It has been a long hiatus, but there are so many incredible food happenings going on around town that it is time to revive The Weekly Bump.
It may be a little late to head out tonight on a moment's notice, but the seafood conversation from knowing what fish you're actually eating, to eating fish that is sustainable, is such a growing trend and a discussion worth perpetuating that I just needed to share tonight's a well.
Menton is offering diners a communal dining experience with a side of conversation with Chef de Cuisine Wyatt Maguire. As you feast on some of the gastronomic bounty of New England's waters, learn some of the history and changing relationship New England has with the Atlantic ocean. The evening starts with a reception including wine and hors d'oeuvres, and flows through a four course meal highlighting fish and shellfish from our local fish and shellfish purveyors.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00PM ($135)
Last chance to ring in the New Year. The Chinese New Year that is! At the Mandarin Oriental's Asana you can see some of Pastry Chef Oralia Perez's chocolate installation with the kids. After that, you can toast to a happy and healthy new year with your significant other and a bottle of Champagne ($20.13 special price). The celebration of the year of the snake ends on Thursday, February 28th at Asana.
Wednesday, February 27th - Thursday, February 28th
Eating with the Ecosystem has a spring seafood series that covers the seafood of Southern New England, Gulf of Maine, and Georges Bank. The series begins at Nourish in Lexington this thursday at 6:00 p.m. Restaurateur and activist Karen Masterson will be celebrating late winter treasures of Southern New England waters. Katie Eagan will talk about her life as a shellfish and lobster fisherman from Bristol Rhode Island. Nathan Rebuck, a scientist from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Narragansett to talk about recent research on changes in the ocean and the affect it has on seafood.
February 28th 2013 at 6:00 p.m. ($30)
Food Truck 101 is a conference presented by Clover Food Lab. With plenty of great guest speakers including Irene Li, cook and buyer for Mei Mei Street Kitchen, Patrick Lynch, owner of Bon Me, John Lee, Director of Finance for Clover Food Lab, James DiSabatino, owner of Roxy's Grilled Cheese.
A panel discussion about Food Trucks, Street Food and The Evolving City will be led by Edith Murname, Director of Food Initiatives for the City of Boston, Dr. Merry White, Culinary anthropologist at Boston University, Christine Liu of America's Test Kitchen and founder of Boston Food Truck Festival, Dr. Zenovia Toloudi, Artist in Residence, Mass. College of Art & MIT, Dr. Eran Ben-Joseph, author of Rethinking A Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking, MIT, and moderated by Ayr Muir founder of Clover Food Lab.
Registration ends in a couple of hours so get your tickets now! Tickets include dinner and a beer Launch with Berkshire Brewing Company following the conference.
Clover HUB (1075 Cambridge St., Cambridge)
Thursday February 28, 4pm - 8 p.m.