First Annual Blizzard Bash

If you’re like me, you love food, but especially love a good food festival. What about booze? I love that too. What do you get when you combine a food festival and booze?

Blizzard Bash!

We’re putting on this event to benefit the Barbara Lynch Foundation and we have chefs and bartenders flying in from all over North America to participate. I’ll be there working the silent auction. Andrew will be there in the VIP. Get your ticket now!

Friday, February 8th
First Annual Blizzard Bash at Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street | Fort Point
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. VIP Reception
7:30 – 10:30 p.m. General Admission

$375 VIP | $225 General Admission
VIP tickets include VIP Reception with chef Barbara Lynch and guest chefs Daniel Boulud, Mark Ladner, & Joseph Lenn  and admission to the late night The Industry Thing 

All proceeds benefit The Barbara Lynch Foundation and its first initiative, Meet the Worms!

To purchase tickets, please click here.

Participating Chefs
Daniel Boulud, Daniel, NYC
Mark Ladner, Del Posto, NYC
Joseph Lenn, Blackberry Farm, Tennessee
Jeff Michaud, Osteria, Amis, Alla Spina, Philadelphia
Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Susan Spicer, Bayona, New Orleans
Missy Robbins, A Voce, NYC
Ariane Daguin, D’Artagnan
Nancy Oakes, Boulevard, San Francisco
Matt Jennings, Farmstead, La Laiterie, Providence
Chris Cosentino, Incanto, Boccalone, San Francisco
Will Gilson, Puritan & Co., Cambridge
Jamie Bissonnette, Toro, Toro NYC, Coppa, Boston
Rachel Klein, Asana, Boston
Guillaume Sparks-Beaulé, Pullman, Montreal
Ed Brown, Restaurant Associates and Ed’s Chowder House, NYC
Gabriel Frasca, Nantucket
David Bazirgan, Fifth Floor, San Francisco
Tim & Nancy Cushman, O Ya, Boston
Melissa Hamilton & Christopher Hirsheimer, Canal House
Michael Serpa, Neptune Oyster, Boston
Louis DiBiccari, Tavern Road, Boston

Participating Bartenders
Ivy Mix, Clover Club, Brooklyn
Joaquin Simo, Pouring Ribbons, NYC
Misty Kalkofen, Brick & Mortar, Boston
Jackson Cannon, Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne, Boston
John Lermayer, NYC
Josh Harris & Scott Baird, Bon VivantsTrick Dog, San Francisco
Scott Marshall, Savannah
Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Clyde Common, Portland
John Gertsen, Drink, Boston
Erik Ellestad, Slanted Door Restaurants and Alembic Bar, San Francisco
Giuseppe Gonzalez, NYC
Dave Wondrich, NYC
Jon Santer, Prizefighter, San Francisco
Mike Ryan, Sable Kitchen & Bar, Chicago
Bob Lindquist, Qupé Wines, Santa Barbara
Joy Richard, The Franklin Cafe and Citizen Public House, Boston
Veronique Dalle, Pullman, Montreal
Brother Cleve, Boston

With Special Guests
Follow the Honey
Best Bees
Formaggio Kitchen
Brian Gordon Vintage Collage
Pretty Things
Harpoon Brewery

Music & Entertainment Provided by
TJ Connelly
The official DJ of the Boston Red Sox

Wow, right?

I know.


The Butcher Shop

Despite my obvious bias, The Butcher Shop is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. There’s just something about the bold red wines, rare meats, and the deep red and black interior that make me feel at home. Andrew and I shared this spectacular charcuterie platter this past afternoon. Nothing is more perfect than a chilly, windy fall day, charcuterie, and lambrusco. I guess that’s why I live in Boston.

Our charcuterie included mortadella, prosciutto di parma, spicy sopressata, rosette de lyon (our favorite), pâté de campagne, lamb rillettes, duck liver en croute. These types of meat may seem intimidating, but the next time you go somewhere with a charcuterie offering, ask for a mixed board. I promise once you try them you won’t shy away from ordering them ever again.

If you’re afraid of butter, use cream…

As I’ve alluded to recently, I started a new job. My dream job. I’m the PR & Marketing Assistant for the Barbara Lynch Gruppo.  Barbara Lynch owns numerous restaurants and companies in Boston, including No. 9 Park, Menton, Sportello, Drink, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, 9 at Home, and Stir. Needless to say, I have been eating well lately (as has Andrew).

Last night I had the privilege of attending one of the most special, moving events I’ve been to in my life – a birthday celebration for Julia Child at Menton, who would have been 100 years old yesterday.

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