BACK BAY/SOUTH END - Forum shares additional details for its upcoming dinner series at the former Noche that will serve a dual purpose: a test of menu items by new chef Matt Barros and a fundraiser for The One Fund. Forum is the only restaurant still closed in the wake of the attack on the Boston Marathon and plans to reopen this summer; see below for more info on the dinners and for the event's menu. [Official Site]
BROOKLINE - The Beacon Street location of butcher shop The Meat House is closing on June 2, says Boston Restaurant Talk. Three other regional locations will remain. [BRT]
BACK BAY - Bistro du Midi has enhanced its wine selection with more large format selections. For instance: a 2011 Jean-Luc Colombo, Cape Bleue Rose in a three liter Jeraboam and a 2011 Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge, in a nine liter Salmanazar. Here's a pdf of the current list. [Official Site]
KENMORE - The Lower Depths is hosting an event with Bukowski Tavern to benefit friend Karen Rand, who lost her lower leg in the marathon bombing, called The Lower Leg. A $20 donation gets you three drink passes and passed hors d'œuvres, plus there's a raffle. Sunday, May 19, 1PM. [DigBoston]
The Former Noche Location, 3 Appleton Street, South End.
Friday, May 24, 2013 and Friday, May 31, 2013.
Doors open at 6:30PM, dinner begins at 7:00PM.
Tickets: $75 per person, available at www.forumboston.com.
Warm Beet Salad - yogurt, candied walnuts, Berkshire Blue Cheese, bosc pear, garlic "sand"
Watercress Salad- spiced pecans, cranberries, blue cheese, champagne vinaigrette
Molasses Glazed Pork Belly - with pickled peaches
Crispy Skinned Sea Bass - cous cous, Swiss chard, tomato vinaigrette
Brick Chicken on Panzanella Salad - cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, dijon basil
Chili Glazed Lamb Chops - roasted eggplant and citrus peppers
Frozen Chevre Parfait - financier, poached Pears, caramel
Dark Chocolate Mousse Torte
[Photo: Bistro du Midi]