The Heritage of Sherborn Team
Josh Ziskin, Executive Chef, Owner
Josh Ziskin has earned a well-deserved reputation in Greater Boston for his authentic Northern Italian cuisine, which he’s served for over eleven years at Ristorante La Morra in Brookline. Josh, and his wife Jen, spent a year in the Piedmont region of Italy where Josh cooked at the highly regarded Ristorante Belvedere, and together they studied the food and wine of Northern Italy. When they returned to Boston in 2003, they opened Ristorante La Morra, naming it after the picturesque hilltop town where they had lived in Barolo country. It quickly became a local favorite, and a destination for lovers of authentic Italian cuisine.
Before branching out on his own, Josh worked as Chef de Cuisine at The Tuscan Grill in Waltham. Josh is a long-time resident of Brookline, where his family owned a frame store for more than 30 years just blocks away from La Morra's present location. Josh is excited to expand to the Heritage of Sherborn, where he’ll explore new American Cuisine in a beloved historic location.
Jen Ziskin, Wine Director, Owner
Jen’s dreams are becoming a reality with the creation of Heritage of Sherborn. Taking everything she loves about the hospitality business and putting it all under one roof, Jen has designed the perfect space to host weddings, functions, and wine dinners. Jen is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, received certification as an Italian Wine Specialist from the North American Sommelier Association, and is a current WSET Diploma candidate. Her expertise in wine is put to good use in the property’s wine store. Jen hand-selects the wine list at both La Morra and Heritage and is constantly revising it with wines from small producers she has personal connections with.
Jen was initiated into the restaurant business when she was fifteen years old and is familiar with all aspects of the industry—from bussing tables, serving food, bartending, marketing, to managing the consummate customer experience in the front of the house. She has worked at many of Boston's finest restaurants including Maison Robert, Chez Henri, Eight Holyoke and Aigo Bistro.
Mary Lawton, Event Director
Whether your special day calls for black tie tradition, contemporary elegance or rustic romance, I am dedicated to helping you plan the wedding of your dreams!