What’s Cooking

By Donna Garlough | Boston Magazine |

Strawberry Dessert Festival
Local eateries dish up treats starring the juicy berry to benefit the Federation of Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets. At the Fireplace, they’re in cream cake with hazelnuts; Persephone tosses them with mascarpone and balsamic. (The Fireplace, 1634 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-975-1900, fireplacerest.com; Persephone, 283 Summer St., Boston, 617-695-2257, achilles-project.com; complete list at massfarmersmarkets.org) 6/14–6/29

Lazy River Dinner
Hingham’s Scarlet Oak Tavern pairs wines from Oregon’s Lazy River Winery with a five-course menu of seasonal fare, highlighting selections from the winery’s much-praised Carlton Winemakers Studio, a joint venture with some of the region’s smaller producers. ($125, 7 p.m., 1217 Main St., Hingham, 781-749-8200, scarletoaktavern.com) 6/10

Sunday Suppers at Sage
June kicks off Sage’s Summer Series, which runs through September and features near-daily specials. On Sundays, chef Anthony Susi presents a three-course menu including pasta with “Sunday gravy” (meat ragu), fresh cheeses, and cannoli. ($28, 1396 Washington St., Boston, 617-248-8814, sageboston.com) 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29

Chefs in Shorts
Boston’s star chefs join forces for an outdoor dining bonanza at the Seaport Hotel. Among the 22 big names firing up their grills: Jeremy Sewall of Lineage and Stephen Brand of UpStairs on the Square. Tickets cover beer, wine, and ample tastings, and help support the Greater Boston Food Bank. ($60, 7 p.m., One Seaport Ln., Boston, 877-732-7678, seaportboston.com) 6/27

Talking Taste with Chris Schlesinger
The East Coast Grill chef holds forth on barbecue, signs copies of his grilling cookbooks, and shares samples of his renowned cuisine at the Institute of Contemporary Art. (Free with museum admission, 6:30 p.m., 100 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-478-3100, icaboston.org) 6/27

$1 Oysters at Pigalle
Enjoy fresh oysters without shelling out too many clams. At this Theater District boîte, they’re just a buck a slurp every Tuesday through Sunday, now through 8/10. (75 Charles St. S., Boston, 617-423-4944, pigalleboston.com)

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