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March

21

Thru Mar 28

Dr. Nandu Final Release at Aeronaut

Celebrate the final release of Aeronaut Brewing Company’s lauded Dr. Nandu double IPA with your very own 4-pack (or twelve!). Starting March 14th, this juicy New England DIPA will be available for pickup at Aeronaut until it runs out. Reserve up to two cases per customer ahead of time online.

  • 5:00 P.M.
  • Aeronaut Brewing Co.
  • 14 Tyler Street
    Somerville, MA 02143
March

21

Artisan Cheese Class with Ihsan Gurdal

Learn about the cheesemaking and affinage from Formaggio Kitchen owner Ihsan Gurdal. In collaboration with Boston University’s Food & Wine program, he’ll teach participants all about the world of artisan cheese. The class includes a copy of Cheese Primer by Steve Jenkins and plenty of samples. Tickets $70.

  • 6 P.M.-8 P.M.
  • Boston University
  • Room 117
    808 Commonwealth Avenue
March

21

Savory Cocktails and Cheese with Alden & Harlow's Drexel Axeloons

Learn how to spice up your cocktail game with unconventional savory ingredients at Formaggio Kitchen. Cocktail buff and head bartender Drexel Axeloons of Alden & Harlow will be stirring up several cocktails employing savory ingredients like mushrooms, parsnips, and peas. A class at Formaggio Kitchen wouldn’t be complete without cheese, so each of Drexel’s creations will be paired with a tasty wheel or wedge from the cellars. Tickets $65.

  • 6:30 P.M.
  • Formaggio Kitchen Classroom Annex
  • 67 Smith Pl
    #13a
    Cambridge, MA 02138
March

23

The Empty Bowls Project at Puritan & Company

Eat well and feel good at the Sixth Annual Empty Bowls Project. This year’s event will be hosted by Puritan & Company with plenty of delicious soup donated by some of our favorite spots like Trina’s Starlight Lounge, Sofra, and BISq. For $38 tickets include a handmade bowl crafted by local potters, all the soup you can eat, and a generous donation. All proceeds from the event directly benefit On The Rise, a day program for homeless and formerly-homeless women.

  • 11:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
  • Puritan & Company
  • 1166 Cambridge Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
March

23

Schilling Beer Co. Beer Lunch at Island Creek Oyster Bar

Get to know the brewers behind Schilling Beer Company over lunch at Island Creek Oyster Bar. Chef De Cuisine Brad Whitman will be cooking up a four-course lunch menu to pair with a selection of Schilling’s beers. Guests will learn about the care and craft of brewing from the brewers themselves. Tickets $65.

  • 12 P.M.-3 P.M.
  • Island Creek Oyster Bar
  • 500 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
March

24

The Wide World of Agave

Join No. 9 Park for an in-depth look at the diverse world of agave spirits. They’ll discuss the regional nuances, production methods, and flavors of various of tequilas and mezcals. Participants will learn how to make several cocktails that honor the hard work of the palenqueros who make Mexico’s delicious agave spirits. Tickets $101.

  • 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park Street
    Boston, MA 02108
March

25

Fish Tales

Conquer your fear of cooking fish at Sofra Bakery & Cafe’s hands-on cooking class, Fish Tales. In this class, James Beard Award winning chef Ana Sortun will guide participants through various cooking methods, techniques, and sourcing tips for preparing delicious seafood at home. Attendees will prepare three Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern inspired dishes including arctic char in grape leaves and caramelized scallops with lentils. Tickets $125.

  • 6:30 P.M.-9 P.M.
  • Sofra Bakery & Cafe
  • 1 Belmont Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
March

25

Chef Hero Series with Michael Scelfo

Boston Public Market is teaming up with Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow, Waypoint, and Longfellow for their Chef Hero series. Chef Scelfo will be cooking up free samples of his famed Harvard Square dishes using ingredients from several of Boston Public Market’s vendors. Stop by BPM to grab a sample — no tickets necessary!

