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July

22

Cooking the Milk Street Way: Weekend Intensive

The Milk Street Cooking School is offering a weekend intensive dedicated to cooking the Milk Street Way. Over the course of three four-hour sessions participants will learn the techniques and principles that govern Milk Street’s simple approach to creating bold and exciting recipes. The sessions are as follows:

Friday 2-6 p.m.: Participants will learn the foundations of the Milk Street theory through tasting experiments and the hands-on preparation of two recipes.

Saturday 12-4 p.m.: Learn the Milk Street approach to to herbs and spices through demonstrations, tasting exercises, and cooking practice.

Sunday 12-4 p.m.: Participants will put the techniques and theory they learned throughout the weekend into practice and hone their skills with a few final recipes.

Tickets for this weekend-long intensive are $500.

  • Varies
  • Milk Street Cooking School
  • 177 Milk St.
    Boston, MA 02109
July

22

Cheese 101 at 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
July

23

Tapas Tour: Small Plates from Around the Globe with Little Donkey’s Drew Grosse

We’ve teamed up with the Boston Center for Adult Education to share some of our favorite comestible classes. For this installment, Chef Drew Goose of Central Square’s Little Donkey is offering a tapas tour of some of the world’s best food. He’ll be drawing on international flavors to teach participants how to create a cohesive meal with techniques and ingredients from across the globe. Tickets $70 + $20 materials fee.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St
    Boston, MA 02116
July

24

Spent Grain Bread Making Class at Slumbrew

Hoping to up your fiber, protein, and sustainability game this summer? 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 St.
    Somerville, MA 02143
July

25

Chatham Bars Inn Guest Chef Series: Jody Adams

For this installment of Chatham Bars Inn’s guest chef series, Jody Adams of Trade, Porto, and Saloniki will be cooking up a seaside supper full of local and seasonal ingredients. The dinner will kick off with a champagne toast at 5:30 p.m. and includes wine pairings. Tickets $95.

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Chatham Bars Inn
  • 297 Shore Rd.
    Chatham, MA 02633
July

27

Bully Boy Distillers Cornhole Tournament

Join Bully Boy Distillers for a celebration of two of humankind’s greatest creations: booze and cornhole. Maybe that’s up for debate, but that shouldn’t stop you from tossing around some bags of corn with a drink in hand. Tickets include entry to the tournament for a team of two and a round of craft cocktails. The winners will receive a $25 gift card to Bully Boy’s Tasting Room and free entry to the next month’s tournament. Tickets $20.

  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • 44 Cedric St.
    Boston, MA 02119
July

29

rustic summer tarts

As part of their series of hands-on baking classes, Flour Bakery + Cafe is offering a course dedicated to their rustic summer tarts. Participants will learn the secret to making Flour’s delectable pie crust and assemble free form tarts with seasonal ingredients. Tickets to this class include a hands-on demonstration from one of Flour’s experienced bakers and a strawberry-rhubarb tart of your own making to take home. Tickets $150.

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

30

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.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Mei Mei Restaurant
  • 506 Park Dr.
    Boston, MA 02215
July

30

Summer Ceviche, Citrus & Spices with Yvonne’s Juan Pedrosa

We’ve teamed up with the Boston Center for Adult Education to bring in some of our favorite chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers around Boston to teach you their craft. In this installment, Yvonne’s Juan Pedrosa will be marinating citrus, seafood, and spice into summery ceviches. It sounds like magic, but he’ll share how to “cook” without heat to create this Latin American favorite. Tickets $70 + $20 materials fee.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
August

5

haley.henry's "Down Under"

Downtown’s haley.henry is heading across the harbor for a “Down Under” part at KO Catering and Pies. All of the party essentials will be there including a dunk tank full of Boston industry folks, a rosé ice luge, and of course, shrimp on the barbie. Tickets include plenty of food, three drink tickets, and access to all of the summery, down under festivities your heart desires. All proceeds from the event will go to support the Veteran’s Homeless Shelter in Downtown Crossing. Tickets $60.

