This Week's Edible Events


A rendering of the Boston Public Market. (Image courtesy of the Boston Public Market Association.)

11/7: Feast of the Seven Fishes at Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston

One fish, two fish … seven fishes? That’s right. This evening, the Island Creek Oyster Bar will be hosting a modern version of the traditional Southern Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes — a feast to be eaten, traditionally, with friends and family as a celebration of food. Together with the Culinary Guild of New England, Island Creek will offer guests a variety of seafood dishes, including oysters from the raw bar, a roasted sugar pumpkin and shrimp bisque shooter, Maine lobster stew, and seared scallops with citrus. To top the night off, chef and owner Jeremy Sewall will demonstrate the techniques of seafood preparation, touching on the meaning of holiday seafood specialties. (Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston; 7-9:30 p.m.; $55 for members, $70 for non-members. Info: culinaryguild.org/events.html)

11/10: Boston Public Market’s Tables for Ten

On Thursday, the Boston Public Market Association will work to fund a future year-round market in Boston. With the help of 22 Boston area restaurants, the BPMA will host Harvest Dinner Parties throughout the city to benefit the cause. Dinner guests can make donations by buying a table for 10 — and receiving in return a seasonal, multi-course meal paired with complimenting wines. Each restaurant will design a specialty cocktail, mixed with spirits from Bully Boy Distillers, exclusively for each table. Participating restaurants include Area Four, Ashmont Grill, Coppa, Dante, Davios, Eastern Standard, Erbaluce, Fairmont Battery Wharf (Aragosta Bar and Bistro), Hammersley’s, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Lineage, Lumiere, Oleana, Rialto, Russell House Tavern, Sam’s, Sel de la Terre, Taranta, Tavolo, The Butcher Shop, Union , and Upstairs on the Square. (Various locations. 7 p.m.; $2500 per table of 10 people. To purchase a table, email [email protected] or call Mimi Hall at 617-510-3796. Info: bostonpublicmarket.org)

Sunday 11/13: The Ultimate Tailgate Party to Benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls at Sam’s

It’s tailgate time: Boston’s first food rescue organization, Lovin’ Spoonfuls Inc. is throwing the Ultimate Tailgate Party on Sunday, November 13 at Sam’s. And really, what’s a tailgate without some great grub? Boston’s top chefs and restaurants — such as Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, Island Creek Oyster Bar, and more — set out to serve up a satisfying meal, pig roast included. Snag a VIP ticket and come early for a meet and greet with the chefs. All proceeds will benefit Lovin’ Spoonfuls. (Sam’s, 60 Northern Ave., Boston. $100; $250 for VIP; 5-8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13. Info: lovinspoonfulsinc.org)

Sunday 11/13: Greater Boston Beverage Society hosts Shakin’ It Up! at House of Blues

House of Blues opens its doors for a six-hour gala event, hosted by The Greater Boston Beverage Society, that’s filled to the brim with live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and The Left Bank vs. Right Bank Bartender Competition. That’s right — bar stars going head-to-head in a friendly battle to decide which side of the river is home to Boston’s best bartenders. Also catch a bunch of live acts including comedian Joey Carroll, Prince Tribute Band Lovesexy, and the Dawg and Poni Show. (House of Blues, 15 Landsdowne St., Boston. $40; $50 for VIP; 5-11 p.m. Info: livenation.com/event/01004755DC4BB51B) — Becca Fox and Meara Hamidiani