Thursday, November 1, 2018

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) Join Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in Lynnfield for a culinary wine tour of Ramey Wine Cellars in Sonoma County. Taste along with host George Staikos, from one of the most respected vineyards in the country. Designed for oenophiles of all levels, the five-course dinner with wine pairings will feature regionally inspired foods prepared by Executive Chef Andres Tavares.

This intimate culinary journey will be held at Davio's Lynnfield on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30pm. Guests will be treated to a five-course dinner paired with carefully selected wines to accompany their dining experience.

Wine Dinner Menu
Crispy Oyster, Half Shell
Goat Cheese Potato Croquette
Philly Cheese Steak Spring RollTM
Spicy Homemade Ketchup, Spicy Mayo
2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Ramey, Sidebar, High Valley
Seared Foie Gras
Pear Mostarda, Pomegranate Syrup
2014 Ramey Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
Hand-Rolled Pumpkin Gnocchi
Cider Roasted Butternut Squash, Pecans, Butter
2014 Ramey Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Piatto Del Giorno
Brandt Beef New York Strip
Local Root Vegetables, Brandy Pepata
2014 Ramey Cabernet, Napa Valley
Blueberry-Blackberry Crostata
Salted, Honey Chantilly Cream
2015 Ramey Claret

COST: $125 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity). Tickets are required. Please visit

2) Kings Dining & Entertainment, Lynnfield invites guests of all ages to put their gaming to the test at its soon-to-open "1 Up Retrocade.”, a brand new, fully renovated retro arcade. To celebrate the grand opening, Kings, Lynnfield will be hosting a charity night benefiting the Angel Fund for ALS Research on Thursday, November 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. Open to all ages, each $25 ticket will directly be donated directly to The Angel Fund for ALS research and include:

Arcade gaming card
Bowling and shoe rental
Access to private event appetizers
Swag bag

Fun for all ages, the lively, playful space is the perfect spot for kids and adults alike to let loose while showing off their decades old (or young) Pac-Man skills. Nostalgic retro arcade games that will be featured in the space include:

• 2 Player Air Hockey, ICE Hoops, Superchex Bubble Hockey, Catch the light, Mario Kart, Big Buck Hunter, Golden Tee, SPIDER MAN Red Pinball, Bartop Multigame, Pac Man Arcade Classics 27", Global Arcade Classics, Turtle in Time, X-Men 4 Player, Donkey Kong, Killer Instinct 2 K2, Beach Head 2000 - 2002, AC/DC Pinball, Tekken 3, Street Fighter IV, Crazy Taxi, And more!