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April

25

HOW TO BREW BEER

Join the Brewers at Saltbox Kitchen and learn how to brew beer at home during this three week series. The team will guide guests through the entire process, from choosing equipment and ingredients to tasting, creating recipes and bottling beer. Attendees will also enjoy beer and food during each session. Tickets $300.

Week 1 (4/11): Saltbox Prophecy Farmhouse Ale—Extract Brew Day
Week 2 (4/18): Recipe Construction & All Grain Brewing Process
Week 3 (4/25): Bottling, Aging, and Tasting

  • 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saltbox Kitchen
  • 40 Westford Rd.
    Concord, MA 01742
April

27

Taste of the North End

Sample food from 35 of the North Ends most popular restaurants and bakeries at this 25th annual event. Participating restaurants include Aragosta, Antico Forno, Bricco, Carmelina, Dante, Fiore, Lucca, Mamma Maria, Mike’s Pastry, Modern Pastry, Taranta, and Tresca. Proceeds from your ticket will benefit several local non-profits, schools, and senior programs, including North End Waterfront Health, North End Athletic Association, and North End Music and Performing Arts Center. Tickets $79 – $99.

  • 7 p.m -10 p.m.
  • Steriti Memorial Rink
  • 561 Commercial St.
    Boston, MA 02114
April

29

Tasting Counter + Tyler Akabane: Spring Foraging Tour & Dinner

Join Tasting Counter and Tyler Akabane of Mushrooms For My Friends, for this collaborative event. Attendees will begin the day with a 2-hour wild plant and mushroom tour of the Middlesex Fells led by Tyler. After searching for and sustainably harvesting the best ingredients, guests will head back to Tasting Counter and enjoy a 9-course tasting menu showcasing the foraged bounty. Beverage pairings, service and tax will also be included in event price. Tickets $250.

  • Varies
  • Tasting Counter
  • 14 Tyler St.
    Somerville, MA 02143
April

29

Barbara Lynch's Oyster Invitational

Do you love bivalves as much as we do? If so, come indulge on “street food” themed dishes highlighting, you guessed it, oysters. This years Oyster Invitational hosted by Barbara Lynch, will feature some of Boston’s best restaurants, including B&G Oysters, Drink, Hojoko, Menton, Neptune Oyster, No. 9 Park, Row 34, Island Creek Oyster BarSelect Oyster Bar, UNI, and many more. Attendees will be able to vote on their favorite dish, while enjoying curated wine and beer, speciality cocktails, a DJ and dancing, cooking demonstrations and even a shucking competition. Tickets $135 (GA), $185 (VIP).

  • 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • B&G Oysters
  • 550 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA 02116
May

2

SRV's Cicchetti Takeover Series: Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana

In the third installment of SRV’s takeover series, Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana will be taking over. Chef Gilson will join O’Donnell & Lombardi in SRV’s sleek bar and bacaro area of the restaurant where guests can pair their gratis bites with Italian-inspired cocktails, amaro or a variety of wine by the glass and bottle. For more info, call SRV at 617.536.9500.

  • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • SRV
  • 569 Columbus Ave.
    Boston, MA 02118
May

7

Classic Cocktails and How to Mix 'Em

The Food Lens has partnered with The Hawthorne to bring you cocktail workshops for the launch of Airbnb experiences in Boston!

Learn the history and how to mix up three classic cocktails with the talented bar team at The Hawthorne. You’ll use the same tools and techniques used nightly in the award-winning bar while learning tips and tricks to carry on the cocktail party back at home. Takeaways: Recipe cards for the three cocktails made in the workshop plus additional related drinks. Only 16 spots available! Tickets $65.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
May

8

Turn Up the Heat Boston

Come join over 20 of Boston’s best female chefs and mixologists to eat and drink for a worthy cause. All proceeds from the evening will go towards OCRFA (Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance). Tickets $100.

