Diner’s Agenda: Cult Wines

It’s a busy night for the Hub diner!


Feeling charitable in the suburbs? At 6:00, the Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce hosts the 13th annual Spring Seasonings event at the Boston Marriot Newton Hotel. $30-$40 gets you food and drink from 35 area restaurants and a portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Needham Council on the Aging’s Noontime Meals program for seniors. Call (617) 244-5300 for tickets.
“Garagiste”, from the French word for “protect”, refers to winemakers who produce their product in tiny batches. UpStairs on the Square shows off some of the rarest finds (some, they promise, “with a following more fanatical than Natalie Portman at a Star Wars convention”) at their Garagiste Dinner tonight at 6:30. The meal costs $80 and reservations can be made at (617) 864-1933.
I know this is heresy for a Bostonian, but I think I might love Marcella Hazan’s The Classic Italian Cookbook even more than Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Marcella’s son Giuliano, an esteemed cookbook author in his own right, will be at The Butcher Shop tonight to read and prepare a three course meal from his book, Every Night Italian. $125 gets you a four-course meal with wine pairings, as well as a signed book. The event starts at 7:00 and reservations can be made by calling (617) 423-4800.

Diner’s Agenda: Cult Wines