.
Easy there, Pretty McPity. Stop your wallowing and book a table at Summer Winter, the new Burlington (yes, Burlington) restaurant from Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, chef-owners of the award-winning restaurants Arrows and MC Perkins Cove in Ogunquit.
The tasty menu emphasizes seasonal, local ingredients — so though you’re not going to get those heirlooms in November, you will get plenty of fresh produce from the on-site greenhouse and Arrows’s own orchard and gardens. Plus there’s seafood, like salt cod brandade with johnnycakes and butter-poached oysters. For dessert, how about a gooey winter fruit turnover?
While you’re stuffing yourself, you could start thinking about ice skating and cozy fires.
You know, all the stuff that makes winter around here kind of fabulous.
Summer Winter, 1 Mall Road, in Boston Marriott Burlington, Burlington (781-221-6643 or summerwinterrestaurant.com).