Beginning February 1, Tryst located in Arlington, Masschusest, will launch its all-new pop-up concept, “Covengno” from 5 to 10 p.m. every Sunday through Tuesday. Convegno, translating roughly to mean “tryst” in Italian, is Chef Turano’s new Italian-inspired menu which will be offered in addition to the regular menu every Sunday through Tuesday. Guests can choose from three pasta dishes including: hand-cut tagliatelle with shrimp, olio santo, garlic, and lemon; stuffed pasta with Sunday gravy; Roman Style Gnocchi with roasted winter vegetables, toasted pine nuts & brown butter; and orecchiette with house-made chicken sausage with rabe and chilis. Each dish is $18 and will be served with a house-made to go cannoli.
Every few months Chef/Owner Paul Turano plays around with his concept. From his popular AFC, “Arlington Fried Chicken” to T’s BBQ joint, T’s Clam Shack, and most recently T’s Taco Bar, each concept represents a fun trend in dining that Chef Turano and his team want to experiment with.
“We like to take everyday items and play with them at the restaurant. Sometimes I think you need to pay homage to where a dish comes from, but sometimes you simply need to use the concept as a vehicle to push the concept further,” Turano says.