Alpana Singh's The Boarding House is looking at a mid-December opening— and we've got a first look at the food and drink which you'll be enjoying in any of the multi-leveled restaurant's varied environments. Yes, wine is a major focus, to be sure, but so are cocktails from beverage director Tony Potempa, and we'll show you two of them here. While the food from chef Christian Gosselin is designed to be wine-friendly and, well, just plain friendly, whether it's the noshes and small plates for the more casual bar and cellar, or the bigger plates for the main dining room on the third floor with its spectacular floor to (very high) ceiling views. (We showed you the space, during construction, here.) See what you'll soon be enjoying at this hot ticket in our man Huge Galdones' slideshow, starting below.