Local Flaves with Local Folk
If you enjoy any combination of the following: cooking and drinking, eating and drinking, cooking and eating, then you must attend the latest Celebrity Chef Series at the BCAE. Stephen Oxaal of B&G Oysters and Bill Leahy of Harpoon Brewery are teaming up for an unforgettable night of deliciousness! Learn the culinary secrets of New England specialties like fried oysters and butter poached lobster, all the while sipping your way through a flight of Harpoon’s specially crafted beers.
Oysters have become somewhat of a trend here in New England with the cultivation of farming along our seaboards. Don’t be left out of the tides. This is where you can learn more about locally raised product from a locally seasoned chef and brewer. Next time you’ll be the one educating friends about the fruits of our local labor. It’s called the domino effect. Jump on board and ride the wave of local flavors brought to you by local legends.
While everyone else sits on the couch, you’ll be bumping elbows with real epicureans and dining on decadent favorites. Hmm, which sounds like more fun? Enjoying this on a date, on a night out with the hubby or wifey, or just having a good time with some friends. Come one, come all, but come hungry and ready to learn. Fond memories are in the making while we Brew & Chew at the BCAE on Monday, May 7.
Brew & Chew TooThe BCAE’S Celebrity Chef Series Continues with Chef Stephen Oxaal of B&G Oysters and Harpoon Brewery!WHAT: The Boston Center for Adult Education’s (BCAE) ongoing “Celebrity Chef” series has become a beloved Boston favorite, and one of its newest concepts, “Brew & Chew” – a hands-on class pairing amazing chefs and craft brewers, equals a win-win for students!On Monday, May 7th, 2012 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM the BCAE will pair Chef Stephen Oxaal, Chef de Cuisine of B&G Oysters, and Bill Leahy, Harpoon’s Fine Dining Specialist, for the next Brew & Chew class!Students will be lead through preparing a three-course menu from start-to-finish and will get the inside info on which beers pair perfectly with their creations.Students can look forward to learning and devouring such dishes as “Oysters Two Ways” – fresh local oysters served both raw on the half shell and fried with Cara Cara orange aioli paired with Harpoon Dark and UFO White, “Butter Poached Lobster” - with Lobster Roe Spaetzle, English Pea Puree, Herb Salad, paired with Harpoon Rye IPA and a decadent “Chocolate Cake” – with Raspberry Coulis, Toasted Pistachios, paired with Harpoon’s Raspberry UFO!This unique one session class will take place at the BCAE’s top-notch kitchen facilities. The class is $70 for non-members and $60 for members. Registration is necessary, please visit bcae.org or call 617-267-4430 to sign up today!WHERE: Boston Center for Adult Education | 122 Arlington, Street | Boston, MA 02116WHEN: Monday, May 7th, 2012 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, 1 sessionCOST: $70 / $60 for members / $15 for materialsRSVP: Registration is necessary. Please visit www.bcae.org or call the Boston Center for Adult Education at 617-267-4430 to sign up.
About the Boston Center for Adult Education:
Founded in 1933, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is the first, nonprofit adult education center in New England. The Boston Center for Adult Education serves as a meeting place for the Boston community to gather, learn, discuss and create. The BCAE offers educational classes taught by well-qualified leaders, staff, and volunteers who share the mission of enhancing our community. Today the BCAE teaches classes in Boston for almost every interest. Students can experience everything from yoga, photography, belly dancing, and stand-up comedy, to scotch tasting, cooking, achieving financial freedom, and much more. At their recently renovated headquarters on Arlington Street (Boston, MA) you’ll find professional grade kitchens, top-notch technology, and versatile classroom space with free Wi-Fi. The BCAE offers a variety of personal and corporate membership levels with benefits including discounted tuition costs and discounts on local retailers. Browse classes, become a member, or support the BCAE online at bcae.org. The BCAE is located at 122 Arlington Street, Boston MA 02116. The BCAE administrative offices are open Monday- Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. The Student Services office is open Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-7:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. The BCAE is open on weekends during class times only.About B&G Oysters:B&G Oysters is a modern yet classic take on the oyster bar. Located in Boston’s South End, B&G Oysters has a decidedly neighborhood feel, combining polished but friendly service with fantastically fresh seafood dishes and food-friendly wines. B&G Oysters has received many accolades over the years for its cuisine and wine program from publications including Boston Magazine, Food & Wine, and The Boston Globe.This subterranean spot draws energy from its open kitchen which is surrounded by a white marble bar. In warmer weather, enjoy dining on the stone-walled patio, a favorite outdoor dining spot in the city.For more information: http://bandgoysters.com/About Chef Stephen Oxaal:Stephen Oxaal grew up in New Hampshire and is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute (NECI). While attending NECI, Stephen interned at Brae Burn Country Club in Newton, Massachusetts and at Abacus in Dallas, Texas. Following graduation, Stephen joined the opening team of Jaspers in The Woodlands, Texas and worked there for several months before returning to New England. In 2007, he moved to Boston and began working as a line cook at B&G Oysters before being promoted in 2008 to the position of Sous Chef and then Chef de Cuisine in 2009.About the Harpoon Brewery:The Harpoon Brewery was founded by beers lovers, Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary. In 1986 Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, since it was the first brewery to brew in the state after a dormant period of about 25 years. Harpoon’s line of craft beer features its award-winning IPA and UFO Hefeweizen beers, along with four special seasonal selections. In 2000 Harpoon purchased a second brewery in Windsor, VT, making Harpoon the 10th largest craft brewer in the US. Harpoon has since introduced two lines of limited edition beers, the 100 Barrel Series and the Leviathan Series, as well as the all-natural Harpoon Cider made from freshly pressed, local apples. For more information about Harpoon beers and visiting the breweries, visit www.harpoonbrewery.com.