Fairmont Copley Plaza will host a birthday party for its canine ambassador, Carly Copley, on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 1pm. Hosting Carly’s 7th birthday will be Vanessa Welch, Anchor for Boston 25 News, who will be reading “Catie Copley” to guests. The reading will be followed by birthday cake (for humans) and special snacks for Carly’s canine friends. This beloved Boston holiday tradition is free and open to the public.
In lieu of gifts for the hotel’s pampered pooch, Fairmont Copley Plaza invites guests to bring a donation of towels, blankets or toys for the dogs and cats at the Animal Rescue League’s Boston Shelter.
Free Hot Chocolate on National Cocoa Day
Wednesday, Dec. 13 is National Cocoa Day and Fairmont Copley Plaza will celebrate with its Back Bay neighbor, L.A. Burdick Chocolates by serving complimentary Burdick hot chocolate from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the hotel’s Dartmouth Street entrance. The artisan chocolatier, famous for its European-inspired chocolate bonbons, hot chocolates and pastries, will have warm cups of its Dark Drinking Chocolate (robust & full-bodied) and Milk Drinking Chocolate (gentler yet still decadent & luscious) to brighten the morning for passersby, while supplies last. L.A. Burdick’s hot cocoa – named one of the “11 must-try hot chocolates around the U.S”. by Zagat – will be served snow or shine to mark this fun food holiday and spread holiday cheer to the neighborhood. It will certainly be a welcome surprise after Boston’s first snowfall this past weekend!
Fairmont Copley Plaza will toast the holiday season with a lavish four-course Holiday Bacchanal dinner featuring a special menu from Executive Chef Laurent Poulain — North Country bacon wrapped local monkfish, winter pickled vegetable salad with candied Marcona almonds and 50-year-old sherry, coffee braised all natural beef short ribs, and warm milk chocolate & coconut brioche bread pudding will be served. American Idol finalist (Season 13) Sam Woolf will provide live entertainment.
Join us on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. as we transform the hotel’s dramatic 105 year-old lobby into an elegant ambiance suited for contemporary times with guests dining at tables running the length of the space
Cocktail attire is suggested.
Celebrate Earth Day at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is celebrating Earth Day on Sunday, April 22 by turning off its lights from 5 p.m. through closing to conserve energy. More than a hundred candles will be placed throughout the dining room to illuminate the space for an unforgettable “Earth, Wine & Fire” candlelit dinner experience in one of Boston’s most beautiful restaurants.
A special à la carte menu by Executive Chef Graham Lockwood will feature sustainably sourced courses and replace the regular dinner menu for the evening. Each dish will highlight ingredients from New England farms and purveyors (see select farms noted below), and the menu’s wine pairings will spotlight New York State and Oregon wines that are produced and grown with sustainable and biodynamic farming practices. A three-course wine pairing will be offered for $30, or these wines can be ordered by the glass for $13-$18 depending on the selection. Those dining between 5-7 p.m.will receive a complimentary taste of rosé upon arrival. The regular bar menu will also be available.
Sunday’s customers will be some of the first to enjoy OAK as a non-plastic straw establishment. The restaurant is permanently ditching plastic straws starting this Friday, April 20. OAK has already been mindful to create cocktails that don’t require a straw, but for those that do and all other straw requests, Hay! Straws will be used moving forward, which are made from natural wheat stems and are 100% biodegradable. The special “Earth, Wine & Fire” dinner menu will be printed on plantable seed paper, and no single-use item (like cocktail napkins) will be offered to tables.
Pea & Carrot, pea and ricotta dumplings, charcoal roasted carrots and pistachio – $14
Soter “Planet Oregon” Chardonnay
* Carrots sourced from Ripley Farm, Dover-Foxcroft, ME
South Bay Blondes, egg yolk jam, pickled daikon, radish greens – $18
Brooklyn Oenology “Social Club White”
* Oysters sourced from Onset, Cape Cod, MA
Pate en Croute, pickled vegetables, cranberry gastrique – $15
Forge “Classique” Riesling
* Pork sourced from Alderbrook Farm, South Dartmouth, MA
Pan Roasted Monkfish, local bacon, Russian banana potatoes, pickled ramps – $29
Brooklyn Oenology “Broken Land”
* Monkfish sourced from Georges Bank off the coast of MA
* Potatoes sourced from Green Sunshine Farm, Hodgdon, ME
Braised Short Rib, cassoulet, haikuri turnips, radish – $32
Brooklyn Oenology Merlot
* Beef sourced from Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME
Chicken Ballotine, wheat berries, spring dug parsnip, cipollini jus – $28
Forge “Classique” Pinot Noir
* Parsnips sourced from Fish Boot Farms, Bowdoinham, ME
* Wheat berries sourced from Maine Grains, Skowhegan, ME
Crème Brûlée, duck eggs, maple sugar, almond – $10
Pacific Rim Riesling Vin De Glaciere
* Maple sourced from Highland Sugarworks, Barre, VT
* Cream sourced from Maple Line Dairy, Hadley, MA
Reservations are encouraged for this “lit” dinner and can be made here or by calling 617-585-7222.
If you can’t decide if you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby then just celebrate both at this Boston bar in Back Bay and the home to one of the best outdoor patios. Guests can enjoy classics like a Mint Julep or Caballo Picante for the holidays and are encouraged to come dressed with hats and bowties. Plus, prizes will be awarded to the best dressed guest!
* 2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
* 1 oz. Simple Syrup
* Crushed Mint Garnish and Fresh Mint Sprig
Serve in a Highball with crushed ice
* 1oz. Don Julio Blanco
* 1oz. Montelobos Mezcal
* .5oz. Pineapple
* .5oz. Lime
* .5oz. Simple Syrup
* 1 Jalapeño sliced and shaken with ice server in a rocks glass.
