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Powisset Cooks Comfort Food Series - Dover, MA

Jan 20, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street Dover, MA
Pot Pies at Powisset on January 20. Julia Kelahan of Julia Cooks leads us a class preparing the filling and the crust to make a pot pie. Each participant will leave with one pie ready to eat or freeze.
Hugs & Knishes on February 3. Join Bob Schuman, owner of Zaftig's, to learn the art and soul of knishes. Learn to make a variety of fillings: meat, potato, broccoli and cheese, and reuben.
Tongue, Tail and Tacos. March 10. Suet, oxtail, hanger, shank...these are just a few of the animal parts you will become very familiar with in this both hands-on and demonstration cooking class by butcher Audrey Kiely.
Time: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Admission: $65-$75
Telephone: 508-785-0339

In The Kitchen: Spring Cheese Fondue - Westerly, RI

Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 Ocean House, 1 Bluff Avenue Westerly, RI
Join Ocean House culinary experts to explore the fun of fondue! Find new ways to bring an old classic back again. Using simple ingredients, make your next get-together. You may book by phone. Two dates: March 10 and March 24.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: $75/person (plus tax)
Telephone: 888-853-2919


Weekly Wine Dinners at Forage - Cambridge, MA

Jan 9, 2018 - Feb 27, 2018 Forage, 5 Craigie Circle Cambridge, MA
During these Tuesday evening dinners, four courses are paired with wines chosen by Forage owner and wine expert Stan Hilbert.
January 9: Germany; January 16 : Bordeaux; January 23 : Escoffier Dinner; February 6 : California ; February 13 : Valentine’s Wines. Preview of Forage’s Valentine’s menu. $69 per person; February 20 : Meet The Farmer Dinner : Mycoterra Farm. Mushroom dinner with paired wines. $59; February 27 : Rhone. Email: info@foragecambridge.com
Time: Call event host for time
Admission: $50 per person except where noted.
Telephone: 617-576-5444

Blithewold Supper Club - Bristol, RI

Jan 14, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018 Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road Bristol, RI
Come to Blithewold for several evenings of fine dining. These themed dinner by Chef Anna Kelly asre modern interpretations of menus inspired by the Lyon, Van Wickle, and McKee families, who live in Blithewold during the early 20th century. This is a prix-fixe menu with dinner and drinks included.
Commonwealth Avenue Dinner Party on March 4. Guests will enjoy a menu as served in 1905 at the McKees' elegant Boston residence.
Steamship Supper on March 18. Dine on the menu enjoyed by W. L. McKee and party aboard the Lusitania.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $80

George Washington's Birthday Celebration Tavern Dinner - York, ME

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Jefferds Tavern, 3 Lindsay Road York, ME
Chef Bill Irish of For the Love of Food and Drink, prepares up a hearty hearth-cooked dinner of dishes drawn from the archives at Mount Vernon. Enjoy a meal of colonial-inspired foods, and celebrate the birth of our nation's first president. Menu to be announced closer to the event. Reservations required.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $65

George Washington's Birthday Celebration Tavern Dinner - York, ME

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 Jefferds Tavern, 3 Lindsay Road York, ME
Chef Bill Irish of For the Love of Food and Drink, prepares up a hearty hearth-cooked dinner of dishes drawn from the archives at Mount Vernon. Enjoy a meal of colonial-inspired foods, and celebrate the birth of our nation's first president. This event is BYOB. Reservations required.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $65
Telephone: 207-363-4974

Tour of Vermont Craft Beer Dinner Series - Weston, VT

Mar 2, 2018 - Mar 2, 2018 The Inn at Weston, 630 Main Street / Route 100 Weston, VT
March 2 If you love craft beer and want to learn more about what Vermont brewers are making and serving, you need to get to The Inn at Weston for a series of craft beer pairing dinners with the inn’s new executive chef. Dinner is four courses (featuring local cheese from Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co.) paired with samples of beers from Northshire Brewery in Bennington, Drop In Brewing Company in Middlebury, von Trapp Brewing in Stowe, and Queen City Brewery in Burlington. Full menu.
For guests who would like the carefree convenience of an overnight stay after the Tour, look into the beer dinner lodging packages starting at $299. Relax and enjoy yourself in our pub, then head straight upstairs for a restful night's sleep. Book a second night and save 20 percent.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 802-824-6789

Hotel Vermont Beer Dinner - Burlington, VT

Mar 6, 2018 - Mar 6, 2018 Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street Burlington, VT
Join Hotel Vermont's beer maker and chief chef to enjoy a five-course meal of new Vermont cuisine paired with Vermont-made beers. The evening will include a discussion about the history and future of Vermont beer culture and tourism, with visits from Vermont brewers. For guests ages 21 and older.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $95, includes tax, tip, and service charge
Telephone: 802-651-0080


