I am back again with a special Wednesday edition of Sips & Nibbles (as tomorrow is Thanksgiving), my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming.
1) Santa is coming! On Sunday, December 7, from 4pm-7pm, The Beehive will host Santa Supper with live holiday music, a special menu, photo opportunities and mingling and jingling with the big man himself... Santa Claus.
During The Beehive’s Santa Supper, kids have a prix fixe menu which includes seasonal specials such as Reindeer Chicken Nuggets, veggies and Santa approved warm cookies and milk. The children’s prix fixe menu is $15 for kids ages 10 and younger. While the kids are running around with Santa, parents can sneak in one of The Beehive’s handcrafted cocktails such as the Storm Warning ($11.50) or the Spiced Pear Collins ($12), while indulging in an Italian-inspired Sunday Supper presented by Executive Chef Marc Orfaly including spaghetti & meatballs, chicken piccata, eggplant parmesan and more. Regular menu will also be available.
Throughout the evening kids of all ages will be surrounded by the sounds of the season as guitarist Bobby Keyes takes the stage to perform selections from his all new Christmas album. Bobby B. Keyes defines our American musical heritage by blending rhythm & blues, country, jazz, rock, pop and swing. His guitar playing is inspired and passionate, his musical taste is exquisite, and his sound is clean and refreshing.
Reservations are highly recommended. No cover charge. Please call 617-423-0069 for more information or to make reservations.
2) On December 8, at 6pm, Legal Oysteria will host their first wine dinner with Legal Sea Foods’ Vice President of Beverage Operations and Master of Wine, Sandy Block. At this exclusive four-course pairing dinner celebrating everything Italy, Sandy Block will guide guests through his selection of the exquisite tastes and flavors of “Undiscovered Gems of Italy.” I think this is going to a tasty and educational dinner, with plenty of intriguing Italian wines.
The menu will be presented as follows:
Ca’ del Bosco “Cuvée Prestige” Franciacorta Brut, NV
Brodetto Di Pesce (Italian Stew of cod, clams, mussels and squid)
Abbazia di Novacella Kerner, Alto Adige, 2013
Kofererhof Sylvaner, Alto Adige, 2012
Pappardelle alla Bolognese (classic five Meat ragù, hand cut fresh pasta)
Paitin “Sori’ Paitin” Dolcetto d’Alba, Piemonte, 2011
Coppo “L’Avvocata” Barbera d’Asti, Piemonte, 2012
Veal Braciole & Creamy Polenta (stuffed with pine nuts, raisins, prosciutto, parmigiano reggiano)
San Felice Pugnitello, Toscana, 2008
Fattoria Colsanto Sagrantino di Montefalco, Umbria, 2009
Cinnamon Panna Cotta (autumn fruit compote)
Maculan Torcolato, Veneto, 2008
COST: $75 per person (excludes tax & gratuity)
Reservation required by calling (617) 530-9392.