Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thursday Sips & Nibbles

I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting wine and food items that are upcoming. **********************************************************
1) Legal Harborside is gearing up for the holiday season at Liberty Wharf. From December 18 through 24, the second floor at Legal Harborside will serve a “Feast of the Seven Fishes” tasting menu, featuring five courses from the best of the sea, with optional wine pairings.

Legal Harborside’s menu will be presented as follows:

Tuna Crudo (blood orange, preserved lemon, sumac, bottarga)
Laurent-Perrier Brut Vintage Champagne, 2004
Torched Nantucket Bay Scallops (pickled squash, brown butter vinaigrette, honeycrisp apple, ginger snaps)
Domaine du Viking “Tendre” Vouvray, Loire, 2012
Baccalà Gnocchi (baby shrimp, smoked cippolini onion, Limoncello froth)
Domaine Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon, Vire-Cesse, Macon, 2010
Black Bass (“cuttlefish linguine,” littleneck clams, cured tomato, saffron broth)
Smonnet-Febvre Irancy, Burgundy, 2012
East Coast Halibut (beluga lentils, scallop mouse, black trumpet mushrooms)
Beckmen Vineyards Estate Grenache, Santa Ynez, 2010

COST: $65 per person for tasting menu; $110 per person with wine pairings
For reservations, please call 617-477-2900

2) Ring in 2015 in style and head over to Boston’s South End on Wednesday, December 31, from 9pm-2:30am as The Beehive hosts its 8th annual New Year’s Eve gala celebration.

The Beehive’s, “Funkadelic Burlesque New Year's Eve 2015” is an evening of bohemian decadence and eccentric fun. Guests will explore their senses as they take in the wonders of sultry Parisian burlesque performances by the “Asian Sexsation" Calamity Chang and Vivi Noir and boogie to the explosive sounds of the all-star band The ABeez. Amy Bowles and Aaron Bellamy have brought a mix of spontaneous and exciting musicians together to create one slick funky-jazz band. The ABeez boogie in a modern way to the timeless soul and funk tunes The Beehive’s guests want to hear with a wall of funk like they’ve never experienced before!

Throughout the evening Executive Chef Marc Orfaly will feature a buffet of small bites, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, all served in a cocktail setting. To top it all off, guests can toast the evening with one of The Beehive’s signature cocktails, wine or champagne from one the evening’s sponsors including Chandon, SKYY Vodka, Hennessy Cognac and Moët & Chandon champagne. At midnight ALL guests will ring in 2015 with a complimentary champagne toast.

The cost is $145 per person with food buffet or $90 per person without buffet. Both ticket options include admission, entertainment and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. There is a cash bar all evening.

For more information or to purchase tickets please call 617-423-0069.

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