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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
December

1

Locke-Ober Holiday Lunch at Yvonne's

Partake in an age-old tradition with an indulgent Locke-Ober lunch at Yvonne’s, offered every Friday leading up to Christmas. The menu will pay homage to the luxe Boston landmark with dishes inspired by the former Locke-Ober menu, including a grilled half rack of lamb and veal parmesan. And since you’re bound to need a beverage after all that stressful holiday shopping, partake in wine pairings hand-selected by the sommelier, or a stiff sipper from the brand new martini lounge.

Lunch seating times are 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Book your reservation online through OpenTable or by calling Yvonne’s directly at 617.267.0047.

  • Varies
  • Yvonne's
  • 2 Winter Pl.
    Boston, MA 02108
December

2

Edible Gifts by Flour Bakery + Cafe

Prep for the holidays by learning how to bake some of Flour’s most popular treats — including mixed nut brittle, spiced pecans and peppermint kisses. You’ll leave with recipes for a multitude of confections to make at home — the perfect gifts for friends and family. Tickets $100.

  • 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Flour Bakery Breadquarters
  • 9 Travis St.
    Boston, MA 02134
December

3

Brave the Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson

Did you know that the stone caves underneath Formaggio Kitchen’s Cambridge store contain hundreds of pounds of cheese? You can find everything from small logs of Belgian goat cheese aged in-house to 80-pound wheels of Comté. Tag along on a spelunking adventure with the retail shop’s pro cheesemongers, to learn about how these underground temperature and humidity-controlled rooms impact the aging and maintenance of cheese (while tasting some samples, of course). Tickets $65.

  • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Formaggio Kitchen
  • 244 Huron Ave.
    Cambridge MA 02138
December

3

Tap That Boston: Cambridge/Somerville Craft Brewery Crawl

Taste a slew of craft beers and ciders on this crawl, which stops at Somerville Brewing Co.- Slumbrew, Bantam Cider, Cambridge Brewing Co. and the Lord Hobo bar. Learn about each company’s beverages in short educational sessions and behind-the-scenes tours while sampling goods. Enjoy lunch at Slumbrew, featuring charcuterie boards and giant pretzels. Tickets $49.

  • 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Cambridge/Somerville
  • Varies
December

4

Holiday Market Pop-Ups at The Hawthorne

Get some of your holiday shopping done at this seasonal pop-up market, featuring a range of products made by local vendors as well as some seasonal cocktails and light bites.

  • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
December

5

Peruvian Cooking Class

Did you know that Peru is the gastronomy capital of Latin America? Learn about authentic Peruvian cuisine in this unique class, led by José Barriga, Executive Director and Founder of the Cambridge Food Lab. Your evening will begin on the Peruvian coast with Ceviche, then the classic Peruvian highland dish, Papa a la Huancaina, will take center stage. To complete the experience, you’ll also concoct (and imbibe) your own sangria. Tickets $45.

  • 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Foundation Kitchen
  • 3 Washington St.
    Somerville, MA 02143
December

6

"Aw Shucks" Hands-on Raw Bar with Red’s Best

Have you always wanted to be a skilled shucker? An expert from Red’s Best will guide you through the process in this lesson, and you’ll also get to taste some of the tasty shellfish while you work. Additionally, the raw delights will be paired with tastings from the Massachusetts Wine Shop. Tickets $52-65.

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

8

Burger Lunch at Craigie on Main with Exhibit 'A'

Pair the Craigie burger and a number of other select bites with some brews by Framingham-based Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing at this special lunch. Tickets $18.

  • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Craigie on Main
  • 853 Main St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
December

8

Locke-Ober Holiday Lunch at Yvonne's

Partake in an age-old tradition with an indulgent Locke-Ober lunch at Yvonne’s, offered every Friday leading up to Christmas. The menu will pay homage to the luxe Boston landmark with dishes inspired by the former Locke-Ober menu, including a grilled half rack of lamb and veal parmesan. And since you’re bound to need a beverage after all that stressful holiday shopping, partake in wine pairings hand-selected by the sommelier, or a stiff sipper from the brand new martini lounge.

Lunch seating times are 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Book your reservation online through OpenTable or by calling Yvonne’s directly at 617.267.0047.

