Dining Out Magazine

2012 Foodie Events and Specials for the Holidays

By Kerrieurban @itakepicsoffood
   Looking for something fun and festive to do this holiday season? Check out these upcoming events put on by some of Boston’s top restaurants and companies.
Ring In the Holidays: 12/13 7-11pm
   Tomorrow Ring Communications is throwing a holiday part to benefit Horizons for Homeless Children is a local non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of every homeless child in Massachusetts and beyond. To attend, register with event brite and bring at least one item on the Horizons for Homeless Children Wish List.
Special Hanukkah potato latkes at Beacon Hill Bistro: Now through 12/16
   Did you know that potato latkes are cooked symbolically in oil to pay homage to the flame that burned for eight days? Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro’s Executive Chef Josh Lewin has come up with an innovative take on this tradition, featuring a garnish of salt cod crème fraîche, thinly sliced heirloom apples , and brined juniper berries. This dinner special is available now through December 16th for only $11. For More information please call 617-723-1133 or 617-723-7575 or visit their website.
Gospel Christmas Concert at the Beehive 12/19 8PM – Midnight
   The Beehive is hosting its first-ever holiday Gospel Concert featuring The Roxbury Presbyterian Praise Team. The group will be led by Aaron Bellamy, who performs regularly at The Beehive as co-leader of the Funky Abs. Aaron, his band, and four singers from The Roxbury Presbyterian Church will perform soul-inspired Christmas classics. Guests can enjoy their favorite holiday melodies while enjoying delicious food and drink including specials from the evening’s sponsor, Bulleit Rye. For reservations or for more information please call 617.423.0069 or visit the website.
Holiday Lunch at Grill 23: Now through 12/21 12 – 1:30pm
   Every year, for two weeks in December, Grill 23 hosts a special holidiay prix fixe menu for lunch (the regular dinner menu is also available udring lunch hours). Guests are treated to scrumptious dishes as well as gorgeous holiday decorations, including over 100 holiday trees and spectacular window gardens. Pastry Chef Molly Hanson has created a special treat this year: Profiteroles with white chocolate candy cane ice cream and bourbon chocolate sauce! For reservations call 617.542.2255 (recommended).
PRIX FIXE MENUAppetizersBeef Brisket Chiliroasted chile cornbread, chipotle cremaLolla Rossa & Pierre Robertcandied almonds, dijon-raspberry vinaigretteDuck Rillettesroasted shiitakes, spicy beet mustardEntreesRagu Bologneseprime beef, Yorkshire pork, parmigiano risottoBoneless Fried Chickenspicy cheddar, blue cheese dressing, coleslawSmoked Salmon & Falafelon baguette, with spicy yogurt, cucumber salad & picklesDessertsProfiteroleswhite chocolate-candy cane ice cream, bourbon chocolate sauceButterscotch Puddingpecan & gingersnap crumble
Post 390’s Farm to Post Menu featuring WiAnno Oysters : now through 1/11
   The monthly "Farm to Post" series at Post 390 highlights the restaurant's favorite farms, fishermen, foragers and growers with special menus featuring the season's local bounty. Brennan and his team go out each month to meet with farmers, ranchers, producers, and not only return to the restaurant with amazing local product, but also a deeper respect and knowledge for what is going on right here in New England within our agricultural community.
PRIX FIXE MENUAppetizersBaked WiAnno OystersLinguica, Cornbread, Vella Dry JackNantucket Bay Scallop CevicheRuby Red Grapefruit, Avocado, DillEntreesSteak Frites and OystersBrandt Farm Bavette, Fried WiAnno Oysters, Red Wine-Shallot ButterPan Roasted Monkfish au PoivreBeef Stock Poached Sparrow Arc Farm Potatoes, Finnan Haddie Creamed SpinachDessertsTaza Crème CaramelAlmond Macaroon CookieOld-Fashioned Apple TurnoversVanilla Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce

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