Craft Sippin’ in New Britain 2018 - New Britain, CT

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018 New Britain Museum of American Art, 55 Lexington Street New Britain, CT
Sample craft beers and browse through the museum’s galleries. This year, the second floor will be open, creating space for more breweries. Come smile at the exhibit of vintage beer cans from 1940-1980. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $35; designated driver, $20

Seacoast Winter Beer Fest 2018 - Portsmouth, NH

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Portsmouth Gaslight Company, 64 Market Street Portsmouth, NH
The Brewfest kicks off Portsmouth Beer Week. Two sessions are offered for tastings of 80 beers from 25 breweries. VIP option has early access, meet and great with brewers, and some beers available only to VIPs. Tickets are available online. Presented by Portsmouth Gaslight Company and 2Beerguys.com.
Time: Two sessions: noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.; VIP admissions start one hour earlier than general admission
Admission: $75

Harpoon St. Patrick's Festival 2018 - Boston, MA

Mar 8, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave Boston, MA
Harpoon St. Patrick's Festival weekend is 4 days of great food, beer, friendly banter, live music, flowing taps, and the company of other beer lovers, It is held under heated tents at the Boston Harpoon brewery. Held rain or shine. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: March 8, Harpoon Mac & Cheers Challenge, 6-10 p.m.; March 9, 5:30-11 p.m.; doors close at 9:30 p.m.; March 10, 1-7 p.m.; doors close at 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Entrance is $25 and includes a souvenir pint glass and your first beer.

Vermont Brewers Festival 2018 at Killington - Killington, VT

Mar 24, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018 Killington ski area, 4763 Killington Road Killington, VT
Sit by fire pits at the K1 Lodge at Killington, talk with brewers, and taste more than 100 beers, include 30 created only for this festival. Cash is needed for purchase of local food and retail items. No entrance for anyone showing signs of drunkenness, and tickets will not be refunded. For guests age 21 and older. Admission includes includes a 2018 souvenir tasting glass and 15 tasting tickets
Time: Two tasting sessions, at noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Admission: $42

Smugglers Notch BrewFest 2018 Part 2 - Jeffersonville, VT

Mar 31, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Smugglers' Notch Resort Meeting House, 4323 Vermont Route 108 South Jeffersonville, VT
This BrewFest presents regional beers and craft ciders. A DJ provides music and Mountain Grille presents tasty munchies. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Admission: $22 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir sampling glass

Hops on the Snow Brewfest 2018 - Ludlow, VT

Mar 31, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Jackson Gore Village, Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road Ludlow, VT
This beer festival will present new seasonal beers and cider among spring conditions on the mountain. Later in the day, barbecue will be sold. Guests must be age 21 or older.
Time: All day

Maine Brew Fest 2018 - Newry, ME

Apr 7, 2018 - Apr 7, 2018 Sunday River ski area, 15 South Ridge Road Newry, ME
This is a full weekend of tasting craft beers made in Maine in the mountains of Maine. More than 20 breweries bring craft beers to the festival. The fest includes unlimited samples, family fun in Sunday River's Mountain Park, free access for people who are not sampling, and a wine tent. Music acts for 2018 will be announced soon. Stay tuned to the event website for details. Visit
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $39; designated rivers, $15

Newport Craft Beer Festival 2018 - Newport, RI

Apr 27, 2018 - Apr 28, 2018 Newport Storm Brewery. 293 J.T. Connell Hwy. and Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street Newport, RI
This festival celebrates Newport’s 300-year brewing history with guests brewers from as far away as California. Try the craft brews and talk with the makers. Local bands and restaurants will provide music and food. Friday evening is a VIB session from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Newport Storm Brewery. The festival moves to the Lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House on Saturday, for two sessions, from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: Friday, 8-10 p.m.; Saturday, two sessions, from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
Admission: $35-$45

Black Fly Brewfest 2018 - Houlton, ME

May 19, 2018 - May 19, 2018 John Millar Arena, 94 Randall Avenue Houlton, ME
Enjoy Maine craft beers and talk with other to fellow beer lovers. Local crafts foods will be for sale.
Time: 1:30-5 p.m.; VIPs admitted at noon
Admission: VIPs, $60; regular admission, $38; designated drivers, $17

Bacon and Beer Fest 2018 - Providence, RI

Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018 Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue Providence, RI
Two dozen local restaurants create their favorite bacon dish paired with a beer from 25 world class breweries. Also: live music, and games. Limited number of tickets available. This event will sell out quickly; get your tickets today! Produced by the people who bring Beervana Fest and RI Food Fights.
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Admission: $60

