Autumn Harvest Dinner at Union; A Benefit For Richel Nova

A week from today, the Aquitaine Group invites guests to a very special dinner at Union Bar and Grille in support of the Richel Nova Trust for Education. As you may have seen last month on the news, Richel was a delivery man whose life was cut short for nothing more than a hundred dollars leaving behind his three children he worked so hard to provide for.

On October 4th join Mayor Menino, as well as the Aquitaine Group Partners Seth Woods, Matt Burns and Jeff Gates for this great event filled with exceptional food and wine. All of the evenings proceeds will be donated to the trust.
Collaborating with Union Chef Keenan Langlois will be three of Boston’s most talented chefs, Matt Gaudet of Aquitaine, Robert Jean of Sorrelina, and Rodney Murillo of Davios. A silent auction of luxury, epicurean and travel packages will round out this special night.

Union Bar and Grille
1357 Washington Street
Boston Ma 02118

Upper Crust Eating Contest at the House of Blues.. get your tickets today or at the door

Noon-5PM MIX 104.1 Live Radio Broadcast

1 PM Upper Crust Eating Contest
See Joey Chestnut, Major League Eating's #1 ranked eater in the world
2PM Purple Costume Contest
3PM So you think you can dance with a whoopie pie
Tickets can be purchased at any Upper Crust location

See what's in store here

Celebrate the end of Summer at Pigalle!

It is the end of Summer and Chef Orfaly is nostalgic for those Coney Island Summers he enjoyed as a kid. Join Pigalle tonight (Tues, 9/21) and enjoy a taste of their late summer corn soup, mini corn dog and wash it all down with a taste of Harpoon beer for just $5. Space is limited, so reserve your table today. Log on to their twitter page and print the invite to receive the special price of $5.

Pigalle Restaurant
75 Charles St. South
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-4944

Heirloom Harvest Dinner with Slow Food Boston at Tomasso Trattoria

MENU FINALIZED! On Tuesday September 28th at 6:30PM at Tomasso Trattoria "Celebration of the Vegetable Harvest", presented in conjunction with Chef's Collaborative and Slow Food Boston, four course dinner featuring local heirloom vegetables & a Tamworth pig from Concord, MA. $54/person (includes tax/tip) for reception/dinner. Wine pairings available for an additional
charge. Reserve directly through Slow Food Boston: REGISTRATION

Boston's own first annual Wine Week!

The first annual Boston Wine Week kicks off a week-long celebration of handcrafted wines by winemakers and growers from around the world, served by the glass or bottle at some of Boston’s top restaurants. Proving that great wine doesn’t have to be a great expense, all wines (some of which retail up to $90/bottle) will be offered at $9/glass and $32/bottle. Participating restaurants will offer a minimum of six wines, available at a substantial discount. Restaurants below;


Get your Tickets now for "Home Sweet Home"

“Home Sweet Home” returns this year with our very own Jill Epstein as an honorary judge. On October 16th, area dessert chefs will compete for the coveted, “Yummy Awards” for best desserts to benefit Cambridge homeless residents or those in danger of becoming homeless. This third annual Home Sweet Home fundraising event hosted by the Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund (“CHAF”) will feature a dessert tasting with numerous area restaurants, bakeries and ice cream vendors; music and dancing; and a silent auction.

VIP PassPORTS, which include a buffet dinner and wine tastings, will also be available for purchase. Sample wines from Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery, Still River Winery and Travessia Urban Winery.

Participating Establishments Include:

• Aura Restaurant at the Seaport Hotel
• Bergamot Restaurant
• Cambridge School for the Culinary Arts
• Christina’s Ice Cream
• City Table at the Lenox Hotel
• The Fireplace
• Finale Desserterie
• Harvest Restaurant
• Henrietta's Table at the Charles Hotel
• Kickass Cupcakes
• The Middle East
• Rosie's Bakery
• Sweet Bakery & Dessert Bar
• Toscanini's Ice Cream
• Verrill Farm
• Zephyr on the Charles at the Cambridge Hyatt Regency

The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge at 575 Memorial Drive from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. For more information and tickets, please visit TV Diner is the official media sponsor

Free Ltd. Edition Top Chef Dessert Mini Cupcakes!!!

Top Chef Just Desserts premieres tonight and they chose KickAss Cupcakes to be part of the nationwide celebration! Stop by today for your free Ltd. Edition Top Chef Dessert Mini Cupcakes, three kickass flavors to choose from...The Chocolate Oink, Lavender Lemon-licious and Creme Brulee. The party starts at 1, and ends when they run out !

Davis Square
378 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144

Plan Ahead and Cruise Europe with Chiara Chef LaCount!

Next summer Chef LaCount will be taking part in a cruise packaged with private cooking instructions aboard the luxurious "Marina" of Oceania Cruises. This 12 day luxury voyage will depart from London on July 29, 2011 and will make stops in London, Amsterdam, Bruge, Paris, St. Peter Port, Saint-Malo, Lorient, Bordeaux, Biarritz, and Santander.

Oceania Cruise Lines boasts an unrivaled style of cruising. Their mid-sized luxurious ships feature outstanding accommodations and service. Now they have added private cooking classes aboard with guest chefs.

Steve LaCount, Chef~Owner of Chiara in Westwood will be one of the chef-instructors aboard this particular trip along with Chef Raymond Ost of Sandrine's Bistro in Cambridge. The ship's cuisine in all of their restaurants is outstanding and Oceania's dining is guided by the legendary Jacques Pepin. Unlike many other cruise lines, you have total freedom to dine in any of their four unique restaurants. The cooking classes are optional and are available at no charge.

For more information about this trip join us at Chiara on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. A representative from Oceania Cruises will be in attendance along with David Shields of Colpitts Travel to provide trip visuals, cost information, and to answer any questions that may arise about the trip. Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

RSVP to781.461.8118

Please mention that you are reserving for the informative cruise session

Live Piano Entertainment

Thursday nights from 6-10pm at Flat Iron Tapas Bar & Lounge.

Indulge in “a menu of deliciously creative and affordable small plates” (Boston Herald) at their “hip black-and-paprika haunt” for a flawlessly sophisticated Boston dining experience.

A brilliant addition to the downtown Boston restaurant scene, Flat Iron offers a twist on tradition with a menu featuring American-inspired tapas prepared with the finest local ingredients and infused with premier worldly flavors. Thier drink menu conveys worldly influences to enhance your Boston dining experience with specialty drinks such as cucumber martinis, authentic Cuban Mojitos, wine, and beer from local breweries.

checkout their website here;

Get your Free dessert!

Celebrate the premiere of Top Chef Just Desserts with a free dessert! Just make an online reservation through opentable and dine at one of the restaurants below on September 15, and you will get a free dessert for every 2 diners at your table. Each person must order a minimum of one entrée. See list below for participating restaurants and their meal participation.

Abby Park
Capital Grille

Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro

and many more... check out OpenTable and book your reservations today!

Peace, Love & Burgers

at Lexie's Joint in Portsmouth NH! The best burger menu North of Boston! They even have daily specials and a full range of beers, wines and cold beverages like the Raspberry Lime Ricky, which is a must try!

According to their blog, TV diner is currently shooting at the restaurant! Tune in to NECN to catch the episode, or take the drive up and check them out yourself!
Say hello to our friend Beetle!

Check out the menu here