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Jan
23
Tue
Savoie Wine Dinner at Bar Boulud Boston @ Bar Boulud Boston
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy an Exclusive Tasting Experience with Domaine Louis Magnin

Bar Boulud presents the first wine dinner of 2018 featuring Domaine Louis Magnin from Arbin, France. Producing organic and biodynamic wines focused on Mondeuse, Roussette and Bergeron varietals, Louis & Béatrice Magnin serve as regional ambassadors, showcasing the prosperity of the Savoie wine region.

Pouring some of the greatest wines including two spectacular back vintages of Mondeuse, Sommelier David Bérubé is excited to welcome guests for this exclusive tasting experience.

FEATURED MENU

Reception
Domaine Louis Magnin, Roussette de Savoie, 2012

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Pâté en Croûte of Pheasant
foie gras, pistachio, huckleberry
Domaine Louis Magnin, Vin de Savoie, Chignin Bergeron, 2013

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Seared Atlantic Char
smoked belly, mushroom civet, pearl onions, beurre rouge
Domaine Louis Magnin, Vin de Savoie, La Rouge, 2009

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Spiced Venison Loin
winter root vegetables, quince confit, chestnuts, sauce poivrade
Domaine Louis Magnin, Vin de Savoie, Tout un Monde, 2009

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Tamié Cheese Course
chicory salad, black truffle, toasted hazelnuts
Domaine Louis Magnin, Vin de Savoie, Chignin Bergeron, Vertigo, 2010

Ticket price includes gratuity and taxes.

Jan
24
Wed
Un Mois, Un Livre: Discussing L’exposition Coloniale at the French Cultural Center @ French Cultural Center
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center’s Monthly Literature Workshop

French Cultural Center Literature Workshop

Un Mois, Un Livre is a monthly literature workshop that is led by Center professor, Benjamin Capellari. Intended for intermediate to advanced French speakers (B1+), it is presented in French in the Library. This month, join the Center for an in-depth discussion on Érik Orsenna’s L’exposition coloniale.

The required book, to be read in advance, can be purchased from the French Cultural Center Reception desk. 

Price: Members: $20 | Non-member price: $25

 

About the French Cultural Center

The French Cultural Center of Boston is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the vibrant growth of French Language and Francophone Cultures in New England.

Their library houses the second largest private collection of French books, periodicals, DVDs, and CDs available in the United States, in addition to offering online accessible resources through Culturethèque. Their school, a member of the Alliance Française network, offers language classes and programs for adults and children. Their cultural programming showcases the many aspects of Francophone cultures through numerous lectures, concerts, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, art exhibitions, holiday celebrations and more. Political and artistic personalities often hold talks at the French Cultural Center, making it the hub of French culture in Boston.

The French Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your membership and donations are tax-deductible.

Savoie Wine Dinner at Bar Boulud Boston @ Bar Boulud Boston
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy an Exclusive Tasting Experience with Domaine Louis Magnin

Bar Boulud presents the first wine dinner of 2018 featuring Domaine Louis Magnin from Arbin, France. Producing organic and biodynamic wines focused on Mondeuse, Roussette and Bergeron varietals, Louis & Béatrice Magnin serve as regional ambassadors, showcasing the prosperity of the Savoie wine region.

Pouring some of the greatest wines including two spectacular back vintages of Mondeuse, Sommelier David Bérubé is excited to welcome guests for this exclusive tasting experience.

FEATURED MENU

Reception
Domaine Louis Magnin, Roussette de Savoie, 2012

•••

Pâté en Croûte of Pheasant
foie gras, pistachio, huckleberry
Domaine Louis Magnin, Vin de Savoie, Chignin Bergeron, 2013

•••

Seared Atlantic Char
smoked belly, mushroom civet, pearl onions, beurre rouge
Domaine Louis Magnin, Vin de Savoie, La Rouge, 2009

•••

Spiced Venison Loin
winter root vegetables, quince confit, chestnuts, sauce poivrade
Domaine Louis Magnin, Vin de Savoie, Tout un Monde, 2009

•••

Tamié Cheese Course
chicory salad, black truffle, toasted hazelnuts
Domaine Louis Magnin, Vin de Savoie, Chignin Bergeron, Vertigo, 2010

Ticket price includes gratuity and taxes.

Jan
25
Thu
Women’s Lunch Place Benefit Concert with Lori McKenna @ Sanctuary Church of the Covenant
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women’s Lunch Place Presents Grammy Award-Winner Lori McKenna to Benefit Women Experiencing Homelessness and Poverty

Women's Lunch Place Benefit Boston Back Bay

This concert benefitting the Women’s Lunch Place (67 Newbury Street) will be held in the Sanctuary inside the Church of the Covenant.

