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September

23

Thru Dec 20

Oyster Shucking Classes at B&G Oysters

Ever wanted to have oysters at home but never knew how to prepare them? Look no further than The Oyster Shucking Classes at B&G Oysters. Available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 2 and 4 PM, you can learn to impress your friends with your oyster shucking skills. It costs $150 (plus tax and gratuity) for a lesson for two people and includes two B&G branded oyster knives, step-by-step instructions on a few practice oysters, a dozen oyster to shuck and eat in house, and two glasses of champagne. Call 617-423-0550 to reserve your spots.

  • 2 PM - 4 PM
  • B&G Oysters
  • 550 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA 02116
September

23

Thru Sep 28

September Dinners at The Herb Lyceum

Join The Herb Lyceum for a cozy farmhouse dinner at the Carriage House. They’ll be cooking up a variety of summery courses using fresh produce right from the farm with local game and produce. Courses include buttered lobster toast, warm ratatouille salad, grilled lamb loin, and peach melba. Each meal will be five courses and guests are encouraged to bring their own beer and wine⁠—glassware will be provided. Tickets $80.

  • 6:30 - 10 PM
  • The Herb Lyceum at Gilson's
  • 368 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450
September

23

Thru Dec 29

Pasta Making Workshop with Law of Pasta

Did watching Dev in Netflix’s “Master of None” make you want to move to Italy and learn how to make pasta too? We thought so. But if you don’t quite want to make the move across the pond, just head on over to the Boston Public Market where founder and owner of Law of Pasta Chef Avery will be teaching you how to make pasta from scratch. Not only will you get to try the pasta you make but you’ll get to take about a pound home too! Chef Avery has been teaching pasta-making classes at THE KITCHEN for over two years and is their most requested chef. In true Italian fashion, you will also be tasting local wines that pair well with the pasta you’ll be making. Make your next Sunday a fun day! Tickets $56-$70 (The Trustee of Reservations Members get a discount)

  • See link for times
  • The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
September

23

Thru Dec 20

Mixology Class with Short Path Distillery

Come learn how to make craft cocktails from one of TFL’s favorite local distilleries, Short Path Distillery. Hosted by The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, you’ll learn how to make classic cocktails with a twist using Short Path Distillery’s spirits. With each cocktail, you’ll learn about the ingredients, garnishes, necessary tools, and tweaks to make to modernize the recipes. After learning, you’ll work in teams to make and sample the cocktails you learned about. Cocktail recipes include a Pommeau Old Fashioned and an Autumn Gin Gin Mule. And don’t worry, you won’t be drinking on an empty stomach! You’ll be snacking on a local cheese and snack board from Appleton Farms, which is located in the Boston Public Market and sells over 100 kinds of Massachusetts cheese. Tickets $47-$59 (The Trustee of Reservations Members get a discount)

  • See link for times
  • The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
September

23

Beer & Chocolate Experience at Samuel Adams Boston Brewery

Why indulge in one vice when you can indulge in two? Most Mondays at 6 PM from 8/19 – 10/28, Samuel Adams will be hosting a behind the scenes look of their Classic Brewhouse Tour for a beer and chocolate pairing in their Barrel Room, which is not open to the public. Tickets are $25 and include a guided flight from their Barrel Room collection paired with artisanal chocolate, plus a specialty Belgian tasting goblet. Make sure to buy tickets on the date you want to attend. Check out the link for all available dates

  • 6 - 7 PM
  • Samuel Adams
  • 30 Germania St.
    Boston, MA 02130
September

23

Meat & Three presents Sekali

We bet you don’t think you’ll be getting Malaysian food at a place called “Whaling in Oklahoma”…but that’s just what you’ll get at Meat & Three presents Sekali. Sekali is Malaysian for “Once” in that Chef Derrick Teh and Bartender Koharu Usui will only be making this menu they’re featuring tonight once. Teh and Usui have worked together in the past at Mommi Nommi, Pagu, and Café Art Science but they will be bringing their talents to Whaling in Oklahoma in the South End tonight. A $30 ticket gets you a meat a three sides and snacks, desserts, and beverages can be purchased for an additional cost. Don’t miss out on this chance to have a unique Malaysian meal.

