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Wednesday, April 23
•Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Depending on your position, treat yourself or your assistant to lunch at 75 Chestnut, which will be opening for a rare lunch today. There will be a raffle and specialty cocktails, because nothing says “thank you for answering my phones” better than a martini. Call (617) 227-2175 for reservations. [75 Chestnut: Special Events]
•Allston is rapidly rising as a culinary destination, so don’t you think it’s time that you learned what all the fuss is about? Head on down to the Double Tree Guest Suites on Soldier’s Field Road for tonight’s Taste of Allston Village to benefit Allston Village Main Streets. $30 gets you tastes from 21 participating restaurants including buzz-generators Deep Ellum and Punjab Palace. Things get underway at 6:00 and you can buy tickets at the door or by calling (617) 254-7564. [Allston Village Main Streets: Taste of Allston Village]
Thursday, April 24
•Alsatian food and drink is somehow simultaneously hearty and perfect for spring. Enjoy a six-course Alsatian dinner with wine pairings from the region at Sandrine’s. The meal goes for $75 and reservations can be made by calling (617) 497-5300. [Sandrine’s: Special Events]
•Let’s face it: voting for Jordin Sparks during “Idol Gives Back” isn’t really maxing out your charitable capacity. Why not pony up $100 for the Beyond Shelter event at 60 State Street to benefit Friends of Boston’s Homeless. You’ll be giving to a worthy cause while enjoying tastings from 25 of the Hub’s greatest restaurants, including Eastern Standard and Icarus. The festivities start at 6:00 and tickets can be purchased by calling (617) 534-2526, extensions 385 or 383. [Friends of Boston’s Homeless: Beyond Shelter]