  • 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • KO Catering And Pies
  • 256 Marginal St.
    Boston, MA 02128
August

6

Craft Ice Cream Making with Honeycomb Creamery’s Kristen Rummel

This summer we’re teaming up with the Boston Center for Adult Education to share some of our favorite comestible classes. In this installment Cambridge’s Kristen Rummel will share how she churns up Honeycomb Creamery’s delicious small-batch ice cream. Participants will learn how to enhance their ice cream with unique seasonal flavors and indulge in a scoop or two themselves. Tickets $70 + $20 materials fee.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
August

8

Chatham Bars Inn Guest Chef Series: Michael Scelfo

For this installment of Chatham Bars Inn’s guest chef series, Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow and Waypoint will be cooking up a seaside supper full of local and seasonal ingredients. The dinner will kick off with a champagne toast at 5:30 and includes wine pairings. Tickets $95.

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Chatham Bars Inn
  • 297 Shore Rd.
    Chatham, MA 02633
August

9

Dumpling Workshop

This summer we’re teaming up with the Boston Center for Adult Education to share some of our favorite comestible classes. In this installment one of BCAE’s experienced instructors will teach you how to make steamed and fried dumplings with a variety of fillings. Tickets $65 + $25 materials fee.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
August

10

Mixology Class with Bully Boy Distillers

Join Bully Boy Distillers at Boston Public Market’s The KITCHEN for an in-depth look at how to shake up some classic cocktails. In this step-by-step demonstration, one of Bully Boy’s finest barkeeps will teach you the techniques, tricks, and terminology necessary to become a formidable mixologist. All cocktails will be shaken or stirred with freshly made syrups, bitters, and of course Bully Boy Distiller’s spirits made right down in Roxbury. To accompany your classic cocktails, Appleton Farms will be providing local cheese and snack board. Tickets $40-$50.

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

11

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
August

13

flour oreo workshop for kids!

There are arguably few things better than Oreos, and homemade oreos are one of them. Join Flour Bakery + Cafe for a hands-on cooking class for kids ages 10 and up. Participants will learn how to make Flour’s take on classic oreo cookies with plenty of different fillings to choose from. And don’t worry — milk will be provided. Tickets $150.

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

14

Fearless Fish: Summer

Plenty of amateur cooks are hesitant to cook fish at home, which is why Milk Street Cooking School is hosting a class dedicated to deconstructing our fear of cooking fish. Led by our very own writer, Catherine Smart, this class will teach you all the techniques you need to tackle that pesky pesce. In this hands on cooking demonstration, participants will practice preparing fish by making Seared Salmon with Avocado Sauce and Tomato-Cilantro Salsa, Thai Jasmine Rice and Herb Salad with Shrimp, and Italian Fish Poached in Tomato-Garlic Broth. Tickets $125.

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

14

The Cue: BBQ & Cocktail Bash

Boston Magazine is hosting their 5th Annual BBQ and cocktail bash, The Cue, in Seaport featuring some of Boston’s best chefs and vendors. Tickets include an abundance of mouthwatering barbecue and summery samples from Boston purveyors like Area Four, Blue Ribbon BBQ and FoMu. Some of the proceeds from the event will benefit Share Our Strength, a non-profit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in the United States. General Admission $55.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Cruiseport Boston
  • 1 Black Falcon Ave.
    Boston, MA 02210
August

14

Thru Aug 15

Knife Skills Bootcamp

We’ve teamed up with the Boston Center for Adult Education to share some of our favorite comestible classes. In this two-part installment BCAE’s culinary expert Lars Liebisch will be demonstrating how to slice, dice, and chiffonade your way to knife skills mastery. Participants will put their new expertise into action by preparing one or two delicious dishes with Liebisch’s guidance. Tickets $125 + $40 materials fee.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
August

15

Battle of the Burger

Boston magazine’s 7th annual Battle of the Burger is here, and it’s up to you to decide who makes it to the final competition on August 15! Now through June 26, vote for your favorite burger once a day, every day to determine our Top 20 competitors at the big event! Finalists will be announced June 29.

