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Jun
21
Thu
Summer Solstice Pop-Up Rose Lounge
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm
Toast the First Day of Summer with a Pop-Up Rose Lounge at the Taj Boston

Taj Boston Rooftop

On Thursday, June 21, The Rooftop at The Taj Boston will be transformed into a chic Pop-Up Rose 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 Chateau Minuty, Cotes de Provence Wines, the evening will feature crisp rosé wines paired with 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.

Visit the Taj Boston at 15 Arlington Street or by clicking here.

Aug
15
Wed
Mad Hatter Rooftop Tipsy Tea Party
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Don’t be late for a very important date at the Taj Boston Hotel!

 

Taj Boston Tipsy Tea Party Boston Back Bay

Take a trip down the rabbit hole for a Tipsy Tea on the Rooftop, which will be transformed into a whimsical wonderland overlooking the dramatic views of Back Bay.

Enjoy finger sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres, scones and of course, sweets while sipping tea cocktails crafted by a tea sommelier from Jenwey Tea and made with Ketel One Botanicals.

The extraordinary affair is made complete with live music provided by Classical Oasis.

Creative attire encouraged.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Guests must be 21 or older.

What does the ticket price include?
Tickets are inclusive of tax and gratuity, and include all food and beverage for the evening and live entertainment.

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 Transportation – Green Line Arlington Street Station

What’s the refund policy?
24 hours required

Sep
12
Wed
Une Promenade en Champagne
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Une Promenade en Champagne @ French Cultural Center

The French Cultural Center Offers a Guided Tasting of the Finest Wines

Join the French Cultural Center as they kick off their 2018-2019 season of tastings with panache! For this event, they’re turning their gallery into a stylish tasting lounge, in a first of its kind setup that promises to be the beginning of a new series of tasting events. Sommelier Alexandre Sojfer will lead guide you in comparing five delicious champagnes on their sweetness, domains, and balance of Chardonnay versus Pinot. 

Guests will also enjoy a special tasting of Crémant de Limoux, Domaine Collin, sparkling wine produced in Languedoc Roussillon.

Wines will be accompanied with light hors d’oeuvres and bites.

The tasting will start no later than 7:10. Thank you for your understanding.

WHAT YOU WILL BE TASTING

Jacquesson – Cuvée 740 – Extra Brut
The NV Cuvée 740, based on the 2012 vintage, is superb. Rich, ample and creamy, yet with striking translucence, the 740 has it all. A classic Jacquesson Champagne, done in the house’s contemporary style.

Bollinger Brut – Special Cuvée
A blend of current vintage stock with reserve wines aged in magnums, Bollinger’s Special Cuvée is consistently one of the top multi-vintage blends from Champagne.

Le Mesnil Grand Cru – Blanc de Blancs
Le Mesnil is the name of perhaps the best Growers Cooperative Champagne House in all of Champagne. Beginning in 1937, they now draw on the resources of 553 different growers, all of whom have their vineyards in Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, one of just 17 Grand Cru Vineyard (out of 318 vineyards in the region).

Billecart-Salmon – Brut Rosé
Billecart-Salmon believes that an early harvest yields more elegant, delicate champagnes.

Moët & Chandon – Nectar Impérial Demi-Sec
Moët & Chandon has been the champagne of success and glamour since 1743. Renowned for their achievements and legendary pioneering spirit, Moët & Chandon is synonymous with both cherished traditions and modern pleasures and has helped celebrate life’s most triumphant moments for more than 270 years. 

ABOUT ALEXANDRE SOJFER
A Paris native, Alexandre is passionate about wine. He became an expert on the subject while working and studying across the globe—from France and England to Hong Kong and, of course, the USA. His dedication to the study of wines granted him immediate success and he became a Certified Sommelier in 2016.

