Upcoming Events in Boston

From beer fests to cheese tastings, discover the best food and drink happenings in the Greater Boston Area.

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September

25

James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour dinner

Join The Table at Season to Taste’s Carl Dooley and Mary Edinger as they host a five-course family-style dinner (following a cocktail reception), with guest chefs Colin Lynch (Bar Mezzana), Tony Messina (Uni), Kevin O’Donnell and Michael Lombardi (SRV), Lydia Reichert (Sycamore) and Kate Smith (Toro) in the kitchen. Tickets $165 – $225.

  • 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Wright-Locke Farm
  • 78 Ridge St.
    Winchester, MA 01890
September

25

CRAFT & CULTURE

Toast the talented cheesemakers and brewers right here in the Bay State with a 3-course dinner, local beer tastings, and an educational discussion. Highlights from the menu include a fondue station, bacony gougeres with Camembert, beer and mustard braised pork tenderloin and Cummington’s Grace Hill farm Cheesecake. Tickets $39.50.

  • 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Tremont 647
  • 647 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA 02118
September

26

Foodie Crawl 2017

Taste your way through more than a dozen of East Somerville’s top restaurants, sampling a diverse selection of cuisines including Italian, Mexican, Haitian, Salvadorian and Brazilian fare. This year’s Foodie Crawl also boasts a beer garden by Aeronaut Brewery, plus live music and entertainment. Tickets $15 – 37.

  • 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • East Somerville
  • 192 Broadway
    Somerville, MA 02145
September

30

Caribbean Rum & Food Festival

A culinary journey through the Caribbean, complete with authentic cocktail and entertainment. Enter to win a prize simply by participating in the rum tasting competition, or learn about rum’s many cocktail mixing possibilities at the mixology competition. Tickets $30 – $100.

  • 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway
    Boston, MA
October

2

Sea & Field

All five courses of this communal dining event, which will be prepared by Ribelle and Fairsted Kitchen alum chef Phil Dwyer, feature sustainable seafood fresh off the Red’s Best Seafood boat (think monkfish, littlenecks and halibut) and local produce from Still Life Farm in New Braintree (including heirloom tomatoes, burnt herbs and elderberries). Tickets $65.

  • 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Fairsted Kitchen
  • 1704 Beacon St.
    Brookline, MA 02445
October

3

Whiskey Class: Bourbon Apprentice

Delve into all the rules and regulations around bourbon while also sampling four different styles along the way. This class, which is taught by The Smoke Shop’s resident whiskey expert Jordan McCusker, also features light appetizers with the spirit tastings. Tickets $48.15.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • The Smoke Shop BBQ
  • 25 Hampshire St.
    Cambridge, MA, 02139
October

5

Thru Oct 8

Taste of WGBH: Wine & Food Festival

The executive chefs of Pabu, Babbo and more than 20 other restaurants will be competing for the WGBH Culinary Stewardship Award — and at this all-day event, you can sample their dishes before the winner is named while enjoying special vintner and brewer tastings, live cooking demos and panel discussions. A VIP ticket grants access to exclusive tastings and the chance to mingle with celebrity chefs. Tickets $30 – $300.

  • WGBH Studios
  • 1 Guest St.
    Boston, MA 02135
October

5

Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health

A food-focused fundraiser aimed at improving women’s health, this event has raised over $3 million since its inaugural year to address issues such as breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS for women in Dorchester. Local restaurants providing food for the fête include Area Four (chef Jeff Pond), Abby Park (chef Jennifer Skikas) and Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen (chef Darryl Settles), while drinks will be provided by Harpoon Brewery and Bombay Sapphire. Tickets $150 – $900.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Under the Gala Tent at Codman Square Health Center
  • 637 Washington St.
    Dorchester, MA 02124
October

13

Sea-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Seafood Feast with Red's Best

Under the guidance of Red’s Best’s Director of Culinary Development, Claude Whiting, learn to prepare a three-course feast centered around sustainable, locally-sourced seafood, including traditional bouillabaisse with fresh herbs and vegetables from Stillman’s Farm. Tickets $60 – $75.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
October

14

Thru Oct 15

Wellfleet OysterFest

Annual celebration of oysters, clams, art, music, brews and the shellfishing community. Two-day family festival held in Wellfleet on Cape Cod with tours, tasting, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, nature walks, oyster grant tours and much more. Tickets $10 per day for entry.

  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Main St.
  • Wellfleet, MA (Cape Cod)
October

14

Somerville Brew n' Chew

Brews, bites and burgers. 100+ craft beers to taste, local bites to try, and music at Brooklyn Boulders. UNLIMITED beer samples include. Tickets $12 – $52.

  • 5:30 p.m-8:30 p.m.
  • Brooklyn Boulders Somerville
  • 12A Tyler St.
    Somerville, MA 02143
October

14

Harvest Banquet 2017

This three-course vegetarian menu — prepared by guest chef Paul Lang, founder of NYC’s A Casa — will feature local fall foraged components and an array of complementary wines, as well as a seasonal cocktail before dinner. Tickets $70.