  • 5:30 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
March

25

A Taste of Ginger at the MFA

Join more than 30 of Boston’s most celebrated chefs for an evening of food and culture to benefit the Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative. Chefs from some of our favorite spots like Tiffani Faison of Tiger Mama, Tracy Chang of PAGU, and more, will be cooking up some of their signature dishes. The event will also feature a variety of cultural and musical performances as well as the opportunity to meet some of these stellar chefs. Tickets $250.

  • 6:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • 465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
March

25

Underground: A Culinary Journey Though Our Roots (Tubers, Bulbs, etc.)

Celebrate the hearty underground vegetables that keep us full all winter long with Mei Mei. They’ll be creatively cooking up loads of roots, tubers, and bulbs for a hearty five-course feast. This veggie-focused dinner is available for two seatings at 5:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. A variety of handcrafted drinks will be available throughout the meal. Tickets $45-$55.

  • 5:30 P.M.-9 P.M.
  • Mei Mei
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
March

26

Scotch Pairing Dinner at Menton

Join Menton for a luxurious tasting dinner paired with a rare selection of premium scotches. They’ll be featuring several products from two of Scotland’s oldest distilleries— The Macallan and Highland Park. Sammy Karachi of Edrington Spirits will lead guests through a tasting of these extraordinary scotches paired alongside six-courses prepared by Chef de Cuisine Lucas Sousa and Pastry Chef Giselle Miller. Tickets $345.

  • 6 P.M.-9 P.M.
  • Menton
  • 354 Congress Street
    Boston, MA 02210
March

27

Mei Mei Dinner Club: Nose to Tail Dinner

Join Mei Mei for a nose-to-tail dinner featuring sustainably raised goat from Vermont Chevon. This multi-course dinner will be served family style in Mei Mei’s cozy dining room. For $75, tickets include plenty of creative, local food and one alcoholic beverage.

  • 7 P.M.-9 P.M.
  • Mei Mei
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
March

27

Ivan Ramen Pop-Up at Trillium Fort Point

Slurp down Ivan Orkin’s world-renowned noodles without leaving the city at Trillium Fort Point’s Ivan Ramen pop-up. Chef Ivan will be cooking up a variety of Japanese inspired dishes with a bit of deli influence courtesy of pastrami and bacon from Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions. For $15 tickets include a Trillium lager glass and a pour of their exclusive lager brewed with rye, rice, and jasmine flowers.

  • 5:00 P.M.
  • Trillium Fort Point
  • 50 Thomson Place
    Boston, MA 02210
March

28

Ivan Ramen Pop-Up at UNI

Slurp down Ivan Orkin’s world renowned noodles without leaving the city at UNI’s Ivan Ramen pop-up. Chef Ivan will be cooking up a variety of Japanese inspired dishes including Spicy Lamb Dan Dan Noodles, Pickled Daikon XO, and Ivan’s signature Tokyo Shio Ramen. Walk-in space will be available or make a reservation by calling UNI at 617-536-7200.

  • 5:30 P.M.
  • UNI
  • 370A Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
March

29

Thru Mar 30

Boston Beer and Cheese Festival

Sample local craft beer, cider, cheese and charcuterie at the Fifth Annual Boston Beer and Cheese Fest. Over 30 local vendors will be pouring, slicing, and spreading unlimited samples and offering up special pairings of beer and cheese. Vendors include Aeronaut Brewing Company, New England Charcuterie, Vermont Creamery, and many more. For $60 tickets include unlimited samples, beer and cheese pairings, and access to plenty of a la carte brews and foods to take home.

  • Varies
  • Cyclorama
  • 539 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
March

30

Babka Making Class at Mamaleh's

Bake up your very own babka with pastry chefs Rachel Sundet and Lauren Feldman at Mamaleh’s Delicatessen. Participants will get a hands-on demonstration on how to make Mamaleh’s swirly and sweet chocolate babka. Tickets include snacks from Mamaleh’s kitchen, a beverage, and a babka to take home! Tickets $72.