Lori McKenna is one of Nashville’s most in-demand country songwriters. Her songs have been cut by artists such as Alison Krauss, Reba, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.  Like Hunter Hayes’ “I Want Crazy,” Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” “Your Side of the Bed” and “Sober”?  She’s the powerhouse behind those, as well.

Her credits landed her five Boston Music Awards, as well as featured performances at the Sundance Film Festival and the Newport Folk Festival. Along with her successes as a songwriter, McKenna released eight critically acclaimed studio albums. Her latest album, Numbered Doors was named by Rolling Stone as one of the 40 Best Country Albums of 2014.

About Women’s Lunch Place

Women’s Lunch Place cares for Boston’s most vulnerable women with dignity, fostering their resilience and empowering them to pursue their dreams. Last year, they prepared and served 85,575 meals to over 1,300 individual women.  Medical care is provided free by Healthcare Without Walls.  Advocates and support staff assist women in crisis, struggling with domestic violence, addiction, mental illness, or the stress of being homeless.  Women interested in pursuing employment, housing, and other opportunities use the resource center and library, which provides access to computers and phones, free Wi-Fi, the Internet, and office supplies. The Creative Expression Program offers classes in painting and drawing, photography, sewing and knitting, and writing. Additional classes are offered in yoga, meditation, and wellness to provide women the chance to heal and respite from the stressors of poverty and loneliness.

For more information about Women’s Lunch Place, please click here.

Feb
1
Thu
Series Opening: May ’68 Revisited at the French Cultural Center @ French Cultural Center
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

French Cultural Center Special Series Opening: May ’68 Revisited

French Cultural Center Special Series Opening

The French Cultural Center will host a reception to inaugurate the winter/spring series of May ’68 events. The Center’s partners from Harvard and Northeastern universities will be on hand to highlight their activities, events and why they believe the seminal events of 50 years ago remain crucial to examine today.

The evening includes the opening of the photo exhibit “May ’68: When Paris Erupted in Protest,” by French photographer Marc Riboud (1923-2016). Riboud, two-time winner of the Overseas Press Club Award and Sony World Photography Lifetime Achievement Award, was known for his beautifully-composed black-and-white photographs and focus on people and places.

About the Exhibition

On May 3, 1968, Parisian students took to the street in protests that spread throughout France, quickly engulfing offices, factories and other places of work. The country came to a near-standstill. This exhibition of works by the late French photographer Marc Riboud reminds us of both the passions of the moment and of the enigmatic playfulness that striking students and workers frequently displayed. The annotated exhibit will provide a timeline of the developments that terminated, unpredictably, with a massive electoral reaffirmation of the government of President Charles de Gaulle.

An advance RSVP is required for this event.

 

May ’68 Revisited: The Occupy Movement that Paralyzed France
This winter and spring, the French Cultural Center / Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge, in partnership with Northeastern University and Harvard University, presents May ’68 Revisited: The Occupy Movement that Paralyzed France. This months-long series of exhibitions, discussions, debates, film screenings, readings and other activities presents the viewpoints of authors, photographers, journalists, artists, academics, politicians and others to help you discover, appreciate and understand the impact of the May ’68 uprisings.

Sponsors
This event is made possible thanks in part to Steven Galante, Chairman of the French Cultural Center, Natixis Global Asset Management, the Mosaïque Cultural Fund, and Vinadeis.
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Feb
21
Wed
Un Mois, Un Livre: Discussing Poèmes à Lou at the French Cultural Center @ French Cultural Center
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center’s Monthly Literature Workshop

Un Mois, Un Livre is a monthly literature workshop that is led by Center professor, Benjamin Capellari. Intended for intermediate to advanced French speakers (B1+), it is presented in French in the Library.This month, join the French Cultural Center for an in-depth discussion on Guillaume Apollinaire’s Poèmes à Lou.


The required book, to be read in advance, can be purchased from the French Cultural Center Reception desk. 

Price: Members: $20 | Non-member price: $25

 

About the French Cultural Center

The French Cultural Center of Boston is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the vibrant growth of French Language and Francophone Cultures in New England.

Their library houses the second largest private collection of French books, periodicals, DVDs, and CDs available in the United States, in addition to offering online accessible resources through Culturethèque. Their school, a member of the Alliance Française network, offers language classes and programs for adults and children. Their cultural programming showcases the many aspects of Francophone cultures through numerous lectures, concerts, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, art exhibitions, holiday celebrations and more. Political and artistic personalities often hold talks at the French Cultural Center, making it the hub of French culture in Boston.

The French Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your membership and donations are tax-deductible.

Mar
7
Wed
Tasting Tour of Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston
Mar 7 @ 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. 

May
16
Wed
Tasting Tour of Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston
May 16 @ 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. 

Jul
25
Wed
Tasting Tour of Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston
Jul 25 @ 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. 

Oct
3
Wed
Tasting Tour of Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston
Oct 3 @ 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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