Food Events Calendar 2018

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Spring in New England Cooking Class

Jun 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street Boston, MA

In this lively, hands-on cooking class you’ll learn how to use local products of farmers and artisans. Chef Cleo teaches you to create a three-course meal based on seasonal, local food, and increase your comfort in the kitchen through new knife skills, techniques, and flavor profiles. You will taste three New England wines that pair with recipes.

Truffle Making Workshop and wine Tasting with Taza Chocolate

Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018 The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street Boston, MA

Taza chocolate chef will teach attendees how to make dark chocolate ganache. Guests work in teams to create a pot of hot ganache and dip bread and cheese into this delicious treat. Then, wine experts lead the group through a mini wine and chocolate tasting & pairing class.

Nella Pasta Making Workshop

Jul 28, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street Boston, MA

In this hands-on workshop, Nella Pasta's Chef will teach you how to make a pasta dough by hand using premium ingredients, roll it into sheets, and learn a dozen different pasta shapes. The chef will then demo a seasonal dish with Nella’s handmade fettuccine and attendees will all eat together.


Makers Table Pop-Up Dinners

Jun 28, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018 location TBA Martha's Vineyard, MA

Each Makers Table will be held at a different location on Martha’s Vineyard. Locations are announced three days before the event to ticket holders.
June 28 in Chilmark. At the home of whaling Captain Stephen Flanders come toast the house’s roots as a teahouse. Chef: Spring Sheldon. Guest: Storyteller Bow Van Ripper.
July 6 in Vineyard Haven. Surrounded by the aromas of an Italian feast, enjoy an escape beside a unique raised garden, with lawn games and music. Chef: Jimmy Alvarado, Isloa.
July 10 in Chilmark. Explore a working farm and taste produce fresh from the fields. After dinner, sip spirits and hear tales of island ghosts. Chef: Ann Khoan, A Moveable Feast. Music: Lydia Fischer
July 17 in Aquinnah. Walk the path of the Island’s ancestors, and explore the land, food and traditions of the Wampanoag tribe. Chef: Juli Vanderhoop. Music: Blackbook Singers
July 24 in Vineyard Haven. Homage to the colorful characters who people the 19th century whaling industry. Chef: Carlos Montoya, Garde East. Storyteller Bow Van Ripper
July 31 in West Tisbury. Celebrate a legendary Island painter who farms the landscapes he has painted. Barn Party Picnic throw-down, spit roasts. Chef: Nathan Gould. Music: PickPocket Bluegrass Band
August 9 in Vineyard Haven. Japanese izakaya meets farmhouse. Chefs: Yael Peet and Elena Yamamoto, KARASU. Farm tour with The Farm Hub. Music: David Wolff
August 14 in Chilmark. A Midsummer’s Night Dream with fairies, glitter and fanciful feast. Enjoy a plant-based feast in technicolor with Chef Ky Keenan.
August 21 in Vineyard Haven. Foraged, found, and fished foods not typically found on our grocer's shelves. Led by author and fisherman Paul Greenberg. Chef: Gavin Smith.
August 28 in Chilmark. Join an evening of authentic Mexican-inspired fare, dance beneath the stars. Chef: Spring Sheldon. Performance: The Yard Dancers.

Brews & Views Beer Pairing Dinner and Overnight

Jul 28, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018 Stratton Brook Hut, top of Oak Knoll Trail, via Stratton Brook Trailhead at Route 27 Carrabassett Valley, NH

Brews & Views is a beer pairing dinner at Stratton Brook Hut, where a guest chef teams up with Baxter Brewing to create a culinary experience like no other. At 1900 feet with views of the Bigelow Mountain Range, the destination is just as memorable as the cuisine. Price includes overnight lodging at Stratton Brook Hut, three meals, and all paired beers. Prices are based on shared bunkroom accommodations. Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. Overnight reservations are required for this event. Driving directions to hut

August 3rd Friday Farm Dinner

Aug 3, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018 Weir River Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Lane Hingham, MA

These dinners are a family event, meant to bring the community together over local fare. Enjoy live music brought to by community musicians as you watch the sun set from Turkey Hill. Also: music, games on the lawn, barnyard animals, and relaxation. Preregistration is required and spaces are limited. A full menu (including children’s dinner option) will be available.

Farm to Table Dinners

Family Farm Feast with the Farm Café

Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road Freeport, ME

The Family Farm Feast features Farm Cafe’s wood fired pizzas topped with Wolfe’s Neck vegetables and meats, and delicious side salads and homemade desserts. Hay wagon rides and kids’ activities add to the fun. This event is held at the Little River Campus. Tickets go on sale July 12.

