Table Talk Online + This Week's Edible Events

The 15th annual festival takes place May 18 - 20, 2011

If they aren’t buried in their kitchens serving up graduation dinners, chefs around town are high tailing it to Nantucket this weekend for the 15th Annual Nantucket Wine Festival. Thursday Night will find a slew of them, including Ian Just (Les Zygomates), Deborah Hanson (Taberna de Haro) and Richard Garcia (606 Congress) at the Harbor Gala, set up inside the deliciously swank White Elephant Hotel.

Other local luminaries will make appearances at demos throughout the weekend (look for Ihsan Gurdal of Formaggio Kitchen and Andy Husbands of Tremont 647) as will island favorites Seth and Angela Raynor (The Pearl, Corazon del Mar and the Boarding House). Pack your bags and join them: There are still tickets available to events like this tasty Blackbird Winery Dinner taking place at American Seasons.

A few Chowder bloggers will be down there ready to fill you in on all of the festival fun. See you there?

This Week’s Edible Events

5/16 – At the Table with Telmo Rodriguez
The Blue Room hosts an intimate dinner with the incredibly talented Spanish winemaker, Telmo Rodriguez. (7 pm, $75. One Kendall Square, Cambridge. For reservations, call 617-494-9034.)

5/16 – Calçotada at Toro
Celebrate the arrival of this tasty spring onion at Toro’s 3rd annual event. Grilled calçots and homemade sausages for all. (5:30-10 pm, 1704 Washington St., Boston. For more info, call 617-536-4300.)

5/17 – Robert Sinskey at Upstairs on the Square
Biodynamic winemaker Sinskey shows up for this week’s At The Table series. (6:30 pm reception; 7 pm dinner. $75. 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge. For reservations, call 617-864-1933.)

5/20-26 – Provincetown’s Spring 2011 Restaurant Week
Twenty four PTown restaurants participate in this year’s week-long dining event. Go for the weekend and get discounts at places like the Somerset House Inn. (For a list of participating restaurants, go to

5/22 – Funky Jazz Brunch at TW Food
Chef Tim Wiechmann gets his band Table 6 together for this weekly brunch event. Nosh on Vermont goat cheese omelet to the sound of funky blues. (Sundays through June 25, 11 am-2:30 pm. 377 Walden St., Cambridge. For reservations, call 617-864-4745.)