Edible Events: June Edition
Summer selections that range from locally grown to Korea-inspired.
It’s a summer of seafood — again. (Photo via ThinkStock.)
If you can’t stand the heat — too bad. Summer is right around the corner, and it’s bringing some fun, fresh dining events with it. Here are a few suggestions to mark on your calendar:
Farm-to-Post Tasting Series. This new monthly series gives diners a taste of the freshest local seafood, including applewood-smoked mackerel, sea scallop seviche, and lobster schnitzel, all caught by Snappy Lobster off the shores of Scituate. The menu changes weekly, but each product celebrates the commitment of New England farmers and fishermen to bringing the best locally sourced dishes to the table. The series kicks off on June 7. Post 390, 406 Stuart St., Boston, 617-399-0015, post390restaurant.com. Three-course prix fixe menu, $48 (with wine pairings, $65).
Celebrate Seafood Dinner Series. The New England Aquarium is joining forces with Turner Fisheries Restaurant & Bar to create an eco-friendly dining experience. Expect a three-course meal and wine pairing, featuring fresh and sustainable seafood, and a cooking demonstration using U.S. farm-raised bay scallops, wild Alaska salmon, and Pacific halibut. June 7, 6:30 p.m. Turner Fisheries Restaurant & Bar, 10 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-424-7425, turnersboston.com. Tickets: $99 for New England Aquarium members; $109 for non-members. Register online, or contact Bridget Luddy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-424-7409.
Dine with Design. The Philip Johnson Glass House is certainly a sight for sore eyes — and now it’s a taste for hungry stomachs. This National Historic Trust Site, set on a beautiful 47-acre plot, is dedicated to preserving modern architecture, landscape, and art. It’s hosting the second annual Dine with Design modern picnic, where guests can enjoy delectable dishes, meet renowned chefs and artisans from across the country (including Ana Sortun, of Oleana, and Tony Maws, of Craigie on Main), and explore the gorgeous site. June 9, noon. The Philip Johnson Glass House, 199 Elm St. #11, New Canaan, CT, 203-594-9884, philipjohnsonglasshouse.org. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased online.
Antinori Sommelier Challenge. Competition is on the menu at this event, hosted by Legal Harborside and the Sommelier Journal. As guests enjoy their three-plus-course meal, featuring lobster soup, seared foie gras, and sautéed abalone, two sommeliers will choose an Antinori wine to pair with each course, and compete for a spot in the next round of the “Antinori Sommelier Challenge.” The winning sommelier has the chance to receive a cash award and a trip to Austria, courtesy of Austrian Wine. Plus: All attendees receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the Sommelier Journal. June 14, 6 p.m. Legal Harborside, 270 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-530-9470, legalseafoods.com. Admission is $125; reservations can be made online or by phone.
Touches of Korea. Jiho Kim, pastry chef and head of the pastry team at L’Espalier, is whipping up a nine-course meal that blends the refined side of L’Espalier with influences from his native Korea. The menu includes mackerel with brown butter toast, fried anchovies, matcha gel, roast turnip, and bacon sable. June 27, 7 p.m. L’Espalier, 774 Boylston St., Boston, 617-262-3023, lespalier.com. Dinner is $120; call for reservations.
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