  • 6 - 9 PM
  • Whaling in Oklahoma
  • 647 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02118
September

24

Spent Grain Bread Making Class

Come check out one of TFL’s favorite breweries Somerville Brewing Company (aka “Slumbrew”) to learn how to make Spent Grain Bread. Brewer’s Spent Grain (BSG) is a byproduct of the beer brewing process and is high in both fiber and protein. In this class, you’ll learn how to make spent grain bread while sampling finished bread with different types of butter and jams. After class, you’ll also get one oven-ready loaf to take home, as well as more spent grain for your freezer to make in the future. And being that you’ll be at a brewery, the ticket of course also includes a beer token to enjoy a pint during class. Tickets $30

  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Somerville Brewing Company Brewery + Taproom
  • 15 Ward St.
    Somerville, MA 02143
September

25

New England Shellfish 101 with Island Creek Oysters

Come learn how to bring some of the best shellfish in the world to your kitchen at Formaggio Kitchen! They will be hosting Lindsay from Island Creek Oysters to show you how to navigate the world of shellfish, from shopping for it to preparing it. Along with beverage pairings, you’ll learn and taste simple raw oyster preparations, classic “stuffies”, and more types of New England shellfish. The best part is that you won’t even need to “shell” out that much ($65) to impress your friends with your shellfish knowledge. Note that the class is not held at the Formaggio Kitchen Retail store but rather at their Classroom Annex (see address to the right).

  • 6:30 PM
  • Formaggio Kitchen Classroom Annex
  • 67 Smith Pl #13A
    Cambridge, MA 02138
September

25

Grilled Cheese & Wine Soirée on the Greenway

If you didn’t already hear, those pesky summer thunderstorms forced us to reschedule our Grilled Cheese & Rosé Soirée in August…

That being said, autumn is almost here, but we’re not done drinking outside. That’s why we’re teaming up with Roxy’s Grilled Cheese at City Winery on the Greenway, downtown Boston’s bustling wine garden, from 5-8 p.m. on September 25th. Roxy’s famous food truck will be slinging seasonally-focused artisan grilled cheese sandwiches to keep us warm, including a “Vermonter” with apples and a “Fall Melt” with brown butter and sage squash and caramelized onions. Of course, we’ll be sipping perfect drink pairings (Mulled wine! Oktoberfest beer! Pumpkin spice cider!) to match.

Plus, one of the area’s most popular theater companies, Revels, will be on The Greenway for a “pub sing” filled with traditional drinking songs & more. Get there early – the singing will begin at 6 p.m. sharp!

Don’t forget to participate in our Instagram contest. It’s simple:

  1. Follow @thefoodlens
  2. Post your favorite food & wine pairing photo from the event
  3. Tag @thefoodlens

The best photo will get posted on @thefoodlens Instagram and the winner will receive a $50 gift card to Roxy’s.

  • 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • City Winery on The Greenway
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
    585 Atlantic Ave.
    Boston, MA 02210
September

25

Oak Fashioned: A Cocktail Class & Whiskey Tasting with Angel's Envy

Does Barbecue and Bourbon sound like a perfect match to you? We thought so. Come check out one of our favorite BBQ joints, The Smoke Shop BBQ, for this bourbon tasting conducted by Grace Bennett, Lead Whiskey Guardian for Angel’s Envy. In the class you’ll get to taste ample samples of Angel’s Envy’s Rye and Bourbon, choose your favorite, and then learn how to make your own custom old fashioned. In addition to the tasting, your ticket includes a welcome cocktail and a family-style BBW dinner. Better yet, each ticket purchase will plant an oak tree as part of the #ToastTheTrees campaign that Angel’s Envy is leading. Tickets $42.50.

  • 6 - 8 PM
  • The Smoke Shop BBQ - Assembly Row
  • 325 Assembly Row
    Somerville, MA 02145
September

26

Fall Wine and Cheese Fest

Have you ever wanted to explore Eataly and try (almost) everything in sight? Now’s your chance! At Eataly Boston’s annual Fall Wine & Cheese Fest, you’ll get to meander through the whole store to taste various artisanal cheeses and wine. Featuring both local New England and Italian cheeses and wines, each station will teach you about the unique characteristics and tales of each thing you are tasting. Your $60 all access write brand includes all the food and wine samplings. Do note that there are two separate ticket options: 5:30 PM entry and 7 PM entry.

