Saturday, July 4, 2009

Food and Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

It is a modern architectural wonder with a fantastic waterfront location. It's state-of-the-art technology is dazzling as it's one of the newest museums in the country. And now, it's the home of Friday night receptions featuring tastings and talks with some of the area's best known and most loved foodies and chefs in a series they are calling "Talking Taste". We just love the I.C.A. for its zealous celebrations of the creative process in all walks of life. And the best part is that these events are FREE with your admission, an ideal way to spend some time in the city whether you are a visitor or resident.

Who: Colin Lynch and John Gertsen
When: Friday, July 17, 6:30 pm
Taste cocktails and canapés from Barbara Lynch Gruppo. Colin Lynch began his culinary career at No. 9 Park, named one of the “hottest restaurants in the world” by Food & Wine and one of Gourmet’s “top 50 restaurants.” Now executive chef for Barbara Lynch Gruppo, he works directly with Chef Barbara Lynch, developing menus and overseeing new concepts. Regarded as one of Boston’s most talented bartenders, Drink bar manager Gertsen is recognized
locally and nationally as an expert on the history of cocktails. For several years he served as an integral part of the No.9 Park bar program before collaborating with Barbara Lynch on the opening of Drink.

Who: Deidre Heekin and Caleb Barber
When: Friday, July 24, 6:30 pm
Owners of Pane e Salute in Woodstock, Vermont, Heekin and Barber have developed a stylish,classic Italian tavern, inspired by and celebrating the regional variations of Italy. Using local ingredients, they present surprising, marvelous, and essential dishes full of the spirit of Italy and the bounty of each season.

Who: Frank McClelland
When: Friday, July 31, 6:30 pm
Frank McClelland, whom TBF has had the pleasure to meet several times, is the proprietor of two of Boston’s most highly acclaimed restaurants,L’Espalier and Sel de la Terre, both featuring cuisine that combines regional ingredients with the culinary traditions of France. L’Espalier has been named #1 in Boston’s Zagat Survey for nine years running, and has been awarded Five Diamonds from AAA for eight years in a row. McClelland was named Best Chef: Northeast 2007by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.


  1. We have several galleries with great restaurants in them, such as the Guggenheim Bilbao. Anyway, shouldn't you be on holiday? Happy Independence Day.

  2. Thanks and yes I am on a three day but, as they say, a foodie's work is never done.