  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Cruiseport Boston
  • 1 Black Falcon Ave.
    Boston, MA, USA
August

15

Battle of the Burger

Boston Magazine is finally settling the age-old question of who makes the city’s best burger in a battle royale amongst some of Boston’s best chefs. Chow down on 20 of the best burgers that Greater Boston has to offer while enjoying a beer or three courtesy of Budweiser. Vote daily to make sure your favorite burgers make it to the competition! Tickets $75-$120.

  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Cruiseport Boston
  • 12 Drydock Ave.
    Boston, MA 02210
August

15

Chatham Bars Inn Guest Chef Series: Colin Lynch

For this installment of Chatham Bars Inn’s guest chef series, Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana will be cooking up a seaside supper full of local and seasonal ingredients. The dinner will kick off with a champagne toast at 5:30 p.m. and includes wine pairings. Tickets $95.

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Chatham Bars Inn
  • 297 Shore Rd.
    Chatham, MA 02633
August

17

Tiki Cocktails: Festive Intensive!

We’ve teamed up with the Boston Center for Adult Education to share some of our favorite comestible classes. In this installment Bartender Melinda Johnson, formerly of Backbar, will demonstrate how to shake up a fruity selection of Tiki cocktails. She’ll share recipes, techniques, and a proverbial tropical storm of boozy fun. Tickets $50 + $20 materials fee.

  • 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
August

18

butter bretons

Caramelized, buttery, flakey — these are a few of our favorite adjectives and all of them can be used describe Flour Bakery + Cafe’s buttery breton cakes. It’s one of founder Joanne Chang’s favorite pastries, which is why Flour is hosting a class dedicated just to making them. In this hands-on class, participants will learn how to laminate pastry dough and build their own butter breton cake to bake at home. Some sweet treats from the bakery will be provided as well. Tickets $150.

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

19

Home Bar: How to furnish your personal bar!

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 St.
    Boston, MA. 02108
August

20

New American Summer Cuisine with Spoke Wine Bar’s Eric Frier

We’ve teamed up with the Boston Center for Adult Education to share some of our favorite comestible classes. In this installment Chef Eric Frier of Spoke Wine Bar will be cooking up New American cuisine inspired by summer’s bounty. Using local, seasonal ingredients participants will learn how to create modern takes on classic dishes with flavors from around the world. Tickets $70 + $20 materials fee.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center For Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
August

22

Chatham Bars Inn Guest Chef Series: Jeremy Sewall

For this installment of Chatham Bars Inn’s guest chef series, Jeremy Sewall of Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34 will be cooking up a seaside supper full of local and seasonal ingredients. The dinner will kick off with a champagne toast at 5:30 p.m. and includes wine pairings. Tickets $95.

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Chatham Bars Inn
  • 297 Shore Rd.
    Chatham, MA 02633
August

22

Inside Honey: The Bee’s Cheese

We’ve teamed up with the Boston Center for Adult Education to share some of our favorite comestible classes. In this installment participants will learn all about honey and why it’s so darn important to save the bees! The class will be led by former Formaggio Kitchen instructor Adam Centamore and feature a variety of regional cheeses to pair with all that honey. Tickets $50 + $25 materials fee.

  • 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
August

23

Punch Party with Alden & Harlow's Drexel Axeloons

Before cocktails, there was punch. And before punch, people probably didn’t have all that much fun. Join bartender and punch expert Drexel Axleloons of Alden & Harlow for a mixology class dedicated exclusively to punch. Drexel will mix up a variety of classic and modern punches while teaching you tips and techniques for hosting your own punch party. Small bites will be provided by Formaggio Kitchen. Tickets $65.

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Formaggio Kitchen Classroom Annex
  • 67 Smith Pl. #13a
    Cambridge, MA 02138
August

23

Island Wines: Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica & More

We’ve teamed up with the Boston Center for Adult Education to share some of our favorite comestible classes. In this installment wine aficionado John Fiola will lead guests through a wine tasting tour of the Mediterranean islands. Participants will learn how everything from climate to mountain slopes influences the unique qualities of island wines. Tickets $50 + $18 materials fee.

