Haute Weekend Roundup in Boston

In case you missed what went on in Boston this weekend, here’s a look back at some haute happenings.

Renaissance Italy came to Boston at the Museum of Fine Arts with the Boticelli and The Search for the Divine exhibit that opened here. The largest display of his works in the United States is now on display through July 9.

We were proud to see Boston’s best chef Barbara Lynch made Time 100’s list for one of the most influential people (the only chef to make the list as well).

Barbara LynchPhoto Credit: Barbara Lynch Gruppo

The 11th annual Jazz Week kicked off this weekend. This week’s events include a celebration at City Hall on Wednesday, The “World Leaders” at Ryles Jazz Club Ron Carter Trio’s 80th birthday celebration at The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel.

Society on High hosted a sendoff party Saturday night for Miss Massachusetts USA 2017 Julia Scaparotti, who is on her way to Las Vegas to compete for the Miss USA Title.

Wine Riot was at the Castle at Park Plaza this weekend. Attendees were able to taste test wines from around the world and learn about sparkling wines like Cava, Prosecco, American Sparkling, Cremant, Rose, Sekt and Champagne at the Bubbly Bar. Educational booths with wine experts were also on hand offering maps of wine regions with infographics explaining wine essentials.

The Women in Comedy Festival wrapped up this weekend with shows held throughout the city, including venues like The Brattle Theater, ImprovBoston, The Wilbur Theater and Laugh Boston. This year’s performers included Lexington’s own and Saturday Night Live favorite Rachel Dratch, comediennes Rita Rudner and Aparna Nancherla.

Legal Sea Foods introduced their newest fast-casual concept, Legal Fish Bowl, within their Kendall Square location. Here, you can choose from six bowls, as well as the option to create your own. Signature bowls include Tunanimous Choice with sesame ginger tuna poke, jasmine rice, seaweed salad, charred broccoli, kimchi, radishes and nori furikake with a sesame ginger vinaigrette and Korean red chili sauce; and Salmon Poke-Manna from Heaven made with sesame ginger salmon poke, brown rice, avocado, marinated cherry tomatoes and cucumbers, rainbow carrots, scallions as well as spiced seeds and nuts with a sesame ginger vinaigrette and Korean red chili sauce.

Saltie Girl also introduced the Earl Grey “Boba tea” cocktails, a unique take on the Taiwanese bubble tea favorite made with peach-infused bourbon, Earl Grey tea syrup, honey, ginger syrup and a house-made soda with peach bobas.

Saltie Girl Boba Cocktail 2Photo Credit: Saltie Girl

Tomorrow, Oliver Peoples is opening its first location in Boston at the Prudential Center. The luxury eyewear brand headquartered in California offers men’s and women’s optical wear and sunglasses. The Boston boutique is located on the first floor next to Swarovski and across from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Tomorrow night, Coppa is hosting a four-course GoodFellas Italian-style dinner inspired by the old school red sauce joints featured in the mob flick. Dishes to choose from include scallop piccata, antipasti, rigatoni alla vodka, lasagna alla Bolognese, veal saltimboca, beef braciole and sole Francese. Reservations are required.
On Wednesday night, Committee is offering an additional installment of their wine dinner series featuring a Cretan Wine Dinner that gets underway at 7 p.m. presented by Winemaker Maria Tamiolakis of Rhous Winery. The multi-course dinner includes dishes like braised octopus, oregano roasted goat and Cretan honey cheesecake paired with their specialty white and red wines like Muscat of Spino/Vidiano Blend and Kotsifali/Mandilaria. Reservations are required.