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May
31
Wed
Tasting Tour of Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Whether it is your first time to Eataly, or you simply want to learn more about the Italian food and emporium, Eataly Boston invites you to join them on a walking tour of Eataly Boston. During your tour, you’ll learn about Eataly’s Italian heritage and products, and even taste some items along the way!

During this tour, guests will:

Explore each department and discover unique information and details

Learn about our vast array of imported Italian products and locally sourced products

Meet some of Eataly’s specialists and learn their best kept secrets

Get delicious tastes along the way such as mozzarella, focaccia, house-made potato chips, and gelato

 

The tour meets at the Guest Relations Booth, just up the stairs from the Boylston Street entrance. Tour duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Please notify Eataly in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. If they are not notified ahead of time of any special needs, they may not be able to accommodate them. Tours are limited to 15 people at a time. If you are unable to reserve a spot on the website, it means the tour is full. 

Jun
2
Fri
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library @ Boston Public Library
Jun 2 @ 12:30 pm
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library @ Boston Public Library | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

The concert for Friday, June 2 will feature Area 9 Quartet.  Area 9 Quartet is a Boston-based ensemble dedicated to exploring the rich, diverse, and ever-growing chamber music repertoire for saxophone. Area 9 is proud to have commissioned and debuted new works by contemporary composers, including Jun Feng’s “Somehow, Tango,” performed at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2015, and Michael Kosch’s “Castle in the Air,” which Area 9 premiered at New York City’s Metropolitan Playhouse in December 2016.

Concerts are moved to the newly renovated Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.  For more information on the concert series, please click here.

Concerts in the Courtyard are generously supported by Deloitte, providing industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands.

 

 

Jun
7
Wed
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library @ Boston Public Library
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library @ Boston Public Library | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

The concert for Wednesday, June 7 will feature Marco Mares. Marco Mares is a singer-songwriter from Mexico City who showcased his fresh and honest pop sound in his debut album Para Ella (2014). Marco’s interactive performances highlight fun, funky pop mixed with romantic Spanish lyrics. His latest reggae-pop single “Flaquita” (2017), which says love has no size or labels, streamed 130,000 times on Spotify in the first three weeks after its release.

Concerts are moved to the newly renovated Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.  For more information on the concert series, please click here.

Concerts in the Courtyard are generously supported by Deloitte, providing industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands.

 

 

The Chemistry of Fine Wine @ French Cultural Center
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WITH ERIC VOGT, MAÎTRE OF THE BOSTON CHAPTER OF THE COMMANDERIE DE BORDEAUX

What builds the various sensations brought by a sip of wine? Why do we fall in love instantly with some wines and viscerally hate others? How do these sensations translate to scientific chemical concepts? These are different questions to which Mr. Eric Vogt, maître of the Boston chapter of the Commanderie de Bordeaux, will reply during this evening of discovery. Guests will enjoy a tasting of 10 wines, courtesy of eProvenance and The Spirited Gourmet.

ROUND 1: UNDERSTANDING ACIDITY AND TANNINS

Guests will have the opportunity to blend their own wine.

ROUND 2: COMPARING CONTRASTING TANNINS TO MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Nebbiolo vs. Gamay and Chablis vs. Macon.

ROUND 3: COMPARING GERMAN WINES

Riesling, Kabinett, Spatlese, Auslese.

ROUND 4: COMPARING BORDEAUX; YOUNG, ADOLESCENT, MATURE

Château La Reine Perganson – Haut Médoc – 2015
Château Sociando Mallet – Haut Médoc – 2005
La Petite Eglise – Pomerol – 1995

 

About Eric Vogt and the Commanderie de Bordeaux

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Eric Vogt is maître of the Boston chapter of the Commanderie de Bordeaux, and founder and CEO of e-Provenance. Vogt’s love of wine began during his senior year at Harvard. He and his roommate concluded that they knew “a lot about Chinese art and classical music and some of the aesthetics of life, but nothing about wines”—and asked Laurence W. Wylie, Dillon professor of the civilization of France, to teach them.

The Commanderie de Bordeaux is an international organization whose members gather for dinners, events, and trips focused on the enjoyment and promotion of wines of the various Bordeaux regions. Once an all-male bastion with a mysterious membership process, the Boston club has broadened its base under Eric Vogt’s leadership, reaching out to women and enthusiasts under the age of 40.

Source : The Harvard Magazine

About eProvenance

With expertise in wine, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology and the Internet, eProvenance is well on its way to establishing the definitive global database to authenticate the Provenance of the world’s fine wines. eProvenance sensors use RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, along with a secure, online global database to monitor wine shipment temperatures across distribution channels. The resulting data is stored and analyzed in the eProvenance Online Monitoring System (OMS).

Source: Company website

About The Spirited Gourmet

“We carry over 1,300 different wines. Unlike most other shops, we don’t depend on ratings and “best sellers” to make our selections. Each wine we carry has been tasted prior to its selection with only the best values (a wine that drinks better than its cost) making the cut. And while others may offer a wider selection we focus on quality, not quantity.”

