Our CEO, entrepreneur, marketing expert, mixologist extraordinaire and all around man around town, Alejandro Alvarez is the founder of The Event Society, his new event production concierge concept. After years of success with Ki Bar Event+Cocktail Design, Alejandro has developed a network of partners and vendors, dubbed “The Society”, allowing him to offer a full range of consultation and on-site event services to the most discerning of clients. Alejandro’s personal touch to concierge style services in addition to his extensive background in managing and executing events across the country gives clients the ability to enjoy the most memorable, stress-free and distinctive event possible.
Brett discovered Lago d’Orta while working and travelling throughout the famed food regions of Italy – Tuscany, Piedmont, Liguria, the Veneto — a decade ago.
He had already fallen in love with food preparation, having helped his grandfather prepare family meals since childhood. Not coincidentally, Grandpa owned and operated Boston’s most well-known function house, Lombardo’s.
Later, interning in trattorias in towns whose names none of us can pronounce, Brett fell in love with the simplicity and clean flavors of true northern Italian cuisine, which he had begun to appreciate years earlier as apprentice to Jimmy Burke, a restauranteur whose name was synonymous with upscale Italian food in Boston in the 1970s-80s.
Finally, Brett fell in love with Cara, his Italian travel companion (and a seasoned restaurant pro). In fact, he proposed to Cara in a tiny town near Lake Orta just before the two returned to the Boston area.
The newly engaged chef refined his kitchen and management skills at Stella restaurant in the South End from 2010 to 2012, before the opportunity to purchase Orta from Jimmy Burke arose. Just before its Grand Re-Opening in the summer of 2012, Cara gave birth to Luca, who joins brother Jude is this fun-loving foodie family.