INMAN SQUARE — East by Northeast's "ExNE Explores" series continues this Thursday, April 3, with a focus on Northern China. Here's a look at the menu, which includes a hot and sour soup, hake and celery water dumplings, and more. The five-course meal is $45/person. [Official Site]
KENDALL SQUARE — The first Hutong Provisions pop-up, taking place at Abigail's on April 28, has released tickets for a second seating at 8 p.m. The four-course meal costs $55/person. [Eventbrite]
ALLSTON — This Sunday, April 6, national pork celebration COCHON555 lands in Boston at Paradise Rock Club. Tim Maslow of Ribelle, Joshua Smith of Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions, Louis DiBiccari of Tavern Road, Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow, and Mary Dumont of Harvest have each been tasked with creating six different dishes out of a whole hog — each a different heritage breed. Additionally, Michael Dulock of M.F. Dulock will demonstrate how to butcher a pig, and Andrew Li of Mei Mei Street Kitchen will serve a whole pig, late-night Asian speakeasy-style. Tickets begin at $125. [Official Site]
Disclosure: This author is participating as a judge at COCHON555's Boston event.
[Photo: East by Northeast/Cal Bingham]