Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 2010 Events Archive

This is an archive of June 2010 events. Where applicable, relevant blog posts are listed. For information about upcoming food events in and around Boston, check out the events page.

June 5
Container Gardening for the Urban Dweller (10am-2pm at Boston Center for Adult Education, $39 members, $45 general, plus $5 for materials)
"Turn your brown thumb green by cultivating city slicker horticultural skills...windowsill mint = insta-mojitos."
[via DailyCandy]

June 6
World Oceans Day (11am-3pm at New England Aquarium)
Free family activities on the Aquarium Plaza at Central Wharf. Events include a sustainable seafood cooking demonstration.
Chefs Stand with Haiti  (6pm reception, 7pm dinner and live auction at Rialto, $1000/person)
A Partners in Health benefit featuring well-known local chefs, including Jody Adams, Ken Oringer, Andy Husbands, Gordon Hamersley, and more.

June 7 - 23
Events related to the movie FRESH
FRESH Screening at Brattle Theatre (June 18-23) - A celebration of "the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system."
Wine Bottega and Taza Chocolate Tasting (June 12, 2-4pm at Wine Bottega, $10) - Wine and chocolate! Your ticket includes a voucher to see FRESH.
Farm to Fork (June 16, 6:30pm-8:30pm at BU's Sargent College, $10) - A panel discussion about how we get the food we eat. Speakers include John Lee of Allandale Farm and JJ Gonson of Cuisine en Locale. Your ticket includes a voucher to see FRESH.

Farm to Table Dinners (all tickets include a voucher to see FRESH)
Henrietta's Table (June 7-17, 7pm, $35-42) - order from the Yard Sale portion of the menu
Ten Tables (June 14, 5:30pm, $42) - featuring Allandale Farm and Spring Harvest Wines
Rendezvous (June 15, 5pm, $40) - featuring Verrill Farm
Coda (June 15-17, 5pm, $40) - featuring Verrill Farm and Pretty Things brewery
Craigie on Main (June 16, 5:30pm, $80) - the Whole Animal Philosophy: nose-to-tail, fin-to-gill
[via Kate Turcotte, FRESH]

June 8
Taste of Somerville (5:30-8:30pm at the Somerville Holiday Inn, $25 advance/$30 door - proceeds benefit Door2Door)
Participating restaurants include Burren, Diva Indian Bistro, Gargoyles on the Square, Highland Kitchen, The Independent, Lyndell's Bakery, Ronnarong, Sabur, and a lot more.

June 10
Taste of the World (6-8pm at the City Year Building - 287 Columbus Ave, $60 - proceeds from silent auction benefit Hostelling International USA's Cultural Kitchen program)
Participating restaurants include Mumbai Chopstix, Danish Pastry House, Estragon Tapas Bar, Istanbul'lu, and more.
[via Zagat Buzz]

June 11 - July 4
Strawberry Dessert Festival (at more than 25 participating restaurants - portion of proceeds benefit Federation of Mass Farmers Markets)
Enjoy special strawberry desserts at participating restaurants, including The Beehive, EVOO, Henrietta's Table, Pizzeria Posto, and more.

June 13
National Lobster Day - blog post

Church Restaurant & Nightclub will offer a Maine lobster omelet (with mushrooms, tomatoes, and truffle oil) for brunch. Breakfast potatoes and toast will accompany the omelet.
The Reagle Beagle will offer lobster eggs Benedict (with lemon-chive Hollandaise) for brunch, accompanied by roasted potatoes.
[via Rina Peselman, Dramshop Hospitality]

June 17
Big Easy Dinner Party (6:30-9pm at Davio's, $75)
"Get ready to party N’Awlins-style...complete with live jazz and fare like seafood gumbo and crispy pan-fried catfish."
[via Zagat Buzz]

Six-Course Seafood Dinner (at T.W. Food, $65 plus $35 for wine pairings)
"...with dishes including native fluke carpaccio and terrine of scallops." A vegetarian menu is available upon request. View the menu here (pdf).
[via Grub Street Boston]

Boulder Beer Dinner (6:30pm-9:30pm at Cambridge Common, $50)
Four course dinner with beer pairings. Menu is available at the above link. 

