Spoke Wine Bar
At Spoke, the best way to partake in Felisha Foster’s carefully curated list of esoteric wines is to pair those euro-centric goodies with Chef John DaSilva’s upscale bar bites and seasonal delicacies. The former sous chef at No. 9 Park has recently added his take on porchetta, the traditional Italian roast, typically made with pork loin wrapped in herbs and pork belly. Spoke’s rabbit porchetta is a lean, deboned hare, stuffed with a rabbit sausage and wrapped in strips of bacon. Rabbit can often be tough and stringy, but Chef DaSilva’s slow-roasted rabbit is succulent and sweet and accented beautifully by the saltiness of the bacon and the herbaceousness of the fennel-studded sausage. The porchetta is served with an airy puck of seared roman gnocchi, olives, mustard jus, and a delicious pecorino aioli that you’ll want to bring home by the industrial-sized tub.
89 Holland St., Somerville