Press About Bambara

How Chef Bazirgan Got His Start in the Culinary World

02-09-2018 | Improper

Even today, Bambara chef David Bazirgan remains shocked that he didn’t get fired from his first cooking gig in Boston. As a 21-year-old at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, he landed a job in 1995 as garde manger at Barbara Lynch’s Galleria Italiana, thanks to a recommendation from his instructor, Susan Logozzo. 

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9 Under the Radar Chefs in the Boston Area

01-26-2018 | Zagat

Bazirgan built quite a bit of buzz for himself on the West Coast, where he helmed San Francisco's Fifth Floor and Dirty Habit. But he's actually a native New Englander, and even served as chef de cuisine at star restaurateur Barbara Lynch's flagship No.9 Park back in the early aughts.

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What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

04-07-2017 | Boston Magazine

Another weekend, another two days to subsist on a huge meal of eggs, doughnuts, and bottomless bloody Marys.
David Bazirgan also introduces brunch both days at Bambara Kitchen this weekend. Check out the full, Armenian-inspired menu on Eater Boston.

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Bazirgan’s Bambara Brunch: Beignets, Benedict, Bagels

04-06-2017 | Eater Boston

Last summer, David Bazirgan assumed the role of executive chef at Bambara in East Cambridge, and this week he will unveil his first brunch menu for the restaurant.
Launching Saturday, April 8, the new brunch menu reflects influences from Bazirgan’s Armenian heritage and inspiration from seasonal ingredients, along with a spin on Bambara’s New American cuisine.
Here’s a peek at the menu, which includes...

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At Cambridge Bambara Kitchen & Bar; a secret far too good to keep

02-07-2017 |

If this were a spoken-word review, it would have to be whispered. Because this is a place part of me would like to keep a secret. 

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Chefs add ethnic dishes to Thanksgiving table

11-18-2016 | Boston Herald

Turkey. Squash. Corn. Glance around most Thanksgiving dinner tables, and you’ll find a certain predictable assortment of dishes. Whether slathered in brown gravy or covered in cranberry sauce, they reflect our cliche Yankee notions of what those first Plymouth Colony Pilgrims ate during their earliest harvests.

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7 Things to Know About the New Bambara Menu

11-17-2016 | Zagat

We spend a lot of time scouring the city for the latest restaurants to explore around Boston, but sometimes long-standing favorites are worth a revisit — especially when there's a new chef in the kitchen. This month, Cambridge restaurant Bambara rolled out its fall menu, the first by chef David Bazirgan.

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Where to order Thanksgiving dinner in Boston

11-16-2016 | Metro

Executive Chef David Bazirgan isn’t taking his first holiday at this Kendall eatery sitting down. Roasted heritage turkey, chestnut stuffing, roast sweet potatoes and creamed onions take the main stage, but we’re excited for the starters.

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12 Tasty Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Boston

11-15-2016 | Zagat

As you can probably imagine, plenty of local restaurants are staying open on Thanksgiving for guests who prefer a work-free T-Day meal. While many are playing it traditional, Cambridge's Bambara — which recently welcomed new chef David Bazirgan — is offering some more creative cuisine.

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David Bazirgan Debuts a New Menu at Bambara

10-26-2016 | Boston Magazine

A family move recently brought chef and native son David Bazirgan back from San Francisco, and now, he’s showing local diners his culinary style at Bambara Kitchen & Bar. A North Shore native whom the San Francisco Chronicle called “one of [the city’s] most respected chefs over the past decade” (he spent 13 years in the Bay Area), Bazirgan joined Bambara as executive chef in August and has been introducing specials nightly.

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