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2022 Boston Wine & Food Festival Events

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OPENING NIGHT!

SOLD OUT! | Seated Tasting | 7:00 p.m. | The Wharf Room | $150

Join us on the Opening Night of the 2022 Boston Wine & Food Festival!  The evening will feature wines from around the world and exquisite food prepared by Boston Harbor's new Executive Chef David Daniels. Enjoy live music, an art showing by photographer, Andy Katz and great food and wine pairings! The evening will be a feast for your eyes and your palate! 

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COCKTAIL JAZZ BRUNCH

Cocktail Jazz Brunch | 12:00 p.m. | Meritage Room | $75
“Easy like Sunday morning.” — The Commodores

Join us for a relaxing brunch featuring live jazz, innovative food, and creative cocktail stations. Create your own Bloody Mary, design your own Mimosa or step up to the Whiskey Smash Station. This walk around brunch will showcase Chef David Daniels healthy and fresh menu including omelets, fresh fruit bar, waffles, and delicious pastries. Liven up your winter weekend and make The Cocktail Jazz Brunch a MUST on your social calendar!

 

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FRANCE TO OREGON; LOUIS JADOT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE POND

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | Meritage Room | $225

Join Wine Educator and Kobrand French Portfolio Manager, Christian Dalbavie who will pour some of Jadot's best Old World (Burgundy) and New World (Oregon) wines paired with the cuisine of award-winning guest chef Chris Eddy for a truly luxurious fine dining experience. Chef Eddy is the culinary talent behind The Restaurant at Winvian Farms in Litchfield Hills and is leading a culinary revolution with his unique seed-to-table philosophy. Chef Chris joins host chef David Daniels to create a collaborative menu not to be forgotten!

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CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE DINNER

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | Meritage Room | $195.00
Travel back in time to the start of Château La Nerthe in the 1500's. Built in 1760, the Château has a history stretching back to 1560. The Château itself is one of Châteauneuf`s most elegant buildings and was built in 1760. The first vines were planted across Châteauneuf-du-Pape (translated as ‘Pope’s New Castle’), the place where the pontiffs chose for their residence. These wines have stood the test of time to become one of the region’s viticultural gems. Join guest speaker, Christian Dalbavie, French Wine Director for Kobrand as he guides you through each of the wine pairings at this four-course dinner crafted by Executive Chef David Daniels. 

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JAMES BOND'S BORDEAUX DINNER

Bordeaux. James Bond's Bordeaux.

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | Meritage Room | $255.00

‘I take a ridiculous pleasure in what I eat and drink.’ James Bond

Join Philippe Newlin, Wine Educator and Enthusiast for an entertaining adventure  exploring the great wines of this fabled region through the eyes of Bond, a man who knows his claret all too well. We will travel from the beautiful Margaux region up the Gironde River, tasting through Saint-Julien, Pauillac and St-Estèphe. We've ensured that the wines, like the man, will have depth, energy and precision; pairing each of the classic appellations to one of the actors who played 007 over the course of the series. Then we will cross the rivers to find St-Emilion and Pomerol, two places where the wines are lusher, rounder and smoother in texture. Just as elegant and powerful.

And no Bordeaux Dinner can be complete without a glass of Sauternes to close. Isn’t that right Moneypenney?

Bordeaux, James Bond’s Bordeaux. 

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ERIC ASIMOV - CHIANTI CLASSICO

Seminar + Dinner | 6:30 pm | Meritage Room | $310
Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | Meritage Room | $210

Join The New York Times's Wine Critic, Eric Asimov for an in-depth exploration of Chianti Classico, Tuscany's famed wine region during an educational seminar. Eric's obsession with Chianti Classico is deeply rooted and well-founded. Taste and learn about six different expressions of this Italian treasure. He has developed the renowned 'Wine School", a monthly column that invites you to drink, interact and discuss wine with him personally. A collection of his columns is included in “The New York Times Book of Wine,’’ published by Sterling Epicure. During dinner, travel to the multi-faceted wine region of Chianti Classico. From his recent article in The Times “This Tuscan wine is a gorgeous expression of Sangiovese "I find a lightness, purity, and eloquence to the wines that in my mind, sets them apart...” Enjoy 8 different wines paired perfectly with a four-course menu created by Boston Harbor's Executive Chef, David Daniels.  An unforgettable experience - be prepared to join the Chianti Classico bandwagon!