  • 5:30 - 9 PM
  • Eataly Boston
  • 800 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02199
September

27

Hands on Cooking Class: A Trip to Puglia, Italy

While Italy is a small country relative to the US, in the same way we have regional cuisines, Italy has 20 unique “micro-countries”, each with its own history, culture, food, and wine. Puglia, Italy’s heel, is located between the Adriatic and Ionian seas of Southern Italy. This region is home to some of Italy’s most well-known culinary creations: Extra virgin olive oil, golden wheat, juicy tomatoes, wines, and burrata. In this class, you will make three Puglia-inspired dishes pair with wines from the region. The hands-on class will be led by La Scuola’s chef and then the wine will be presented by an Eataly sommelier. Tickets $125.

  • 6 - 8 PM
  • Eataly Boston
  • 800 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02199
September

28

Gibbet Hill Farm Field School: Cocktails

Located in Groton, just 39 miles northwest of Boston, Gibbet Hill Grill is one of the few restaurants in New England with a farm on site. With a menu that alters with the seasons, they offer a unique farm-to-table dining experience. In addition to dining at the restaurant, you can attend one of the half-day workshops that Gibbet Hill Farms offers with topics tied to its farm-to-table experience. On September 28, the workshop topic will be Cocktails. To maintain an optimal instructor-to-student ratio, space is limited so email amy.severino@gibbethill.com to be added to the mailing list and get notified when tickets are available. Check out the link for classes on other dates.

  • Gibbet Hill Grill
  • 61 Lowell Rd.
    Groton, MA 01450
September

28

The Art of the Dumpling: Nepali Momos with Shailini Sisodia

Come learn how to make the popular Nepali dumpling known as the “Momo.” Local chef Shailini Sisodia will be teaching you about the delicacies of her homeland using ingredients from the Boston Public Market farmers and artisans. The menu for the evening will include momos with Chestnut Farms turkey and scallions with Nepali spices and herbs and then vegetarian momos with seasonal veggies from Stillman’s Farm. Of course, the meal you cook will be paired with three local New England wines. Come enjoy the taste of Nepal at the KITCHEN. Tickets $60 – $75 (The Trustee of Reservations Members get a discount)

  • 1 - 3 PM
  • The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
September

28

Let's Talk About Food: Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time

Have you ever wanted to learn more about where your food comes from, how it affects you, and how the future of food looks? Then this event is for you. Hosted at the Science Center, “Let’s Talk About Food” is a free series of conversations and demonstrations on the next generation of eating. Topics include: Food and the Planet, Gen Z Kitchen, Food As Thy Medicine, and When Meatless Meets Umami. Several players in the future of food movement, like Beyond Meat, will be in attendance as well. For a full schedule and to register, click the link below.

  • 10:30 AM - 4 PM
  • The Plaza at the Science Center
  • 1 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
September

28

Sip & Savor: Viticulture 101 Class

Equally important as the winemaking process is the growing of the grapes. That’s what this class hopes to show you as you’ll learn about viticulture and how the terroir, the climate, and the vineyard management techniques influence the wine you end up tasting. The class will be led by one of Eataly’s beverage experts, Hoyt Scharff, and in the class you will taste four Italian wines that truly embody where the grapes were grown. Tickets $45

  • 6 - 7 PM
  • Eataly Boston
  • 800 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02199
September

29

Cheese 101

Come to Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge for their most popular class: Cheese 101. Formaggio Kitchen’s cheesemongers will walk you through the history and process of cheesemaking while highlighting how modern-day cheesemakers are honoring artisan traditions. Come up your cheese plate game by learning the basics of tasting and building your own cheese plate while also tasting some wines and beers that pair perfectly with the cheese. At the end of the class, you’ll also get to peek inside the cheese caves. If you want to spend more time learning about the caves, be sure to check out their other class “Brave The Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson.”

  • 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Formaggio Kitchen - Cambridge
  • 244 Huron Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
September

30

Smoke Show: Exploring Mezcal's History, Terroir, and Versatility!