Sep
21
Fri
Flavors of Boston 140 Supper Club
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Flavors of Boston 140 Supper Club @ Fairmont Copley Plaza | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

140 Supper Club Celebrates the Release of “100 Things To Do in Boston Before You Die” with the Flavors of New England

This dinner celebrates the September release of “100 Things to Do in Boston Before You Die,” the city’s newest guide that lists Fairmont Copley Plaza’s 140 Supper Club dinners as a must-do for the “fabulous private dining room” and “deliciously decadent” food. Author Kim Foley MacKinnon will be in attendance to chat about her picks, and copies of the book will be available to purchase on site for $16 each.

The five course dinner is part of Fairmont Copley Plaza’s popular 140 Supper Club series where guests descend a century-old staircase and whisper a password to be immersed into an intimate gathering hosted by Executive Chef Laurent Poulain.

MENU

Mini Fenway Frank 
steamed bun, Holly’s spicy pickles, mustard, crispy buttermilk shallot rings

Flourless Wellfleet Clams Chowder
micro celery, old bay oyster crackers

Harvard Beet Salad
candied pumpkin seeds, Vermont goat feta, micro greens, Rubio Balsamic vinegar and EVOO

Boston Style Cassoulet
new england baked beans, grilled lobster, thick cut North Country bacon, chicken leg confit, lemon parsley and roasted garlic butter, grilled baguette

Boston Cream Pie in a Jar
shaved white chocolate, rum crème anglaise

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About “100 Things to Do in Boston Before You Die”
The second edition of “100 Things to Do in Boston Before You Die” is a curated compendium of the best of Boston, with ideas, essential sights, can’t-miss dining, events to plan your trip around, plus helpful tips and suggested itineraries. Discover where you can ride a giant swan. Learn where you can hear Boston’s hottest jazz every night of the week. Find out where to feast on oysters and lobster rolls. Boston’s rich history and culture draws visitors from around the world, eager to explore where the American Revolution began. In addition to its landmarks and historic institutions, Boston is filled with world-class restaurants, amazing museums and exciting outdoor activities. This insider’s guide will tip you to the city’s secrets, the way a best friend would.

About Kim Foley MacKinnon
Kim Foley MacKinnon is a freelance food and travel writer who has lived in Boston for more than 25 years. As much as she loves to travel the globe, she’s always happy to come home and write about all her favorite places in Boston. Writing credits include the Boston Globe, Food Network, Forbes Travel, Travel + Leisure, Cruise Critic, Global Traveler, USA Today and various AAA publications, among many others. She has also written and contributed to dozens of guidebooks. Follow Kim on her adventures at www.escapewithkim.com and @escapewithkim. After you start exploring the city, use #100ThingsBoston and let us know.

Sep
27
Thu
Oktoberfest@Revere
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oktoberfest@Revere @ Revere Hotel | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Join the Revere Hotel for an Oktoberfest Celebration on the Rooftop

Not able to make it to Germany this Oktoberfest?  No worries.  The Revere has you covered with steins of Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer, mini bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzel bites, and more.

Tickets are going quickly, so reserve yours today!

Sep
30
Sun
Sex and the City Brunch
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sex and the City Brunch @ The Lenox | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Celebrate 20 Years of Sex and the City with The Lenox

What better way to celebrate 20 years since our first introduction to the fabulous four than their religious weekend practice… Brunch!

Grab your leading ladies & join The Lenox in the beautiful Dome Room, Sunday September 30th, for their first ever Sex and the City Brunch. Be transported to the chic streets of Manhattan with their breathtaking terrace and bouquet arrangements.

Your ticket includes:

  • Open La Marca Bubbly Bar
  • Made-To-Order Omelette Station with farm fresh eggs
  • Sweet & Savory Waffle Bar with toppings to include fresh berries, candies, whipped cream, warm Vermont maple syrup, and more
  • Build-Your-Own Yogurt Parfait
  • Union Square Donuts Custom Donut Wall
  • Sex and the City Inspired Games
  • Fun Prizes
  • Gift Bags
  • & More!

The movie and soundtrack will be the perfect backdrop to an afternoon of gossip & glamour. Refresh your memory on everyone’s favorite seasons to prepare for Sex and the City trivia and games sprinkled in between the fun.