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ANDIAMO! A GRAND TASTING OF ITALIAN WINE

Tasting Dinner | 7 p.m. | Wharf Room | $125

From Amarone to Barolo, Chianti to Etna, we will show you the ‘terra di molte uve’ – the ‘land of many grapes.’  Boasting the most grape varietals of any wine region, Italy is also the largest wine-producing country in the world. Meet importers of some of Italy’s finest wines as we pop, pour, and eat! White, red and a few surprises will fill the evening as we celebrate one of our most beloved wine countries. Pair all of this with Chef David Daniels’ Italian-inspired cuisine…it will be difficult not to sip, swirl and savor the ‘sweet life.’

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THE AMERICAN TRUFFLE REVOLUTION

Seminar + Dinner | 6:30 p.m. | Meritage Room | $300
Dinner Only | 7:30 p.m. | Meritage Room | $225

ALL ABOUT TRUFFLES - SEMINAR
Do you know the difference between black and white truffles? How about European and native North American truffle species? Would you be able to discern them by sight or smell alone? Join American Truffle Company’s Chief Truffle Officer, Robert Chang as he guides you through this fascinating educational and sensual experience. Pair all this delicious knowledge with delectable truffle bites. Robert will also teach you how to select, store and prepare truffles. This experience will turn you into a true truffle connoisseur!

THE AMERICAN TRUFFLE REVOLUTION | DINNER
Sublime! Divine! The Truffles & Wine Dinner offers the ultimate culinary truffle experience. This opulent dinner is truffle cuisine at its absolute best! Join American Truffle Company’s Chief Truffle Officer, Robert Chang, for an engaging evening to savor and learn!
Incomparably earthy and delicious, the finest and freshest black truffles take center stage in each exquisite course, expertly prepared by Boston Harbor Executive Chef, David Daniels.
The evening begins with a reception featuring Champagne served with elegant truffle canapés, followed by a superb four-course truffle menu impeccably paired with exquisite Italian wines hand selected to complement the extraordinary and complex flavors of the black truffle dishes.
This exclusive dinner is very limited. Reserve your seats today!

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WINE & THEATRE WITH LAURA CATENA

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | Meritage Room | $225

As a force of nature and fourth-generation vintner, Laura Catena brings her Argentine wine and the story of her family to life through her wine, food and theater. Enjoy a four-course evening paired with Argentina’s finest wines including Nicolas Catena, Catena Zapata and her legendary Chardonnay from high in the Andes Mountains. California cabernet drinkers and francophiles alike have fallen in love with her wines for their power, depth, and elegance.

The evening will be paired with Chef Daniels’ outstanding cuisine and finished with a brief theater-in-the-round presentation with British actor Tina Baston.

As head of Catena, Laura has set the eponymous winery firmly at the forefront of the Argentine wine scene. Not only does she drive and innovate at the winery, but she is also an accomplished author and holds a position as a practicing Doctor of Emergency Medicine in San Francisco. We are proud to call Laura a friend of Boston Wine & Food.

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DAMES DEJEUNER

Luncheon | 12:00p.m. | Wharf Room | $150
Take a seat at the table with women leaders in the world of food and wine!

Join us for an inspirational luncheon showcasing some of the most talented women chefs, vintners, and sommeliers. Dames Déjeuner was founded at the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival and debuting in Boston at the Boston Wine & Food Festival on February 12, 2022. The afternoon celebrates female leadership with compelling dialogue, award-winning cuisine, top-rated wines, and a host of motivated women who have moved the dial, pushed the envelope, paved paths, and built bridges.

We are assembling a rock star lineup of fabulous femmes.... this will be veritable who's who in the world of women in the industry!

