What’s the Dish?

Starting today, your Chowder hounds will sniff down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Thursday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie feasts, cooking classes, wine tastings, and more.

1207169895April 3, 6:30 p.m.
Wines of Abundance Vineyards

Upstairs on the Square, $65

Winemaker Dino Mencarini will introduce pairings while Steven Brand serves up four courses, including crab salad with grapefruit and avocado, green garlic soup with poached egg, and more.

April 4, 7 p.m.
Boston Wine Festival Closing Reception

Boston Harbor Hotel, $100

The city’s three-month-long tribute to the almighty grape concludes with this blowout tasting and buffet. Meritage chef Daniel Bruce crafts a sumptuous spread designed to complement dozens of red and white wines.


April 4, 7 p.m.
Everything Gnocchi

Rustic Kitchen, $85

Join Alissa Bigelow “In the Kitchen” as she prepares Italy’s favorite little dumpling, the potato gnocchi, to be served with the classic Italian meat sauce, “Ragu al a Bolognese.” A Boston Bibb Salad with shaved fennel, red onions, goat cheese, toasted pine nuts and blood orange vinaigrette will also be served.

April 5, Tour one, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Tour two, 12:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
The Boston Chocolate Tour

Old Town Trolley Tours, the corner of Boylston St. and South Charles St.

A tasty tour of Boston’s chocolate scene to satisfy each and every chocoholic. With pit stops at sweet shops all over town, this jaunt also serves up endless chocolate fun-facts, and hits such locations as The Langham Hotel’s Chocolate Bar Buffet.


April 6, 4 p.m. (silent auction); 5 p.m. (dinner)
Cooking Class Fundraiser

Coriander Bistro, $125

In support of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association, Coriander Bistro’s chef Kevin Crawley will demonstrate how to cook multiple dinner courses, including an appetizer, fish course, meat course, and dessert. Guests will taste each and every dish at seated tables, and will get to take home the recipes. There will also be a silent auction offering gift baskets and special items.

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