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Jan
23
Wed
Winter Wine and Cheese Fest at Eataly Boston
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Winter Wine and Cheese Fest at Eataly Boston @ Eataly Boston

Eataly’s 2nd annual Wine and Cheese Festival will make you say “what New Year’s resolution?”

 

Guests at this tasting festival will receive an all-access pass to wander through the entire store and taste a variety of artisanal cheeses and 20+ premium wines. At each station, you’ll learn about the characteristics and stories behind each cheese you’re enjoying and every wine you’re sipping directly from passionate experts. Experience an evening as the best of both Italy and New England come together with cheeses and wine sourced from top local and Italian producers.

Don’t miss this indulgent trip to Italy—without ever leaving Boston—for a Winter Wine and Cheese Fest designed by some of the best cheesemongers and sommeliers in the business!

All-Access Bracelets are $60

Ticket includes food sampling and tastings of 15+ cheeses/salumi and 20+ wines.

Due to the nature of the event, Eataly is unable to make menu substitutions to accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions.

All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issue identification to prove they are 21 or older. 

Jan
24
Thu
Apres Ski Festival at Eataly
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Step inside a cheerful Italian ski resort during Eataly’s popular Après Ski Festival Weekly Winter Happy Hour

Modeled after indulgent post-skiing festivities in Italy (essentially a lot of eating and drinking!), Après Ski is the perfect after-work or pre-dinner activity—essentially your go-to winter happy hour.

Festival-goers can sip beer, Italian wine, and other cold-weather favorites, such as vin brulé (a warm mulled wine from Piemonte). The comforting food is inspired by Italian Alps, including warm polenta, rustic housemade sausage, and savory cheese and meat pairings. And for dessert? They’ve got plenty of cannoli to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Escape the freezing streets, mingle with friends, jam out to a live DJ, and feast on seasonal Italian favorites at our cozy winter retreat!

GET TICKETS TO APRÈS SKI FESTIVAL

Find the fun on the second-floor mezzanine, just past the escalators at the Boylston Street doors. Après Ski Festival will be on every Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Save time and ensure your spot by getting tickets in advance!

INDIVIDUAL TOKENS| $5
Available for purchase day-of the event — Food and drink range from 1 to 2 tokens

ADVANCE TICKET BUNDLE | $30
Available for purchase today — 6 tokens total

Jan
25
Fri
Eat Well, Live Well with the French Cultural Center
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center for a series of cooking and wellness workshops for women.

French Cultural Center Wellness Series Boston Back Bay

Is living healthy at the top of your resolutions this year? Join physician and Certified Health and Wellness Coach Martine Vounatsos for a series of three cooking workshops. We will discuss ways to incorporate wellness into every aspect of a woman’s mental and physical health, from exercise and supplements to sleep habits and cooking methods.

Participants will craft and enjoy a traditional and healthy French meal with Martine in a convivial environment.

Each workshop will begin promptly at 11:10 AM. Aprons, ingredients, and will be kitchenware provided.

Please note, this event is intended for women only and in English.

About the Workshops
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Come learn about nutrients, water intake, and dietary habits, then enjoy preparing soupe de poireaux et pommes de terre avec une salade en vinaigrette (potato leek soup and salad with homemade vinaigrette).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

In this discussion, we will learn about sleeping better and exercising—how and when? For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare velouté d’asperges et salade de carottes râpées (asparagus soup and homemade carrot salad).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

For our last discussion, we will learn about vitamins, supplements, and meditation. For the cooking workshop, attendees will prepare soupe et crème de champignons et salade frisée au vinaigre balsamique (mushroom soup and frisée salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette).

Jan
27
Sun
Rialto Pop Up Dinner at Porto
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rialto Pop Up Dinner at Porto @ Porto

By very popular demand, Porto has released a SECOND seating for Rialto’s Pop Up Dinner

Please join Porto Boston for a second seating on Sunday evening January 27th for a Rialto Pop Up Dinner prepared by Chef Jody Adams. Enjoy light bites and cocktails from 6-7pm, followed by a reminiscent 5 course dinner of Rialto inspired favorites paired with our selection of Italian Wines. Tickets are limited and are required to attend this event!