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VALENTINE'S JAZZ BRUNCH

Valentine's Jazz Brunch | 12:00 p.m. | Atlantic Room | $125

COCKTAILS AND BUBBLES

A lively way to illuminate your winter weekend!

Join us for a relaxing brunch featuring live jazz, innovative food and creative cocktail stations. Enjoy a glass of Champagne, get crafty and create your own Bloody Mary or step up to the Whiskey Smash Station. You choose – it’s YOUR day! This walk around brunch will showcase Chef David Daniels healthy and fresh menu including omelets, fresh fruit bar, waffles, and delicious pastries.

 

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CAB AROUND THE WORLD

Grand Tasting | 7 p.m. | Wharf Room | $125

Let's get this Cab on the road!

Join us for a walk around Grand Tasting focused on the beloved Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the most popular grape varietals in the world. Cabernet is produced in wine regions around the globe including Napa Valley, Australia, Bordeaux, Tuscany, Sonoma County, South America, Santa Cruz Mountains. Cab around the world with us and taste some of the best Cabernet's from all regions of the world. Boston Harbor's Executive Chef, David Daniels will create a bounty of foods that pair with this magical red wine. You may need to take a cab home after this fun tasting event!

 

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FAR NIENTE SEMINAR & DINNER

Seminar + Dinner | 6:30 p.m. | Meritage Room | $310
Dinner Only | 7:30 p.m. | Meritage Room | $245


Far Niente, the pioneer of California winemaking and Napa Valley, invites you to join President Bruce Mooers to taste and experience one of the Valley’s most storied houses. Built in 1885, this icon combines classic Napa style and elegance, making it one of the most sought-after wines of today. Far Niente Chardonnay, En Route and Bella’s Union will all be featured in this event of unrivaled excellence. Expertly prepared by Chef David Daniels, this mystifying four-course experience is not to be missed.

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BATTLE OF THE CABS!

Dinner | 7 p.m. | Meritage Room | $285
The Battle of the Cabernets Wine Dinner is back by popular demand!  The world's most popular Red Wine grape, Cabernet Sauvignon, is loved for its high concentration and age-worthiness. Don't miss this exciting dinner where you will taste and learn about some of the top producers from Napa Valley and beyond. You will be led through a blind tasting of Rock Star Cabs from Prichard Hill to Atlas Peak to Spring Mountain... with some out-of-Napa surprises that will delight your palate! We are thrilled to welcome award-winning guest chef, Nathan Rich from Twin Farms Resort in Vermont who will collaborate on the menu with Boston Harbor Executive Chef, David Daniels. This will be a night of great tastes and great talent!

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"BLUE BISTRO" WINE DINNER WITH ELIN

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | Meritage Room | $200

Inspired by the menu from her best-selling novel, The Blue Bistro, this wine dinner will feature signature dishes and wines paired with storytelling and laughter. Learn about Elin's life and inspirations for her many novels, and ask the questions you have always wondered. Elin's love of food and wine sets the tone for this unique evening where she will share her incredible story.

We are delighted to welcome chef Erin Zircher from Nantucket to collaborate on this special dinner. It is a Nantucket evening!!  Erin has a love for simple and innovative cuisine, influenced by her French training and Mediterranean sensibilities!


GOLDEN GIRL | Elin Hildebrand Weekend

The Boston Harbor Hotel is thrilled to welcome Elin Hildebrand this February 25-27, 2022 for an exciting weekend of events! This award-winning author has had 27 consecutive Best Sellers - with Golden Girl, her latest novel featuring a cameo of Boston Harbor Hotel. Meet the "Queen of the Beach Read" in person and break bread with this legendary Massachusetts resident. Enjoy readings, book signings, and photos with Elin paired with delicious food and wine throughout. Experience why the statement "I will never leave you" takes on new meaning to us all. Golden Girl is said to be her best book ever - Thank you, Elin!

