Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 4:00p -
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 1:00a
1250 Hancock St.
Quincy, Mass. 02169
Alcohol, Date Idea, Food, Nightlife, Party
The Townshend celebrates its American heritage on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 17-18) with a period-inspired presidential menu from chef Collin Davis and bar manager Palmer Matthews.
The special menu is a Presidents Day weekend salute to local history in the City of Presidents. Quincy is the birthplace of President John Adams, President John Quincy Adams and President of the Second Continental Congress John Hancock.
Chef Collin's menu will feature plates inspired by local New England cuisine of the time of Adams and Hancock: johnny cakes with salted cod, smoked honey butter and trout roe; poached New England salmon with egg sauce, peas and potatoes; and apple pandowdy for dessert, featuring charred apples, French vanilla ice cream and duck fat caramel.
Townshend's full seasonal menu will also be available, too.
Guests can toast the presidents with apple brandy old fashioneds made with Laird & Co.'s Old Apple 7½ Year Old brandy, a spirit from America's oldest distillery and a purported favorite of Presidents Washington, Lincoln and LBJ.
Farmer-turned-president John Adams wrote enthusiastically of his love of cider, brandy and other apple-fueled spirts. He even built a cider house on his rambling farm at Peacefield, now the showcase property for the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy Center, a short distance from The Townshend. The farm still boasts an apple orchard today.
ABOUT THE TOWNSHEND
The Townshend is located at 1250 Hancock St. at Presidents Place, Quincy, Mass., directly across from Quincy Center station on the MBTA Red Line.
Reservations are available by phone (617-481-9694) or online.
The Townshend is a modern American tavern and craft cocktail bar that elevates rustic dishes in a laid-back atmosphere. It is named for the Townshend Acts, punitive laws imposed by Britain against the American colonies that inspired local patriots such as John Adams and John Hancock to revolt against the British crown. The Townshend was founded in 2015 in this refreshing spirit of American sensibility.
The Townshend is located just steps from the United First Parish Church (the "Church of the Presidents"), the final resting place of Presidents John and John Quincy Adams; and just steps from the birth site of John Hancock, now home of the Quincy Historical Society at the Adams Academy.