Food, Wine, Beer

Maine Restaurant Week 2018 - Many cities and towns, ME

Mar 1, 2018 - Mar 12, 2018 participating restaurants Many cities and towns, ME
This week showcases great restaurants and culinary artisans. Participating restaurants are offering multi-course meals at fixed prices, ranging from $25, $35, $45 and $55 per person. Some serve prix fixe lunches for $15. See the event website for names of participating restaurants.
Time: Mealtimes
Admission: See description above


Opening the Oyster -- A Black Culinary Extravaganza - Providence, RI

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Wes Rib House, 38 Dike Street Providence, RI
A dinner featuring dishes prepared by the black chefs of the White House, followed by a talk by Adrian Miller, author of "The President's Kitchen Cabinet: African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families From the Washingtons to the Obamas." Proceeds help pay for swimming lessons for inner city youth. Tickets.
Time: noon
Admission: $75

Outdoor Activities

Audubon Maple Sugaring & Pancake Breakfast - Seekonk,, MA

Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018 Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Avenue, Seekonk,, MA
Learn how maple sugaring started with Native Americans and how to make the sweet syrup in your own backyard. Participants taste first hand this delectable treat over breakfast. Sample pancakes, muffins and doughnuts - all with fresh maple syrup. Tours start every 15 minutes.
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Admission: Adults, $18; children, $9

Parties, Dances, Balls

Ice Ice Party! - Cambridge, MA

Feb 25, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018 Harvest, 44 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA
Ice luge drinks, frosty Harpoons, winter-inspired dishes and desserts, craft cocktails with Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey, tunes by DJ Ryan Brown, dancing on the heated patio and lounging by the outdoor fireplace.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $55
Telephone: 617-868-2255

Ski Area Events

Ski Vermont Specialty Food Tour 018 - Many towns, VT

Jan 26, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018 Many Vermont ski mountains Many towns, VT VT
This slope side tasting tour of Vermont-made foods and beverages will visit 15 resorts over 10 weeks. Featured products include Cabot cheese, Long Trail beer, Woodchuck cider, Ben & Jerry's and more. The first five people at stop who upload an Instagram picture with the #SnackSkiVT hashtag will receive a tote bag filled with products.
Tour schedule is: January 26 at Jay Peak Resort, January 27 at Burke Mountain , January 30 at Mad River Glen, February 10 at Killington Resort, February 11 at Pico Mountain, February 20 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, February 23 at Okemo Mountain Resort, February 24 at Bromley Mountain Resort, March 3 at Middlebury Snow Bowl, March 4 at Magic Mountain, March 10 at Quechee Ski Area, March 17 at Sugarbush Resort, March 18 at Bolton Valley, March 24 at Stratton Mountain Resort, and March 31 at Stowe Mountain Resort.
Time: All Day


Vermont Specialty Food Day at Bromley - Peru, VT

Feb 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018 Bromley ski area, 3984 VT Route 11 Peru, VT
Enjoy all the flavors of Vermont during the Ski Vermont 2017 Specialty Food Day Tour. Did we mention It's FREE to attend? The lineup features tasting and samples from Caledonia Spirits, Mad River Distillers, Kimball Brook Farms, and Cabot Cheese
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shipwrecked! Irish Whiskey Tasting - Plymouth, MA

Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018 Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court Street Plymouth, MA
Enjoy fine cask, barrel, and single malt whiskies and Irish-themed appetizers at this unique after-hours event at Pilgrim Hall Museum. take a close look at the shipwrecked remains of the 1626 Sparrowhawk that carried early Irish immigrants to America. Email: robin.nutter@pilgrimhall.org.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $22 per person
Telephone: 508-746-1620


Play With Your Food Lunchtime Catered Play Readings - Westport, Fairfield, Greenwich, CT

Jan 9, 2018 - Apr 11, 2018 See description below Westport, Fairfield, Greenwich, CT
Play With Your Food opens its 16th season of lunchtime theater in Westport, Fairfield and Greenwich with riveting one-act plays read by professional actors.
Westport -- Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East. January 9-11; February 6-8; March 6-8; April 3-5 . Lunches will be catered by Rory’s Restaurant.
Fairfield -- Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford Street. January 16; February 13; March 13; and April 17. Lunches will be catered by The Pantry.
Greenwich -- Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Avenue. January 24-25; February 14-15; March 14,15; April 11-12. Lunches will be catered by Meli Melo.
January plays include Frank D. Gilroy’s “Getting In,” Scott Mullen’s comedic take on grown-ups finding their way back to “The Sandbox,” and Deborah Frockt’s “Hard-Boiled.” Email: info@playwithyourfood.org
Time: Doors open and lunch at noon; play readings and discussion with the actors and director, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Admission: $47 per single show; $180 for season subscription.
Telephone: 203-293-8729