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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.

1211918437June 6, 7-9:30 p.m.
Summer Wine Fest, Grand Tasting Reception
Farnsworth Art Museum and Wyeth Center, 16 Museum St., Rockland, ME

A spectacular summer evening of wine, jazz, and art on the lawn of the Farnsworth Art Museum in downtown Rockland, Maine, kicks off the opening of the Summer Wine Fest. The Grand Tasting will feature favorite Maine chefs at cooking stations, dozens of wineries, cheese makers, local wine retailers, and the opportunity to stroll through all of the Farnsworth’s buildings and exhibits.

1211918688June 8, 6 p.m.
James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City

Take a weekend jaunt to NYC to see firsthand which local chef will take home the award for Best Chef Northeast category. Nominees include Michael Leviton of Lumière, Marc Orfaly of Pigalle, and Patrick Connolly of Radius, along with Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier of Arrows in Ogunquit, ME and Rob Evans of Hugo’s in Portland, ME.

June 10, 7 p.m.
Lazy River Dinner

The Scarlet Oak Tavern

Hingham’s Scarlet Oak Tavern pairs wines from Oregon’s Lazy River Winery with a five-course menu of seasonal fare, highlighting selections from the winery’s much-praised Carlton Winemakers Studio, a joint venture with some of the region’s smaller producers.

1211918535June 10 and 12, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; June 11, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Scooper Bowl

City Hall Plaza

New England’s biggest and best ice cream extravaganza returns to City Hall Plaza. Get your spoon warmed up (or cooled down) for all the ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet or gelati you can eat from Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Brigham’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Doriti Gelati, Élan Frozen Yogurt, Häagen-Dazs, and HP Hood. Try as many as you’d like guilt free: The proceeds go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There will also be live music, contests, and games, as well as Fitzy Snowman Sculpting.

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