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Food Events Calendar 2018


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Dinner

Harpoon Beer Dinner

Jan 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2019 C.K. Pearl, 112 Main Street Essex, MA

Join us for a Harpoon Beer Dinner at C.K. Pearl featuring a 7 course meal with Harpoon, UFO, and Clown Shoes beers. Call the restaurant for reservations.

Viking Dinner 2019 at O.N.C.E. in Valhalla

Jan 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019 ONCE Somerville,156 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA Somerville, MA

O.N.C.E. in Valhalla is pop-up dinner and Viking fiesta. Come feast and drink like a mighty warrior. Menu to come, but last year's menu included leg of lamb; stewed goat, cheesy oat porridge with smoked ham, liverwurst, brined vegetables, and oat biscuits.

Aphrodisiac Alert: A Valentine's Day Cooking Class & Dinner

Feb 14, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019 Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street Dover, MA

Get ready for an eventful, social and delicious evening. In this special hands-on Valentine’s cooking class, students will create a 3-course meal integrating foods purportedly known to be aphrodisiacs. Please note, this dinner includes champagne and wine. Class is limited to 6 couples. Pre-registration is required. This class is suitable for vegetarians. Portions of the menu are gluten-free and vegan.

Festivals

Boston Harbor Hotel Wine Festival 2019

Jan 11, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019 Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA

The Boston Wine Festival presents a lineup of intimate winemaker hosted dinners, seminars and receptions from January through March. It is the longest running food and wine festival in the nation. Featured events are Grand Opening Reception, the Valentine Champagne Dinner Dance, and the Valentine's Jazz Brunch. Receptions are walk-about events presenting 40 wines of a particular theme; dinners are four-course dinners hosted by a winemaker or winery owner; Seminars are themed, on topics like barrel samples, vertical tastings, horizontal tastings and blends. See the festival calendar for details about events. Hurry; many events sell out early.

Tastings

Winter Wine and Cheese Fest at Eataly

Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 23, 2019 Eataly, 800 Boylston Street Boston, MA

• 1/23/2019 • • Boston $60.00 Guests at this tasting festival will receive an all-access pass to wander through the entire store and taste a variety of artisan cheeses and wines. Learn about the cheeses and wines from experts. Experience an evening as the best of both Italy and New England come together.

Taste of Chocolate Weekend 2019 in Harvard Square

Jan 25, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019 Bratle Street and Harvard Square Cambridge, MA

January 25th – 27th 2019 Harvard Square’s restaurants and cafes will feature chocolate appetizers, entrees, desserts, cocktails, cordials, and nightcaps while Harvard Square retailers will present chocolate specials and deals. The annual sampling of chocolate goodies will be presented on Saturday, January 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. on Brattle Plaza (in front of Brattle Square Florist – 31 Brattle Street).

Mac Daddy Vegan Mac & Cheese Cook-off

Jan 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019 Technocopia, 44 Portland St, Fl 6, Worcester, MA

All are welcome to attend and sample the mac and cheese. Bring your cheeziest vegan pasta dish and enter for a chance to be dubbed the Mac Daddy. A $10 suggested donation is requested from taste-testers.

Gourmet Doughnut Bowl

Jan 31, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019 WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street Brighton, MA

Dough(nut) worry, be happy! Join an adult-only doughnut party at WGBH Studios in Brighton. Showcasing the best homemade doughnut makers from all over New England. A cash bar will be available to truly make it a night out. For guests age 21 and older. This is not a seated event.

“Some Like It Hot” Chili Cook-Off

Feb 2, 2019 - Feb 2, 2019 Brattle Plaza at Harvard Square Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Square Business Association hosts Harvard Square’s finest chefs, cooking chili for all to sample. The cook-off will take place on Brattle Plaza (in front of Brattle Florist at 31 Brattle Street) and is a fitting and spicy prelude to the Super Bowl! Vote for your favorite.

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival 2019

Feb 8, 2019 - Feb 10, 2019 various locations Salem, MA

Chocolate, ice sculptures, and a lots of specials and discounts at downtown businesses are all part of Salem's celebration of Valentine's Day. Salem's So Sweet opens with a Chocolate and Wine Tasting, on Friday, February 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 231 Essex Street, Salem. For the rest of the weekend, enjoy outdoor ice sculptures and hospitality by local businesses.

Workshops & Classes

Chocolate Detective Learning Adventure with Historic Deerfield

Feb 11, 2019 - Feb 14, 2019 Historic Deerfield, 84B Old Main Street Deerfield, MA

Learn the history of chocolate in early America at a three-day and three-night series of demonstrations, lectures, tours, and tastings. See chocolate pots and cups from the 18th and 19th centuries; join a Victorian valentine workshop; and enjoy a chocolate themed dinner. Registration is $795 per person for double occupancy room at the Deerfield Inn for 3 nights, all events and meals. Register online or by phone.