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March 22-October 25
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is introducing a "World of Wine" dinner series beginning on March 22 and continuing through October 25. For $100 per person, the interactive dinner will take you on a tour of various regions, from California to northern Italy, with unique food pairings. The dinners are held from 6 to 8 p.m. and reservations are required. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, 250 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210, 617-951-1368.
After the brutal winter, it’s time for grill masters to shake off the dust, refill the propane and fire up the charcoal! On Saturday, May 25, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., the Wine ConneXtion in North Andover, MA, will dispel the notion that barbecue lovers must slum with beer while indulging in their favorite grilled fare at “Zins and Sliders.” During this complimentary tasting, guests will sip on Zinfandels as they enjoy burger sliders, and discover how the full-bodied, spicy flavors and rustic tannins of a quality Zin complement the flavors of their favorite grilled food. Guests will be sure to discover a wine that will make them think twice about putting away the cork screw this summer. Walk-ins welcome all day! Tasting is complimentary.
On May 29, head over to the Wine Cellar at Legal Sea Foods Park Square for a Chilean wine dinner. For $75, you will enjoy a four-course pairing menu of shrimp empanadas, pancetta wrapped tuna, roasted lamb shoulder and a cheese course, all paired up with wines from Chile picked out by Master Somelier Fred Dexheimer. The event starts at 6:30 pm. For more information, call 617-426-4444 or visit www.legalseafoods.com. Legal Sea Foods, 26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, 617-426-4444.
As the Chinese proverb says “deep doubts, deep wisdom…” well, it’s time to doubt the stereotypical beer and sake pairings that generally accompany the intrinsic flavors of Asian cuisine and grab a glass of wine! On Saturday, June 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. join the Wine ConneXtion and China Blossom, both located in North Andover, MA for “Wok n’ Wine,” as they debunk the mysteries of pairing Asian cuisine and wine with a complimentary in-store tasting. Guests will sample authentic sweet, spicy and savory dishes as they discover the art of pairing these two unlikely flavors. The Wine ConneXtion will educate guests on this fantastic duo while they learn about the art of pairing Asian cuisine for an upcoming restaurant visit, or become inspired to plan a delicious dinner that is sure to impress guests.
City Wine Tours educate and entertain. Their experienced wine ambassadors lead guests on a journey, exploring neighborhoods, customs and culture through wine. City Wine Tours highlight three distinctive wine destinations: luxury hotels, upscale restaurants, and gourmet wine shops. The tours convey neighborhood history, wine culture, and promote wine excellence. At each stop guests enjoy a VIP tasting, light food paring, and wine lesson. Tours are offered in four locations in Boston (North End, South End, Back Bay, Harvard Square) every Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.citywinetours.com.
The Fireplace's bi-monthly tasting series offers discriminating drinkers a chance to swap knowledge on wine, beer, spirits, and artisinal specialties. The libations get paired (naturally) with chef Jim Solomon's hearty New England cuisine; an expert will be on hand for educational purposes. The tastings begin at 3 p.m, and cost is $30. Upcoming sessions spotlight maritnis, tequila, and summer cocktails. The Fireplace, 1634 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02445, 617-975-1900.
Tamarind Bay Coastal Indian Kitchen has just introduced a monthly wine dinner series to explore how wine naturally complements the layering of spices found in Indian cuisine. For $27 per person, you can sample dishes from the Indo-Chinese menu, which features seven new dishes, check out a live cooking demonstration and take home a recipe from one of the dishes prepared like tandoori chicken or spicy spinach and mustard sag paneer. The dinners start at 6 p.m. Tamarind Bay Coastal Indian Kitchen, 1665 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02445, 617-277-1752.
Ashmont Grill hosts a Monday Night Wine Club. This weekly dinner and lecture series costs $35 to attend and includes four courses of small plates complemented by wines. At the end of the evening, guests have the opportunity to win prizes by answering trivia questions. Ashmont Grill, 555 Talbot Ave., Dorchester Ctr., MA 02124, 617-825-4300.
Seasonal sips, a weekly wine tasting event, is being held on Thursdays at Meritage at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Chef Daniel Bruce and sommelier Betsy Ross will introduce you to three to four wines from selected regions paired up with tasting spoons or small bites with each wine offering. For $25, you can sample Pinots from Oregon, all-American sparklers and wines from southern Italy from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm. Meritage, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, 617-439-3995.
The Watertown location of Gordon's Fine Wine and Liquors hosts free tastings from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. every Friday. Rich, the wine manager, conducts these weekly learning sessions by creating a fun and informational environment. Be sure not to miss the noteworthy selection of wines by signing up at www.gordonswine.com for weekly details about the tastings. For more information, call 617-926-1119. Gordon's Fine Wine and Liquors, 51 Watertown St., Watertown, MA 02472, 617-926-1119.
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