Cook, the highly acclaimed American bistro located in Newton, Massachusetts, is welcoming Jen Royle, former sports reporter turned private chef/owner of Dare To Taste, as part of its continuing “Cook for Charity” celebrity chef series. On March 2, Royle will roll up her sleeves and get cooking with Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano, where they’ll be serving up flatbreads all evening long. In addition to Cook’s signature menu items, the restaurant will be serving “The Royle” special, a house-made flatbread with figs, ricotta cheese, caramelized onions, pancetta, and a honey drizzle. 100 percent of sales from each $15 “The Royle” flatbread will be donated to Blue’s Bridge.
Blue's Bridge was formed by Danielle Murr of WAAF, after years of working in animal rescue. Named in memory of her loving dog Blue, who acted like a mother to all the animals that Danielle fostered and took in, its mission is to prevent or alleviate suffering by providing resources to animals who are stray, abandoned, sick, abused, or otherwise in need. Blue's Bridge is dedicated to supporting efforts to provide a safe, loving home for animals between the place they start out and their forever home.
As a good friend of Murr’s and an avid dog-lover, Royle has deep ties with the organization which made it a natural fit. Royle is an Emmy Award-Winning sports reporter. In her 13-year career, Jen worked for The YES Network and CBS radio before moving home to join WEEI and The Boston Herald. She's covered the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles and NFL's Baltimore Ravens. After becoming a finalist on ABC's "The Taste" Season 3 starring Anthony Bourdain, Jen joined up with Mario Batali for the launch of Babbo Boston, and is now propelling herself into one of the most creative and innovative private chefs in Boston with her opening of Dare To Taste.
This night of cooking is one of several celebrity chef events at Cook, all of which raise money and awareness about a charity chosen by the specific celebrity chef of the evening. The regular menu will also be available on the night.