This Week's Edible Events


L'Espalier Cheese Tuesday

Photo by Christian Schlubach

Monday 8/15: Industry Night at Papagayo
Attention: waiters, chefs, and all those in between. This Mexican joint is honoring locals in the food business with VIP membership to its newly born late-night menu. Attend the party donning — or toting — some piece of your restaurant’s memorabilia and receive a card for nightly discounts on after-hours bites, as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the event. (9-12:30 pm; Papagayo Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar, 283 Summer St., Boston. Cash bar. For reservations, call 617-423-1000; info, papagayoboston.com.)

Tuesday 8/16: Cheese Tuesday at L’Espalier
Care for a meal to go with that cheese? Turn to fromager Louis Risoli and sommelier Erich Schliebe for three courses plus wine and a grand cheese spread that, this week, features artisan picks from Canada. Say “cheese!” Or rather, croon it, to the tune of an original, fromage-themed sing-along led by Risoli to culminate the fun. ($72; 7 pm; L’Espalier, 774 Boylston St., Boston; For reservations, call 617-262-3023; lespalier.com.)

Wednesday 8/17: Pop Up dinner at Mike’s City Diner
Jay Haaj will host Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette as the trio of chefs plates a whopping nine courses following no particular theme other than good times. For dessert, imagine soft-serve horchata, shelled in chocolate and topped with a crunchy cinnamon crisp. ($60; 7 pm; Mike’s City Diner, 1714 Washington St., Boston. For reservations, e-mail [email protected]; 617-267-9393; mikescitydiner.com.)

Saturday 8/20: Tour de Farms with Urban AdvenTours
For fans of exercise, the outdoors, and fresh produce, this 5th annual ride will provide all three. Cycle nearly 40 miles among neighborhood farms, until you finally satisfy your resulting appetite with lunch at Brookwood Community Farm in Canton. The circuit will wind down with a pit stop at the Roslindale Main Street Farmers’ Market. (Tickets $35, Bike rental $60; 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; Franklin Park parking lot, N. Jewish War Veterans Blvd. at Circuit Dr., Boston. To register, call 617-670-0637 or visit urbanadventours.com.) — Ursula Munn