Haute Happenings This Week in Boston 10/19/15

Not sure what to do in Boston this week? Don’t worry; we have got you covered. From a four-course wine dinner at Legal Harborside to a celebration at Davio’s to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank, here’s a roundup of this week’s hautest happenings in Boston.

Tomorrow night, head over to the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge at 6 p.m. for Silent Spring Institute’s gala to listen to guest speaker Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer physician and researcher, discuss his book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. The book, which was featured in a six-hour film adaptation that aired on PBS in March, also won a Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. At this event, the Rachel Carson Advocacy Award will also be presented to Enid Shapiro, ACSW, social worker and community leader and John K. Erban, MD, of Tufts Cancer Center.

Legal HarborsidePhoto Credit: Legal Harborside

For a taste of fall on the waterfront, Legal Harborside is welcoming Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates, for a four-course Burgundian Californian dinner Tuesday night featuring a pairing of wines from the Napa Valley winery. The dinner will be held on the second floor dining room and will feature dishes like West Coast Abalone, Sunburst Farms trout and roasted squab. Select wines include Ladoix Premier Cru “Hautes Mourottes,” 2013 and Chambolle-Musigny, 2013.

Davio'sPhoto Credit: Davio’s

Boston will be abuzz Wednesday night as Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse celebrates its 30th year in the restaurant business. The beloved Back Bay restaurant is shutting its doors for the night to host a haute fundraiser that gets started at 6 p.m. with all proceeds to benefit The Greater Boston Food Bank. Local Boston celebrities and sports players are expected to attend the evening’s celebration of food (think homemade pastas, Brandt beef steaks), wine and live entertainment from French Lick with Wyc Grousbeck on the drums. This is a super exciting time for the restaurant as they plan to expand further to downtown LA within the next year. Tickets are required.
The Retail & Luxury Goods Club of Harvard University is hosting its annual charity fashion show on Wednesday night at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. The event, which will benefit Cradles to Crayons, starts at 9:30 p.m. and features designers like Theory, Cynthia Rowley, Ted Baker and Vince Camuto.

On Thursday night, the Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler will open at the Opera House. Running through November 1, the ballet by John Neumeier portrays death and life through passionate music and dance. The exciting premiere will feature musicians from the Boston Ballet Orchestra along with the New World Chorale and international opera sensation Sarah Pelletier.

On October 22, Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice opens at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Running through January 25, 2016, the exhibition is dedicated to the Renaissance painter and is the first monographic exhibition in the United States.

If you prefer a little retail therapy, head over to Newbury Street Thursday for the opening of Boston’s first COS store. The UK collection for men, women and children includes accessories, leisurewear and swimwear. Here, you can find everything from shoes and bags to dresses, skirts, trousers and knitwear.