Diner’s Agenda seems to have an abundance of free time now that baseball season is over.
Tuesday, October 30
•The Savant Project has been generating buzz like whoa. See what the hype is about at the 6:00 Tuesday Tasting. There will be an abundance of hors d’oeuvres and wine and, as usual, tickets are $19 in advance or $29 at the door and must be purchased through Boston Event Guide. [Boston Event Guide]
•Why not spend an evening in the soothing environs of Icarus sipping on exemplary wines from Wolf Blass? We certainly can’t think of a good reason to abstain. Dinner is served at 6:30 and $75 gets you four courses with wine pairings (including a delightful-sounding Riesling that’s been awarded 90 points by Wine Spectator). Call (617) 426-1790 to reserve. [Icarus]
•Sicily has more to offer than a reputation as a hotbed of organized crime. It’s a vibrant area filled with excellent food and drink. Experience the region’s bounty at 6:30 at UpStairs on the Square’s Donnafugata Winery dinner, showcasing some of the best wines from Sicily paired with a rustic Italian menu including lavender donuts with spiced honey (!!!). Space is limited, so call (617) 864-1933 to save your spot. [UpStairs on the Square]
•We know that radical booksellers are so college sophomore, but we very much enjoy them nonetheless, perhaps specifically because they remind us of a more idealistic time in our life before we had to pay rent. We recommend stopping by the Lucy Parsons Center in the South End for tonight’s panel discussion, which seeks to answer the question “Can Boston Eat Local and Sustainable?” Despite the fact that both of those adjectives should really be adverbs, which is annoying, to say the least, it promises to be an excellent talk. We suspect that the answer to the question posed is “Not unless you have the means to do a lot of canning and/or don’t mind eating only potatoes for several months”, but we’re open to hearing other arguments. Things get going at 7:00 and the event is free. [Lucy Parsons Center]