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SUNDAY BUBBLES & BRUNCH WITH ELIN

Brunch | 12:00 p.m. | Meritage Room | $95
If there is one thing we all know about Elin... she loves her bubbles! Raise a glass with this accomplished author during a morning filled with laughter and compelling conversation. Enjoy a uniquely curated brunch menu while listening to stories of Elin's journey and inspiration over the years. You won't want to miss this opportunity to discuss your favorite EH novels over a magnificent brunch like no other. Ask the questions you always wondered...  Elin is approachable and happy to share her life story, her inspiration for her many books and to sign your favorite EH novels.

GOLDEN GIRL | Elin Hildebrand Weekend

The Boston Harbor Hotel is thrilled to welcome Elin Hildebrand this February 25-27, 2022 for an exciting weekend of events! This award-winning author has had 27 consecutive Best Sellers - with Golden Girl, her latest novel featuring a cameo of Boston Harbor Hotel. Meet the "Queen of the Beach Read" in person and break bread with this legendary Massachusetts resident. Enjoy readings, book signings, and photos with Elin paired with delicious food and wine throughout. Experience why the statement "I will never leave you" takes on a whole new meaning. Golden Girl is said to be her best book ever - Thank you, Elin!

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CHATEAU MUSAR DINNER

Dinner | 7 p.m. | Meritage Room | $225

Chateau Musar is ranked #10 by Drinks International which rates the “Most Admired Wine Brands” every year. It is unquestionably one of the most iconic and unique wines in the world. It's late winemaker, Serge Hochar, was the first ever to be nominated Winemaker of the Year by Decanter Magazine. GQ describes Chateau Musar as “Perhaps the Best Wine Ever Made" Join wine expert, Bartholomew Broadbent on a discovery to explore the ancient winemaking culture of Château Musar.  Often described as a life changing moment when someone tastes Chateau Musar for the first time, you will discover the hidden dimensions of all your senses.  Bartholomew Broadbent, founder of US Import company, Broadbent Selections, was raised in the English wine trade under a formal apprenticeship to his legendary father, Michael Broadbent MW [Director of Christie’s and prolific wine author]. Bartholomew has worked in Australia, France, Canada and the UK. Chateau Musar is his favorite wine in the world and his deep emotions and passion for their wines makes this a very exciting evening. This exclusive four-course dinner will showcase bold  the elegant and classically complex wines, beautifully paired with unique seasonal dishes from Boston Harbor's Executive Chef, David Daniels. A trip to Lebanon is on the horizon!

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OPUS ONE SEMINAR & DINNER

Seminar + Dinner | 6:30 p.m. | Meritage Room | $525

Dinner Only | 7:30 p.m. | Meritage Room | $425

Start the evening with a fascinating one-hour seminar given by Opus One winemaker and repeat festival guest, Michael Silacci. You will have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at viticulture and winemaking at Opus One.  Taste and learn about wild yeast and Cabernet Sauvignon clones at Opus One. It is the constant pursuit of absolute wine quality and expression of time and place, that make Opus One a wine that is truly respected around the world.  

Following the seminar, join us for a four-course dinner created by Chef David Daniels. This unique dinner will feature an "Impossible Pairings" menu with imaginative courses that you would not expect to be paired with this legendary Bordeaux-style Napa Valley winery. This Opus One experience will ignite your senses and educate your palate - impossibly fabulous!

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JUDGEMENT OF PARIS

Judgement of Paris | 7 p.m. | Atlantic Room | $185

You be the judge!  Who has the better wine: California or France?

“Judgement of Paris” was a legendary tasting that took place in Paris in 1976. For the first time, California wines beat out their French counterparts from Burgundy and Bordeaux (in both white and red) blind tastings, giving California wine country its place on the international stage.

It was the tasting that revolutionized the wine world. Enjoy a French and CA blind tasting comparison with each course including Chardonnay and multiple Cabernet (Bordeaux) Blends. The pairings will pit our old world cousins across the pond to our laid-back new world colleagues on the west coast. The dinner will include four courses and eight incredible wines from the United States and France.

Boston Harbor Executive Chef, David Daniels will create a dish to pair with each course. Guests will raise a flag (France or USA) after each course, casting their vote for the region of each wine pairing.