MENU
Find the planned dinner menu below (subject to slight change)

01. Grilled Oysters
Andouille sausage, garlic toast

02. Lobster Cavatelli
red and green tomato sauce, saffron, hot lobster oil

03. Slow Roasted Duck
balsamic vinegar, braised escarole, green olives, rosemary

04. Grilled Beef Rib-Eye
roasted garlic potatoes, arugula, endive, truffles

05. Hot chocolate Crema
coffee-hazelnut ice cream, blood orange

** Please note, unfortuntely, they are not able to accomodate substitutions for this event.

Jan
30
Wed
World of Whiskeys Dinner at Solas Irish Pub
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Solas on Boylston Street for the second dinner of their Whiskey Wednesday series!

Why travel around the world to try new whiskeys when we have them all right here at Solas? Come join Solas for an evening of dinner, drinks & laughs! Beam Suntory’s Maggie Sinclair will share her expansive whiskey knowledge; while Solas Sous Chef, Alex Galvis, will speak on the inspiration behind her delicious three course meal. Slainte!

Cocktail (Half) Hour:
Featuring Canadian Club (Canada)

First Course:
Cucumber and Blood Orange Panzanell – pumpernickel crouton, thyme honey
Paired with Toki Japanese Whiskey (Japan)

Second Course:
Smoked Pork Shoulder – farro & stone fruit salad, shaved brussel sprouts
Paired with Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye (USA)

Third Course:
Pear Banoffee Pie – graham cracker, dulce de leche
Paired with Tyrconnell 10yr Sherry Finish (Ireland)

PLUS, a Japenese Gin Roku toast to end the night!

Lookout for details on part three of their series February 6, where they will sample luxury scotch!

Jan
31
Thu
Apres Ski Festival at Eataly
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Step inside a cheerful Italian ski resort during Eataly’s popular Après Ski Festival Weekly Winter Happy Hour

Modeled after indulgent post-skiing festivities in Italy (essentially a lot of eating and drinking!), Après Ski is the perfect after-work or pre-dinner activity—essentially your go-to winter happy hour.

Festival-goers can sip beer, Italian wine, and other cold-weather favorites, such as vin brulé (a warm mulled wine from Piemonte). The comforting food is inspired by Italian Alps, including warm polenta, rustic housemade sausage, and savory cheese and meat pairings. And for dessert? They’ve got plenty of cannoli to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Escape the freezing streets, mingle with friends, jam out to a live DJ, and feast on seasonal Italian favorites at our cozy winter retreat!

GET TICKETS TO APRÈS SKI FESTIVAL

Find the fun on the second-floor mezzanine, just past the escalators at the Boylston Street doors. Après Ski Festival will be on every Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Save time and ensure your spot by getting tickets in advance!

INDIVIDUAL TOKENS| $5
Available for purchase day-of the event — Food and drink range from 1 to 2 tokens

ADVANCE TICKET BUNDLE | $30
Available for purchase today — 6 tokens total

Clear the Cave – January
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As the French Cultural Center clears room for a new year of tastings, you have one last chance to taste some of their favorite bottles.

Over the past seven decades the French Cultural Center has had the opportunity to partner with an abundance of fine institutions, vintners, and wine collectors.

And now, it is time again to make room for a new year of tastings. Join them for this fun evening of fine wine, featuring a broad selection of vintners that we know and love. This exceptional tasting will feature six wines, from various domains, regions, and even countries!

This tasting will be led by Certified Sommelier Alexandre Sojfer, resident Sommelier at La Voile Boston.

The event will start no later than 7:10 PM.

ON THE MENU

L’Ameillaud – Vin de Pays de Vaucluse – 2012 – Vaucluse, France
Smoky black and blue fruit scents are complicated by suggestions of licorice and cracked pepper. Focused and chewy on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black currant flavors and a hint of cured meat.

Tinhorn Creek – Merlot – 2010 – South Okanaga, Canada
Established by the Shaunessy and Oldfield families on the South Okanagan’s legendary Golden Mile Bench in 1993, Tinhorn Creek is a very special winegrowing project, comprising 150 acres of spectacular vineyards in two distinct areas, one on either side of the valley.

Domaine Isle Saint Pierre – Cabernet – 2010 – France
Isle Saint-Pierre is a small island in the middle of the Rhone River, just 25km south of Arles and 15km from the sea. The vineyards, planted at the very heart of the Camargue region, stretch over 170 hectares around the island.

Jackson Triggs – Sauvignon Blanc – 2013 – Niagara Estate, Canada
Pale straw colour with a lively nose of gooseberry and lemon; fruit character is replayed on the palate; crisp and dry, with light / medium body.