Jun
9
Fri
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library @ Boston Public Library
Jun 9 @ 12:30 pm
Concerts in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library @ Boston Public Library | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

The concert for Friday, June 9 will feature Boston Philharmonic. “Passionate music making without boundaries” is an ethos that permeates every performance, every rehearsal, and every note that the Boston Philharmonic plays. Join members of the Boston Philharmonic as they perform chamber and quartet music, taking their passion out of the concert hall to the public as part of their education and community outreach program, Crescendo!

Concerts are moved to the newly renovated Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.  For more information on the concert series, please click here.

Concerts in the Courtyard are generously supported by Deloitte, providing industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands.

 

 

Jun
15
Thu
Join Us: Round Table with At-Large City Councilors @ The Colonnade Hotel
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Back Bay Association Members
 are
Cordially Invited to Attend a

 City Council Round Table

 Featuring

Councilor Michelle Wu
City Council President, Councilor at-Large

 Councilor Michael Flaherty
Councilor at-Large

Councilor Annissa Essaibi – George
Councilor at-Large

 Councilor Ayanna Pressley
Councilor at-Large

 June 15, 2017
8:30 am

The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue

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Jun
21
Wed
Charlesmark Lounge Monthly Wine Tasting Party @ The Charlesmark Hotel
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Charlesmark Lounge Monthly Wine Tasting Party @ The Charlesmark Hotel | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Join The Charlesmark for their Monthly Wine Tasting

Enjoy the relaxed presentation and self-guided tour of The Charlesmark’s wine tasting with personal pouring service and tasting comments. Presented in our stylish hip lounge space.

Your $25 tickets gets you:

  • 6 samples of different wines
  • Cheese, crackers, and light appetizers
  • Free drink ticket worth $12 for a future visit
  • Raffle prizes for hotel stays and lounge visits
  • Signature Martini Shots

Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today!

Summer Solstice Pop-Up Rose Lounge at the Rooftop at the Taj @ Taj Boston
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
Summer Solstice Pop-Up Rose Lounge at the Rooftop at the Taj @ Taj Boston | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

On Wednesday, June 21st, The Rooftop at Taj Boston will be transformed into a chic Pop-Up Rosé Lounge to toast the first day of summer and the summer solstice. Boasting one of the most dramatic views in the Back Bay, the rooftop lounge – located 17 stories up – features views from the State House and Boston Common to Fenway Park and The Charles River.

Partnering with Whispering Angel, the evening will feature a variety of wines and, of course, bubbles. Chef Gidda, has prepared a menu of small bites to perfectly complement the wines, and the space will be transformed into a sophisticated lounge perfect for the first official evening of summer.

Tickets are $65 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity and include all food and beverage for the evening with live entertainment. The Rose Lounge opens at 6:00 p.m.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Guests must be 21 or older.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Valet parking fee $30

Self parking is available at the Boston Common Garage on Charles St.

Public Transportion to the Green Line Arlington Street Station

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call 617-598-5255 or email zoe.kelly@tajhotels.com

What’s the refund policy?

24 hours required

White & Bright Summer Solstice Party at the Fairmont Copley Plaza @ Fairmont Copley Plaza
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
White & Bright Summer Solstice Party at the Fairmont Copley Plaza @ Fairmont Copley Plaza | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

On June 21, Fairmont Copley Plaza will celebrate one of the longest days of the year with a White & Bright Summer Solstice Party.

Break out your whitest of whites or brightest of brights and toast to the start of summer. Bubbles and cocktails will be provided including Billecart Salmon Champage, Square One Vodka, New Age White, and Charles de Fere “Cuvée Jean Louis” Blanc de Blanc “Ice.”

Chef Laurent Poulain has created a menu of sophisticated hors d’ouevres to complement perfectly with the cocktails.

The White & Bright Summer Solstice Party will be on Wednesday, June 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person, including cocktails, hors d’ouevres, taxes and gratuity.

Aug
9
Wed
Tasting Tour of Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Whether it is your first time to Eataly, or you simply want to learn more about the Italian food and emporium, Eataly Boston invites you to join them on a walking tour of Eataly Boston. During your tour, you’ll learn about Eataly’s Italian heritage and products, and even taste some items along the way!

During this tour, guests will:

Explore each department and discover unique information and details

Learn about our vast array of imported Italian products and locally sourced products

Meet some of Eataly’s specialists and learn their best kept secrets

Get delicious tastes along the way such as mozzarella, focaccia, house-made potato chips, and gelato

 

The tour meets at the Guest Relations Booth, just up the stairs from the Boylston Street entrance. Tour duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Please notify Eataly in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. If they are not notified ahead of time of any special needs, they may not be able to accommodate them. Tours are limited to 15 people at a time. If you are unable to reserve a spot on the website, it means the tour is full. 


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