Please let The Lenox know the names of everyone in your party during checkout and they will try their best to seat you with your preferences. The best way to guarantee seating with your entire group is to purchase a full table at a discounted rate.

This event is 21+ with a valid ID. All sales are final, sorry no refunds.

Oct
26
Fri
Bar Boulud Presents the Château de Beaucastel Wine Dinner
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bar Boulud Presents the Château de Beaucastel Wine Dinner @ Bar Boulud | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Join Bar Boulud Sommelier David Bérubé and special guest Emmanuel Lemoine for an educational four-course dining experience

On Friday, October 26, 2018, join Bar Boulud and Sommelier David Bérubé with special guest Emmanuel Lemoine, Château de Beaucastel US Export Director, for a memorable four-course dining experience.

One of the largest wine estates in the Rhône wine region of southeastern France, Château de Beaucastel has been managed by several generations of the Perrin family. The family maintains an impressive portfolio of wines, all of which showcase the complexity and diversity of terroirs of the Rhône region.

Emmanuel Lemoine will present five extraordinary wines including a rare white Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The winery’s 2016 vintage will make its first appearance in the market at the evening’s dinner.

Chef de Cuisine, Brian Arruda will prepare a menu to be served as follows:

Assorted Canapés
Coudoulet de Beaucastel White, Côtes du Rhône, 2014

Chilled Chestnut Velouté
comice pears, caviar, chives
Château de Beaucastel White 2016

Roasted Bone Marrow
garlic confit, pain de campagne, veal jus
Coudoulet de Beaucastel Red, Côtes du Rhône, 2016

Herb Crusted Lamb Saddle
root vegetable gratin, shallot confit, grain mustard jus
Château de Beaucastel 2015
Château de Beaucastel 2016

Cheeses with Chef’s selection of accompaniments
Saint-Marcellin, Beaufort, Bleu de Bresse

*(ticket price includes tax and gratuity)

Dec
13
Thu
Ruinart Champagne Dinner at Bar Boulud
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ruinart Champagne Dinner at Bar Boulud @ Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Kick off the holiday season with Bar Boulud’s annual champagne dinner celebration.

The House of Ruinart is unlike any other. It was the first established House of Champagne in 1729 and inspired by the intuition of a monk well ahead of his time. On December 13th, join Guillaume Grillon, Ruinart Market Manager, Head Sommelier David Bérubé and Chef de Cuisine Brian Arruda for this festive 4-course menu and the Ruinart tradition in all its forms: the flagship Blanc de Blancs, the sensational Rose and their historic prestige cuvées of Dom Ruinart.

Featured Menu

Reception with Canapés
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

••

Burrata Salad
caramelized fennel, radish, black truffle vin
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

••

Potato Gnocchi
royal trumpets, lobster nage, tarragon
Dom Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs, 2006

••

Roasted Chicken
parsnip, charred cipollini, veal jus
Ruinart Rose
Dom Ruinart Rose, 2004

•••

Île Flottante
ginger biscuit, berry gelée, pomegranate sorbet

 

Ticket price includes tax and gratuity

Jan
13
Sun
Patriots Viewing Party at Back Bay Social
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm

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!

Jan
16
Wed
Irish Whiskey Dinner at Solas Irish Pub
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks and laughs, while learning about the whiskey we all love, Irish Whiskey! Boston’s finest Irish Whiskey Ambassador, Cathal O’Connor, will share his expansive knowledge; while Solas Sous Chef, Alex Galvis, will speak on the inspiration behind her delicious three course meal. Slainte!

Cocktail (Half) Hour:
Featuring Kilbeggan Single Grain

First Course:
Irish Soda Bread Crostini – local bleu cheese, apricot mostrada, sorrel
Paired with Kilbeggan Single Grain

Second Course:
Coffee Rubbed Rack of Lamb – barley risotto, cirtus bok choy, fig butter
Paired with Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Third Course:
Cinnamon Apple Tart – vanilla bean ice cream, caramel
Paired with Tyrconnell 10yr Sherry Finish

PLUS, a Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey toast to end the night

Lookout for details on part two of their series January 30, where they will sample whiskeys from all around the world!