Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I briefly highlight some interesting wine and food items that I have encountered recently.
1)   Rooftop-Grown Tomatoes, Greens and Herbs will be showcased on the September-October menu at 51 Lincoln in Lincoln. You will find offerings such as:

--Native Corn and Lobster Papardelle with Champagne Sauce
--Housemade Charcutierie: smoked duck breast ham …jalapeno chicken liver pate’ …suckling pig face …rustic pork salami
--Rooftop Heirloom Tomato Terrine with Rooftop Basil Emulsion
--L.I. Duck Breast with Apples & Apple Gastrique, lake-grown wild rice
--Berskhire Pork Osso Bucco, fennel-red current salad, potato puree
--Manila Clams & Pork Belly with Napa cabbage and fresh chilies
--Butternut & Ricotta Ravioli with Roasted Peaches & Amaretti Crumble
--Ward’s Farm Corn & Jicama Salad with Mache, Frisee, Cilantro and Goat Cheese, honey-lime-ginger vinaigrette

2)  Legal Sea Foods is kicking off their Oyster Festival with the “Shellfish Shindig” event hosted at the Charles Square location’s outdoor terrace. Guests will enjoy a variety of freshly shucked oysters for $1 each. Try the oysters with White Sangria, featuring bright lemony and floral flavors that perfectly complement the day’s catch of bivalves.

The event will be held Sunday, September 25, from 2pm – 4pm, and is open to the public. In case of rain, the “Shellfish Shindig” will be held in the atrium of the restaurant.  The Cost: A la carte pricing

3)  On Tuesday, Oktober 4, join The Beehive for “Oktoberfest Der Beehive,” an evening highlighting rustic German food and libations, as well as entertainment by the Oktoberfest German Band. Join The Beehive for an official celebration of Oktoberfest with the Goethe-Institute of Boston, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Pass a mug of ice cold Harpoon Beer including Harpoon IPA, and Octoberfest as you enjoy the evening with Executive Chef Rebecca Newell's traditional Bavarian fare with specials such as: German Sausages and House Roast Pork Knuckle both served with Sauerkraut and potatoes. Not in the mood for dinner? Join the Beehive at 7pm when the Oktoberfest German Band takes the stage.

Doors open for dinner at 5pm, live music from 7pm-12am. No cover charge, cash bar, Dinner reservations recommended so please call 617-423-0069.

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