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Sonsie celebrates twenty-four years on Boston’s famous Newbury Street serving top-notch International cuisine. Open seven days a week from 8:00am to 1:00am, Sonsie boasts beautiful French doors that translate to an open sidewalk cafe in season, as well as a European lounge with deep leather chairs and sofas. The mahogany bar serves the best martinis in town from an experienced lot of friendly bartenders and the brick-oven churns out eclectic pizzas and focaccia throughout the day. It is easy to relax at Sonsie and enjoy the classic music that reflects the ambience of the restaurant as day progresses into night. Sonsie’s menu always introduces fresh flavors and brilliant food combinations. Signature dishes dot the menu as well as seasonal dishes splashed with nightly specials. Reservations are recommended and private parties are welcomed. Downstairs at Sonsie is the Wine Room. An elegant old world feel blended with modern design featuring a walk-in temperature controlled glass wine cellar. With over two hundred wines offered and a unique opportunity to try most by the glass. The wine room is open six nights a week and may be reserved for private dining.
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Born and raised in New England and hailing from Sandwich, Cape Cod, Chef Jason Hanelt celebrates his 30th year in the restaurant industry. At the age of 14 Jason found an interest in restaurants working in a classic Cape Cod Clam Shack. Originally entering the restaurant world as a means to purchase a road bike, a hobby he still enjoys to this day, he soon found a love and natural talent in the kitchen.
Jason left The Cape for Boston to attended Northeastern University where he studied french with the intent on pursuing a career in education, all the while cooking in restaurants. He would soon be promoted to Sous Chef and it was then that he truly realized the kitchen was where he belonged. For the next two years, Chef Jason found himself across the country working in the San Francisco food scene during the onset of the Farm to Table movement. He was mentored by Chef Bruce Hill at Oritalia, a 45 seat Asian-Euro fusion restaurant. Here Jason honed his skills and learned the foundation of cooking. During his tenure he was heavily influenced by Asian cuisine; the elements of which can be found throughout his dishes.
In 1996, Jason found himself back in Boston. Since his homecoming he has worked at several restaurants, all of which have helped shape him into the Chef he is today. Most notably were the many years he spent with Gordon Hamersley, owner and head chef of Hamersley’s Bistro. Jason valued Gordon’s Farm to Table philosophy as well as Gordon’s approach to education, both on and off the line. Jason achieved the title of Chef de Cuisine during this time and honed his signature french technique.
Chef Jason’s personal philosophy revolves heavily around seasonality and education; both of which directly translate into his dishes. He believes in starting with the best product possible to get the best result. Understanding intuitively that the word ‘chef’ means leader, Jason is a teacher through and through, educating not only his staff in the kitchen but focusing attention on the front of house as well. He believes above all in treating everyone with respect and expects the same from his kitchen as he strongly believes that this element is directly seen and felt by guests. We are happy to welcome Chef Jason and look forward to many years under his direction.
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