Boston Culinary Events
Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Boston. We feature a calendar of 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.
Wink & Nod hosts tiki nights on Mondays in November. From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., guests can sip cocktails made with Mount Gay Rum and Brugal Rum while snacking on dishes like popcorn with mustard oil and chickpeas, a lobster sandwich, and hot buttered rum donuts. A tasting platter is available, too. Wink & Nod, 3 Appleton St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-482-0117.
Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake will host its 5th annual Rattlin' Around the Christmas Tree. The holiday soiree is being held from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and will feature live jazz by the Rollo Tomasi Quartet, a fashion show with Bella Life Models, and a live and silent auction as well as Southwestern-style food tastings. The $20 cover charge benefits Globe Santa. Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake, 384 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-859-8555.
Russell House Tavern will host a Heads to Tails Privateer Pig Dinner. The six-course feast starts at 6 p.m. and will pair Brambly Farms (Norfolk, Mass.) pork with handcrafted cocktails made with Privateer Rum. Food includes curried clam and pork belly chowder, pork shoulder and house-cured bacon. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com. Russell House Tavern, 14 JFK St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-500-3055.
Sundays through December 28
Catalyst is offering prix-fixe dinners on Sundays through December 28, 2014. Each week, the $45 menu changes and includes a three-course dinner featuring items like a traditional caprese salad, steak frites and chocolate cake with coffee liqueur ice cream. Catalyst, 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-986-0218.
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.
The prices may be a bit steep at Craigie on Main, but chef Tony Maws tries to keep things low-key and homey with a nightly prix-fixe "neighborhood menu" for $65, with the chef's choice of salad, entrée and dessert. Craigie on Main, 853 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02139, 617-497-5511.
Union Bar & Grille's "Beer and Burger Monday" offers a revolving list of burgers like chargrilled Texas Wagyu cheeseburger or a lamb buger and craft beer. Burgers are $10.50 and beers are $6, served all night at the bar only. Union Bar & Grille, 1357 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118, 617-423-0555.
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.
T.W. Food, a French fantasyland that prefers to fly below the radar, is branching out on Wednesday nights. Fastidious chef Tim Wiechmann lets loose a bit with Improv Wednesdays, a free-wheeling five-course meal. For $49, put yourself in Wiechmann's capable hands---no ordering allowed. The whimsical menu is available after 8:30 p.m. and reservations are recommended. T.W. Food , 377 Walden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-864-4745.
Saturdays & Sundays
L'Espalier serves Fantasy Tea on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. "Make Way for Ducklings" costs $27 and includes petit fours, tea and pastries like the L'Espalier espresso cream swan. "Red Riding Hood's Basket" costs $36 and includes canapés, tea sandwiches (smoked salmon, curried egg salad, lobster salad on pretzel roll), pastries, petit fours and tea. Tea selections include English "Keemun Hao Ya," Earl Grey, Wild Mint, Crimson Berry and Darjeeling. The "Three Blind Mice" cheese tasting costs $30 and features an assortment of cheeses served with traditional accompaniments. For reservations, please call 617-262-3023. L'Espalier, Mandarin Oriental, Boston, 774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-262-3023.
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.