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Boston Culinary Events

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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.


Through November
Throughout the month of November, Harvest is hosting a celebration in honor of its 40th anniversary. The restaurant has introduced a special anniversary tasting menu (available in three- or six-course options with pairings), along with a "throwback cocktail" served at a 1970s price. Harvest, 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-868-2255.
December 2
Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake will host its 6th 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 and a live and silent auction as well as Southwestern-style food tastings. The $40 cover charge benefits the Globe Santa Fund. Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake, 384 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-859-8555.
December 12
Santa is coming to Beat Brasserie on December 12 for the third annual Santa jazz brunch. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., diners can nosh on dishes like wildflower lemon and honey pancakes, short rib eggs Benedict and a Greek kale salad bowl. Reservations are recommended. Regular brunch pricing will be available, and there is no cover charge. Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617-499-0001.


The Palm offers a daily three-course "Power Dinner." The menu includes starters like beer-steamed PEI mussels or a shredded kale salad and main entrées such as pan-seared Atlantic salmon filet or a nine-ounce filet mignon and Nova Scotia lobster Oscar. For dessert, choose between a flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce or a salted caramel vanilla crunch cake. The Power Dinner is availalble weekdays from 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. for $49 per person. The Palm, One International Place, Boston, MA 02110, 617-867-9292.
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.
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.
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 Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199, 617-536-1775. is an invitation-only site featuring the area’s top chefs and their cuisine via a portfolio of color photos of the chef’s signature dishes, a chef bio and picture, restaurant menus etc. Check out e-licious, their semi-monthly email newsletter. They also feature lots of restaurant job postings!

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