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September

19

Cocktail Class at Bully Boy Distillers

Join Bully Boy Distillers for an in-depth look at how to shake up 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 just behind the bar. Tickets include a full tour of the distillery, a guided spirit tasting, and everything you need to make three killer cocktails. Tickets $65.

  • 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • 44 Cedric St.
    Boston, MA 02119
September

19

The Best of Formaggio Kitchen with Ihsan and Valerie Gurdal

In preparation for their 40th anniversary party, Formaggio Kitchen is hosting a more intimate class with owners Ihsan and Valerie. From olive oils, to cookies, and of course, cheeses, they’ll choose some of they’re favorite products and share stories about the producers that make it all possible. Tickets $65.

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

20

Bubble Lovin’: Champagne, Prosecco & Sparkling Wines

In collaboration with the Boston Center for Adult Education, we’ve picked a few of our favorite food and beverage focused classes to feature for the fall! For this installment the BCAE’s resident wino, Erika Frey, will host a class dedicated to bubbly wines. From Champagne to Prosecco, participants will sample and learn about the production and history of a variety of sparkling wines. Tickets $50 + $20 materials fee.

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

20

Taste of Fenway

Fenway is packed full of great food and drink, and at this year’s Taste of The Fenway you can try just about all of it in one place. From Tatte to Hojoko, some of our favorite spots in the city will be cooking up dishes in celebration of all that Fenway has to offer. Participants will enjoy tastings of food, wine, beer, and cider from 32 local restaurants and businesses as well as live music courtesy of Berklee College of Music. Tickets $45.

  • 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Van Ness Street
  • Van Ness Street
    Boston, MA 02215
September

20

PABU DTX Party

Bid farewell to summer with PABU’s patio party in Downtown Crossing. In addition to games, contests, and music, the friendly folks from this hip Japanese izakaya will be offering complimentary sushi hand rolls and other free offerings. The party continues inside with a special happy hour menu offered all night. This event is free and open to the public.

  • 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • PABU
  • 3 Franklin Street
    Boston, MA 02110
September

21

Flavors of Boston 140 Supper Club

Join Fairmont Copley Plaza for an intimate and indulgent dinner in celebration of the release of Kim Foley MacKinnon’s “100 Things to Do in Boston Before You Die”. Attendees will enjoy a five-course dinner in Fairmont Copley Plaza’s luxurious private dining room with the author of this brand new guide to this city. The dinner will feature a variety of Boston-inspired dishes paired with wines as well as a chance to chat with the author and purchase a copy of the book for yourself. Tickets $140.

  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Fairmont Copley Plaza
  • 138 Saint James Ave.
    Boston, MA 02116
September

22

What the Fluff?

The 100th anniversary of Fluff is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than a Fluff-filled festival in its very birthplace. The festival will feature some of our favorite vendors like Union Square Donuts and Gracie’s Ice Cream as well as Fluff-centric games, cooking contests and more. This years festival is all about innovation in Union Square, so participants can expect to experience plenty of Fluff-inspired inventions and innovative foods. Entry is free.

  • 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Union Square
  • Union Square
    Somerville, MA 02143
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

23

Formaggio Kitchen 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Formaggio Kitchen is celebrating their 40th anniversary in style with a street fair featuring food, live music, a beer garden and more. The party includes small bites from local restaurants like Alden & Harlow, Oleana, and Coppa, as well as a raffle for restaurant gift cards and future events at Formaggio Kitchen. The beer garden will feature beverages from local producers like Trillium Brewing Company and Mise Wines and all proceeds go to benefit the local non-profit Food for Free. Tickets $10.

  • 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Formaggio Kitchen
  • 244 Huron Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
September

23

Pumpkin Pie Class at Flour

In this hands on class, one of Flour Bakery + Cafe’s experienced bakers will teach participants how to make delicious pumpkin pie for the fall. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a flaky pate brisee crust and rich pumpkin filling. Afterwards, they’ll bake off their pies and leave with one of their own to bring home. Tickets $150.

