Weekend Guide: Cheese, Beer and the '80s Edition [Not Live]
January can be a daunting month for the waistline. While many of us are determined to start the year by eating healthier, we’re also chasing that holiday buzz and desire to try new things. How does one reconcile all of these wants? Poorly, probably. But if we turn to our foodie side, at least we can do so knowing that it makes us more well-rounded, right? Right. Or if you don’t want to drink wine and beer in service of cheese, or feast on seafood and caviar, then go jump around with The Spazmatics. That’ll burn some calories.
We know, that picture only has beer and cheese, but we swear we’re not anti-wine. At this smackdown, you’ll be able to go five rounds judging how a cheese pairs with one beer and one wine before tallying the votes and seeing which brew is the Cheese King (unofficial title). It’s cheese, wine and beer — not much more you could want in life, really.
Here’s one of the most aggressively opulent dinners we’ve come across in a very long time. Chef John Tesar is preparing a four-course seafood feast with dishes like warm Maine lobster with celery root and Fuji apple velouté plus amuse bouche and dessert and pairing all of them with select caviar from Passmore Ranch caviar. As if that wasn’t enough, the dinner will be accompanied by Champagne Bruno Paillard. That’s the sort of meal you talk about for months after.
It’s going to be a great time With or Without You, but we don’t want to lose Your Love, so Beat It to The Statler Friday night for the Ultimate ‘80s Party with the ultimate ‘80s cover band, The Spazmatics. Dress in your best ‘80s clothes, and so what if they don’t fit like they used to, Don’t Stop Believin’ that you can squeeze into them, even if you have to Jump and Push It. Okay, we’re done. Tainted Love.
When Mokhtar Alkhanshali returned to Yemen to discover his ancestral roots and revitalize the country’s long but dormant coffee culture, he becomes trapped when war breaks out. The subject of Dave Eggers’ latest book, “The Monk of Mokha”, Alkhanshali will be join the author at the DMA Friday night for an installment of the Arts & Letters Live series.
Eric Nadel hosts Cafe Momentum’s Sunday Supper Concert Series, a monthly dinner with live music. This month, Will Courtney and Carson McHone take the stage as Cafe Momentum chefs and interns prepare a three-course family-style meal complete with complimentary wine, beer and bubbly.