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Forum Preview Menu; Big Wines at Bistro du Midi

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]

Forum Dinners:

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



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]

Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street, , MA 02116 (617) 426-7878 Visit Website

Forum Restaurant

755 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 857 991 1831 Visit Website

Bukowski Tavern (Back Bay)

50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115 617 437 9999

Bukowski Tavern (Inman Square)

1281 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 497-7077 Visit Website