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

24

Saltwash Dinner Series at Island Creek Oyster Farm

Live out the dwindling days of summer at Island Creek Oyster’s new outdoor eatery, The Raw Bar. In an effort to savor the summer, they’re hosting some of Boston’s best chefs for their Saltwash Dinner Series. This dinner will feature a family-style meal cooked up by Chef Rob Wong of Hojoko. For $150, tickets include a signature cocktail, wine pairings, and a seasonal, multi-course meal all served overlooking Duxbury Bay.

  • 4 p.m.
  • The Raw Bar at Island Creek Oyster Farm
  • 401 Washington St.
    Duxbury, MA 02332
September

25

Cheeses and Wines of Spain

From nutty Manchego to bold blues, Spain has a lot to offer in terms of cheese. Join Formaggio Kitchen’s cheese experts for a tasting class dedicated to the wine and cheese of Spain. Participants will learn all about the history and geography that made Spanish cheeses and wines the sought after products they are today. For $55, tickets include eight samples of cheese, four tastes of wine, and a selection of traditional Spanish snacks to accompany.

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

25

Pitmaster Dinner at The Smoke Shop

Chow down with two BBQ world champions at The Smoke Shop’s Pitmaster Dinner. Pitmasters Bill Gillespie and Chris Hart will cook up a multi-course feast featuring smoked wings, ribs, brisket, pork shoulder, and just about every barbecue side you could imagine. Tickets include a family-style dinner and Q&A with the champions themselves as well as a specialty cocktail. Tickets $49.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • The Smoke Shop BBQ
  • 325 Assembly Row
    Somerville, MA 02145
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
September

26

Grilled Cheese Throwdown!

Just about every grilled cheese is good, but not every grilled cheese is great. In an effort to settle the age-old debate of what makes the best grilled cheese, Formaggio Kitchen is hosting a throwdown between two of their expert cheesemongers. Participants will be tasked with tasting five rounds of crispy, savory grilled cheese and a variety of refreshing libations prepared by the competitors. Tickets $55.

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

27

Wine & Dine: The Finger Lakes Meets Boston

Sip your way into fall at Oak Long Bar + Kitchen’s Wine & Dine event featuring renowned Finger Lakes winery, Dr. Konstantin Frank. Oak Long Bar + Kitchen will be serving up seasonal, farm stand-inspired dishes carefully paired with a variety of wines from Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Vineyards. In addition to the wine and food, tickets include entry into a raffle for picnic baskets including cheese, charcuterie, and a bottle of Dr. Konstantin Frank wine. Tickets $55.

  • 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
  • 138 Saint James Ave.
    Boston, MA 02116
September

30

Axe Throwing at Bully Boy Distillers

Hone your axe-throwing skills amidst thousands of gallons of fermenting booze at Bully Boy Distiller’s Axe Throwing Experience. After the experts from Adventure Activities USA teach you the techniques and tricks of axe-throwing, you can kick back in Bully Boy’s Tasting Room with a craft cocktail and exchange battle stories. Tickets include a one hour axe-throwing session and a seasonal draft cocktail from the tasting room for $30.

  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • 44 Cedric St.
    Boston, MA 02119
September

30

Allandale Farm Dinner with Mei Mei

Celebrate local farms, food, and drink at Allandale Farms with the talented folks from Mei Mei food truck & restaurant. This multi-course seated dinner will take place in Allandale’s charming greenhouses and feature food from the farm cooked up by Mei Mei’s acclaimed chef Irene Li. One beer, cocktail, or glass of wine is included and plenty more will be available for purchase courtesy of The Beer Mobile. Tickets $76.

