Cooking Class

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Cooking Class with Chef Brendan PelleyLearn to make: Honey brined pork tenderloin with brown butter spaetzle, Brussels sprouts, poached nectarines & apple cider Demi glacé with Chef Brendan Pelly and be a part of the studio audience of this televised cooking class on October 27nd 6:30 pm – 8:30pm at the Motherbrook Arts and Community Center, 123 High Street (The former Avery Elementary School) in Dedham.  And the class included a small three course dinner.  The class will air on television at a future date and time.  For more info:


Parent-Child Gingerbread House Making Class

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in News | 0 comments


“Boston’s Holiday Tradition – the Gingerbread House Class at Zebra’s Bistro”

13th Annual Parent-Child Gingerbread House Making Class – with our pastry chef

Build Christmas Memories with your children.  This is the one Christmas experience your child will talk about for years to come and will never forget! Each parent-child team receives handmade gingerbread pieces to assemble and decorate under the guidance of our pastry chef and staff. The house is yours to keep and to use as a centerpiece for your Christmas celebration.

Recommended for children ages 6 and up since some patience and a steady hand are needed to construct the house, however a meticulous 5 year old would also enjoy themselves with a little extra help from Mom or Dad or with a pre-built house.

The experience will become a wonderful memory that will last forever for both you and your child!


Ticket Options:

1 Child Building and Decorating – One Child and One Parent working together as a team to build and decorate your own gingerbread house $65

1 Child Decorating a Pre-Built House – One Child and One Parent working together as a team to decorate your own gingerbread house (our chef will come in early to pre-build a house for your child so they can focus on adorning the house with candy) $75

2 Children Building and Decorating One House – Two Children and One Parent working together as a team to build and decorate one gingerbread house $85

2 Children Decorating One Pre-Built House – Two Children and One Parent working together as a team to decorate one gingerbread house, (our chef will come in early to pre-build a house for your children so they can focus on adorning the house with candy) $95


Additional Helpful Information:

    • Tickets are only available on-line; no tickets are sold at the restaurant for this event
    • This event has sold out early for the last twelve years in a row; if you plan to attend we recommend you buy your tickets early
    • Prices do not include ticket agency fees
    • Sorry we do not have space for spectators
    • Tickets are non-refundable and we cannot change the time or date of your tickets, please check your calendar carefully before buying your tickets.  If you are unable to use your tickets you can give them to a friend to use, or we can pack up a kit for you to complete at home


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Best of Boston 2014

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Best Restaurant, 2014

General Excellence, West

Awarded by Boston Magazine

“…beautifully crafted bistro fare from Brendan Pelley, an alum of Clio and Tryst who was recently a featured chef at New York’s famed James Beard House. The toque has a knack for coaxing intense flavor out of seemingly simple ingredients (see: the restaurant’s pan-roasted rosemary chicken with shatteringly crisp skin, and the unctuous ramp fried rice with a slow-poached farm egg), some of which come for the kitchen’s own garden.”

Buck-a-Shuck Oysters on Monday Nights

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Monday nights – all oysters are only $1 each.

Fresh picked from the local waters, shucked to order, and served on the ½ shell, with house cocktail sauce, champagne mignonette, horseradish and lemon.  The cold waters of New England give us some amazing oysters, and also the best deal for you with our buck-a-shuck nights on Mondays.

Offered in the dining room and bar (sorry; buck-a-shuck is not available for take-out)

James Beard House

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in News | 0 comments

This spring Chef Brendan Pelley was the featured chef at the James Beard House in Greenwich Village – one of the top culinary honors in America. 

We closed the restaurant for two days so our culinary team, and management team could all go and help.  It was an amazing experience.  Here are a few photos from the trip.  Photo credit Lena Shamoun 






























Bon Appétit

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in News | 0 comments

December 2013


Bon Appétit magazine convinces Chef Brendan Pelley to share his signature recipe for Pan-Roasted Chicken for you to make at home



Perfect Pear Catering

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in News | 0 comments

It is your celebration, we make it “Perfect”.

