Diner’s Agenda makes a really excellent mayo-free chicken salad.
Wednesday, June 6
•If you’re like us, it’s probably a bit of a struggle to actually want salad. The problem may well be that the salads you’re making are just too boring. Run on down to Porter Square Books at 7:00 to see Cathy Walthers discuss her new book Raising the Salad Bar: Beyond Leafy Greens: Inventive Salads with Beans, Whole Grains, Pasta, Chicken and More and learn how to spice up your salad life. Bonus! There will be a free artisanal vinegar tasting, as well as samples of Walthers’ recipes. [Porter Square Books: Events]
Thursday, June 7
•The Gardner Museum is definitely one of our top five favorite places in Boston, especially in the spring when the courtyard is at its most breathtakingly lovely. The addition of wine and music to the excellent collection of art could only make things better, so we’re very excited for the Spring Serata at 6:00. The museum will be offering wine and hors d’oeuvres that are specifically paired with different parts of the collection. It promises to be a unique and beautiful experience. Tickets, which cost $65 for members and $75 for the rest of us, may be purchased by calling (617) 566-5643. [Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum via Bostonist]