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Your Chowder hounds have sniffed 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.

1207775021April 10, 6:30-9 p.m.
Taste of the Nation Boston

Hynes Convention Center, $85 (advance); $95 (door) VIP: $135 (advance); $145 (door)

Boston’s hottest chefs and restaurants are donating their time and cuisine for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation, which raises funds to fight childhood hunger in Boston and across America. More than 80 of the city’s finest will participate, including Andy Husbands of Tremont 647, as well as Hamersley’s Bistro, Rialto, Radius, Icarus, Gargoyles on the Square, Les Zygomates, East Coast Grill, KO Prime, and more.

April 10, 7-9 p.m.
Sommelier Smackdown

Gordon’s Fine Wines & Spirits, $65

Wine tasting to the extreme! Four courses, eight wines, and some fierce competition. The best palates in Boston will compete to achieve the most compatible wine and cuisine pairings. Participating sommeliers include Michael Meagher of L’Espalier and Sel de la Terre, and Erin O’Shea from Eastern Standard. Chef Louis DiBiccari and Ian Grossman of Sel de la Terre will cook/mediate. Sandy Block, master of wine and VP of beverage operations at Legal Sea Foods, will participate as guest judge.

1207775114April 13, 5:30-9 p.m.
Your Place and Mine

Rialto, $40

The new “culinary couple,” Rialto chef de cuisine Carolyn Johnson, and her boyfriend, Icarus chef de cuisine Bill Flumerfelt, join forces in their respective restaurants for a pair of three-course Sunday suppers priced at $40 per person. Please call for reservations.

April 13-15, 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Thai New Year Celebration

Pho Republique, $35

Pho Republique will be celebrating Songkran, the three-day Thai New Year Festival of Chef Arnold Sreesuvan’s homeland. During these three days, guests are invited to try a special pre fixe Songkran supper menu, including dessert and a traditional Thai water blessing. The menu includes sunburst pomelo (Asian grapefruit) salad with jumbo shrimp (yum som o) or barbeque lemongrass beef salad, chang mai noodle (khow soy) or cashew chicken, and banana and coconut cake with Thai basil ice cream.

1207775197April 13, 5:30-9 p.m.
Retro Sunday Menu

KO Prime, prices vary

For Retro Sundays, chef Jamie Bissonnette will transport guests back to the great steakhouses of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He’s putting modern twists on old school classics like all-you-can-eat prime rib with blue cheese fondue, au jus, onion marmalade and horseradish crème fraiche for only $24.95. Other remarkable dishes include oysters Rockefeller, veal oscar, beef Wellington, clams casino, and American chop suey. Even the desserts are traveling back in time!

April 14, 6 p.m.
Great Tapas Challenge

Tremont 647, $49

Andy Husbands will compete against tapas challengers chef Jason Santos of Gargoyles on the Square (the reigning champion) and KO Prime‘s Jamie Bissonnette. Start the night off with passed appetizers and a sangria reception, followed by a three-course, sit-down tapas dinner with each course consisting of three different small plates, one from each contender. Guests get to vote on the winner!