What's the Dish?

Down:2:Earth’s Sustainable Living Expo
April 3, 5-9 p.m.
Hynes Convention Center

The event kicks off with a “Local Bites” Preview Party featuring chefs, food producers, and wineries from the Boston area that are making culinary steps in the right direction: sustainability. Chef Mary Dumont of Harvest, chef Jay Silva of Bambara, and chef Jeffrey Fournier of 51 Lincoln are just some of the guests throughout a weekend any informed foodie shouldn’t miss.

Shucking Lessons
April 4, 1 p.m.
Mercato del Mare, 99 Salem St., Boston

Shucking oysters isn’t just a skill for brawny seamen, Head over to Mercato del Mare with your family and friends to master the art of shucking oysters and clams. Then learn how to wow people with recipes for oysters on a half shell, oyster shooters, oysters Rockefeller, clam dip, and fried clams.

Cochon 555
April 5, 5-8 p.m.
The Liberty Hotel

“5 pigs, 5 chefs, 5 winemakers.” Watch as five local chefs, including Tony Maws of Craigie on Main, Joseph Margate of Clink, Jason Bond of Beacon Hill Bistro, and Jamie Bissonnette of Toro, as well as Matthew Jennings from Providence’s Farmstead, compete to prepare the best heritage breed hog from head to toe. The crowned “Prince of Porc” will be determined based on creativity, preparation, and taste.

North End’s Progressive Dinner
April 7, 6:30-9 p.m.

Forget about the South End. This weekend, it’s all about the North End. Travel between Prezza, Taranta, Tresca, and the North End’s newest restaurant, Panza, on a culinary journey of the finest Italian cuisine. At each stop, participants will select a dish from the progressive dinner menu, which will include an appetizer or salad, a meat option, a seafood option, and a pasta dish.

Passover Menu in the Soiree Room
April 9, 10, 12, and 16, 5-11 p.m.
UpStairs On the Square

Chef Steven Brand calls upon the flavors and traditions of his years growing up among the great food traditions of a Jewish home. He’ll serve up his favorite Passover dishes for your pleasure.

Easter Sunday Brunch
We rounded up some of our favorite places that are featuring special menus for Easter Brunch. Book your reservation today.

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