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looking for Boston based food/wine events or classes to get as a gift

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rozziesmom Nov 12, 2013 11:10 AM

Hoping to find something fun for my mom for the holidays and thought a wine class or something along those lines would be nice. Any one have recommendations of places that offer classes/events? In DC there are loads of wine bars that have rotating events but I am not familiar with similar places in Boston. Thanks

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    meeps2002 Nov 13, 2013 08:30 AM

    Having recently attended a cocktail class at BCAE - I would highly recommend looking there for a class.

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      Madrid Nov 13, 2013 06:24 AM

      Jody Adams does cooking classes at her restaurant in Cambridge, Rialto.

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        Ruprecht Nov 13, 2013 05:23 AM

        My wife and I did a private cooking class with Mark at http://artepicure.com/, which he will tailor to your preferences. Highly recommended. He does group classes too.

        1. opinionatedchef Nov 13, 2013 12:25 AM

          what a great idea! another thought is to give her a coupon for an afternoon food tour of Chinatown and/or the North End. run by Michelle Topor. they have been well recommended over the years.

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            addiez Nov 12, 2013 12:59 PM

            A second for Formaggio! And I've been wanting to go to Sofra's but haven't been. Dave's Fresh Pasta also has classes that are supposed to be great.

            The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts has very popular classes.

            You can also find dinners with semi-educational wine pairings at L'Espalier, Spoke (I think), and others.

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              gini Nov 12, 2013 02:12 PM

              Cambridge Culinary is excellent. We've taken a few classes there that were fun and informative.

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              Madrid Nov 12, 2013 11:14 AM

              check out formaggio kitchen, sofrabakery, and caponefoods.

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