What’s the Dish?

Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Friday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, wine tastings, and more.

1226682134Harvest Pumpkin Dinner
Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m.
Summer Winter, Burlington Mall

You know we love our pumpkin beer, but we also love food that features the orange squash, and not just for pie, either. Summer Winter‘s dinner fills our fancy with gourd-laced empanadas, roasted chicken with caramelized onion and roasted pumpkin sauce, and pumpkin beignets.

Home Sweet Home
Nov. 14, 7-11 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Cambridge

Go ahead, skip dinner tonight. You’ve got better things to fill your belly with. Namely, desserts from the best pastry chefs all over town, who will be competing at the dessert tasting to benefit the Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund to help the homeless. Guests will sample delectable treats from Rosie’s Bakery, Zephyr, Burdick Chocolate, Kickass Cupcakes, Toscannini’s, and more.

1226682203Eat Your Heart Out
Nov. 16, 6-11 p.m.
Church, 69 Kilmarnock St.

Beats and eats! Chefs team up with indie bands to present an evening of tastes and tunes to benefit the Boston Food Project. Guests will savor small bites from local restaurants while listening to The Everyday Visuals, Thick as Thieves, and One Happy Island.

Flavors of Fall Benefit
Nov. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Regattabar, Charles Hotel

Bostonchefs.com teams up with your favorite Cambridge and Somerville eateries to benefit CitySprouts, an initiative to get gardens into local public schools. Harvest, dante, and Rialto are just a few of the restaurants who’ll be there, and while you delve into all that is delicious, you can also bid on hotel stays, winery tours, and more.

Celebrate Seafood Dinner series
Nov. 18, 6:30-10 p.m.
Harbor View Cafe, The New England Aquarium

Learn about environmentally responsible seafood options while dining with guest chef Will Gilson of Garden at the Cellar. The dinner will highlight farm-raised oysters, wild-caught striped mullet, and farm-raised barramundi.

1226682349Beaujolais Nouveau
Nov. 19, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Brasserie Jo

Meet the magic of Beaujolais during an evening of food, wine, and music. The red wine is produced in the Beaujolais region of France, and it’s always officially released for sale on the third Thursday of November—called “Beaujolais Day.” In anticipation of the Midnight revealing, a DJ will spin French pop music and magic acts will be performed.

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