Trying to take your cocktail game up a level? Then this Mezcal class is for you. For this class, the Urban Grape South End will be hosting Chris Hampson, Mezcal educator and co-owner of Xicaru distillery, to talk about the ins and outs of Mezcal. Though Mezcal is often associated with tequila, there is so much more to it. In class, you will get a chance to taste the smoky spirit offerings that Xicaru has to offer while also learning how to use it in a cocktail. After this class, you’ll be able to impress your friends with your Mezcal knowledge. Tickets $25

  • 6 - 7:30 PM
  • The Urban Grape South End
  • 303 Columbus Avenue
    Boston, MA
September

30

Honey & Co at home - Middle Eastern recipes from our kitchen

Ana Sortun is the head chef of some of TFL’s favorite Boston Middle Eastern restaurants including Sofra, Oleana, and Sarma. At this event hosted at Sofra, Ana will be hosting London restauranters and cookbook authors Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich to cook some recipes from their newest cookbook “At Home – Middle Eastern Recipes From Our Kitchen.” The Chefs will be showing you how to make fried cauliflower with amba and tahini sauce, tahini cake with white chocolate and lemon, and pistachio marzipan with rose and cardamom. You’ll also get to taste other recipes from their book including baked goat’s cheese wrapped in walnut pastry with fig relish, chicken in plums and sweet sauce, and olive ma’amoul. In addition to the amazing food and tasting experience, you’ll leave with a signed copy of the cookbook. Tickets $140

  • 6:30 - 9 PM
  • Sofra Bakery & Cafe
  • 1 Belmont St.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
October

5

Boston Food Truck Festival

Why limit to one food truck when you can try over 40 different ones? At the Boston Food Truck Festival, you will be able to do just that. With a Beer Garden, Live Music, and Free Admission, there’s no reason note to go and check out some food trucks that may never be in your neighborhood. See the link below for details.

  • Wharf District Parks in The Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • Atlantic Ave. & Summer St.
    Boston, MA. 02210
October

6

Traditional Croissants Class at Flour

Some mornings, you just wake up wanting to eat a freshly-baked croissant. Sure, you can walk out of your apartment to a nearby Flour Bakery but what if the snow if 2 feet deep and you just need to have your croissant!? Don’t worry, Flour is here to help. They are offering this 3-Hour hands-on class to teach you how to make your own buttery croissants at home, the Flour way. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to tell your friends that you learned how to croissants from the croissant masters at Flour!

  • 10 AM - 1 PM
  • TriMark Innovation Center (Innovation Design Building)
  • 21 Drydock Ave
    5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02210
October

6

Brave the Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson

So your friend asks you what you’re doing this weekend. Maybe other weekends you’d say “Taking it easy, maybe watching the Pats game.” But not this weekend. This weekend you will be spelunking for cheese. You heard that right, you will be going into the stone caves below Formaggio Kitchen’s Cambridge store to learn about the secrets of cheese aging, storage, and maintenance. You’ll also get to try a few examples of cheeses you are learning about. Tickets are $65 and be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket for the cave-like conditions.

  • 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Formaggio Kitchen - Cambridge
  • 244 Huron Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
October

7

Beer & Chocolate Experience at Samuel Adams Boston Brewery

Why indulge in one vice when you can indulge in two? Most Mondays at 6 PM from 8/19 – 10/28, Samuel Adams will be hosting a behind the scenes look of their Classic Brewhouse Tour for a beer and chocolate pairing in their Barrel Room, which is not open to the public. Tickets are $25 and include a guided flight from their Barrel Room collection paired with artisanal chocolate, plus a specialty Belgian tasting goblet. Make sure to buy tickets on the date you want to attend. Check out the link for all available dates

  • 6 - 7 PM
  • Samuel Adams
  • 30 Germania St.
    Boston, MA 02130
October

10

Thru Oct 13

The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival

For the 8th Year, WGBH will be hosting the Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival featuring chef tastings and competitions, live demos, live music, specialty draft beer and wine, and much more. It’s a 3-day event including a Chef’s Gala, a Brunch Bar, a Food Fight (a Chef’s Competition), and a Cider Session. You have the option of buying tickets for individual events for between $50 and $125 or you can buy an all-weekend pass for $300. VIP tickets that come with early access are also available. Tickets include a wine glass to use throughout the day you attend. See the link below for a full schedule, descriptions, and events, and the link to purchase tickets.

  • See link for details
  • WGBH Studios
  • 1 Guest Street
    Boston, MA, 02135
October

12

Fall Dumpling Classes with Chef Ashley Lujares of Myers + Chang

Have you ever wondered how chef Joanne Chang of Myers + Chang created those delicious dumplings you undoubtedly order every time you go? Well now’s your chance to learn! M+C Executive Chef Ashley Lujares will be leading this hands-on demonstration and cooking class on two of M+C’s most popular dumpling dishes. A $125 ticket includes the class, breakfast pastries and coffee (from Flour), a recipe booklet so you can bring your dumpling master skills home, and a dim sum brunch. For an extra $34, you can add on a personalized signed copy of Myers+Chang at Home, Joanne’s cookbook.

