May is Full of Celebrations!

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Warmer weather, patio season, rose season…we’ve got so much to be excited for! Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, or just the fact that spring is here, we’re ready for you here at Sumiao Hunan Kitchen.

Chef Zhang’s Monthly Recommendations

1. HUNAN SHANG GAN – pork belly, scallion, long hot pepper. A rich dish loaded with protein.
2. SWEET & SOUR SESAME SPARE RIBS – sugar, vinegar, ginger, soy sauce. Those who like to dig right into their food will love these ribs.
3. SIZZLING LAMB – onion, dried chili, cumin, garlic. This dish comes on a hot plate and is bursting with flavor.
4. FISH MAW SOUP WITH LUFFA – shrimp, mushroom, scallion. A cozy soup loved by all.
5. PICKLED BEAN WITH IMPOSSIBLE BEEF – house-made pickle, garlic, fresno pepper. Veggie lovers with really enjoy this meat alternative dish.

May Drink Specials

Thanks to Brian, our new beverage consultant, we’ve got some great specials to share with you! Here’s a few we’re sipping on this month.
1. Sticky Rice Old Fashioned – bourbon, coconut rum, Pu Erh, Sticky Rice Tea, Angostura Bitters. We’re sipping on this for World Whiskey Day on May 15th!
2. Lychee Royale – Gin or vodka, Lychee, Manzanilla Sherry, Sparkling Wine. We love this pink drink for Mother’s Day, Spring, and the beginning of rose season!
3. Gaeta Rose – Speaking of rose season…let’s pop bottles!
And don’t forget, May 25th is National Wine Day. Let’s cheers to some of our new white wines!
1. 2021 Granbazan Rias Baixas Albarino – Dry, very floral, with crisp acidity, and elegant salty aftertaste
2. 2020 La Chapiniere Touraine Sauvignon Blanc – crisp, zesty notes of citrus and stone fruit
3. 2020 Jean Manciat Macon-Charnay Burgundy Chardonnay – fruity, floral aromas and flinty minerality

Sweeten Up Mother's Day

Book a night with the favorite lady in your life — Mom! It would be our pleasure to make your mother feel honored and catered to this Mother’s Day. We will be serving our regular menu all day, along with plenty of options for our new white wine. And PS: we’ll be serving all moms a special dessert! All tables will receive a complimentary M&M’s Mother’s Day milk chocolate candy. Book your reservation in advance to secure your table.

Sweeten Up Mother's Day

Our staff is a huge part of what makes Sumiao Hunan Kitchen successful. We wouldn’t be where we are without our incredibly hardworking team. We’re so grateful for this fun, silly, devoted group of people we call a family! Here’s to National Waitstaff Day on May 21st — cheers!

Coming Soon: Patio Season!

To say we’re excited for patio season would be an understatement! Warmer weather, outdoor dining, pups on the patio – we’re so excited. We hope to have the patio open by May 1, so stay tuned on social media for updates! Looking for a relaxing, yet delicious way to spend Memorial Day on May 31? Come have a meal on our newly opened patio!

Live Music at Sumiao

Each Wednesday and Thursday, from 6-9pm, we host live music at our restaurant. This year we’re welcoming new talent. Read on to learn more about these new musicians.

Musician Highlight: Alex Rubin

A member of the April Verch Band from 2016-2020, Alex has toured extensively both at home and internationally, including performances in 49 states and a number of countries including Canada, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Australia and New Zealand. Alex’s musical interests as a youth were, shall we say, eclectic but he ultimately developed a love for acoustic and traditional music while attending Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Graduating with a degree in Neurobiology in 2011, Alex returned to the vibrant Boston music scene, studying privately with Berklee School of Music’s ineffable John McGann. In 2014, Alex met banjoist extraordinaire BB Bowness, with whom he periodically tours as a duo.