Boston-Area Food Events for April: Cheese Tastings and Beer Summits

Boston-Area Food Events for April: Cheese Tastings and Beer Summits

Emma Christensen
Apr 1, 2008

Good things are afoot in Boston this month--for real this time. We'll be hard pressed to choose which culinary whim to indulge these next few weeks. Decisions, decisions!

Artisan Cheese of the World with Ihsan Gurdan, owner of Formaggio Kitchen
Boston University: BU Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center
Monday, April 7, 6pm - 8pm
Tickets are $75, call (617) 353-9852

Ihsan Gurdan is the expert of experts when it comes to cheese. This is a unique opportunity to taste some undoubtedly incredible cheeses from his cellars and learn from one most well-respected cheesemeisters around. Whether you're a long-time connoisseur or simply love good cheese, this is not an event to miss. More Boston events below...

Ana Sortun Cooking Demonstration
Commander's Mansion, Watertown
Tuesday, April 8, 6:30pm
Tickets are $50.00 for Culinary Guild members; $60.00 for non-members
Call (781) 431-1470

Share a intimate culinary evening with Ana Sortun, award-winning chef and owner of Oleana Restaurant in Cambridge, as she cooks up a Mediterranean feast for us to sample.

Share Our Strength: Taste of the Nation
Hynes Convention Center
Thursday, April 10, 6:30 - 9:30
Tickets are $85 in advance or $95 at the door

Enjoy samples from over 80 Boston restaurants and 40 wineries at this annual event. Benefits from this event go to organizations working to end childhood hunger in America.

Bon Appetit! Learning with Chef James Hackney: Cooking Demonstration and 3-Course Dinner
French Library Alliance Francaise, Boston, MA
Monday, April 14 6:30p to 8:30pm
Tickets are $65 for members; $85 for non-members
Call (617) 912-0400

James Hackney is the Chef de Cuisine over at L'Espalier, but he'll be taking the night off to tell us how his cooking has been inspired and influenced by the French--oh, and he'll be cooking us a 3-course dinner as well!

Beer Summit
The Castle at Park Plaza
Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th
Tickets are $35 here

Fifty brewers. Two hundred beers. 'Nuff said. Some of the sessions are already selling out, so buy tickets soon!

We also wanted to point your attention to a series of dinners happening at the New England Aquarium. The "Celebrate Seafood Dinner Series" combines excellent food prepared by local chefs with engaging dialogue about how we can be incorporating more seasonal and local seafood into our meals.

Unfortunately, the April dinner is sold out, but there is still space available for June, October, and November. Apparently we need to buy our tickets well in advance for this one! Here's the link to the website: Celebrate Seafood Dinner Series.

Image Credit Top-Left: Formaggio Kitchen
Image Credit Top-Left: Taza Chocolate
Image Credit Right: Chef James Hackney, via the French Library

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