Diner’s Agenda loves the Scooper Bowl.
Monday, June 4
•In writing this column, we’ve noticed a preponderance of wine dinners featuring family-owned vineyards. Why is this? Does the family that crushes grapes together stay together? Ask Rick Burge of Burge Family Wines tonight when he appears at a dinner structured around his family’s wines at Om. $125 gets you five courses with appropriate wine pairings. Things get underway at 6:00 and you may save your space by calling (617) 576-2800. [Om: Events]
•Piattini Class In A Glass series raises the awesome-naming stakes with tonight’s edition, “The Lure of the Loire”, featuring, of course, wines from France’s Loire Valley. As always, $40 gets you four courses and an array of wines and class starts at 6:09. Call (617) 423-2021. [Piattini: Events]
Tuesday, June 5
•It’s time for our favorite food event of the year: the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl! For a mere $7, you can sample ice creams a-plenty from eleven top providers. The event takes place at City Hall Plaza from 11:30am-6pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 11:30am-8pm on Wednesday. No reservations are necessary. [Jimmy Fund: Events]
•As careful readers have doubtless noticed, we’re a little obsessed with Epicurious. If you share our fixation, we strongly encourage you to buy a ticket for the “Wine.Dine.Donate” event to benefit America’s Second Harvest. The event will be co-hosted by Epicurious Editor-in-Chief Tanya Steel and chefs Michael Schlow of Great Bay, Joanne Chang of flour bakery + cafe and Seth and Angela Raynor of Nantucket’s The Pearl. Things get underway at Great Bay at 6:15. $100 gets you cocktails, dinner, and the chance to ask Tanya Steel why her website is so awesome. Tickets may be purchased online. [Epicurious: Wine.Dine.Donate]