Diner’s Agenda has too many books out from the library.
Wednesday, January 30
•It’s so warm out today! What’s up with that? Celebrate the temperate weather with a trip up to Portsmouth for the French Catalonia wine dinner at Black Trumpet Bistro. France’s Catalonia region is, as the name implies, bordering Spain, so the region’s cuisine combines the most delicious aspects of both French and Spanish foods. Dinner starts at 6:30pm and tickets, which cost $90, may be reserved by calling (603) 431-0887. [Black Trumpet Bistro]
Thursday, January 31
•We must confess to some startling ignorance: until last week, we thought that barleywine was just some sort of hippy-dippy wine. It turns out it’s actually really strong beer. Much better! Cambridge Brewing Co will be paying tribute to the genre from 5pm-10pm by offering a selection of barleywines (including the hilariously-named Blunderbuss Barleywine) and some fine tapas. Reservations, which are only being taken for parties of eight or more, may be made by calling (617) 494-1994. [Cambridge Brewing Company]