Friday, April 24, 2009

Visiting Boston II

The view of budding trees along Tremont Street at the historic Granary Burying Ground, resting place of Paul Revere.

We're having a taste of Summer in Boston this weekend. It seems the trees have all sprouted their buds overnight, the outside tables for alfresco dining have been set and everyone seems to be out and about enjoying the fine weather, dining and events.

The Quincy Market outpost of Puma City.

Puma City has been constructed at Fan Pier, a temporary store, restaurant, bar and nightclub put in place to celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race and their visit to Boston, the only U.S. location on the itinerary before leaving port to sail on to Galway. For the complete schedule of fun, cool events visit here: Puma City Events.

One of the questions we often get via email here at TBF is: where can I take a cooking class while I am visiting Boston on my trip? It just so happens that we have some great ideas for you.

We'd highly Recommend the Boston Center for Adult Education. With it's brand, spanking new state-of-the-art kitchens outfitted by Yale Appliance and local chefs to guide you how could you go wrong?

The new kitchens at BCAE.

If you want to spend some time in the kitchen with a celebrity chef, take a weekend course on budget meal preparation or indulge in locally sourced finds or wine appreciation, they have it all. Here's an example of a Saturday class that's one of the most popular:

Gourmet at Home

Ever wanted to make that perfect gourmet meal or impress your significant other with a five-star meal? Learn techniques and prepare a gourmet feast easily duplicated at home. Roasted garlic crostini with prosciutto; baby greens with pecan-crusted goat cheese and maple fig vinaigrette; wine-braised brisket with caramelized pearl onions and dried apricots; and Cappuccino Crøme Brulee. The tuition includes a materials fee for food.

Meets on: Saturday
Member: $65.00 Non-member: $70.00
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Begins: 05/09/2009
Session(s): 1 Ends: 05/09/2009
Meets at: 122 Arlington Street
Instructor: Leslee Barbosa

The new location isn't far from the Theater District or the Boston Common, perfect if you want to catch a show or enjoy a picnic as you enjoy the City. As always, if you're visting Boston from anywhere feel free to contact us at TBF for some great foodie ideas and events.

For those who need a bit more excitement in their lives, here is a little snippet of the Puma Racing Team.

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