By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,243)
“There will be nothing like it in New England when it opens,” promised Eric Michaud recently at 250 Commercial Street, the site of his new In’finiti Fermentation & Distillation Restaurant. Some of what makes this place unique is that it will house brewing equipment and a distillary on site. It will also have an upscale menu, entertainment and a gift shop selling its beer and souvenirs.
Owner Michaud said that this proposal is the result of his extensive travel world-wide which gave him a vision for this major restaurant located on Union Wharf; the former site of Peter Macomber’s photography studio. About 60% of the income will come from the menu with about 40% coming from the sale of beer, wine and hard liquor on site. The menu submitted to the city with his application includes ten entrees featuring steamed mussels, whitefish, scallops, lobster mac and cheese and several meat dishes.
Occasionally there will be live music, but with no amplification involved. No dancing will be permitted on site and there will be outdoor dining in the good weather.
“The main focus behind the business is to create a dining experience where everything the customer eats and drinks is made or prepared on site,” according to Michaud.