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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.

Gridiron Goodies to Go
Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Verrill Farm

Verrill Farm‘s selection of gridiron goodies includes sesame chicken fingers, teriyaki beef skewers and home made French onion dip and guacamole. The finger foods are available at the deli now through Sunday for your game day party. Other game day take out options.

Fireside Chats at The Fireplace
Jan. 31, 3-4:15 p.m.

Chat it up with wine and food enthusiasts (and warm up by the fire) on special nights when chef-owner Jim Solomon invites wine experts, brewers, vintners, and special foods purveyors and producers for laid-back discussions.

Super Pig Fest
Feb. 1, 5 p.m.

BiNA Osteria
It’s perfectly acceptable to gorge on game day. BiNA is roasting a whole pig and guests will feast on pig chips & dip, pigs in a blanket, coppa di testa, pork croquettes, pork confit pannini, bacon & egg pizza, and AZ “Huckin Hot” ribs. After this dinner, we’ll literally be pigged out.

BiNa will also begin hosting Tuesday Tastings at at 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday, starting Feb. 3. For only $15, you can taste executive chef Brian Konefal‘s nibbles and sample from the wine list and cocktail menu (trust us, they’re unbelievable). Then, make your way next door to BiNA Alimentari, where you can grab dinner to go and other specialty foods at 15 percent off.

Sensing Presents: Dinner with Taittinger
Feb. 5, 7 p.m.

Clovis Taittinger will host an intimate dinner at Sensing, which will pair some of the finest champagnes from the House of Taittinger with a four-course menu developed by world renowned chef, Guy Martin (pronounced Mar-TAIN), and chef de cuisine Gerard Barbin. Guests will learn from a true connoisseur, as Taittinger will wander from table-to-table to discuss the pairings.

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