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.

1216908211July 24, 6 p.m.
Robert Foley Wine Dinner

Robert Foley will present several Napa Valley notables, paired with five courses of Eric Brennan‘s fare. Menu highlights include grilled paillard of ostrich with grilled peach, house-cured pancetta and Old Chatham’s Ewe’s Blue, and carved Ontario buffalo rib eye with vichyssoise gratin, speck, and horseradish.

July 26, 1:30 p.m.
The Munch Around Cambridge Scavenger Hunt

In Front of Charles Hotel
Everyone will get a taste of victory on this food-centric scavenger hunt. Along the way, foodies will sample cricket lollipops, bubble tea, jalapeno ice cream, and other tasty (and bizarre) local grub.

July 29, 6:30 p.m.
Mass Farmers Markets Benefit Dinner

Henrietta’s Table
2008 marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Federation of Mass Farmers Markets. To celebrate, they’re holding an intimate multi-course meal featuring the best of the season’s harvest, including local oysters, New England grown beef, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

1216908894July 29, 7 p.m.
David Parker & The Bang Group

Summer Stages and chef Jody Adams partner up for a series of “cabaret” dinners. Guests will dine on a three-course regional Italian menu, and then watch David Parker‘s Show Down, a dance reinvention of Irving Berlin’s classical musical Annie Get Your Gun on the dining room floor.

July 30-Aug. 3
Maine Lobster Festival

Harbor Park, Rockland, ME. The Festival opens on July 30th at 10 a.m.
The focus of the festival is fresh, Maine lobster, but this family fair also features a big parade, art work by local artists, a 10K road race, cooking contests, and children’s activities.

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