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Allandale Farm
  • 259 Allandale Rd.
    Boston, MA 02467
September

30

Smoke This Rib Fest

Indulge in Cambridge’s best BBQ at this year’s Smoke This Rib Fest. Trina’s Starlite Lounge, Puritan & Co., and several more of our favorite Cambridge spots will be smoking, roasting, and basting for a chance to take home the title of the best ribs in town. In addition to ten rib samples, participants will enjoy live music, and the chance to vote for their favorite ribs. Tickets $27-$75.

  • 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cambridge Street, East Cambridge
  • 622 Cambridge St.
    Cambridge, MA 02141
October

1

Taste, Aroma & Texture: Creating a Balance of Flavor with Chef Tyler Kinnett

In collaboration with the Boston Center for Adult Education, we’ve picked a few of our favorite food and beverage focused classes to feature this fall! For this installment the BCAE is hosting Chef Tyler Kinnett of Harvest to lead a hands-on cooking class about the careful balance between taste, aroma, and texture. Participants will learn how to build layers of flavor while preparing a multi-course meal to enjoy. Tickets $70 + $20 materials fee.

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

1

Fall Wine Preview

Join Formaggio Kitchen for a sneak peak into their brand new fall wine selection. Formaggio’s knowledgable wine buyers will walk you through a ten flight tasting of the reds and whites that their most excited about this fall. In addition to the tasting, Formaggio will be cooking up a fall-themed buffet to enjoy beforehand. If you’re tempted to bring a case home, special wine discounts will be available for participants after the tasting. Tickets $45.

  • 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • Formaggio Kitchen Classroom Annex
  • 67 Smith Pl. #13a
    Cambridge, MA 02138
October

3

Boston No Kid Hungry Dinner

Join an army of Boston’s best chefs in the fight to end childhood hunger in America. Citi is hosting an exclusive multi-course dinner at Cyclorama in an effort to raise money to provide children across the country with healthy food. The dinner will feature Jamie Bissonette of Toro, Coppa, and Little Donkey, Cassie Piuma of Sarma, and many more of our favorite chefs in the city cooking up a multi-course meal tableside. Tickets start at $1000 and go to benefit No Kid Hungry.

  • 6 p.m-9:30 p.m.
  • Cyclorama
  • 539 Tremont St.
    Boston, MA
October

4

WBUR On Tap Explores Boston's Jewish Cuisine with Mamaleh's

Dive deep into the delicious history of Jewish food in Boston with WBUR. In this panel-style discussion, Chef Rachel Miller of Mamaleh’s, WBUR reporter Shira Springer, BU Gastronomy Program Director Megan Elias, and Jewish Arts Collaborative Executive Director Laura Mendel will explore the history of Jewish markets and restaurants as well as contemporary local interpretations of Jewish food. Food will be provided by Mamaleh’s and beer and wine will be served. Admission is free.

  • 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • WBUR
  • 890 Commonwealth Ave.
    Boston, MA 02215
October

6

Truffle Making Workshop and Whiskey Tasting

Taza Chocolate is teaming up with Bully Boy Distillers for a tasting and class dedicated to some of our favorite vices — whiskey and chocolate. Participants will learn how to make a dark chocolate ganache using Taza’s stone-ground chocolate with a little extra boost from Bully Boy’s Whiskey. Then participants will be guided through a tasting of three types of chocolate each paired with one of Bully Boy’s whiskeys. Finally, attendees will roll, dip, and top a dozen dark chocolate whiskey truffles with a variety of toppings to take home. In case all the chocolate and booze doesn’t tide you over, Appleton Farms will provide a local cheese board to chow down on as well. Tickets $65.

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

6

4th Annual Brunch Battle

Sample some of Boston’s best brunch offerings for charity at this year’s Brunch Battle at District Hall. Some of our favorite restaurants like Branch Line and Row 34 will be going head to head to settle the question of who has the best brunch in Boston. Proceeds from the event will benefit Community Servings, a non-profit food and nutrition program dedicated to helping the hungry in Massachusetts in Rhode Island. Tickets $25.