  • Varies
  • Yvonne's
  • 2 Winter Pl.
    Boston, MA 02108
December

9

Side-by-Side Celebrity Chef Cooking Series; Matt Jennings

Join Townsman chef Matt Jennings for an intimate, hands-on cooking class that leverages locally sourced ingredients from Boston Public Market vendors. The four-course menu includes cheddar and squash dumplings with vegetables from Stillman’s Farm, charred Brussels sprouts with lardo and pecorino sardo, and molasses shortcakes. Tickets $120 – $400.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
December

10

Nella Pasta-Making Workshop

From pappardelle and farfalle to linguini and strozzapretti, learn how to make a range of pasta shapes from scratch while sampling pairings from The Massachusetts Wine Shop in this hands-on workshop. After an educational session on making and rolling the dough, the chef/teacher will demo a seasonal dish with Nella Pasta’s handmade fettuccine, which you’ll get to enjoy with other participants at the communal dining table. In addition to homemade pasta, you’ll also leave with a recipe card and guide to serving suggestions. Tickets $48-$60.

  • 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
December

11

Holiday Market Pop-Ups at The Hawthorne

Get some of your holiday shopping done at this seasonal pop-up market, featuring a range of products made by local vendors as well as some seasonal cocktails and light bites.

  • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
December

11

Row 34 Presents: A Feast of the Seven Fishes

Partake in an intimate dinner to celebrate the launch of Barton Seaver’s new book, “American Seafood”. Enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by Row 34’s chef Jeremy Sewall and meet the author himself. Ticket price includes one signed copy of the book. Tickets $115.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Row 34
  • 383 Congress St.
    Boston, MA 02210
December

15

Locke-Ober Holiday Lunch at Yvonne's

Partake in an age-old tradition with an indulgent Locke-Ober lunch at Yvonne’s, offered every Friday leading up to Christmas. The menu will pay homage to the luxe Boston landmark with dishes inspired by the former Locke-Ober menu, including a grilled half rack of lamb and veal parmesan. And since you’re bound to need a beverage after all that stressful holiday shopping, partake in wine pairings hand-selected by the sommelier, or a stiff sipper from the brand new martini lounge.

Lunch seating times are 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Book your reservation online through OpenTable or by calling Yvonne’s directly at 617.267.0047.

  • Varies
  • Yvonne's
  • 2 Winter Pl.
    Boston, MA 02108
December

18

Holiday Market Pop-Ups at The Hawthorne

Get some of your holiday shopping done at this seasonal pop-up market, featuring a range of products made by local vendors as well as some seasonal cocktails and light bites.

  • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
December

22

Mixology Class with Bully Boy Distillers

Ever wanted to learn how to concoct a traditional martini or rum daiquiri right at home? In this step-by-step demo class, you’ll be schooled on both (in addition to another classic, the Brown Derby), all using local spirits from Bully Boy Distillers. By the end, you’ll know all the basic cocktail terminology, as well as key mixology and tasting techniques. Did we mention you’ll also be tasting goodies from Somerville Bread Co. and Massachusetts cheeses from Appleton Farms? Tickets $32 – 40.

  • 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
December

22

Locke-Ober Holiday Lunch at Yvonne's

Partake in an age-old tradition with an indulgent Locke-Ober lunch at Yvonne’s, offered every Friday leading up to Christmas. The menu will pay homage to the luxe Boston landmark with dishes inspired by the former Locke-Ober menu, including a grilled half rack of lamb and veal parmesan. And since you’re bound to need a beverage after all that stressful holiday shopping, partake in wine pairings hand-selected by the sommelier, or a stiff sipper from the brand new martini lounge.

Lunch seating times are 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Book your reservation online through OpenTable or by calling Yvonne’s directly.

  • Varies
  • Yvonne's
  • 2 Winter Pl.
    Boston, MA 02108
December

28

Nella Pasta-Making Workshop

From pappardelle and farfalle to linguini and strozzapretti, learn how to make a range of pasta shapes from scratch while sampling pairings from The Massachusetts Wine Shop in this hands-on workshop. After an educational session on making and rolling the dough, the chef/teacher will demo a seasonal dish with Nella Pasta’s handmade fettuccine, which you’ll get to enjoy with other participants at the communal dining table. In addition to homemade pasta, you’ll also leave with a recipe card and guide to serving suggestions. Tickets $48-$60.

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

19

Mixology Class with Bully Boy Distillers

Ever wanted to learn how to concoct a traditional martini or rum daiquiri right at home? In this step-by-step demo class, you’ll be schooled on both (in addition to another classic, the Brown Derby), all using local spirits from Bully Boy Distillers. By the end, you’ll know all the basic cocktail terminology, as well as key mixology and tasting techniques. Did we mention you’ll also be tasting goodies from Somerville Bread Co. and Massachusetts cheeses from Appleton Farms? Tickets $32 – 40.

  • 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108

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