What’s the Dish?

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.

July 10, 7 p.m.
Dinner in the Garden Series

OM’s new chef Youssef Boujana will match a three-course dinner tasting menu with four mojitos (created with herbs from OM’s garden). Among the pairings are Korean beef skewers with the classic mojito, prosciutto wrapped halibut or the Asian vegetable lasagna with a lychee mojito, and crème brûlée with a strawberry and coconut mojito.

1215697058July 10, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
Running of the Bulls Party

Sorry you have to skip the trip to Pamplona this year. But you can still run with the hipsters for Toro’s version of the Fiesta of San Fermin. Scenes from the spectacle will be projected on the walls, while tapas, cava, and sangria will be attacked by all. Guests that wear a red sash will get a glass of sangria on the house. Just don’t all charge the bar at once.

Mon.-Fri., 6-8 p.m., from July 10-Aug. 28
Twilight Temptations

Villa Francesca
Chef/owner Guglielmo Ranauro has just returned from Italy with some new recipes. Every weeknight, he’ll prepare his homemade appetizers in front of guests, while sharing stories about his travels. Guests can order the dishes on the spot.

July 15-16, 6 p.m. reception; 6:30 p.m. dinner
Sicilian Wine BBQ

This annual outdoor barbecue returns with the flavor of chef Jody Adams’s recent travels in Italy. The four-course dinner features Sicilian-inspired dishes paired with four outstanding Sicilian wines to wash them down.

1215698245July 17-20
Killington Wine Festival

Vermont is pretty when it’s thawed too. Take a road trip to Killington for an exclusive tasting featuring estate and reserve selections from the world’s leading winemakers, as well as a variety of fine foods and live jazz.

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