Garnish with Jalapeno slices and lime wedge
*** For more information, please click here.
Fourth Annual Kentucky Derby Party at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen
On Saturday, May 5, giddyup to OAK Long Bar + Kitchen for its fourth annual Kentucky Derby Party! Mint Juleps will be flowing all afternoon, along with many Derby-inspired special cocktails. Purchase of a specialty cocktail gets you a raffle ticket with a randomly selected horse’s number – after the race winning tickets can be redeemed for a Maker’s Mark prize. The regular food menu will be available plus two southern-inspired specials: Hush Puppies and Hot Fried Chicken Sliders.
Derby attire is highly encouraged. Break out your finest seersucker, sundresses, bowties and hats – prizes will be awarded to “Best Dressed” and “Best Hat.” A big screen TV will be in the dining room for guests to catch all the action.
New this year: Saddle up at the best seats in the house! For $750, reserve a High-Top table with standing room for 12 people at 4:00pm in the heart of the restaurant. Table will include a round of Mint Juleps, two bottles of G.H. Mumm Courdon Rouge (the Official Champagne of the Kentucky Derby) and plenty of bar snacks. Only two High-Tops available, will book fast. Call 617-267-5222 to reserve.
No tickets required. Join the party starting at 4:00pm; the post time is 6:34pm and race time is 6:46pm. For reservations, please call 617-267-5222 or book via OpenTable.
Mint Julep – 15
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, mint, lemon, crushed ice
Triple Crown – 15
peach infused Maker’s 46 old-fashioned
Winner’s Circle – 18
G.H. Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge, raspberries, lemon, titos vodka
Talk Derby To Me – 15
house rum blend, fresh juices, crushed ice
Horsing Around – 15
Sipsmith Gin, cucumber, jalapeno, agave, lemon
Frozen Margarita (because, Cinco De Mayo!) – 15
house margarita mix
Hush Puppies – 9
Hot Fried Chicken Sliders – 12
dukes, lettuce, cheddar, bread and butter pickles
Let Back Bay Social Club take your #SundayFunday to the post-season level.
The boys in blue are in the playoffs (once again), and Back Bay Social has been waiting all season long to host you & the #SundayFunday football gang for a POST SEASON VIEWING PARTY!
Watch the same on Back Bay Social’s giant screen with surround sound with a bucket of wings and some beer — or order from the full brunch menu. Be sure to register while space is still available!
Cult favorite Ivan Ramen is making a return to UNI Boston for one night only.
Ivan Orkin, owner of the famed NYC hot spot Ivan Ramen, is returning to UNI Boston for the third time for a one-night-only. Orkin will present some of Ivan Ramen’s specialties like pickled daikon XO, Tokyo shio ramen, and spicy lamb dan dan noodles — UNI’s à la carte menu offering sushi, sashimi, and street food also will be available.
Reservations are available here.
The world’s fastest athletes are coming to Back Bay on June 16.
The adidas Boost Boston Games and Back Bay Mile race will be on June 16, bringing world-class athletes to compete in and around Copley Square.
Back Bay Mile
The first-annual adidas Boost Back Bay Mile is a road race that will test your speed in the heart of Boston. The course takes you down Newbury Street to Gloucester Street, and then turns down Boylston Street to the finish line on the specially constructed sprint track that features the same surface you saw at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. As part of the adidas Boost Boston Games, the five-lane track will have Olympic and World Champion track athletes competing at the conclusion of the mile races. This road mile welcomes all ages and abilities to participate.
Boost Boston Games
With an elevated straight track constructed along Boylston Street between Exeter and Clarendon Streets, the world’s fastest men and women will sprint down to Copley Square, wowing fans and breaking records as the viewing public watches from only feet away from the track.
VIP seats just after the finish sell for $125 and come with an adidas shirt, food and beverage and a $50 adidas gift card.
1:30PM adidas HS Girls’ Dream Mile
1:40PM adidas HS Boys’ Dream Mile
1:50PM Women’s Mile
1:58PM Women’s Long Jump
2:00PM Men’s Mile
2:20PM Women’s 600m
2:30PM Men’s 600m
3:20PM Youth Girls’ 100m
3:25PM Youth Boys’ 100m
3:35PM Boston Police vs Boston Fire
3:45PM Fastest Girl in Boston
3:50PM Fastest Boy in Boston
4:00PM adidas HS Girls’ Dream 100
4:10PM Women’s 100m B
4:22PM adidas HS Boys’ Dream 100
4:32PM Men’s 100m Semi-Final 1
4:37PM Men’s 100m Semi-Final 2
4:46PM Women’s 200m Hurdles
4:53PM Men’s 200m Hurdles
4:59PM Women’s 200m
5:06PM Men’s 200m
5:13PM Women’s 100m Hurdles
5:20PM Men’s 110m Hurdles
5:30PM Women’s 100m A
5:40PM Men’s 100m Final
5:47PM adidas Women’s 150m
5:55PM adidas Men’s 150m
** All photos courtesy of @adidasBoostBostonGames
Come see what Bright Horizons® at Back Bay has in store for your child this year!
Are you trying to find the perfect fit for your child’s early education? Attend Bright Horizons’ Curriculum Night to find out how Bright Horizons® works with each age group to build on individual strengths and talents. Come see for yourself how small ideas turn into big projects at Bright Horizons®.
- Learn about World at Their Fingertips® and how it works with each age group to build on individual strengths and talents.
- Meet and talk with our engaging educators and see just how passionate they are about teaching.
- Explore activities your children will get to participate in on-site.
- See our emergent curriculum and how it uses your child’s own interests to inspire learning.
- Childcare and dinner will be provided!