  • 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Gallery 263
  • 263 Pearl St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
October

15

Cocktail Class: Port, Sherry, Madeira, Vermouth, Oh My!

Explore the fortified wines found in Spain, Italy and Portugal and used in some of the world’s most well-known classic cocktails. In addition to tastings of five to seven cocktails, you’ll also be served light bar snacks. Tickets $101.18

  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park St.
    Boston, MA 02108
October

19

Boston Public Market Second Annual Harvest Party

Celebrate the Boston Public Market’s diverse vendor community while enjoying local food, libations and live music — and snag a Chef’s Table ticket to partake in exclusive collaborative dishes showcasing the market’s fishers, farmers and other food entrepreneurs. Tickets $50 – $500.

  • 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston MA 02108
October

20

Thru Oct 21

Boston Wine Riot

Wine Riot is coming back for Fall! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to taste wines from all over the world alongside thousands of other fellow winos. Through interactive booths, crash courses and expert instruction, you’ll walk away a savvier sipper.

Sessions:
Friday: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. & 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

  • Varies
  • The Castle at Park Plaza
  • 130 Columbus Ave.
    Boston, MA 02116
October

21

Cocktail Dinner Series: Mad Men

A monthly celebration pairing three cocktails with three courses at Menton. For this edition, travel back in time to the decade of felt fedoras and three-martini lunches. The menu includes era-appropriate dishes like beef Wellington and ambrosia.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Menton: Gold Bar
  • 354 Congress St.
    Boston, MA 02210
October

27

Thru Oct 28

America's Test Kitchen Boston Eats

2 days, 3 perfectly packed cooking and cocktail-focused events. Friday night’s Taste of Innovation pairs ATK cooks with celebrated Boston chefs to spotlight one local ingredient through two unexpectedly and innovative recipes. On Saturday, Boston Eats gathers expert test cooks, award-winning Boston area chefs and restaurants, and interactive tasting stations all in one place. Also, for two VIP sessions, the kitchens, photo studios, and offices are open for backstage tours. Tickets $100 – $350.

  • Varies
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • 21 Dry Dock Ave.
    Boston, MA 02210
October

27

Thru Oct 28

Brooklyn Brewery Mash's BEER MANSION

This ultra-interactive festival combines beer, food, music, and more beer. Unlimited tastings will be served u by a number of local breweries, including Mayflower Brewing, Ipswich Ale Brewery, Harpoon Brewery and Wash Ashore Beer Company, to wash down the nosh by Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Pennypacker’s and Tenoch Mexican. Tickets $45 – $65.

  • 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Boston Center for the Arts
  • 539 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA 02116
November

3

Thru Nov 4

Boston Beer and Sweets Fest

Sample unlimited suds from over 70 New England craft breweries and cideries plus dessert pairings from a variety of vendors (note: there will be savory nosh on site as well). Tickets $55.

  • Varies
  • Liberty Hall
  • 600 Stuart St.
    Boston, MA 02116
November

3

2017 James Beard Taste America BOSTON

Celebrate Boston culinary stars at this dinner benefitting the James Beard Foundation — participating chefs include Daniel Boulud (Bar Boulud), Karen Akunowicz (Myers + Chang), and Maura Kilpatrick (Oleana). Juan Pedrosa (Yvonne’s) and Michael Lombardi and Kevin O’Donnell (SRV) are just a few of the local chefs who will also be on site to create reception tastings. Tickets $275 – $4,000.

  • 6 p.m.
  • Taj Boston
  • 15 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
November

4

2017 Massachusetts Cheese Festival

At this 5th annual festival, which will focus on the heritage of Massachusetts as the birthplace of American artisanal cheese, award-winning vendors will offer insight into and samples of their products, while industry experts will offer educational workshops and culinary demonstrations. To boot, local wine, beer and craft ciders will be served all day long. Tickets $42.39.

  • Varies
  • Arts at the Armory
  • 191 Highland Ave.
    Somerville, MA 02143
November

14

Boston Magazine's Taste 2017

Explore the local culinary scene at this 8th annual fundraiser event featuring food, wine, beer and custom cocktails, which raises money for The Greater Boston Food Bank. Meet over 30 of Boston’s hottest chefs, while enjoying their creations and watching them in action. Tickets $42.50 – $90.

  • 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • 308 Congress St.
    Boston, MA 02210
November

30

Myers+Chang at Home: Demonstration Master Class with Karen Akunowicz

Myers+Chang Executive Chef and co-author of the new cookbook “Myers+Chang at Home: Recipes from a Beloved Boston Eatery” Karen Akunowicz will teach class participants how to make two of the restaurant’s most popular dishes: The Tigers Tears Salad and Mama Chang’s Pork and Chive dumplings. Following the educational portion, there will be a book signing and celebratory reception. Tickets $50 – $85.

  • 6 p.m-8:30 p.m.
  • Milk Street Cooking School
  • 177 Milk St.
    Boston, MA 02109