  • 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
  • Mamaleh's Delicatessen
  • One Kendall Sq.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
March

31

Yume Ga Arukara x Pammy's Collaboration Dinner Party

Lauded Cambridge restaurants Yume Ga Arukara and Pammy’s are teaming up for an exciting collaboration dinner bringing together the best to Italian and Japanese cuisine. Each of the evenings five courses will feature aspects of both restaurant’s signature style so you can be sure to expect plenty of udon and pasta alike. In addition to a few Japanese-inspired cocktails, an optional wine and sake pairing is available for $35. Tickets for the dinner are $65, make a reservation by calling Pammy’s at 617-945-1761.

  • 5 P.M.-10 P.M.
  • Pammy's
  • 928 Massachusetts Ave.
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
April

6

Mary Madness 2019 at Bambara

Find out who makes the best Bloody in Boston at Bambara’s Mary Madness competition! Bartenders from BISq, Eastern Standard, Little Donkey, and more will be shaking up their best Bloody Marys all in the name of charity. In addition to plenty of Bloody Mary samples, guests will enjoy a variety of tasty small plates like sliders, croquet madam, and pork belly bao courtesy of Bambara. Tickets are $30 and proceeds from the competition will go to benefit local food rescue organization, Lovin’ Spoonfuls.

  • 1 P.M.-3 P.M.
  • Bambara
  • 25 Edwin H Land Boulevard
    Cambridge, MA 02141
April

7

Traditional Croissants with Flour

In this hands-on baking demonstration, one of Flour Bakery + Cafe’s pastry professionals will teach you everything you need to know about preparing buttery croissants at home. You will learn how to make, proof, and properly laminate the dough to achieve all of those flaky, buttery layers you expect from a classic croissant. For a sweet spin, you’ll also learn how to make Flour’s indulgent almond croissants. Tickets $150.

  • 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
  • Flour Bakery
  • 21 Drydock Ave
    Boston, MA 02210
April

14

Cheese 101 with Formaggio Kitchen

This quintessential Formaggio Kitchen class will expand your knowledge of all things cheese. Participants will learn about the process of cheesemaking, some of the best contemporary cheese producers, and how to build your own cheese plate. The class includes wine & beer samples as well as a peek into Formaggio Kitchen’s alluring cheese caves. Tickets $45.

  • 5:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
  • Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge
  • 244 Huron Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02138
April

16

Spent Grain Bread Making Class

Hoping to up your fiber, protein, and sustainability game? Join Somerville Brewing Company for a hands on class all about how to make bread using spent grain. The class includes a fresh pint from the taproom, a sampling of bread with various butter and jams, and an oven-ready loaf of bread made with Slumbrew’s spent grain. Tickets $30.

  • 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
  • Somerville Brewing Company
  • 15 Ward Street
    Somerville, MA 02143
April

21

Dumpling Making Class at Mei Mei

Mei Mei has been cranking out some of Boston’s best dumplings for several years and now you can learn how to make them at home. In this hands-on demonstration led by Co-owner and James Beard-nominated chef Irene Li, participants will learn all the tips and tricks to making Mei Mei’s distinctive dumplings. She’ll cover pan-searing techniques, how to hand-fold a variety of shapes, and how to make your own dumpling sauce. Afterwards, participants can grab a drink at the cash bar and chow down on their dumplings as well as some snacks provided by Mei Mei. Tickets $88.

  • 9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
  • Mei Mei Restaurant
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
April

26

Mixology Class with Short Path Distillery

Join Short Path Distillery at Boston Public Market’s The KITCHEN for an in-depth look at how to shake up a variety of seasonal cocktails. In this step-by-step demonstration one of Short Path’s barkeeps will teach you the techniques, tricks, and terminology necessary to become a formidable mixologist. To accompany your cocktails, Appleton Farms will be providing local cheese and snack boards. Tickets $55.

  • 6 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover Street
    Boston, MA 02108
April

28

Dumpling Making Class at Mei Mei

Mei Mei has been cranking out some of Boston’s best dumplings for several years and now you can learn how to make them at home. In this hands-on demonstration led by Co-owner and James Beard-nominated chef Irene Li, participants will learn all the tips and tricks to making Mei Mei’s distinctive dumplings. She’ll cover pan-searing techniques, how to hand-fold a variety of shapes, and how to make your own dumpling sauce. Afterwards, participants can grab a drink at the cash bar and chow down on their dumplings as well as some snacks provided by Mei Mei. Tickets $88.

