Executive Chef Anthony Micari Brings Asian-Inspired Fare with Extensive Sushi and Robata Program to Flagship Dining Destination at the Forthcoming Encore Boston Harbor
EVERETT, MASS. (May 14, 2019) — New England’s preeminent hospitality group, Big Night Entertainment Group, introduces Mystique Asian Restaurant & Lounge at Encore Boston Harbor. The flagship dining destination is located on the main esplanade of Encore Boston Harbor, a $2.6 billion five-star waterfront resort.
Mystique features a 16,400 square foot dining room and lounge with panoramic windows that look out onto the Mystic River. Named for both its alluring design and waterfront location, guests will be transported on a mystical journey through Asia upon entering Mystique. Designed by award-winning designer Peter Niemitz, Mystique features luxurious finishes and rich textures throughout the open dining room with seating for over 450 guests. The space boasts an expansive stone bar with seating for28, plush lounge seating, a sushi counter, and a glamourous open kitchen with a captivating robata grill. Throughout the restaurant and lounge are one-of-a-kind Asian-inspired décor curated from around the world. A picturesque seasonal patio with seating for 36 overlooks the Mystic River under the lights of the Encore Boston Harbor sign.
Executive Chef Anthony Micari joins Mystique from Makoto in Miami, where he worked alongside chef-owner Makoto Okuwa and developed his passion for Japanese cuisine. Mystique’s menu offers a carefully crafted selection of Pan-Asian delicacies, with highlights including an extensive robata program, artful sushi creations, and an array of traditional dishes with a modern spin. Micari offers fresh and bold flavors, using the freshest ingredients possible and presented beautifully with artistic details. Guests can anticipate seasonally-inspired menu items that highlight the bounty of New England while celebrating modern interpretations of Pan-Asian cuisine.
Mystique’s signature robata grill is a focal point, offering a visual culinary experience where guests can watch items from land, air, and sea grilled to perfection. Cooked over white binchotan charcoal, the robata dishes are designed for sharing. From steaks such as a Japanese New York Strip to a large Tomahawk and inventive dishes like the Avocado Bomb with sudachi aioli, toasted sesame and ponzu, the robata offers guests freshly grilled items that span local seafood, beef, poultry and vegetables with a Japanese-inspired flare.
Mystique’s sushi program, led by Head Sushi Chef Tony Mai, features a selection of wild caught fish flown fresh daily from Japan. Guests can anticipate classic sushi and sashimi offerings, as well as inventive interpretations that feature unique and rare fish, designed to intrigue diners and introduce them to new flavors. Chef Micari and Chef Mai are sourcing a variety of iki jime fish from top fisherman around the world, offering the best quality sushi possible with daily omakase specials.
In addition to the robata and sushi offerings, Chef Micari is serving large format dishes such as the Smoked Black Garlic Short Rib with robata charred okra, green garlic miso butter, Whole Roasted Fish with red miso broth, black vinegar, and crispy dino kale, and Szechuan Duck with sanshō pepper chimichurri, and yuzu kosho muhammara.
The beverage program, led by Big Night Entertainment Group’s newly appointed Beverage Director Jenn Martiesian Ramos, showcases a lineup of specialty cocktails and inventive large format cocktails for groups, and an extensive list of high-end sake and wine, available by the glass and bottle.
“Mystique is a celebration of Pan-Asian cuisine and culture, offering a truly unique experience like nothing the Northeast has seen before,” said Ed Kane, principal of Big Night Entertainment Group. “Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just grabbing a quick bite, Mystique offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a high energy setting with fantastic food and cocktails. We’re thrilled to be working with the Encore Boston Harbor team and look forward to welcoming guests from around the world to this five-star resort and Mystique.”
Mystique will be one of 15 dining, lounge and casual food offerings located in the three-million square foot Encore Boston Harbor Resort. For more information visit www.mystiqueboston.com
or follow on social media @MystiqueBoston
ABOUT BIG NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Big Night Entertainment Group was founded in 2006 by veteran nightclub owners Ed Kane, Joe Kane and Randy Greenstein. Big Night Entertainment Group transforms hospitality with destinations that transcend the status quo, including: The Grand, Explorateur, Empire, Red Lantern, Scorpion Bar and VERSUS. Big Night Entertainment Group also owns and operates CBS Sporting Club and Scorpion Bar at Patriot Place in Foxboro, and Shrine, Red Lantern, High Rollers, Scorpion Bar and Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar, in Connecticut. The company is consistently ranked as one of the “Top Places To Work” by The Boston Globe. For more information please visit www.bneg.com
or follow on social media @BigNightEnt
ABOUT ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR
Encore Boston Harbor is a $2.6 billion five-star global destination gaming resort featuring 671 hotel rooms with sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor, an ultra-premium spa, specialty retail, 15 dining and lounge venues and state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces. It is the largest private, single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth.
Situated on the waterfront along the Mystic River and connected to Boston Harbor, Encore Boston Harbor will open up the Everett shoreline to the public for the first time in more than a century. The resort has privately funded a cleanup of the former industrial site and is creating a six-acre park along the water which will feature pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the waterfront, an events lawn and picnic and public viewing areas. Ornate floral displays, retail, and dining experiences will overlook the Encore Harborwalk.
Encore Boston Harbor will connect to points across the harbor via a robust water transportation system that the resort is introducing. Low-profile European-style boats will be used to sail back and forth without the need to raise area drawbridges. Encore Boston Harbor is expected to open in June 2019.