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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.

1229697580$40 Stimulus Menu
Tuesday-Sunday, dinner hours

Tuesday through Sunday evenings, chef Marc Orfaly will prepare your choice of three courses for just $40, including selections like French onion soup with braised short rib, tuna martini with seaweed salad, pâté de porc with mustard aïoli, cornichons and Armagnac soaked prunes, and many others.

Prix Pixe Dinner
Through Feb. 28, every evening

Todd English‘s Olives has unveiled a new, three-course menu for $35 that is available every night through the end of February. The menu will change monthly, and for December, they’re offering first course choices of steamed P.E.I. mussels, tender salad of Boston Bibb & Mache, or ricotta ravioli. For the second course, choose from pan roasted chicken breast, winter flounder, or petite filet mignon. And for dessert, there’s the option of chocolate & butterscotch pudding or tarte tatin.

Celebrate Chanukah
Dec. 23, 6-8 p.m.
Eastern Standard

Who needs a nosy Jewish mom when Eastern Standard is bringing the Jewish community together at its communal tables? Feast on Matzo Ball Soup, beignets, and latkes, and stay for the Menorah lighting. Maybe you’ll meet someone to light your fire, too.

1229697614Hungry for Paris Dinner
Dec. 28, 7 p.m.
Petit Robert Bistro, 468 Commonwealth Ave. (Kenmore Square)

The James Beard Award-winning chef and European correspondent for Gourmet magazine, Alexander Lobrano, has released a Paris restaurant dining guide called Hungry for Paris. Lobrano has worked with Petit Robert Bistro chef Jacky Robert to create a $55 prix fixe of French dishes borrowed from the pages of his book. The meal will include demitasse of clam soup, terrine de champignons, boeuf bourguignon, mom’s rice pudding with pineapple compote, and one glass of sparkling wine. Copies of the book will also be available for $12.

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