  • 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
  • District Hall
  • 75 Northern Ave.
    Boston, MA 02210
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

11

Autumn Cheese & Cider

In collaboration with the Boston Center for Adult Education, we’ve picked a few of our favorite food and beverage focused classes to feature this fall! In this installment cheese expert Adam Centamore, formerly of Formaggio Kitchen, will lead an autumnal tasting of cheese and hard cider from New England and beyond. Tickets $50 + $25 materials fee.

  • 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • BCAE
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
October

11

Milk Street Sessions: Brooks Headley

Learn the secrets to creating a delicious veggie burger and dismantling food-snobbery at Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Session featuring Brooks Headley. Brooks Headley is a James Beard Award-winning chef known for his extraordinary and affordable non-meat burger counter, Superiority Burger. Joined by Milk Street’s Food Editor, Mathew Card, Headley will discuss food elitism and accessibility while demonstrating how to make the legendary Superiority Burger and several veggie-based sides. Tickets are $95 or $130 with an included cookbook.

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

12

Local Craft Spirits Festival

Join the dozens of distillers, brewers, cider-makers, and more for this year’s Local Craft Spirits Festival. The festival will feature cocktail demos, local food, live music, and a variety of locally crafted spirits, beers, and ciders to enjoy. Tickets $50.

  • 6:30 p.m-9:30 p.m.
  • Landsdowne Quad at University Park
  • 38 Sidney St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
October

13

Cape Cod Brew Fest

Sample dozens of brews from New England and beyond at the seventh annual Cape Cod Brew Fest. This years festival will feature several Boston and Cambridge based breweries and cideries including Bantam Ciders and Lamplighter Brewing Company. Tickets include samples of all the beverages at the event, live music, access to food vendors, and a custom glass to take home. Tickets $50.

  • 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Cape Cod Fairgrounds
  • 1220 Nathan Ellis Hwy
    Falmouth, MA 02536
October

15

Meze—big flavors, small plates

Join Sofra Bakery & Cafe for a hands-on cooking class all about meze. Chef Didem Hosgel will teach you how to prepare a variety of small Middle Eastern and Mediterranean shared plates including Roasted Cauliflower with Smoky Cashew Sauce and Lamb Kofte with Bulgar. Tickets $110.

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

15

Locally-Sourced Flatbreads with Chef Evan Fetras

In collaboration with the Boston Center for Adult Education, we’ve picked a few of our favorite food and beverage focused classes to feature this fall! In this installment Chef Evan Fetras of The Flatbread Company will teach you how to make delicious flatbreads with local, seasonal produce. From organic wheat, to local, wood-fired tomatoes, Fetras shares that ingredients are paramount when it comes to flatbread. Tickets $70 + $20 materials fee.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
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 Restaurant
  • 506 Park Dr.
    Boston, MA 02215
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
October

21

Allandale Farm Dinner with Mei Mei

Celebrate local farms, food, and drink at Allandale Farms with the talented folks from Mei Mei food truck & restaurant. This multi-course seated dinner will take place in Allandale’s charming greenhouses and feature food from the farm cooked up by Mei Mei’s acclaimed chef Irene Li. One beer, cocktail, or glass of wine is included and plenty more will be available for purchase courtesy of The Beer Mobile. Tickets $76.

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Allandale Farm
  • 259 Allandale Rd.
    Boston, MA 02467
October

22

#DogoftheDay & Industry Faves with Chef Suzi Maitland

In collaboration with the Boston Center for Adult Education, we’ve picked a few of our favorite food and beverage focused classes to feature this fall! For this class, Chef Suzi Maitland of Trina’s Starlite Lounge will be giving the lowdown on what makes a Trina’s-worthy #DogoftheDay. In addition to preparing some of these playful hot dogs, Chef Maitland will cook up a few of the comforting, south-inspired dishes she’s known for. Tickets $70 + $20 materials fee.

