Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.. **********************************************************
1)  Wendy Issokson, owner, Chill On Park, has added two new fall ice cream flavors and a new fall coffee to the menu at Dorchester’s popular ice cream and coffee shop at the corner of Dorchester and Park. Dutch Apple Pie and Pumpkin Oreo are the two new ice cream flavors for Fall, and Pumpkin Spice is the new coffee. “Of course we have to celebrate the icons of Fall – apples and pumpkin – and they are already staff favorites” shares Wendy Issokson.

New At Chill On Park This Fall:
After School Special: 10% off beverage, ice cream and bakery, Mon-Thurs, 3-5pm for students
Family Night Tuesdays: Every Tuesday evening, 6pm-8pm
*Specially priced kids ice cream cone or cup, $2.50....add one topping for 50 cents
*Free kids gift and balloon with any ice cream purchase. (One gift per child with purchase).
*Tweet #MBTA to @CHILLONPARK and your morning coffee is on us! (offer good 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri, for a small coffee or tea)
*CHANGE FOR CHARITY: Chill On Park announces its new community donation program. Each month Chill On Park highlight a local charity or program, and accepts spare change. For September and October the beneficiary is The Codman Square Health Center.

2) On October 20, at 6:30pm, Legal Harborside will host a wine dinner with Boisset Family Estates, the popular Napa Valley-based winery. Legal Harborside will team up with Boisset’s President, Jean-Charles Boisset, to host a four-plus-course Burgundian Californian dinner featuring signature cuisine paired with choices from their bounty. Since 1961, Boisset and his family have produced world-renowned wines from some of the most prominent winegrowing regions.

The menu will be presented as follows:

Scallop Mousse, Brioche, Pickled Squash, Local Honey
Country Ham & Gruyère Croquette, Apricot Mustard Aioli
King Salmon Tartare, Rhubarb, Fennel, Dill Crème Fraîche
Macomber Turnip Soup, Caviar, Fines Herbes
JCB “No. 21” Crémant de Bourgogne, NV
West Coast Abalone (trio of apple, crispy speck, brussels sprout leaves)
Jean-Claude Boisset, Bourgogne Aligoté “Les Moutots,” 2013
DeLoach Estate Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2013
Sunburst Farms Trout (five-spice spätzle, beetroot emulsion, sage brown butter)
DeLoach “Block 1950” Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2013
Jean-Claude Boisset, Ladoix Premier Cru “Hautes Mourottes,” 2013
Roasted Squab (mushroom consommé, braised swiss chard, foie gras, poached pear ravioli)
DeLoach “Maboroshi Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, 2013
Jean-Claude Boisset, Chambolle-Musigny, 2013
Vermont Creamery Bonne Bouche (black currant preserves, rosemary anise tuile)
Buena Vista “Raison d’Etre” Merlot, Sonoma, 2013

COST: $125 per person (excludes tax & gratuity)
Reservation required by calling 617-530-9470

3) Trick-or-treating isn’t just for kids. Come see what Seaport has to offer grown up trick-or-treaters on Friday, October 30, from 7pm-10pm, at the 6th Annual Halloween on the Harbor. Flaunt your creative costume while collecting treats and prizes at some of the Seaport District’s best bars and restaurants.

Trick-or-treaters will kick off the evening at TAMO Bistro & Bar at the Seaport Hotel before choosing to either walk or hop on one our dedicated Boston DUCK boats to travel to any of the participating Halloween on the Harbor locations. Guests will enjoy ghoulish cocktails, appetizers and treats while receiving passport stamps at each stop.

Various venues will also offer prizes for best costume. Proceeds from the $5 ticket price will benefit the Friends of the Fort Point Channel, which offers free community programming for kids and adults in the area.

Tickets can be purchased at:
This event is strictly 21+ and guests must bring a valid ID and proof of EventBrite ticket purchase.

TAMO Bistro & Bar at the Seaport Hotel
Capiz Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel
M.J. O'Connors
Whiskey Priest
Atlantic Beer Garden
Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill
Temazcal Tequila Cantina

4) Culinary Arts Director Kevin DiLibero and the Papa Razzi Metro team invite guests to celebrate October as Pizza Month with a new promotion that allows guests to enjoy Neapolitan pizza offerings for half the price Monday – Friday from 4pm-6pm & 9pm-11pm pm in the bar and lounge.

Papa Razzi Metro, in Burlington, is celebrating Pizza Month. Guests can now enjoy half off pizzas for the month of October at the bar and lounge. Papa Razzi Metro serves certified authentic Neapolitan pizza that is "the truest of the true form of pizza."

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