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Your Chowder hounds have sniffed down the best culinary events in town. Check back every Friday for your weekly prix-fixe of foodie festivals, cooking classes, wine tastings, and more.

1224858448Harvest on the Harbor Food and Wine Festival
Oct. 23-25

The Ocean Gateway, Portland, ME
It’s a perfect weekend to road trip it to Portland. We know you’ll be indulging in delicious seafood and lobster dinners from the best chefs and restaurants in town at the festival, but you should also make a stop at one of our favorite restaurants.

Turkey Tutorial
Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sel de la Terre: State Street
Learn how to roast and baste the best-tasting turkey with chef de cuisine BJ Salazar as he teaches guests how to create a mouth-watering Turkey Day dinner from start to finish—for only $45. You’ll also enjoy a three-course brunch and take home the recipes.

Enter the Rum Cake Competition
Enter by Oct. 31

Do you make a mean rum cake? Whip up your best holiday cake using Bacardi Gold, and enter your recipe in the contest, and you could be one of three contestants to compete in a live competition at the Prudential Center on Dec. 13. The creator of the best recipe will win $1000. Please submit your name, professional affiliation, and recipe, as well as a photo by the end of the month to [email protected]

Kids Eat Free at Vela
Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings only from 5-8 p.m.

Mom and dad, bring your kids to Vela in Wellesley, and while the adults enjoy a fine meal, the kids will eat for free. The upscale Italian restaurant is offering parents the opportunity to experience Frank Santonastaso‘s sophisticated home cooking, while children can choose from three different dishes free of charge.

Rising Wine Stars Come to Rialto
Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Boston’s up-and-coming wine experts join forces for a ?ve-course dinner at Rialto, presenting little-known vintages to accompany chef Jody Adams‘s Italian-in?uenced cuisine. Talk terroir with Daniel Motsinger of Radius, Thomas Tietjen of Estragon, Rialto’s Kelly Coggins, Julie Cappellano of South End Formaggio, and Oleana‘s Theresa Paopao.

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