The evening will kick off with a glass of bubbles - is it from Champagne or from California?

Sharpen your senses – this is an engaging and educational dinner you don’t want to miss!

 

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BOND ESTATE

Dinner | 7 p.m. | Meritage Room | $2,000

Join us for an unforgettable evening on Wednesday, March 9th featuring incredible wines from BOND Estate in Napa Valley, complemented by a four-course menu prepared by The Boston Harbor's Executive Chef, David Daniels. BOND:  A portfolio of wines that are diverse in their geographic representation and 'Grand Cru' in quality, all under the umbrella of one philosophy, one team, one mark. Sourced from select hillside estates, the Cabernet Sauvignon wines of BOND vividly demonstrate the range of Napa Valley's finest terroirs. The portfolio is overseen by the Harlan Family of Harlan Estate and Promontory wineries. We welcome Max Kast, Bond's Director of Estate, to guide guests through the rare opportunity to taste three crus of Bond, a retrospective of the ’13, ’14 and ’17 vintages. Over the past quarter century, the Harlan family has strategically acquired 80 of some of the best vineyard sites in Napa Valley. Of these 80, five were selected to have Grand Cru quality expressions. Three of the sites over three vintages will be explored with Mr. Kast at the Boston Harbor Hotel.  

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COCKTAIL JAZZ BRUNCH

Cocktail Jazz Brunch | 12:00 p.m. | Meritage Room | $75

“Easy like Sunday morning.” — The Commodores

Join us for a relaxing brunch featuring live jazz, innovative food, and creative cocktail stations. Create your own Bloody Mary, design your own Mimosa or step up to the Whiskey Smash Station. This walk around brunch will showcase Chef David Daniels healthy and fresh menu including omelets, fresh fruit bar, waffles, and delicious pastries. Liven up your winter weekend and make The Cocktail Jazz Brunch a MUST on your social calendar!

 

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KEVIN ZRALY - WINDOWS ON THE WORLD

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | Meritage Room | $325

This is a once-in-a-lifetime dinner, celebrating the legendary sky-high restaurant and wine program, Windows on the World which was located on the 106th and 107th floors of the World Trade Center, and unfortunately lost on 9/11. Join our host, Kevin Zraly, celebrated author, storyteller and one of the best-known wine educators in the country for a four-course wine dinner filled with entertaining banter. In April of 1976, Kevin rose to the challenge of Wine Director for Windows on the World and held the position throughout its storied history.  Kevin will hand-select incredible wines to pair with each of the prepared courses. He has also written multiple books about his lifelong passions, wine and education, including Windows on the World Wine Course, the most popular wine book in the United States. Fond memories, a few tails of hitchhiking, and (of course) great food, wine and company set the tone for this illustrious evening.

Every pair of tickets includes a signed copy of the new edition of Windows on the World Wine Course to compliment your evening experience.

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CHÂTEAUNUEF-DU-PAPE DINNER

Dinner | 7 p.m. | Meritage Room | $245

Join us as we journey to one of the most celebrated regions in the wine world: the Rhône and Châteaunuef-du-Pape! John Junguenet of Alain Junguenet Selections has been a friend to the festival for years and is one of our most popular and sought-after experiences. This distinguished import and distribution company was founded by John’s father Alain in 1983, who was often referred to as “Monsieur Châteaunuef-du-Pape” for his instrumental role in introducing the wines of the Southern Rhone to American wine lovers. Paired with Chef Daniels’ outstanding cuisine, this 4-course meal will be one not to miss.

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CHATEAUNUEF-DU-PAPE SEMINAR + DINNER

Seminar + Dinner | 6:30 p.m. | Atlantic Room | $310

Dinner Only | 7pm | Meritage Room | $245

John has been at the helm Alain Junguenet Selections for years – ensuring the company’s future. His experience in the region is unmatched, having spent time in the vineyards and cellars of the Rhône since he was a toddler. We are happy to have John join us to present in a deep dive of Châteaunuef-du-Pape and Rhône wines. 

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