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

22

What’s in Your Liquor Cabinet? Crafting Cocktails at Home with Tainah Soares

In collaboration with the Boston Center for Adult Education, we’ve picked a few of our favorite food and beverage focused classes to feature this fall! For this installment, Bartender Tainah Soares of A4cade will teach you how to put your liquor cabinet to work with a class on making cocktails at home. She’ll cover bartending techniques as well as the history and flavor profile of several different spirits and liqueurs. Tickets $70 + $20 materials fee.

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

23

Thru Oct 24

Knife Skills Bootcamp

In collaboration with the Boston Center for Adult Education, we’ve picked a few of our favorite food and beverage focused classes to feature this fall! In this class, you’ll learn the tips, tricks, and techniques to up your knife skills and become a more effective home cook. Professional chef and knife guru Lars Liebisch will cover knife technique, maintenance, and how to pick the best blade for the job. Tickets $125 + $40 materials fee.

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

24

A Heady Pig Roast Featuring Alchemist

Join Assembly Square’s BBQ haven, The Smoke Shop for a whole hog roast featuring Alchemist Brewery’s unfiltered Head Topper IPA. They’ll be cooking up two whole pigs— one Jamaican-jerk style and the other smoked in classic Smoke Shop fashion. Tickets include one Heady Topper from The Alchemist, passed appetizers, and a family-style buffet featuring just about all the pork you can eat. Tickets $39.50.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • The Smoke Shop BBQ
  • 325 Assembly Row
    Somerville, MA 02145
October

25

Fall Cocktails with Bully Boy Distillers

Few things compliment the crisp fall air like aged-spirit cocktails and cheese. Join Formaggio Kitchen and Bully Boy Distillers for a tasting of spirits, fall-inspired cocktails, and plenty of cheese carefully paired with each libation. One of Bully Boy’s spirit experts will walk you through several of their best offerings while the folks from Formaggio give you the lowdown on each cheese. Tickets $65.

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

25

Understanding Wine Tasting: The Basics of Identifying & Describing Wines

In collaboration with the Boston Center for Adult Education, we’ve picked a few of our favorite food and beverage focused classes to feature this fall! For this installment BCAE’s wine expert Erika Frey will teach you the basics of identifying and describing wines. Participants will be put to the laborious task of sampling a variety of wines and learn how to taste, understand, and order a wine that suits their preference. Tickets $50 + $18 materials fee.

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

25

Boston Public Market's Harvest Party

Celebrate the harvest season with Boston Public Market’s Third Annual Harvest Party. Local cideries, breweries, and all of BPM’s vendors will be in attendance handing out plenty of seasonal samples. The party also includes live music, an auction, and the opportunity to see the crowning of this years giant “Pumpking.” For a more intimate pre-party experience, BPM is offering tickets to “Chef’s Table,” a buffet dinner with the opportunity to meet local producers and even try your own hand at hand-rolling bagels, grinding cacao beans, and more. Tickets $50 for admission to the Market Party or $500 for the special Chef’s Table event.

  • 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Boston Public Market
  • 100 Hanover St.
    Boston, MA 02108
October

26

Thomas Keller: Great Dishes of the Greats

In collaboration with the Boston Center for Adult Education, we’ve picked a few of our favorite food and beverage focused classes to feature this fall! In celebration of acclaimed American chef, Thomas Keller, the BCAE will be hosting a class focused on recreating some of his best recipes. You’ll learn the tips and techniques to prepare dishes from Chef Keller’s award-winning book, The French Laundry Cookbook, and beyond at home. Tickets $65 + $24 materials fee.

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

29

Bring Out The Boos

Get in to the Halloween spirit with 20 of Boston’s best, and spookiest, cocktails. Kendall Square’s State Park is hosting a tasting event to cap off the Bring Out the Boos cocktail competition. Twenty of the cities best halloween cocktails have been chosen, and now it’s time to taste them all in one place. In addition to the chance to try these scary-good drinks, the event will feature southern-inspired bar snacks and a silent auction to benefit Red Cross Disaster Relief.

