Diner’s Agenda is looking forward to watching Top Chef.
Wednesday, September 26
•We’re really quite confused about Oktoberfest. Why are most of the festivities in September? Won’t someone please explain this to us? Anyways, although the timing is puzzling, 75 Chestnut’s Octoberfest sounds like a pretty good time. It starts tonight and runs through October 8 and will be filled with beer and other German goodies (including apple strudel!). [75 Chestnut]
•Seeing as it’s a French restaurant, Bouchee won’t be celebrating Oktoberfest, but that certainly doesn’t mean that they’ll be having a dull month. October marks the restaurant’s one year anniversary and they’ll be celebrating by offering a $25 three course prix fixe lunch from today through October 31. Why are they starting their October promotion in September? Eh, don’t worry about it. Just feast on the cheap(er) food. [Bouchee]
•$175 might seem a little steep for tonight’s Vineyard 29 wine dinner at Excelsior, but it would probably cost quite a bit more to, say, fly out to Vineyard 29 in St. Helena, CA yourself and that’s before a four-course dinner, so really, when you think about it, you can’t afford not to go, right? That’s what we thought. The dinner starts at 6:30, so call (617) 426-7878 to save your spot. [Excelsior]
Thursday, September 27
•We’re fond of eating locally, but do you know what we’re even fonder of? Eating locally somewhere else! Have a culinary adventure at the Cape Land and Sea Harvest, which begins on Thursday and runs through the weekend. Feast on special local menus at participating restaurants and go to the super-rocking farmers market. [Cape Land and Sea Harvest]
•Hint to boys trying to impress girls: feminist dudes are sexy. True story. Why not impress that girl you’ve had your eye on forever by taking her to Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health at the Gala Tent in Dorchester at 6:00? The event features a whole boatload of Boston’s most prominent guys cooking up delights while raising money for organizations that work on women’s health. Tickets cost $150 and may be purchased online. [Men of Boston]