  • 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Boston College Club
  • 100 Federal St.
    36th Floor
    Boston, MA 02110
May

13

Mother's Day Dumpling Making Class at Mei Mei

Celebrate Mother’s day by taking Mom to learn how to make some of Boston’s best dumplings from scratch at Mei Mei. James Beard nominated Chef Irene Li will be hosting this hands-on class where guests will spend the morning assembling and eating all the dumplings one can possibly consume. Each attendee will leave with a recipe handout and a bottle of Mei Mei sauce. Tickets $88.

  • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Mei Mei
  • 506 Park Dr.
    Boston, MA 02215
May

20

Lamb Jam Boston 2018

Come watch 16 of New England’s best chefs vie for the title of Lamb Jam Boston Champion. This annual event celebrates the 80,000 family operated farms and ranches raising lamb across the country. Chefs will compete for best lamb dish and the opportunity to duke it out with other winners from other cities for the ultimate title of Lamb Jam Master. Some of the Boston restaurants competing include Craigie on Main, Sarma, Tiger Mama, Little Donkey and more. Attendees can enjoy libations, live music, chef demos, dessert bars and plenty of lamb. Tickets range from $75 – $125 and event is 21+.

  • 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.
  • SoWa Power Station
  • 540 Harrison Ave.
    Boston, MA 02118
May

21

Classic Cocktails and How to Mix 'Em

The Food Lens has partnered with The Hawthorne to bring you cocktail workshops for the launch of Airbnb experiences in Boston!

Learn the history and how to mix up three classic cocktails with the talented bar team at The Hawthorne. You’ll use the same tools and techniques used nightly in the award-winning bar while learning tips and tricks to carry on the cocktail party back at home. Takeaways: Recipe cards for the three cocktails made in the workshop plus additional related drinks. Only 16 spots available! Tickets $65.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
May

23

The Gourmet Ice Cream Bowl

Join in the fun at this adults-only ice cream party hosted by WGBH studios. Guests will sample the best homemade New England craft ice cream and vote on their favorites. Winners will be announced at WGBH Ice Cream FunFest this July.  Cash bar will also be available. Tickets $25. Event 21 plus.

  • 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • WGBH
  • 1 Guest Street
    Boston, MA 02135
May

28

Classic Cocktails and How to Mix 'Em

The Food Lens has partnered with The Hawthorne to bring you cocktail workshops for the launch of Airbnb experiences in Boston!

Learn the history and how to mix up three classic cocktails with the talented bar team at The Hawthorne. You’ll use the same tools and techniques used nightly in the award-winning bar while learning tips and tricks to carry on the cocktail party back at home. Takeaways: Recipe cards for the three cocktails made in the workshop plus additional related drinks. Only 16 spots available! Tickets $65.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • The Hawthorne
  • 500A Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
June

5

Boston's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry

Help end childhood hunger at Boston’s Taste of the Nation! Join Chef Council: Jody Adams, Joanne Chang, Andy Husbands, Tony Maws, as well as over 60 of Boston’s top culinary professionals while enjoying food tastings and local beer, wine, and spirits. Tickets $95 (GA), $55 (GA-under 21), $150 (VIP). 100% of proceeds support No Kid Hungry’s efforts to end childhood hunger.

Participating restaurants include UNI, Toro, Puritan & Company, Neptune Oyster, Alden & Harlow, Sweet Cheeks Q, and many more!

  • 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Cruiseport Boston
  • 1 Black Falcon Ave.
    Boston, MA 02210
June

10

Father's Day Dumpling Making Class at Mei Mei

Learn how to make some of Boston’s best dumplings from scratch at Mei Mei. James Beard nominated Chef Irene Li will be hosting this hands-on class where guests will spend the morning assembling and eating all the dumplings one can possibly consume. Each attendee will leave with a recipe handout and a bottle of Mei Mei sauce. Tickets $88.

  • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Mei Mei
  • 506 Park Dr.
    Boston, MA 02215

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