We’ve established that #SundayFunday doesn’t have to mean the drinking-and-activities-pre-Monday-hipster-ritual intended to be gushed about on social media. For us, the concept of pre-gaming on Sunday to gear up for the week is less about drinking mimosas and more about making the end of the week significant. Significance can come from a culmination of different elements of scenery, location, food style, and people. At Uxlocale, there is a great balance between picturesque scenery of Uxbridge farm life, high-quality ingredients, and the heartwarming familiarity of a family business.
Uxlocale is a newcomer to the quiet food scene of Uxbridge but has proclaimed itself a destination eatery and rightfully so. With a twist on modern country, Uxlocale breathes life into passionate dishes stemming from family traditions and cultivates a sense of country leisure and travel with its backdrop of rolling green hills, farm living and old country Italian flavors. Catering to Italian favorites like pasta puttanesca – a pasta topped with garlic, anchovies, Sicilian & kalamata olives, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, crushed san marzano tomatoes and Italian parsley – and smelts limoni fritti – lightly fried and super crispy dressed smelts with fried lemon, garlic and white wine – the menu speaks of secret family recipes and an admiration of tradition.
When we consider Italian traditions, it is hard to avoid the mention of pizza. At Uxlocale, pizza choices like the harvest – a pizza topped with roasted grape tomatoes portabella mushrooms, basil, scallions, fresh mozzarella, bacon, arugula and balsamic reduction – and the Margherita – topped with fresh pomodoro tomato sauce, mozzarella, freshly torn basil and a hint of oregano – offer a refreshing take on average New England pies. Pairing a glass of Sasyr Super Tuscan with the Uxlocale – a pizza topped with house-sausage, red peppers, and red onion – brings together a full experience of what Uxlocale has to offer although the mussels bianco paired with a glass of Riesling – preferably the Blue Fish Dry – is a good enough reason to award Uxlocale its #SundayFunday title.
Whether you are dining indoors, in the luxury of a finely crafted restaurant – walls adorned with paintings by local artists, or you choose to sit under a string of vintage-style lights in the open outdoor dining space, Uxlocale fully embraces the culinary talents of Chef Elaine Pusateri Cowan and couples it with an impeccable atmosphere, making it a worthy trip for #SundayFunday.