Edible Events: Week of 11/28-12/4
Now that Thanksgiving is over and done with, it’s time to find new ways to keep your palate occupied. This week, there’s a Scotch and cigar evening, afternoon tea service and a giant wheel of cheese to keep you busy.
Thursday, December 1: Giant Cheese Comes to Concord
This Thursday, the largest wheel of cheese in the world will be on display in Concord. It’s being shown off with a parade down Walden Street, complete with a red carpet and “costumed school children tossing chunks of cheese,” per the release (can’t make this stuff up, folks). The 400 lb wheel of cheese (a Crucolo, which is a fresh, mild Asiago from Italy) will then be broken down and sold at The Cheese Shop of Concord. (Free, 3:30 p.m., The Cheese Shop of Concord, 29 Walden Street, Concord 978-369-5778, concordcheeseshop.com.)
Friday, December 2: Scotch and Cigars at Bokx 109
Newton steakhouse Bokx 109 will have a Scotch and cigar-themed fete, featuring the brown liquid from Glenfiddich Scotch. $50 gets you a Scotch tasting, passed appetizers and a cigar to smoke by the fire pits outside. Plus, a Glenfiddich Scotch master will be on hand to answer any booze-fueled questions you may have. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. ($50, 6:30 p.m., Bokx 109, Hotel Indigo, 399 Grove Street, Newton 617-454-33-99, newtonbokx.com.)
Saturday-Sunday, December 3-4: Afternoon Tea at UpStairs on the Square
Starting Saturday, Harvard square stalwart UpStairs on the Square will debut afternoon tea service from 2-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Have kids? They’re welcome on Sundays. For $28/adult and $15/child, you’ll get sweets, Christmas cookies and tea sandwiches from silver tiered trays, as well as rich Valrhona hot chocolate with house-made marshmallows. (2-4 p.m., $28/adults, $15/children, UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop Street, Cambridge 617-864-1933, upstairsonthesquare.com.)
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