Haute Weekend Roundup in Boston

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What a haute weekend it was here in Boston. Mark Wahlberg was spotted having breakfast on the South Shore; Latin singing sensation Shakira dined with her family at Antico Forno in the North End while over at Harvard Stadium, Guy Fieri served up some of his famous dishes at the Best Buddies Celebrity Chef Food and Wine Festival where Tom Brady hosted his annual Best Buddies Football Challenge flag football game.

Best Buddies InternationalPhoto Credit: Best Buddies International

A beer garden on the Rose Kennedy Greenway? We couldn’t believe it either. Thanks to Trillium Brewing Company, you can now enjoy some of their craft beer under the sun at the Trillium Garden on the Greenway or sip on a glass of wine by Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery.

Trillium Garden on the Greenway

The Boston Pops and Symphony Hall welcomed the return of Cirque de la Symphonie, a beautiful combination of circus performances with live orchestral music. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and balancing acts were among the talented artists who took the stage in concert with the Pops.

Boston Symphony OrchestraPhoto Credit: Boston Symphony Orchestra

On Saturday night, the Boston Center for the Arts held its annual BCA Ball 2017 complete with live music, art exhibits and dance performances. The evening featured music on the plaza from Augustine Rodriguez; sculpture installation by Soyoung L. Kim; cocktail hour music by Community Music Center of Boston Faculty Jazz Trio; pop-up exhibition curated by Robert Moeller in collaboration with curators John Roy, Kristine Roan, Sam Toabe and Kevin Lucey, featuring work by 30 artists; performance art curated by Silvi Naçi; cocktail hour performance by Company One; video work by Stephen St. Francis Decky; solo dance performance by John Lam, principal dancer with Boston Ballet; dinner music by composer Nate Tucker with Mobius Percussion; interactive art bar with Artist Studios Building artists; and dance performance by The Wondertwins.

BCA BallPhoto Credit: BCA Ball

Last night, Oak + Rowan hosted a seven-course dinner with dishes prepared by some of Boston’s best chefs, all to benefit the James Beard House National Scholars Program. Dishes included local beam crudo prepared by Nathan Gould of o ya; peas and carrots by Will Gilson of Puritan & Company; braised rabbit dumplings from Karen Akunowicz of Myers + Chang; slow cooked veal short rib from Carl Dooley of Cambridge Table; story of Maine lamb and lobster from Justin Shoults of Oak + Rowan finished off with jasmine milk cake from Brian Mercury of Oak + Rowan and cherries with sugar snap and lemongrass created by Meghan Thompson of SRV.

Oak + RowanPhoto Credit: Oak + Rowan

Bar Mezzana in the South End celebrated its first anniversary yesterday in haute style with a summer soirée. VIP attendees were treated to dishes from some of the restaurant’s closest friends like the James Beard award-winning Eventide, haley.henry, Myers+Chang, Cafe Sushi along with an Island Creek Oysters raw bar. Drinks and games were served up on the patio where DJ Brother Wayne spun up some soul music. A portion of the proceeds benefited More Than Words, a nonprofit that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless or out of school to gain control of their lives by taking charge of a business.

Bar MezzanaPhoto Credit: Bar Mezzana

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