Seven Pop-Up Dinners (and Other Notable Culinary Events)
Anju Noodle Pop-up at Urban Art Bar
Chef Gary Kim and his popular Kittery, Maine restaurant, Anju Noodle Bar, will be popping up for a three-course prix-fixe at The Urban Art Bar in South Boston. Enjoy dishes like Kim’s Kabosha squash with miso jam, spice-braised Korean radish with frisée and yogurt, and other delectable dishes. The event offers two dining times, 6 and 8 p.m., with only 48 seats at each sitting. So be sure to make your reservations soon!
$25 per person (Beverages, gratuity and tax not included), November 13, Seatings at 6 and 8 p.m., 709 E. Broadway., Boston; theurbanartbar.com/anjunoodle for reservations.
East Boston Oyster Pop-Up at East Boston Kitchen
East Boston Kitchen, which has previously played host to Retno Pratiwi‘s Kaki Lima pop-ups, will now welcome Jay Hutchinson and Alexis Cervasio from East Boston Oyster. The duo will prepare five oyster-driven courses, such as a braised oyster perloo with Carolina Gold rice, Gulf shrimp, and country ham, and a dessert of Angostura ice cream with an oyster stout reduction. As part of the evening, East Boston Oyster will be collaborating with HarborArts for visual stimulation and with the Mass Oyster Project for oyster shell recycling. Bonus: The evening is BYOB, so be sure to bring some great libations to accompany all those delicious bivalves.
$65 per person, November 12, 7-10 p.m., East Boston Kitchen, 331 Sumner St., Boston; eventbrite.com.
Taste of WGBH: Cider House Brews
Get a true taste of the fall at WGBH’s first all-cider event, Cider House Brews, featuring an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ciders. Participating cider makers include Eden Iced Cider Co., Far from the Tree, Flag Hill Farm, Farnum Hill, Moonlight Meadery, and more. Don’t worry about tasting on an empty stomach, the WGBH event will also feature snacks from Bittersweet Boston, Confectionary Creations, Ruggles Hill Creamery, and Wilson Farm.
$25 members/$35 for non-members, November 13, 6-8 p.m., One Guest St., Brighton; wbgh.org for reservations.
No. 8 Kitchen Pop-Up at Tavern Road
Chef Louis DiBiccari is bringing one of the North Shore’s most exciting new restaurants to the city. As part of of Tavern Road’s “Chef’s Studio” series, No. 8 Kitchen & Spirit‘s Christopher Jackson (formerly of Catalyst, Restaurant Dante) will take the helm at TR Street Food and prepare four of his signature dishes. Try red wine-braised beef cheeks with potato gnocchi, quail wrapped pork pâté, roasted cod over warm spaghetti squash, and for dessert, fried dough with maple ice cream. The one-of-a-kind evening will also feature drinks ranging from tempting tipples to refreshing glasses of wine or beer.
$55 per person, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., 343 Congress St., Boston; eventbrite.com for reservations.
Death & Co. Takes Over The Hawthorne
The Hawthorne will host authors and bartenders David Kaplan and Alex Day, of the East Village’s highly influential craft cocktail bar, Death & Co., on November 17. Since opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for cocktail enthusiasts, but for one night only, they’ll be in Boston for a “bar takeover.” A ticket to the event includes a copy of their new book, Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails, as well as a tasting of some of their signature cocktails. Expect libations like their iconic Oaxaca Old Fashioned and Naked and Famous.
$55 per person, November 17, 6-9 p.m., 500 A Commonwealth Ave., visit eventbrite.com for tickets.
Kirkland Tap & Trotter Whole Animal Feast
The Kirkland Tap & Trotter is introducing their version of Craigie on Main’s beloved Whole Hog Dinner with their new whole animal feast offering. You and 11 of your closest friends can order a fully customized dining experience with a whole hog or lamb artfully presented on the countertop with an array of side dishes, all prepared by chef Tony Maws. Potential side items include duck fat-roasted brussels sprouts, grilled broccoli rabe with shallot & ponzu vinaigrette, corn polenta with comté and cheddar gratin, and grilled mushrooms with arugula and walnut pesto. Have a dinner party based on your calendar, and reserve a spot for any night.
$55 per person Monday-Thursday and $85 per person on Friday and Saturday nights (Beverages, gratuity and tax not included), Available anytime by request for parties of 12 or more. 40 Merriam St., Somerville; 857-259-6585 or kirklandtapandtrotter.com.
Puritan & Company’s Harvest Dinner
At the Second Annual Harvest Dinner Puritan & Co. chef-owner Will Gilson will pay homage to the harvest season with a multi-course dinner focusing on autumn flavors. Guests will get to taste locally inspired cuisine, all sourced from area farms, including parsnips, braised meats, apples, turnips, as well as a variety of squash and other fall-themed selections. The evening is sure to showcase the best of New England’s seasonal bounty.
$55 per person, November 19, 5:30-10 p.m., 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge; 617-615-6195 or puritancambridge.com for reservations.