With the arrival of June, the warm, summer weather is here to stay (at least for the time-being), so there’s certainly lots to celebrate – and what’s a celebration without food & drink? The teams at Regan Communications Group (RCG) are constantly working with clients to develop exciting and unique angles for media coverage, but the most enjoyable ones are usually food-related. Maximizing coverage AND taste-testing the most delicious food and beverages in the city—what’s not to love? Looking ahead through the month of June, we have put together a to-do list for our fellow foodies, which includes some of the hottest culinary happenings & dining destinations to check out around town!
1. Chefs in Shorts (The Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston – 617.385.5000 – www.seaportboston.com):
On June 19th, the 18th annual “Chefs in Short” will bring together a group of the area’s top culinary talent who will fire up the grills and create their favorite dishes during this expansive outdoor, summer-in-the-city barbeque hosted at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center. Join some of Boston’s best chefs for an evening of grill-offs, desserts, beer & wine, and fun, all to benefit Future Chefs, a local nonprofit focused on first careers in the culinary arts. Tickets are $80 per person (includes admission with complimentary beer, wine, and culinary tastings) and are available online.
2. A Davio’s Picnic in the Boston Common (75 Arlington Street, Boston – 617.357.4810 – www.davios.com):
Get outdoors with Davio’s, Boston’s favorite Northern Italian Steakhouse, to enjoy lunch or dinner, picnic style, this summer. Guests can call up to an hour ahead, place their order and they will be given a special Davio’s Picnic Basket with their favorite items placed inside, along with a complimentary blanket for the perfect picnic experience! Guests can bring this basket to Boston Common or another preferred destination and enjoy the beautiful scenery while indulging in a delectable three-course meal. The picnic basket for two costs $95 and features a selection of fresh salads, sandwiches and signature desserts, along with a choice of sparkling or still water. When the basket is returned, guests will be refunded $50.00. Bring a friend and get outside to take advantage of the beautiful weather!
3. Glenlivet Dinner at TAMO Bistro & Bar (TAMO Bistro & Bar, One Seaport Lane, Boston – 617.385.4315 – www.tamoboston.com):
On Tuesday, June 23rd, TAMO Bistro & Bar at the Seaport Hotel will be hosting a special Glenlivet Dinner for whiskey lovers, featuring a four-course dinner and scotch pairings by Seaport Chef Robert Tobin! Peter Karras, Master of Scotch, and Pernod Ricard, will be on-hand throughout the night to discuss the various forms of scotch being served and their nuances. Tickets are $85 per guest and can be purchased online.
4. “Beer Dining Series” at Foundry on Elm (255 Elm Street, Somerville – 617.628.9999– www.foundryonelm.com):
Every Thursday in June, Foundry on Elm will feature a two-course prix fixe menu paired with suds from a different brewery for only $20 beginning at 5:00pm as part of their ongoing “Beer Dinner Series.” Foundry’s Chef Shayne Nunes and Beer Czar Geoff Thompson collaborate to develop the evening’s carte du jour, which is available in addition to the regular menu. With no reservations required, Foundry’s “Beer Dinner Series” provides an open invitation to all lovers of fine food and proper ale. To complement Chef Shayne Nunes hops-friendly rotating menus, Beer Czar Geoff Thompson will select a duo of pairings from the following featured breweries each week:
June 4: Cisco Brewery (Nantucket, MA)
June 11: Jack’s Abby Brewing (Framingham, MA)
June 18: Goose Island Beer Company (Chicago, IL)
June 25: Port Brewing Company (San Marcos, CA)
5. Jerry Remy’s Roof Deck, Fenway (1265 Boylston Street, Boston – 617.236.7369 – www.jerryremysseaport.com):
The roof deck at the recently reopened Jerry Remy’s Fenway is the perfect location for al fresco dining and cocktails where you can watch your favorite teams play on the 11 state-of-the-art HD TVs, or simply enjoy the weather with a beautiful view of the Fenway neighborhood. The revamped menu includes special roof deck offerings such as the slow-roasted pulled pork sandwich with house-made barbeque sauce, along with an updated beer and wine selection. Jerry Remy’s Fenway is open daily from 11:00 am to 2:00 am; the kitchen is open until 10:00pm.
– Team Mariellen