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

28

PUNCH! A Celebration of Large Format Cocktails

Before cocktails there was punch, and before punch people probably didn’t have quite as much fun. Join No. 9 Park for a cocktail class dedicated to this party pleasing libation. Guests will learn about the history of punch and samples a few glasses themselves. Tickets $101.

  • 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park Street
    Boston, MA 02108
April

28

Cambridge Center for Adult Education Gala Benefit Party

Join the Cambridge Center for Adult Education for a special celebration featuring more than a dozen of Cambridge’s best chefs. This year’s Gala will kick-off with a series of mini classes about cocktails, wine, food and more taught by industry professionals. The classes will be followed by a party at The Charles Hotel Ballroom featuring small plates from some of our favorite spots like Pammy’s, Pagu, Craigie on Main, and more. Tickets $275.

  • 4:45 P.M.-9 P.M.
  • Cambridge Center for Adult Education
  • 42 Brattle St
    Cambridge MA 02138
April

29

Lettuce Turnip the Beet!

Get ready for a veggie-centric Spring with Sofra Bakery & Cafe’s Lettuce Turnip the Beet cooking class. Chef Ana Sortun of Oleana, Sarma, and Sofra, will teach you how to make vibrant Mediterranean dishes with vegetables at the star. Recipes include Kohlrabi Pancakes with Haloumi and Chard; Romanesco Fatteh with Caramelized Onion, Yogurt and Pine Nuts; and more. Tickets $110.

  • 6:30 P.M.-9 P.M.
  • Sofra Bakery & Cafe
  • 1 Belmont Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
April

30

Turn Up the Heat Ovarian Cancer Research Benefit

Join some of Boston’s best female chefs for a fundraising and tasting event to beat ovarian cancer. Adrienne Wright of Deuxave, Christina Larsen of Bar Mezzana, Rachel Collins of Juliet, and more will be joining forces to cook up small plates and shake up cocktails for the evening’s festivities. Tickets start at $100, or $85 for young professionals under 30. Proceeds go to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.

  • 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
  • Catalyst Restaurant
  • 300 Technology Square
    Cambridge, MA
May

2

Pinot in the City

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is coming to Boston to showcase over sixty exciting wines. Owners and winemakers from the valley will be pouring tastings of Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, Rieslings, and more with wine-friendly small bites to complement. Chat with the makers and sip on some of the worlds best Pinot Noirs without leaving town. General Admission is $90 and VIP tickets, which include early access to the event, are $130.

  • 6:30 P.M.-9 P.M.
  • The Castle at Park Plaza
  • 130 Columbus Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116
May

5

Cake Decorating Class with Flour

Learn how to decorate a cake worthy of a patisserie window with the experts at Flour Bakery + Café. Flour’s pastry chefs will teach participants how to make a devil’s food cake with Swiss meringue buttercream and demonstrate how to complete the cake with beautiful decoration. Participants will take home their own cake to enjoy with friends a family. Tickets $150.

  • 10 A.M.-1 P.M.
  • Flour Bakery
  • 21 Drydock Ave
    Boston, MA 02210
May

11

Boston Night Market

Eat your way into spring at this year’s Boston Night Market. Dozens of food vendors from around the city and beyond will be converging on City Hall Plaza for an Asian-style night market featuring noodles, tacos, poke, and more. Some of our favorite vendors from last year include Little Big Diner, The Smoke Shop, and Lord Hobo. Tickets $8-$30.

  • 4:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M.
  • City Hall Plaza
  • 1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02114
May

13

Spice Bazaar with Sofra

Learn how to transform your cooking with fresh spices at Sofra Bakery and Cafe’s Spice Bazaar class. Spice savvy Executive Chef Ana Sortun will teach you how to source, blend, and store spices to elevate your home cooking. Participants will also learn how to make a few signature dishes that showcase essential Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean spices. Additionally, Oleana’s Wine Director, Theresa Paopao will demonstrate how wine can bring the herbs and spices in these dishes to the next level. Tickets $115.

