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Tequila and Wine Dinners at Masa and More on the Food & Dining Scene

All the latest for South End foodies.

Tequila and Wine Dinners at Masa

  • Add a little spice to your life next week at one (or both) of Masa’s pairing dinners. On Jan. 24, celebrate all things tequila with courses like sweet corn tamale with grilled shrimp paired with an unsmoked mescal and platanos en Gloria paired with an ultra-aged anejo. Then on Jan. 25, Masa features a three-course red wine dinner, with dishes like Colorado lamb stew paired with pinot noir and a pan-roasted quail and habanero sausage paired with cabernet sauvignon. Both meals start at 7 p.m. and tickets are $55 each – call 617-338-8884 to make your reservations.

 

New Organic Menu at Mela

  • The local food movement in gaining momentum every day, and the folks at Mela have gotten in on the action with their new organic menu featuring seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. You can choose from modern Indian dishes like chicken tikka masala made with Wilson Farms free range bird and Butter Brook farms heirloom tomatoes ($24), paalak tofu stir fry with Moringa Farms tofu ($20), and the veggie korma of the day featuring the latest seasonal vegetables braised in a spicy sauce ($20).

 

Don Ricardo's Closed, Vejigante Coming

  • Our sources report that Don Ricardo, the Brazilian and Peruvian restaurant on West Dedham Street, closed back in December. Taking its place will be Vejigante, offering up affordable Puerto Rican cuisine. No opening date has been given as of yet, so stay tuned.

 

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