Boston Weekend in Review: Pop-Up Dinner, String Quartet and Sails & Ales Cruise

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From a pop-up dinner to a string quartet performance, Boston hosted some great events this weekend. Here’s a look back at some of the hautest happenings.

TBD Foods
TBD Foods

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On Saturday night, TBD Foods of Somerville and Glenwood Garden celebrated the weekend with a five-course pop-up dinner to benefit Cambridge-based nonprofit Food for Free. After the locally sourced dinner, Glenwood Garden gave diners with a sample box filled with their products.

Frost Ice Loft
Frost Ice Loft

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Over in Faneuil Hall, The Gallery private event space opened above Frost Ice Loft. The 130-person space and home for the arts is located above New England’s only permanent indoor 21-degree ice bar at 200 State Street and will focus on attracting a mix of corporate, non-profit, children’s and arts-focused events. Frost Ice Loft has also undergone some recent renovations that now include a new cocktail menu and seasonally themed ice sculpture exhibits inside the bar.

 

The Palm
The Palm

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The Palm Restaurant launched its new brunch menu yesterday. On Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., the steakhouse located in the Financial District overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway, offers a patio menu that includes brunch offerings, an outdoor raw bar and build-your-own bloody Mary bar. Raw bar offerings include oysters, littleneck clams, snow crab claws, jumbo shrimp cocktail and Alaskan king crab claws. Brunch dishes feature a New England style lobster roll with seven vegetable slaw and cottage fries, New York steak and eggs and a prime steakhouse burger topped with crisp bacon, caramelized onions, smoked gouda topped with steak sauce served on toasted sesame brioche.

Boston Sailing
Boston Sailing

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Schooner Adirondack III and the folks at Harpoon Brewery kicked off the weekend with a sunset Sails & Ales cruise. A Harpoon Brewery rep was onboard to take beer lovers on a guided tour of their offerings, including a discussion of the unique history of each brew and how the brewery got its start, all while sailing by some of Boston’s best historical waterfront sites, including Independence Fort, the U.S.S Constitution “Old Ironsides”, Spectacle Island, and Harpoon Brewery.

CLINK Restaurant
CLINK Restaurant

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On Friday night, CLINK at The Liberty Hotel hosted an outdoor summer wine dinner series. The four-course dinner featured passed hors d’oeuvres prepared by Executive Chef Bradford Rainville. The dinner, which was held in The Yard, the hotel’s private outdoor courtyard, featured paired cocktail and wine samplings with each dish.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum welcomed Borromeo String Quartet to Calderwood Hall to celebrate its 25th anniversary here yesterday afternoon with Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No. 5 and Beethoven’s String Quartet no. 15, Op 132.

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