  • 6:30 P.M.-9 P.M.
  • Sofra Bakery & Cafe
  • 1 Belmont Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
May

14

Spent Grain Bread Making Class

Hoping to up your fiber, protein, and sustainability game? Join Somerville Brewing Company for a hands on class all about how to make bread using spent grain. The class includes a fresh pint from the taproom, a sampling of bread with various butter and jams, and an oven-ready loaf of bread made with Slumbrew’s spent grain. Tickets $30.

  • 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M.
  • Somerville Brewing Company
  • 15 Ward Street
    Somerville, MA 02143
June

16

Donut Class with Flour

Deck out your very own donuts at Flour Bakery’s Donut class. The expert bakers from Flour will teach you how to mix, roll, fry, and fill raspberry and cream filled donuts. Take home the fruits of your labor and indulge or share! Tickets $150.

  • 10 A.M.-1 P.M.
  • Flour Bakery
  • 21 Drydock Ave
    Boston, MA 02210
June

22

Everything Pork BBQ Class with Andy Husbands

Bolster your BBQ skills with Pitmaster Andy Husbands of The Smoke Shop BBQ. In this class he’ll teach you how to smoke up and break down whole hog BBQ with a variety of rubs and sauces. In addition to plenty of pork, Husbands will teach you how to make a spiked Arnold Palmer cocktail and yes, you’ll get to drink it. Tickets $100.

  • 12 P.M.-3 P.M.
  • The Smoke Shop BBQ Assembly Row
  • 325 Assembly Row
    Somerville, MA 02145
June

22

Craigie on Main Classics Cooking Class

Celebrate Craigie on Main’s 10th Anniversary with a special class guided by Chef Tony Maws. Chef Tony will be sharing the secrets behind some of Craigie’s most popular dishes so that you can recreate them at home. Dishes include Craigie’s famed rillettes and pates, whole roasted chicken, and more. The class includes a three course meal with wine pairings by Carl York. Tickets $150.

  • 11 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
  • Craigie on Main
  • 853 Main Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
July

21

Low ABV Cocktail Class at No. 9 Park

As part of their monthly cocktail class series, the beverage team at No. 9 Park is hosting a class dedicated to shaking up low ABV cocktails. They’ll teach you all the tips, tricks, and recipes necessary to skillfully mix tasty, low-octane cocktails at home. Tickets $95 plus taxes and fees.

  • 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park Street
    Boston, MA 02108
August

17

The Big Beef BBQ Class with Andy Husbands

Bolster your BBQ skills with Pitmaster Andy Husbands of The Smoke Shop BBQ. In this class he’ll be cooking up all things beef including brisket, cheek, ribs, and sirloin with a variety of rubs and sauces. In addition to a bevy of BBQ, Husbands will teach you how to make a special Bourbon cocktail and yes, you’ll get to drink it. Tickets $100.

  • 12 P.M.-3 P.M.
  • The Smoke Shop BBQ Assembly Row
  • 325 Assembly Row
    Somerville, MA 02145
August

18

Cocktailing at Home with No. 9 Park

As part of their monthly cocktail class series, the beverage team at No. 9 Park is hosting a class dedicated to decking out your own home bar. They’ll teach you all the techniques and tools necessary to skillfully shake — and stir — cocktails at home for friends and family. Tickets $95 plus taxes and fees.

  • 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park Street
    Boston, MA 02108
November

17

Winter Warmers with No. 9 Park

Fight off that New England chill with a warm wintery drink or two! As part of their monthly cocktail class series, the beverage team at No. 9 Park is hosting a class dedicated to teaching you how to make your own winter warmers. They’ll share all the techniques and recipes necessary to skillfully whip up these warming drinks at home for friends and family. Bar snacks will be provided. Tickets $95 plus taxes and fees.

  • 3 P.M.-5 P.M.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park Street
    Boston, MA 02108

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