Friday, November 6, 2009

Upcoming Fun Foodie Events

As we move into the busy holiday season you may want to mark your social calendar, before it gets too pencilled up, with some fun food events in and around Boston. Here's a few we found that we are adding to our busy agenda. There is something here for everyone and, given the economy, we've chosen those events at little or no cost.

Shalimar Indian Foods and Spices Tour
On the first Saturday of every month Ranveer Brar, Corporate Chef of One World Cuisine (and featured in our blog just this week) leads a one-hour tour with tips on using Indian spices holistically. The tour is followed by a sit-down lunch at Dosa Factory, the new casual eatery located at the rear of the store. Get out there and meet some fellow foodies exploring international cuisines.
Where: Shalimar Indian Foods
470 Mass. Ave. Central Square, Cambridge
When: 11:00 am, First Saturday of every month
Cost: $20.00 per person, includes lunch

Lidia Bastianich

You know Lidia. We all know Lidia! The popular PBS-TV Chef is visiting this week to discuss food and sign copies of her new book LIDIA COOKS FROM THE HEART OF ITALY. Also featured will be Judith Jones, author of THE PLEASURES OF COOKING FOR ONE.
Where: Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge
When: 6:00 PM Monday November 9, 2009
Cost: $5.00 per person
To purchase tickets call 617.661.1515 or click here.

Need to brush up on your Chardonnay? Is Merlot still a no-no? Well, you can taste over 60 varietals, enjoy refreshments and chat with loads of vendors at Grapevine Travelers' Grand Holiday Wine Tasting Event.
Where: Grapevine Travelers Fine Wine & Spirits
18 High St., Medford
When: 2-6 PM, Saturday, November 14, 2009
Cost: Free. Can't beat that!
For more info call 781.396.8463 or click here.

Want to play Willy Wonka for a day? Well you can.

Taza Chocolates will be having an Open House and Tour of their facilities, including live demonstrations of how their chocolate is made. This is the same fun and interesting tour we covered in our blog in May. It's a great event for families and a very cool surprise idea for that first date.
Where: TAZA Chocolates
561 Windsor St., Somerville
When: 10AM-6PM Saturday December 5, 2009
Cost: Free. Hey Charlie, no golden ticket required!
For more info call 617.623.0804 or click here.

TBF will continue to look for other events for all of our readers. If you have anything to submit, please email us.

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