  • 9:45 AM - 1 PM
  • Myers + Chang
  • 1145 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02118
October

12

Gibbet Hill Farm Field School: Foraging

Located in Groton, just 39 miles northwest of Boston, Gibbet Hill Grill is one of the few restaurants in New England with a farm on site. With a menu that alters with the seasons, they offer a unique farm-to-table dining experience. In addition to dining at the restaurant, you can attend one of the half-day workshops that Gibbet Hill Farms offers with topics tied to its farm-to-table experience. On October 12, the workshop topic will be Foraging. To maintain an optimal instructor-to-student ratio, space is limited so email amy.severino@gibbethill.com to be added to the mailing list and get notified when tickets are available. Please see the link below for classes on other dates.

  • Gibbet Hill Grill
  • 61 Lowell Rd.
    Groton, MA 01450
October

13

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
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
October

17

Andy Ricker Takes Over Little Donkey

We know you love Little Donkey but for one night only, on October 17, you will get to experience a taste of the west coast right here at home at Little Donkey. Two-time James Beard Award-Winning Chef Andy Ricker will cooking up his Thai flavors from Pok Pok Portland in the Little Donkey kitchen. Call Little Donkey at (617) 945-1008 to make reservations.

  • By Reservation
  • Little Donkey
  • 505 Massachusetts Ave #4018
    Cambridge, MA 02139
October

18

Sushi Rolling Workshop with Red's Best

While sushi may be more of one of the daunting foods to prepare at home, this class hopes to change your mind. Hosted at the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, this class featuring Red’s Best seafood will teach you the traditions of sushi while learning how to shop for and roll sushi. Chef Jen, who was a part of the sushi program at Legal Harborside, will lead you through the creation of two different sushi rolls (Salmon Maki and Tuna Maki) alongside a traditional Japanese salad. As with most classes at The KITCHEN, the meal you prepare will be paired with three New England wines. Tickets $68 – $85 (The Trustee of Reservations Members get a discount)

  • 6 - 8 PM
  • The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
October

20

Cheese 101

Come to Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge for their most popular class: Cheese 101. Formaggio Kitchen’s cheese mongers will walk you through the history and process of cheesemaking, while highlighting how modern-day cheesemakers are honoring artisan traditions. Come up your cheese plate game by learning the basics of tasting and building your own cheese plate while also tasting some wines and beers that pair perfectly with the cheese. At the end of the class, you’ll also get to peak inside the cheese caves. If you want to spend more time learning about the caves, be sure to check out their other class “Brave The Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson.”

  • 5:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Formaggio Kitchen - Cambridge
  • 244 Huron Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
October

20

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
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
October

21

Beer & Chocolate Experience at Samuel Adams Boston Brewery

Why indulge in one vice when you can indulge in two? Most Mondays at 6 PM from 8/19 – 10/28, Samuel Adams will be hosting a behind the scenes look of their Classic Brewhouse Tour for a beer and chocolate pairing in their Barrel Room, which is not open to the public. Tickets are $25 and include a guided flight from their Barrel Room collection paired with artisanal chocolate, plus a specialty Belgian tasting goblet. Make sure to buy tickets on the date you want to attend. Check out the link for all available dates.

  • 6 - 7 PM
  • Samuel Adams
  • 30 Germania St.
    Boston, MA 02130
October

22

Spent Grain Bread Making Class

Come check out one of TFL’s favorite breweries Somerville Brewing Company (aka “Slumbrew”) to learn how to make Spent Grain Bread. Brewer’s Spent Grain (BSG) is a byproduct of the beer brewing process and is high in both fiber and protein. In this class, you’ll learn how to make spent grain bread while sampling finished bread with different types of butter and jams. After class, you’ll also get one oven-ready loaf to take home, as well as more spent grain for your freezer to make in the future. And being that you’ll be at a brewery, the ticket of course also includes a beer token to enjoy a pint during class. Tickets $30

  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Somerville Brewing Company Brewery + Taproom
  • 15 Ward St.
    Somerville, MA 02143
October

23

Goodfellas Dinner at Coppa

Come to one of our favorite Boston Italian restaurants, Coppa Enoteca, for their Goodfella’s family-style Italian dinner. Seatings will be at 5:30, 9, and 9:30 PM and reservations can be made by emailing Sam at sam@coppaboston.com.

