Diner’s Agenda: Save A Little, Spend A Little

Diner’s Agenda loves a bargain.

Monday, April 23
•Have you always dreamed of sampling Beard Award nominee chef Frank McClelland’s cuisine at L’Espalier but been scared off by the near-astronomical prices? Today is your lucky day, friend, since L’Espalier is introducing their lunch menu. At $24 for three courses, it’s posed to become the best bargain in Boston. [L’Espalier]
•Price of a ticket to Venice tonight: $599. Price of a ticket to the Venetian in Las Vegas tonight: $249. Price of tonight’s Venetian wine dinner at Hingham’s Tosca: $95. Dinner starts at 6:30. Call (781) 740-9800 to save your spot. [Tosca: Wine Dinners]

Tuesday, April 24
•If Monday’s trip to Italy via Venetian wine made you curious about the rest of the Mediterranean, head over to Om to learn about the wines of Catalonia at 6:30. $68 gets you a four-course tasting menu with appropriate wine pairings. Reserve your spot by calling (617) 576-2800. [Om: Special Events]
•Is it just us or is the idea of eating a seafood dinner at the Aquarium a little…perverse? If you’re not troubled by the fishies giving you the fish-eye as you chow down on their buddies, run along to the first installment of the New England Aquarium’s Celebrate Seafood dinner series, which features sustainably-raised seafood. Dinner will run you $70 if you’re an Aquarium member and $75 if you aren’t. Call (617) 973-5206 for reservations. [New England Aquarium: Celebrate Seafood]

Diner’s Agenda: Save A Little, Spend A Little