10/05/2012 10:15:00 AM

Seafood Gala, Foraged Mushrooms and More This Weekend

Yes, this lobster wants you at the Boston Seafood Festival this Saturday
Fishing for something to do this weekend? Tonight, don fancy duds and head to the Sustainable Seafood Gala to support The Boston Fisheries Foundation, whose mission is to support the generations-old fisheries business in New England in a sustainable way. The gala takes place at the Bank of America Pavilion in the Seaport, where some of the city’s top chefs - Dante de Magistris (dante, Il Casale), Andrew Hebert (Trade) and Carolyn Johnson (80 Thoreau), among others - will be cooking up sustainable seafood dishes. There’ll be jazz, wine, beer and more ($125 per person; 6 PM; click here for tickets and info).

If you can’t make the gala or would prefer a more casual event, make a date for tomorrow, Saturday, October 6, to be at the Boston Seafood Festival also at the Bank of America Pavilion in the Seaport. The daylong event will feature clambakes, chef demos, family fun, educational events and more, rain or shine (11 AM-6 PM; $10 general admission; click here for more info and tickets).

It’s mushroom time for many, and Lineage has some special à la carte pairings available now through October 7. Pinot noirs paired with dishes created with foraged mushrooms - earthy and damn good (617-232-0065). Also now through Sunday, October 7, Ristorante Olivio in Arlington celebrates its 10th anniversary with dishes - pappardelle Bolognese; chicken parm and more - for $10. Think: affordable date night (781-648-2300)!

Radius in the Financial District wants to woo you over the weekend. This Saturday, take advantage of the four-course prix fixe menu that includes ahi tuna, gnocchi, sea trout, and goat cheese and huckleberry cheesecake ($65 per person or $100 paired with wine; 617-426-1234).

As usual, Ashmont Grill has its Monday Night Wine Club, and this week is worth a mention with a shout out to “Beautiful Bordeaux." You get the usual - small plates paired with wines that turn out to be a meal of delish dishes and camaraderie (6:30 PM; $38 per person, with a portion of proceeds going to local nonprofits like Future Chefs).

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