Farm to Easel Invitational Art Auction with Frontier Café and Gather

Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road Freeport Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road Freeport, ME

Enjoy great food from Frontier Café and Gather, and a live and silent art auction featuring local artists. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious appetizers made from farm fresh ingredients and bring home an original piece of art. This event is held at the Mallet Barn. Tickets go on sale July 26.

Harvest Dinner with the Harraseeket Inn

Oct 14, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 Wolfe's Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road Freeport, ME

Feast on the harvest of the season with Chef Troy Mains of the Harraseeket Inn, 2018 Maine Chef of the Year. Enjoy a seated, family-style dinner along with delicious local desserts and drinks in our historic Mallet Barn. Tickets go on sale September 6.


Grafton Food & Spirits Festival 2018

Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018 Grafton Inn, 92 Main Street Grafton, VT

The Grafton Food & Spirits Festival brings dozens of Vermont vendors together to celebrate our local foods and beverages. Booths range from fresh produce and meats to jams, syrups, and local liquor. Highlights include a kids' cooking competition, workshops, and guest chef demonstrations. The event is jam-packed with activities to partake in between making your sampling rounds. A grand finale dinner ends the day. Email: info@graftoninnvermont.com

WGBH's Craft Beer Festival 2018

Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018 WGBH Studios, 1 Guest Street Boston, MA

Come spend a summer night outdoors sipping cold craft beer and cider. Brewers and cider makers will offer dozens of craft beers, ciders and hard seltzers. Also, let loose the kid in yourself with lawn games and dancing to live music by The New Rockwells and Semi Good Lookin’. For guests age 21 and older.

Vermont Brewers Festival 2018

Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018 Waterfront Park Burlington, VT

The Vermont Brewers Festival is the one of the premier beer festivals in the world, held on the waterfront of Lake Champlain overlooking the Adirondack Mountains. Plan your tasting agenda. There are over 150 beers to choose from so save time by making your tasting decisions before you arrive. For guests age 21 and older.

Blueberry Fest 2018

Jul 22, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018 Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Courtyard, Jackson Gore Village Ludlow, VT

The celebration starts at 10 a.m. in the Jackson Gore Courtyard with blueberry treats, blueberry pancakes and tie-dying T-shirts. Enjoy more treats while hanging with the kids and dancing to the kid-friendly tunes. Pie eating contest get sticky starting at 12:30 p.m.

Seafood Festival 2018

Jul 26, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 Memorial Square, Ocean and Kingstown roads (next to the Narragansett Towers) Narragansett, RI

Seafood is prepared in the New England tradition and served the Narragansett Lions Club. Also: other food vendors, a carnival, a beer and wine tent, and live music performed by popular local bands. This is a mjor part of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival, which takes place Saturday at the Port of Galilee.

Stowe Brewers Festival 2018

Aug 3, 2018 - Aug 4, 2018 80 Weeks Hill Road Stowe, VT

A festival of fine craft beer, cider, and spirits with live music, workshops, food trucks, and a vendor fair. Three sessions: Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m., with music by Peace in the Valley; Saturday, noon-4 p.m., with music by My Mother's Moustache; and Saturday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., with music by the Pilgrims.

Grecian Festival 2018

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 97 Walcott Street Pawtucket, RI

Greek food, pastry, music, dance, marketplace.

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Providence Summer Restaurant Weeks 2018

Jul 8, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018 Participating restaurants Providence, RI

Providence is one of the nation’s hottest culinary destinations. Find out what the fuss is all about during Providence Restaurant Weeks. Choose from mouthwatering menus at nearly 100 restaurants. Enjoy three-course lunches at $16.95 and three-course dinners at $29.95 or $34.95, as well as two-for-one specials. See events website for participating restaurants.


Great Chowder Cook-Off 2018

May 31, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI

More than chowder 100,000 samples will be served up from competing chefs. Also come to enjoy live entertainment with three bands and a DJ, fun kids activities, contests including the Oyster Slurp and Beer Shucking, and panoramic views of Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor.

Down East Lobster Roll World Championship

Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018 Brick South at Thompson’s Point Portland, ME

Sample lobster rolls from 10 competing chefs. Vote for your favorite lobster roll to determine the World Champion. Enjoy circus performances and check out Good Things from Maine pop-up shop. VIP lounge includes open bar, cocktail hour meet and greet with the winners, gift bag, VIP entrance