  • 5:30, 9, or 9:30 PM
  • Coppa Enoteca
  • 253 Shawmut Ave
    Boston, MA 02118
October

24

Pumpkin Carving at Harpoon

Pretzels, Pints, and Pumpkins…that’s what you’ll find at the Harpoon Beer Hall on October 24th from 5 to 8 PM. Come chow down on some of our favorite pretzels from one of our favorite breweries, located in the Seaport. Each $25 ticket includes a drink ticket, a pretzel ticket, a pumpkin with carving materials, and Halloween treats. The tickets for the first Pumpkin Carving have already sold out so don’t wait too long to buy your tickets!

  • 5 - 8 PM
  • The Harpoon Beer Hall
  • 306 Northern Avenue
    Boston, MA 02210
October

26

Day of the Dead Mexican Street Food Festival and Block Party

This festival will give you something to taco ‘bout for weeks! Come to Cambridge to celebrate at the Day of the Dead Mexican Street Food Festival and Block Party. The festival will be featuring over 25 food trucks and restaurants, a beer, wine, and margarita garden, live music, and a Day of the Dead costume contest (including cash prizes). Click the link below for more details as they come out. Admission: $10.

October

30

Talulla Women x Wine Series: Eileen Eilliot

Ready to celebrate women in wine? We thought so! Throughout October and November, Talulla in Cambridge will be hosting a Women x Wine Series that celebrates unique female wine professionals and their specific expertise as a part of the total world of wine. Each night, the guest wine professional will select a single wine producer that Chef Conor Dennehy will use to inspire his creation of the menu. This night features Eileen Elliot of Social Wines, a beer, wine, and spirit store in Boston. Her goal is to bring local and natural wines to the shelves of Boston. You can make reservations using the link below.

  • 5 - 10 PM
  • Talulla
  • 377 Walden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
November

2

Fall Dumpling Classes with Chef Ashley Lujares

Have you ever wondered how chef Joanne Chang of Myers + Chang created those delicious dumplings you undoubtedly order every time you go? Well now’s your chance to learn! M+C Executive Chef Ashley Lujares will be leading this hands-on demonstration and cooking class on two of M+C’s most popular dumpling dishes. A $125 ticket includes the class, breakfast pastries and coffee (from Flour), a recipe booklet so you can bring your dumpling master skills home, and a dim sum brunch. For an extra $34, you can add on a personalized signed copy of Myers+Chang at Home, Joanne’s cookbook.

  • 9:45 AM - 1 PM
  • Myers + Chang
  • 1145 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02118
November

4

Clear and Present Dinner

Trying to cut down on your drinking but still want to have a fun night out? Then this experience is for you! On November 4th at Toro Boston, Executive Chef Josh Elliott will be joined by Andrew Zimmern (of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern), Bill Weiss of Island Creek Oysters, and Jeremy Kean and Philip Kruta of Brassica. All these chefs have committed to clear minds and sober lifestyles and dinner on this evening will be a celebration fo that. The five-course menu created by the chefs will be accompanied by thoughtfully chosen non-alcoholic beverage pairings. The lack of spirits will allow you to fully enjoy the hospitality that Toro has to offer. You can make your reservations using the link below.

  • By Reservation
  • Toro
  • 1704 Washington St
    Boston, MA 02118
November

9

Sushi Rolling Workshop with Red's Best

While sushi may be more of one of the daunting foods to prepare at home, this class hopes to chang your mind. Hosted at the KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, this class featuring Red’s Best seafood will teach you the traditions of sushi while learning how to shop for and roll sushi. Chef Jen, who was a part of the sushi program at Legal Harborside, will lead you through the creation of two different sushi rolls (Salmon Maki and Tuna Maki) alongside a traditional Japanese salad. As with most classes at The KITCHEN, the meal you prepare will be paired with three New England wines. Tickets $68 – $85 (The Trustee of Reservations Members get a discount)

  • 6 - 8 PM
  • The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
November

10

The Art of the Dumpling: Nepali Momos with Shailini Sisodia

Come learn how to make the popular Nepali dumpling known as the “Momo.” Local chef Shailini Sisodia will be teaching you about the delicacies of her homeland using ingredients from the Boston Public Market farmers and artisans. The menu for the evening will include momos with Chestnut Farms turkey and scallions with Nepali spices and herbs and then vegetarian momos with seasonal veggies from Stillman’s Farm. Of course, the meal you cook will be paired with three local New England wines. Come enjoy the taste of Nepal at the KITCHEN. Tickets $60 – $75 (The Trustee of Reservations Members get a discount)

