|Setting for Apple Street Farm's Festival of Tomatoes|
On Saturday, August 25, Apple Street Farm’s Festival of Tomatoes continues (it’s happening today, too!) when Frank McClelland (L’Espalier) creates a four-course menu featuring the summertime fruit. The evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and moves into dinner under the stars (and a tent) at the bucolic Essex location (5:30 PM; $175 per peson, includes wine, tax and gratuity; 617-262-3023).
On Sunday, August 26, check out DBar’s Summertime Tea Dance, when folks gather for cocktails, snacks and dancing - and get to bid on auction items at the Dorchester restaurant. Apparently there’s no “tea” involved (Long Island Iced Tea, anyone?), but the event is aimed to offer a fun afternoon while giving back. Proceeds from the $10 donation at the door goes to the Living Center, which helps those in the community living with HIV/AIDS (4-8 PM; $10 admission and cash bar; 617-265-4490).
Also on Sunday, wine and dine at Lucky’s Lounge in the Seaport District for the J. Lohr wine dinner, featuring selections from the west coast winery paired with five courses - including braised short ribs, and seared scallops with grilled watermelon - created by chef Luke Beardslee (6 PM; $60 per person; 617-357-5825).