  • 6 p.m-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
August

29

Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Classic Greek Flavors with Chef Jody Adams

Join Jody Adams, one of Boston’s most prestigious chefs and restauranteurs, for a hands on cooking class at The KITCHEN. Using local produce and food products courtesy of Boston Public Market, participants will cook up some of the signature dishes that put restaurants like Trade, Porto, and now Saloniki into the limelight. In addition to preparing three Greek-inspired dishes, attendees will enjoy tastes of perfectly-paired New England Wines from The Massachusetts Wine Shop. Tickets $72-$90.

  • 6 p.m.8 p.m.
  • The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
September

14

Mixology Class with Bully Boy Distillers

Join Bully Boy Distillers at Boston Public Market’s The KITCHEN for an in-depth look at how to shake up some classic cocktails. In this step-by-step demonstration, one of Bully Boy’s finest barkeeps will teach you the techniques, tricks, and terminology necessary to become a formidable mixologist. All cocktails will be shaken or stirred with freshly made syrups, bitters, and of course Bully Boy Distiller’s spirits made right down in Roxbury. To accompany your classic cocktails, Appleton Farms will be providing local cheese and snack board. Tickets $40-$50.

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

16

Drinking through Boston History!

From the Great Molasses Flood to the Tea Party, Boston’s history is in many ways one of drinking. Pull up a stool and learn a healthy dose of alcohol-fueled history from some of Boston’s best bartenders at No. 9 Park. In addition to the craft cocktails you’ll be learning how to shake and stir, bar snacks will be provided. Tickets $95 plus taxes and fees.

  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park St.
    Boston, MA. 02108
September

23

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
September

24

Thru Sep 30

Nantucket Restaurant Week

Looking to take a break from Boston? We have the perfect excuse. Thirty of Nantucket’s best restaurants will be offering up three, four, and five course dinners from $25 to $50 as part of Nantucket Restaurant Week. Take a culinary tour courtesy of some of New England’s most talented chefs and soak up all of the island’s cedar sided, lighthouse laden beauty while you’re at it. Check out the Nantucket Restaurant Week website for a full list of participating restaurants.

  • Varies
  • Nantucket
  • Nantucket
September

26

Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Classic Greek Flavors with Chef Jody Adams

Join Jody Adams, one of Boston’s most prestigious chefs and restaurateurs, for a hands-on cooking class at The KITCHEN. Using local produce and food products courtesy of Boston Public Market, participants will cook up some of the signature dishes that brought restaurants like Trade, Porto, and now Saloniki into the limelight. In addition to preparing three Greek-inspired dishes, attendees will enjoy tastes of perfectly-paired New England Wines from The Massachusetts Wine Shop. Tickets $72-$90.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • The KITCHEN at BPM
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
October

11

Thru Oct 14

Taste of WGBH Food and Wine Festival 2018

New England’s largest food and wine festival, The Taste of WGBH, is back this year to showcase all of the delicious products and culinary talent the region has to offer. The festival features live music, seminars, and plenty of food and drink at each event. The Taste of WGBH will take place over four days with tickets for a variety of budgets and tastes. Every ticket includes food and a wine glass to hold throughout the day for sampling. Tickets $50-$300.

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

21

New Orleans: The cradle of civilized drinking!

From the easygoing Sazerac to the labor-intensive Ramos Gin Fizz, New Orleans has long been one of the best drinking cities in the country. Join some of Boston’s best bartenders at No. 9 Park to learn how to shake up some of The Big Easy’s legendary cocktails. This cocktail class will teach you recipes, techniques, and a fair share of history to bolster your cocktail party prowess. Tickets $95 plus taxes and fees.

  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • No. 9 Park
  • 9 Park St.
    Boston, MA. 02108
November

18

Winter Warmers: Warm your body and soul with a slew of winter libations!

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 St.
    Boston, MA. 02108

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