Boston Culinary Events
Fill your culinary calendar with special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Boston. We've also got the latest Boston Restaurant News and Wine Events.
Turner’s Seafood Restaurants, with locations in Salem and Melrose, presents its month-long Crabfest celebration by serving a special lunch and dinner menu featuring Jonah crab, soft shell blue crab, king crab and snow crab, all harvested from across North America. Executive chef Yale Woodson at Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall in Salem will offer appetizers including crab Rangoon and tempura fried soft shells over Napa coleslaw, finished with a sweet and spicy glaze and wasabi aioli; two special crab sandwiches, the Jonah Crab Roll and Crispy Fried Soft Shell BLT; and entrees such as the Land and Sea entrée and halibut with snow crab imperial. At its Melrose location, executive chef Jaime Aguilar offers appetizers including Jonah Fresco served with corn chips for dipping, and panko fried soft shells with baby arugula and corn salad; three crab sandwich specials; and savory entrees including a Jonah crab-stuffed haddock, and grilled soft shells brushed with lemon butter and served with roasted potatoes and fennel slaw. Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market is at 506 Main Street, Melrose, MA. Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall, 43 Church St., Salem, MA 01970, 978-745-7665.
Skip the tie and power tools --- Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts in Boston and Saugus is partnering with Sons of Liberty Spirits to create the perfect Father’s Day treat: a whiskey-glazed donut. Available only for the month of June, the whiskey glaze is created using Battle Cry Whiskey, an American Single Malt born from a Belgian-style ale. The whiskey features hints of dark fruit and spices, such as anise and black licorice, with a subtle sweetness. Kane’s boiled down the Battle Cry to cook out most of the alcohol and then blended it with sugar, local organic honey and butter to craft a whiskey glaze. Kane’s two other flavors of the month are a devil’s food chocolate sea-salted caramel, and a butter pecan. Kane's Handcrafted Donuts, 90 Oliver St., Boston, MA 02110, 857-317-2654.
Martha’s Vineyard celebrates its annual wine and culinary extravaganza. Some festival features include wine tasting seminars, nationally recognized chefs, culinary dinners and an auction. For more details, please visit the official website
Precinct Kitchen + Bar offers $1 oysters daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The offerings include briny Malpeques from Prince Edward Island, sweet Powder Points from Duxbury, creamy Katama Bays from Martha's Vineyard and enormous Blue Points from New York City. Local dinner standouts here include a clam bake, braised beef short ribs and seared Georges Bank scallops. Precinct Kitchen + Bar, Loews Boston Hotel, 154 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-532-3827.
If you long for a traditional Sunday dinner, head to Lineage where you can feast on a rotating menu of dishes that will take you on a trip down memory lane. Hearty dinners include everything from roast beef tenderloin topped with a red wine sauce to lamb meatloaf and herb crusted pork loin. Reservations are recommended and dinners are held from 4 to 9 p.m. Lineage, 242 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446, 617-232-0065.
From 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-10 p.m. daily, Marliave offers 3-4 different types of oysters for half the price ($1.50 each). Marliave, 10 Bosworth St., Boston, MA 02108, 617-422-0004.
Monday through Friday
Executive chef/owner Evan Deluty of Stella is offering a $5 appetizer menu Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The cheap bites menu includes Stella classics like spicy mussels and grilled Italian sausage and can be enjoyed at the bar, lounge or outdoor patio. Stella, 1525 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118, 617-247-7747.
Chef Tim Wiechmann is at it again, showing off his creativity with prototype Tuesday nights at Bronwyn. Each dinner, which can be paired with regional wines, spirits and beers, is based on a theme related to Germany and the Central/Eastern Europe region. Some dishes to be featured are Serbian steak, Polish charcuterie board, Transylvanian lamb meatballs and Serbian hamburger. Prices vary each week. Bronwyn, 255 Washington St., Somerville, MA 02143, 617-776-9900.
Sunday through Friday
The Palm has introduced a late night Prime Bites menu, available Sunday through Friday from 9 p.m. to close. Selections include everything from calamari fritti and cornmeal fried oysters to raw oysters on the half shell and a basket of cottage fries "chips," each available for half price. The Palm, One International Place, Boston, MA 02110, 617-867-9292.
Sunday through Thursday
The Barking Crab is well known for its seafood in the summer, it has introduced some great bar snacks that make it a great year-round destination. From sliders and mussels in garlic and white wine to fritto misto and fish tacos, the cheap eats menu features snacks all under $10. "The Barking Crab Bar Bites" menu is available Sun.-Thurs. from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. The Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02210, 617-426-2722.
Top of the Hub offers a prix-fixe Sunday brunch menu from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. accompanied by live jazz in the lounge. The view from atop the Prudential Building is just an added bonus. Adults are $39 and children under 12 are $24. For more information, call 617-536-1775 or visit www.topofthehub.net. Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-536-1775.
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