Specializing in the planning and careful execution of full service and fully staffed events such as weddings, corporate events, non-profit galas, and private in-home parties for any occasion, you as a Perfect Pear client are assured that every detail and nuance will be addressed.

We work closely with you to create a thoughtful menu reflective of your personality and preferences and perfectly suited for your special event. On the day of your celebration you can relax, and enjoy your party, you deserve to savor every shining moment. That luxury is yours, because Perfect Pear Catering has heard your wishes down to the last detail and executed your celebration flawlessly.

Whether it is a new year’s eve party, wedding, or an elegant affair at a country estate—call (508) 359-4406 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Bring a Charcuterie & Cheese Board to Your Next Party

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in News | 0 comments

“On Board” your next party – we do all the work, you get all of the praise and credit.

Bring a charcuterie board to your next party, it offers both the perfect selection of hors d’oeuvres as well as a great bonus host gift.

Our Charcuterie and Cheese Party Board includes a variety of five charcuterie items and five cheeses; accompanied by port fig jam, local honey, spiced seeds, spiced nuts, honey-dijon, pickled vegetables, grain mustard, sea salt and toasted baguette. Presented on a beautiful thick beech-wood cutting board which is yours to keep, the entire piece makes for a wonderful hostess gift to bring to any party. $75 and no pre-ordering or planning needed!  Its that easy.

Simply call us about half-hour before you need it, and then stop by on your way to the party to pick up your charcuterie and cheese board.


Dinner and a Show

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in News | 0 comments


Woodland Theatre Company and Zebra’s Bistro have teamed up to offer you a special weekend night! This weekend Friday, October 4th, Saturday, October 5th, and Sunday October 6th enjoy a wonderful meal and a show – Les Miserables.

Prix fixe dinner for $30 before or after the performance.  Simply purchase your tickets to the show, and then make your dinner reservations for a time between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. seating for the night of the show.

Woodland Theatre Co. is a professional theatre dedicated to bringing affordable, high-quality musical theatre productions to the metro-west area of Boston.

“Bringing Broadway Home”

The show will be at The Lowell Mason Auditorium on the campus of Medfield High School 88R South Street here in Medfield.

Tickets and show info



Apple Harvest Dinner – Sold Out

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Our autumn harvest dinner is a celebration of the apple – a cornerstone of New England’s bounty.  This dinner will be co-hosted by Chef Brendan Pelley and Amy Traverso, the author of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook.

Chef Brendan Pelley’s four-course menu for this dinner will be inspired by Amy Traverso’s cookbook.

Each guest will enjoy some amazing food, receive a copy of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook (a $29.95 value), dine with author Amy Traverso, and have her sign your book.

Space is extremely limited so we recommend reserving your table early.

Tuesday, October 15th at 6:30pm, one seating only

$60 per person with optional drink pairings for $25 per person.

For reservations call us (508)359-4100


About Amy Traverso – Amy is the senior lifestyle editor at Yankee magazine. Previously, she was food editor at Boston magazine and an associate food editor at Sunset magazine. Her work has also been published in The Boston Globe,, and Travel & Leisure, and she has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. The Apple Lover’s Cookbook was a finalist for the Julia Child Award for best first-time author and won an IACP Cookbook Award in the “American” category.



The Apple Lovers Dinner Menu


 Amuse Bouche: Seared Foie Gras, Apple, Peanut Butter & Concord Grape Jam


 Warm Bread with Apple Butter for the Table


 1st Course: Nantucket Bay Scallop Crudo, Apple, Celery, Radish, Apple Vin


 2nd Course: Apple & Carnaroli Rice Risotto, Pecorino Toscano


3rd Course: Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin, Steel Cut Oats with Apple Sauce, Brussels Sprouts, Kuri Squash & Cider Reduction


 Intermezzo: Granny Smith Apple Wasabi Sorbet, Domain de Canton Gelee


Dessert: Mulled Apple Cider & Warm Apple Cider Doughnuts


Mignardeses Mini Candy Apples with Walnuts