Réserve Durand – Sauvignon Blanc – 2015 – Sancerre, France
From a small producer in France’s Loire Valley comes this dazzling white wine, rich with grapefruit and gooseberry aromas. The estate boast mature 25-30 year old vines and a mix of chalky, silicious soils.

Château Roc de Ségur – Bordeaux – 2011 – Bordeaux, France
This ripe, smoky, wood-aged wine shows ample fruit as well as solid tannins. The wine has richness and spice, the wood well balanced by black plum and final juiciness.

Feb
7
Thu
Apres Ski Festival at Eataly
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Step inside a cheerful Italian ski resort during Eataly’s popular Après Ski Festival Weekly Winter Happy Hour

Modeled after indulgent post-skiing festivities in Italy (essentially a lot of eating and drinking!), Après Ski is the perfect after-work or pre-dinner activity—essentially your go-to winter happy hour.

Festival-goers can sip beer, Italian wine, and other cold-weather favorites, such as vin brulé (a warm mulled wine from Piemonte). The comforting food is inspired by Italian Alps, including warm polenta, rustic housemade sausage, and savory cheese and meat pairings. And for dessert? They’ve got plenty of cannoli to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Escape the freezing streets, mingle with friends, jam out to a live DJ, and feast on seasonal Italian favorites at our cozy winter retreat!

GET TICKETS TO APRÈS SKI FESTIVAL

Find the fun on the second-floor mezzanine, just past the escalators at the Boylston Street doors. Après Ski Festival will be on every Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Save time and ensure your spot by getting tickets in advance!

INDIVIDUAL TOKENS| $5
Available for purchase day-of the event — Food and drink range from 1 to 2 tokens

ADVANCE TICKET BUNDLE | $30
Available for purchase today — 6 tokens total

Feb
14
Thu
Apres Ski Festival at Eataly
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Step inside a cheerful Italian ski resort during Eataly’s popular Après Ski Festival Weekly Winter Happy Hour

Modeled after indulgent post-skiing festivities in Italy (essentially a lot of eating and drinking!), Après Ski is the perfect after-work or pre-dinner activity—essentially your go-to winter happy hour.

Festival-goers can sip beer, Italian wine, and other cold-weather favorites, such as vin brulé (a warm mulled wine from Piemonte). The comforting food is inspired by Italian Alps, including warm polenta, rustic housemade sausage, and savory cheese and meat pairings. And for dessert? They’ve got plenty of cannoli to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Escape the freezing streets, mingle with friends, jam out to a live DJ, and feast on seasonal Italian favorites at our cozy winter retreat!

GET TICKETS TO APRÈS SKI FESTIVAL

Find the fun on the second-floor mezzanine, just past the escalators at the Boylston Street doors. Après Ski Festival will be on every Thursday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Save time and ensure your spot by getting tickets in advance!

INDIVIDUAL TOKENS| $5
Available for purchase day-of the event — Food and drink range from 1 to 2 tokens

ADVANCE TICKET BUNDLE | $30
Available for purchase today — 6 tokens total

Feb
15
Fri
French Eyes on Boston Painting Workshop at the French Cultural Center
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

French artist and Boston resident Marguerite Wibaux will lead a workshop on alla-prima, a technique made famous by Matisse.

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Marguerite will lead this fascinating workshop, which will begin with an explanation of the technique and a presentation of the model. The attendees will then be invited to pick up their brushes and produce their own portraits, alla-prima.  Easels, canvas, brushes and acrylic paint provided will be provided to all attendees.

About Marguerite Wimbaux

A member of the Center since 2017, Marguerite has quite the atypical career. After graduating with an MBA from the prestigious HEC Paris, Marguerite worked in advertising for the most-renowned French Maisons, from Cartier and Hermès to Van Cleef, Hennessy, the Italian Cavalli, and Armani.

These past experiences in the realm of couture translate into Marguerite’s art. There is a passion for patterns and an obsession with composition and structure, while staying true to the energy and character of her subjects.

The colorful diversity of Marguerite’s artwork is also influenced by her childhood. Marguerite was born in Argentina, and has lived in Peru, Italy, China, France, and the USA.

Currently, Marguerite’s pieces are commissioned and sent to galleries across the globe, from Milan to New York. 

To learn more, visit Marguerite’s website: https://margueritewibaux.com/


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