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November

14

Harvest Dinner at Puritan & Co.

Join Puritan & Company for their 6th annual Harvest Dinner. To showcase New England’s autumn bounty, Chef Will Gilson has prepared a five-course menu featuring local game and produce. The dinner includes wine pairings with additional wine and cocktails available for purchase. Tickets $105.

  • 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Puritan & Company
  • 1166 Cambridge St.
    Cambridge, MA 02139
November

14

Fox & The Knife at The Table at Season to Taste

Get a sneak peek of Karen Akunowicz new restaurant, Fox & the Knife, at Cambridge’s The Table. For one night only Chef Akunowicz will be cooking up a 5-course menu previewing dishes soon to be featured at her brand new enoteca. An optional wine pairing by The Table’s wine director, Jesse Eslin, will also be available. Tickets $98.

  • 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • The Table at Season to Taste
  • 2447 Massachusetts Ave.
    Cambridge, MA, 02140
November

17

Gin 101 at Our Fathers

Learn all about the wonderful world of gin at Our Fathers’ Gin 101 class. From London Dry, to Old Tom and beyond, Bar Director Kayla Quigley will lead participants through an informative tasting of different styles of gin from around the world. The class includes a G&T, deli-inspired snacks from the Our Fathers kitchen, and samples of a wide variety of gins. Tickets $40.

  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Our Fathers
  • 197 North Harvard St.
    Boston, MA 02134
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

18

Beaujolais Soirée at Island Creek Oyster Bar Burlington

Taste your way through Beaujolais at Island Creek Oyster Bar Burlington’s second annual Beaujolais Soirée They’ve recruited an armada of wine experts to teach you all about the regional nuances that wines from Beaujolais, France have to offer. Additionally, Chef Matt Celeste will be cooking up bistro fare to pair with the diverse selection of wines. Tickets are $60 in advance or $75 at the door. To purchase tickets email lstaley@islandcreekoysterbar.com.

  • 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Island Creek Oyster Bar
  • 300 District Ave.
    Burlington, MA 01803
November

18

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
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
November

19

Nightshade Pop-Up at Loyal Nine

Chef Rachel Miller has made a big splash on the North Shore since starting her Vietnamese-influenced pop up. Now she’s gearing up to open a brick and mortar noodle bar in Lynn, MA. For her final pop-up of the year, Chef Miller is joining forces with Loyal Nine for an evening of noodles, snacks, and cocktails. Tickets $55.

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Loyal Nine
  • 660 Cambridge St.
    Cambridge, MA 02141
November

19

Leisure Luxury: The Art of Entertaining with Nick Yebba Jr.

Learn how to host the perfect dinner just in time for the holidays with the Nick Yebba Jr. of Teresa’s Hospitality Group. In this installment of BCAE’s Celebrity Chef Class series, Chef Yebba will lead participants through every step of a multi-course dinner from small-bite starters to luxe dessert. Tickets $70 + $20 materials fee.

  • 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • BCAE
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
November

19

Chef Dinner Series with Chef Dan Amighi at Remnant Brewing

Join Remnant Brewing for a special dinner featuring Chef Dan Amighi of Cafe du Pays. The dinner includes several courses cooked up by Chef Amighi, beer pairings courtesy of Remnant, and discounts on MYRTH Ceramic’s new line of New England inspired-stoneware. Tickets $80.

  • 8 P.M.- 9:30 P.M.
  • Remnant Brewing
  • 2 Bow Market Way
    Somerville, MA 02143
December

1

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 a.m.
  • Mei Mei Restaurant
  • 506 Park Dr.
    Boston, MA 02215
December

3

Turkish Pasta

Join Sofra Bakery & Cafe for a hands-on cooking class dedicated to the often unexplored world of Turkish pasta. Chef Didem Hosgel will teach participants how to make dainty Turkish raviolis, or manti, and prepare several dried and fresh pasta dishes using traditional Turkish ingredients like red pepper paste, sumac, and mint. Tickets $110.

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

5

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 a.m.
  • Mei Mei
  • 506 Park Dr.
    Boston, MA 02215
December

9

Brave the Caves: An Underground Cheese Lesson

Explore a cheesy underworld beneath the streets of Cambridge at Formaggio Kitchen. From the biggest wheel to the smallest chévre, you’ll learn all about the diversity of cheeses in Formaggio’s cheese caves. Once you’re done spelunking, you’ll have a chance to try many of the cheeses you viewed in their natural habitat. Tickets $65.

  • 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge
  • 244 Huron Ave.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
December

10

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 St.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
December

18

Thru Dec 19

Knife Skills Bootcamp

In this two-part class 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.
  • BCAE
  • 122 Arlington St.
    Boston, MA 02116
December

29

Gin 101 at Our Fathers

Learn all about the wonderful world of gin at Our Fathers’ Gin 101 class. From London Dry, to Old Tom and beyond, Bar Director Kayla Quigley will lead participants through an informative tasting of different styles of gin from around the world. The class includes a G&T, deli-inspired snacks from the Our Fathers kitchen, and samples of a wide variety of gins. Tickets $40.

  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Our Fathers
  • 197 North Harvard St.
    Boston, MA 02134
January

7

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 St.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
January

14

Love You a Brunch!

Bolster your brunch skills with Sofra Bakery & Cafe’s Love You A Brunch cooking class. Chef Didem Hosgel and Pastry Chef Alex Artinian will show you how to make a variety of Middle-Eastern inspired brunch treats including a layered feta cheese pie, morning buns with orange blossom glaze, and poached eggs with Maras pepper butter sauce. Tickets $110.

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

28

It's a Date!

Make a date with dates at Sofra Bakery & Cafe’s hands-on class dedicated solely to cooking with this Middle-Eastern staple. Pastry Chef Alex Artinian will demonstrate several sweet and savory preparations for these delicious dried delicacies. Recipes include Date Espresso Terrine, Caramelized Onion and Date Fatayer, and Pear Crisp with Dates. Tickets $85.

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

4

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 St.
    Cambridge, MA 02138
February

11

Basic Pantry 101

Learn how to build a better pantry to keep you warm and well-fed all winter long at Sofra Bakery & Cafe. Participants will learn what staples to stock up on, like whole grains, legumes, spices and versatile condiments like tahini and pomegranate molasses. Then Chef Didem Hosgel and Executive Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick will teach you how to put these ingredients to work in tasty recipes like Bulgur Pilaf and Tahini Shortbread Cookies. Tickets $110.

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

4

Hummus Where the Heart is

Join Chef Ana Sortun at Sofra Bakery & Cafe for a cooking demonstration all about hummus. Forget the packaged stuff, Ana will show you how easy it is to prepare delicious hummus at home with just five ingredients — chickpeas, lemon, garlic, olive oil, and tahini. She’ll also prepare a variety of regional and modern takes on this rich spread including Warm Buttered Hummus with Crispy Lamb and Carrot Tabbouleh, and Bread Hummus with Avocado and Beets. Tickets $110.

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

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