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) Civic Kitchen & Drink, Chef Rick Araujo and GM Sarah Lee are hosting a Spencer Trappist Ale Dinner on Tuesday, May 23, at 6pm. This is a very rare opportunity to taste a variety of unique Spencer Trappist Beer and the dinner is sure to sell out. The monks at St. Joseph Abbey, in Spencer, brew the beer themselves; it is the only certified Trappist Beer made in the USA. Civic Kitchen & Drink is honored to present Spencer Trappist Beer and celebrates this extraordinary and one-of-a-kind local brewery.
Chef Rick Araujo is creating a Four Course Dinner paired with Spencer Trappist Beer.
The four course dinner features:
--Buttermilk Fried Chicken skewers with sweet potato waffles and a trappist orange marmalade glaze / Paired with Trappist Ale
--Grilled Swordfish with a green peppercorn hollandaise sauce and potato au gratin / Paired with Trappist IPA
--Chinese Five Spiced Duck over a smoked gouda polenta and smothered haricot vert / Beer Pairing Coming Soon!
Price: $75 per person, includes tax and gratuity
To make a Reservation, please call 508-329-5179
2) Puritan & Co. Chef/Owner Will Gilson and the Puritan team invite guests to join them at the bar for a brand new Caviar Special. Puritan & Co. is serving up this caviar special at its bar daily. Available during all regular business hours at the bar, the special includes two vodka nips served frozen on ice, 12g of Osetra caviar, and all the fixings for only $30.
For more information, please call (617)-615-6195
3) Chef/Owner Michael Schlow, Chef de Cuisine Brendan Pelley, and the Doretta Taverna team invite guests to join them as they officially kick off patio season. On Wednesday, May 31, from 6-9pm, Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar will officially be kicking off patio season with an epic patio party featuring live music, mezze, local oysters, and more. The event will take place rain or shine and no tickets are required.
For Reservations, please call (617) 422-0008.
4) Chef de Cuisine Alex Saenz and the BISq team invite guests to join them on Sunday, May 28, from 10:30am-3pm, for a farmer’s market-to-table themed brunch. While the farm-to-table trend has been popping up at more and more restaurants for some time, BISq is taking the trend in a slightly different direction. Sourcing fresh produce the day before from its neighboring Union Square Farmer’s Market and beyond, BISq's fifth installment if its monthly brunch pop-up series will offer a deliciously fresh a la carte menu showcasing local fruits and veggies.
Reservations are strongly recommended so please call (617) 714-3693.