The Herald News shared the openning of the new restaurant Abbey Grill in Fall River in beautifully restored Victorian church.
The Abbey Grill is open in the former cloister of the Central Congregational Church. The church was built in 1875 to serve the wealthy of Fall River. It closed in 1987 when its congregation shrank to 200.
It became a cooking school and event space, but that venture ended in 2009 when the operator walked away. Rain and thieves found their way into the buildings before Lombardi bought the site from the city.
He began restoration work on the cloister, the smaller of the two buildings on the lot.
The restaurant will specialize in Italian food, serving dinners Tuesday to Thursday, 4 to 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m.
Take a sneak peek of the menu -you can click to enlarge
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100 Rock St
Fall River, Massachusetts
Portugalia Marketplace in Fall River is rolling out its first-ever Chocolate Festival.The chocolate fountain will be flowing as chocolatiers and experts on chocolate gather for an afternoon of chocolate sampling, wine tasting and all things chocolate this Saturday, February . 13, from 11 am. to 2 pm.
In addition to the store’s assortment of chocolate-covered nuts for sale in the bulk bins, and the individual desserts such as chocolate mousse in the cafe, Portugalia is bringing in chocolates that aren’t usually for sale in the store. Dorothy Cox Chocolates, a legendary SouthCoast chocolate company whose products are sold under many labels, will be selling its chocolates and offering samples,
Chocolate Regina, the exclusive dealer of Canadian-based Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut chocolates, will also be at the Chocolate Festival selling the preservative- and chemical-free chocolates that are made in the Belgian tradition.
For those on diets avoiding gluten, dairy or soy there’s Augusta Street Kitchen. The specialty food company was founded by Shanel Sinclair, a clinical nutritionist who was diagnosed with celiac disease. Some of the products featured on the company’s website include sea salt and chocolate chip cookies, pecan and chocolate candies and chocolate cake bombs.
Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery will also be on hand offering samples and expertise in pairing its wines with chocolate.
489 BEDFORD STREET, FALL RIVER MA, 02723 • 508.617.9820