Haute Weekend Roundup in Boston

In haute food related news, Newbury Street’s Piattini Wine Cafe introduced a brunch menu yesterday. Come here to nosh on dishes like the Piattini Egg Panini with rosemary ham, mozzarella cheese and house-made pesto served on pressed flatbread; Capra Omelette with goat cheese, arugula, and smoked tomato; Peach Toast with caramel sauce, fresh berries, and whipped cream; and Piattini Benedict with rosemary ham and spinach served on an English muffin.

Pabu has officially rolled out a lunch menu at the Downtown Crossing izakaya. The second outpost of the San Francisco haute sushi restaurant offers a modern take on traditional Japanese dining with a menu created by Michelin-starred, James Beard award-winning chef Michael Mina and chef Ken Tominaga. Be sure to try the signature Ken’s roll, a delicious combination of shrimp tempura, avocado, spicy tuna and furikake.

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Today, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston will be debuting three new facial treatments (The Custom Made Facial, the Remodeling Face Facial and the Second Skin Facial) featuring the French skincare line, Biologique Recherche. Each treatment starts off with a personalized skin analysis followed by a gentle cleanse to balance, exfoliate and prepare the skin. Based on the assessment results, a customized treatment to hydrate, revitalize and protect the skin will complete each experience. The Back Bay spa is the only one in Massachusetts to showcase Biologique Recherche.

New England Patriots Julian Edelman is officially single. Boston’s single women will be happy to hear the Super Bowl LI winning wide receiver has officially broken up with his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend Adriana Lima.

The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and The Felix Organization will be the beneficiaries of the proceeds from an Om this Way hip hop yoga class being held at Equinox Sports Club in Boston on March 23. The two-hour event kicks off at 6 p.m. and will be followed with a live concert with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.  Participants are encouraged to raise or donate at least $500 per mat, which will send one child growing up in the foster care system to summer camp in Boston for a week.

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