This week is filled with haute events for Bostonians to attend. Whether you are a foodie, fashionista or philanthropist, here are our picks for the top five.
1 Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation
Tonight, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation celebrates one of the biggest foodie events in town. More than 70 restaurants are coming together to help end childhood hunger. This year’s chefs include Brian Poe, Joanne Chang, Tony Maws, Jason Santos, Andy Husbands and Michael Scelfo. Held at Cruiseport Boston (One Black Falcon Avenue), the annual tasting event allows guests to sample food from some of Boston’s top restaurants like Bistro du Midi, Grill 23, Tico, Alden & Harlow, Tremont 647 and Davio’s. VIP admission starts at 6 p.m.
2 Newbury Street League
On Thursday night from 6 to 10 p.m., the Newbury Street League will host its 33rd annual gala. This year, it is being held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and this year’s honoree is William Young of the Back Bay Architectural Commission. Cocktails, a taste of Newbury Street, entertainment, a raffle and silent auction will also be held.
3 Boys & Girls Club of Boston
Also held on Thursday night this week, the Boys & Girls Club of Boston will hold its sixth annual spring event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. A Night with Friends is a fun way for young professionals to come together to enjoy some cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a night of dancing while benefiting a great cause. Proceeds from the event benefit the club’s summer programs.
Goodwill will host its annual fundraiser, The Good Party, on Thursday night from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each year, the event attracts hundreds of guests, who gather for a sampling of local cuisine, paired up with live music. The event benefits the nonprofit that serves local Boston residents with job training and career services programs. Featured restaurants this year include Post 390, The Cottage and Merrill & Co.
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5 Feastible Films
If you are looking to escape the city for a few hours, head down to Plymouth for the Feastible Films event being held at Plimoth Plantation on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. The luxe Mirbeau Inn & Spa of Plymouth is working with Plimoth Plantation for a fundraiser showcasing the movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel” paired up with dishes from the movie. The Oscar winning movie takes diners on a culinary journey that starts with a champagne reception in a recreated “hotel lobby” setting. Guests, who are given keys to “gilded boxes” that they unlock during the movie to reveal prizes, will also enjoy a tasting menu created by Mirbeau’s Executive Chef Stephen Coe and Plimoth Plantation’s Chef Kenny Randall curated throughout the movie to enjoy a particular scene.