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • State Park
  • One Kendall Square
    Bldg 300 (Lower Level)
    Cambridge, MA 02139
October

29

Sofra Soirée

Learn how to host the ultimate dinner party just in time for the holidays with Sofra Bakery & Cafe. In this hands-on class, Executive Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick and Service Manager Maggie Walsh will teach you how to make easy and impressive pastries, snacks, and batched cocktails like Za’atar Twists and Panforte. Tickets $85.

  • 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sofra Bakery & Cafe
  • 1 Belmont St.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
November

3

2018 Massachusetts Cheese Festival!

Join us to celebrate the 6th Annual Massachusetts Cheese Festival! This year’s event is all about the POWER OF CHEESE!

Award-winning artisan cheesemakers will sample and discuss their products, and dozens of Pairing Partners will showcase culinary products to accompany all that wonderful local cheese. Cheesemakers and industry experts will offer workshops and demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Meet our artisans, taste local food, wine, craft ciders, and make some new friends! This is a day to sample, taste, learn and bring home some special treats. Tickets will be sold only by advance purchase; there will be no tickets available at the door.

  • 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Arts at the Armory
  • 191 Highland Ave.
    Somerville, MA 02143
November

7

Masterclass with Chef Tony Maws

Hone your culinary skills with some of Boston’s best chefs at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education’s Celebrity Chef Masterclass series. This installment features Chef Tony Maws of the critically-acclaimed Cambridge restaurant Craigie on Main. He’ll guide you through a hands-on exploration of Farmer’s Market squashes in celebration of the fall. Tickets $120.

  • 6 p.m-9 p.m.
  • Cambridge Center for Adult Education
  • 42 Brattle St.
    Cambridge MA 02138
November

9

Boston Beer and BBQ Fest

Join 25 craft New England cideries and breweries along with 7 local barbecue spots for a delicious day (or two) of beer and BBQ. The festival will take place in three sessions all at Cyclorama in the South End:

Session 1: Friday 11/9, 6:00-9:30PM
Session 2: Saturday, 11/10, 1:00-4:30PM
Session 3: Saturday, 11/10 6:00-9:30PM

Tickets include unlimited samples of more than 80 ciders and beers as well as a sample from each of the seven BBQ spots. Attendees include some of our favorites like Aeronaut Brewing Co. and The Smoke Shop. Tickets $60.

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

13

Boston Magazine's Taste

In celebration of the launch of their top 50 restaurants issue, Boston Magazine is throwing a culinary party to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank. From SRV to Pammy’s, many of our favorite spots will be in attendance serving up the food and hospitality that got them to be known as the best in the city. Participants will enjoy plenty of food and cocktail samples, live music, and the chance to meet the featured chefs and see them in action. Tickets $49-$99.

  • 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • 308 Congress St.
    Boston, MA
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
November

19

Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Classic Asian Flavors with Chef Irene Li

The KITCHEN at Boston Public Market is hosting a hands on cooking class led by Chef Irene Li of Mei Mei. Capitalizing on the local products offered at BPM, Chef Li will help you cook up a two-course meal in the inventive asian style of Mei Mei. In addition to learning a variety of new flavors and techniques, you’ll enjoy tastes of three New England wines from The Massachusetts Wine Shop. Tickets $90.

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

5

Masterclass with Chef Michael Pagliarini

Hone your culinary skills with some of Boston’s best chefs at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education’s Celebrity Chef Masterclass series. This installment features Chef Michael Pagliarini of two of Cambridge’s best Italian restaurants, Giulia and Benedetto. He’ll guide you through a hands-on class on how to best use the bountiful seafood of New England. Tickets $120.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • Cambridge Center for Adult Education
  • 42 Brattle St.
    Cambridge MA 02138

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