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Radius, Via Matta, and Great Bay Prix Fixes
Mon.-Sat., 5-10 p.m.
Sharpen your knives and become a serial diner. The Radius group has put together prix fixe dinner menus at Radius ($45 per person), Via Matta ($40 per person), and Great Bay ($35 per person), with menus changing weekly. On Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., Via Matta will also hold a Sustainable Seafood Dinner w/Browne Trading Co., which is a five-course dinner themed on sustainable seafood practices. But that one will cost you a Benjamin.
Bonny Doon Wine Dinner
Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Aura Restaurant, Seaport Hotel
Randall Graham, founder of Bonny Doon Vineyards in Santa Cruz and self-proclaimed “vitizen of the world,” will host a special wine dinner at Aura. Chef Rachel Klein has created a three-course pairing menu inspired by the winery.
Tastes of the Season Prix Fixe
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Through Mar. 19, Mon.-Wed., 5-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun.,4-9 p.m.
Business dinner on the cheap? The three-course, $35.95 winter prix fixe menu includes a choice of a Caesar salad or New England clam chowder, and a choice of three entrées: Cabernet braised New England lamb shank; spicy grilled shrimp (served in a tomato pesto cream sauce with a crispy risotto cake); or, Filet mignon Vigneron in an olive Dijon butter with mushrooms forestiere. Close the deal with warm cookies with milk.
Boston Wine Expo
Jan. 24-25, 1-5 p.m.
Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center
The Boston Wine Expo’s Grand Tastings feature more than 450 international and domestic wineries and 1,800 wines to sample from countries all over the world. There will be tastings and seminars to give guests a total educational (and inebriating) wine and food experience.
“Dante Demos” Lecture Series
Jan. 24, 5 p.m.
Make a date with chef Dante de Magistris and the restaurant’s mixologists to learn techniques for preparing sfizi (small plates) and mixing the perfect cocktail. For $20 you can observe and taste the the results.
Eat Right! Eat Local!
Jan. 25, 5 p.m.
Even though it’s winter, you can still eat local. Tomasso Trattoria was busy canning and preserving summer vegetables when they were abundant so we would have something to eat later when we were buried in snow. The restaurant invites you to enjoy a five-course dinner highlighting locally and sustainably raised foods and featuring organic/biodynamic wines paired with each course.