  • 4 - 6 PM
  • The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
November

10

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
  • 506 Park Drive
    Boston, MA 02215
November

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Talulla Women x Wine Series: Lauren Hayes

Ready to celebrate women in wine? We thought so! Throughout October and November, Talulla in Cambridge will be hosting a Women x Wine Series that celebrates unique female wine professionals and their specific expertise as a part of the total world of wine. Each night, the guest wine professional will select a single wine producer that Chef Conor Dennehy will use to inspire his creation of the menu. This night features Lauren Hayes who created the all-natural wine list at Pammy’s in Cambridge. Hayes is an expert at choosing unique wines that appeal to both beginner and experienced national wine drinkers. You can make your reservations using the link below.

  • 5 - 10 PM
  • Talulla
  • 377 Walden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
November

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Thru Nov 16

Boston Beer and BBQ Fest

For the 5th year in a row, the Boston Beer and BBQ Fest will be returning to the city featuring 25 New England craft brewers and 7 local BBQ spots. There will be three sessions between 11/15 and 11/16: 11/15 6 – 9:30 PM (Session 1), 11/16 1 – 4:30 PM (Session 2), and 11/16 6 – 9:30 PM (Session 3). A $60 ticket includes admission to one of the sessions plus unlimited samples of 80+ New England craft beers and ciders and a sample from each of the 7 local BBQ spots. This festival often sells out so be sure to get your tickets early using the link below.

  • See Description for Times
  • Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts
  • 539 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116
November

19

Spent Grain Bread Making Class

Come check out one of TFL’s favorite breweries Somerville Brewing Company (aka “Slumbrew”) to learn how to make Spent Grain Bread. Brewer’s Spent Grain (BSG) is a byproduct of the beer brewing process and is high in both fiber and protein. In this class, you’ll learn how to make spent grain bread while sampling finished bread with different types of butter and jams. After class, you’ll also get one oven-ready loaf to take home, as well as more spent grain for your freezer to make in the future. And being that you’ll be at a brewery, the ticket of course also includes a beer token to enjoy a pint during class. Tickets $30

  • 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Somerville Brewing Company Brewery + Taproom
  • 15 Ward St.
    Somerville, MA 02143
November

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Talulla Women x Wine Series: Theresa Paopao

Ready to celebrate women in wine? We thought so! Throughout October and November, Talulla in Cambridge will be hosting a Women x Wine Series that celebrates unique female wine professionals and their specific expertise as a part of the total world of wine. Each night, the guest wine professional will select a single wine producer that Chef Conor Dennehy will use to inspire his creation of the menu. This night features Theresa Paopao of Oleana, a TFL favorite. Beyond being a mentor to many in the city of Boston, she has also designed wine lists for restaurants including Momofuku, Asia, and Ribelle. You can make reservations using the link below.

  • 5 - 10 PM
  • Talulla
  • 377 Walden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
December

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The Art of the Dumpling: Nepali Momos with Shailini Sisodia

Come learn how to make the popular Nepali dumpling known as the “Momo.” Local chef Shailini Sisodia will be teaching you about the delicacies of her homeland using ingredients from the Boston Public Market farmers and artisans. The menu for the evening will include momos with Chestnut Farms turkey and scallions with Nepali spices and herbs and then vegetarian momos with seasonal veggies from Stillman’s Farm. Of course, the meal you cook will be paired with three local New England wines. Come enjoy the taste of Nepal at the KITCHEN. Tickets $60 – $75 (The Trustee of Reservations Members get a discount)

  • 4 - 6 PM
  • The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
December

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Fall Dumpling Classes with Chef Ashley Lujares

Have you ever wondered how chef Joanne Chang of Myers + Chang created those delicious dumplings you undoubtedly after to order every time you go? Well now’s your chance to learn! M+C Executive Chef Ashley Lujares will be leading this hands-on demonstration and cooking class on two of M+C’s most popular dumpling dishes. A $125 ticket includes the class, breakfast pastries and coffee (from Flour), a recipe booklet so you can bring your dumpling master skills home, and a dim sum brunch. For an extra $34, you can add on a personalized signed copy of Myers+Chang at Home, Joanne’s cookbook.

  • 9:45 AM - 1 PM
  • Myers + Chang
  • 1145 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02118

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