June 18
Family-Friendly Father's Day Fine Dining (5:30-10pm at Aura at the Seaport Hotel, $30 adult prix fixe, $14 bento boxes for kids, $3 purees for babies)
"There’s a special “romper room” for kids filled with toys & crafts. Children will be able to make their own personal card for Dad, while their parents have a chance to enjoy a nice dinner out. 
The $30 adult prix fix menu (with beverages priced separately), aimed at pleasing our Daddy palate, includes Skirt Steak with potato puree, sweet corn and tomato succotash, and red wine glace – as well as Grilled Salmon with warm curried quinoa and golden raisin salad, braised Swiss chard, Tamarind Sauce & raita. And, to make Dad feel even more special, Aura offers a unique Father’s Day treat: a matching craft beer menu pairing each entrĂ©e with the perfect brew. Featured beers include Sam Adams, Peak Nut and Harpoon.
Children’s meals, priced at $14, come in bright red Bento boxes. Look for Sweet & Sour Shrimp with Noodles and Turkey Burgers with corn on the cob and sweet potato fries. Chef Klein offers a seasonal selection of baby purees for the smallest diners at $3."
[via Carol Yelverton, Regan Communications] 

June 19
ONCE (One Night Culinary Event) Cheese (7pm at a location TBA if you make a reservation, $50)
"Endless courses of dishes prepared with the most fantastic local cheeses we can get our paws on.
Please reserve soon, we need to get our head count together fast to be sure we get enough CHEESE!
Yeh, cheese."
[via JJ Gonson, Cuisine en Locale]

June 20-26
$5 Draught Week (Lord Hobo)
"All draught beers are 5 bucks for 7 days/nights." As of 6/10/10, the draught selections include: Pretty Things Jack D'Or, Great Divide Oak-Aged Yeti (one of Fork it over, Boston!'s favorites!), North Coast Brewing Co. Old Rasputin (another favorite), Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (ok, another favorite), and a whole lot more.

June 24 (rain date June 29)
Taste of Cambridge (5:30-8:30pm at the Charles Hotel, $15/children, $50/adult, $75/adult VIP - proceeds benefit CitySprouts and YWCA)
Participating restaurants include Addis Red Sea, Bambara, Craigie on Main, East Coast Grill, Harvest, Henrietta's Table, Hungry Mother, Lord Hobo, Rialto, Ten Tables, and many more.

June 25
Chefs in Shorts (7-9:30pm at Seaport World Trade Center, $60 - proceeds benefit Greater Boston Food Bank) 
"It’s almost that time again – the time when Chefs In Shorts escape the kitchen to show off their legs (and grilling skills) under the stars. The 13th annual event...aims to once again include a night of grill-offs, bold flavors and drinks to go with. Participating chefs include Rachel Klein (Aura Restaurant), Kelly Armetta (Avenue One), Rodney Murillo (Avila), Jerry Pabla (Mantra), Chris Damskey (Market), Todd Winer (Metropolitan Club), S. Giridhar (Mumbai Chopstix) and Carla and Christina Pallotta (Nebo)." 
[via Zagat Buzz]

June 26
Great American Food & Music Festival (12-10:30pm at Gillette Stadium, $34-$600 depending on how VIP you want to be)
"Television food stars appearing at GAFMF include: Paula Deen, Tom Colicchio, Pat and Gina Neely, Duff Goldman, Stephen Rushmore, Roadfood founders Jane and Michael Stern and Philly cheese steak connoisseur Tony Luke and wine expert Gary Vaynerchuk.

Musicians include: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Buckwheat Zydeco, Melinda Doolittle.

...restaurants involved in GAFMF include the iconic Anchor Bar (Buffalo, NY), inventor of the buffalo wing...Junior's Cheesecake (Brooklyn, NY)...All Star Sandwich Bar (Cambridge, MA)..."
[via Gillian Britt, gBritt PR]

June 30
Urban Farm Dinner (6pm at The Blue Room, $75 minimum donation - 100% of proceeds benefit The Breast Health Center at Tufts Medical Center)
"Join us as we replicate our One Long Table farm dinners "urban" style on our breezy outdoor patio.  We'll still be celebrating all that is good, whole + local from Bay End Farm, but this time we're working with The Staley Foundation and ALL proceeds will benefit the patients and families of The Breast Health Center.
4 courses paired with organic wines
the local farm-inspired menu will be determined that day
for questions or FAQs
click here
100% of your donation supports the patients and families of the Breast Health Center at Tufts Medical Center.  What does that mean?  We're talking support groups, prosthesis, wigs, transportation, peace of mind..."

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