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Chef Jacques La Merde Descends Upon Puritan & Co.; Dessert for Dinner at ArtScience

Plus, State Street Provisions adds lunch and brunch and Shake Shack teams up with Jerod Mayo to raise money for Boston Medical Center.

Puritan & Co.
Puritan & Co.
Rachel Leah Blumenthal for Eater

KENDALL SQUARE — Throw your 2016 resolutions out the window and eat dessert for dinner next Monday, January 11 at La Dolce Vida, a five-course dessert tasting at Cafe ArtScience, featuring dishes by executive pastry chef Renae Connolly. One dish you'll eat is a mascarpone panna cotta with urfa pepper, blood orange gelee, and Sicilian pistachio. Your $55 ticket (plus $25 for optional alcohol pairings by bar director Todd Maul and general manager/wine director Tom Mastricola) also includes passed hors d'oeuvres by executive chef Patrick Campbell and one beer, glass of wine, or cocktail. The event begins at 7:15. Reservations required; call (857) 999-2193. [Official Site]

INMAN SQUARE — Perhaps you've spotted @chefjacqueslamerde on Instagram, fancily tweezering things that shouldn't be tweezered and spouting caps locked satire on overly precious plating and too-fine dining. The mystery personality will make his first public appearance at Puritan & Co. for "The Most Soigné Dinner Ever" alongside Puritan's Will Gilson, plus Brian Mercury (Harvest), Michael Scelfo (Alden & Harlow), Craig Williams (Coppersmith), and Jonny O'Callaghan (Maple Leaf Tavern in Toronto). It all goes down on January 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $127.59, 20% of which goes to Lovin' Spoonfuls, a Massachusetts non-profit that works to eradicate hunger in the state by recovering and distributing foods that would be thrown away. [Evenbrite]

LONG WHARF — Grafton Group newbie State Street Provisions has added weekday lunch (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and weekend brunch (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to its roster. Brunch features dishes like apricot-mascarpone stuffed French toast with candied hazelnuts and maple-molasses syrup; butter-poached lobster benny with tarragon-lemon hollandaise, home fries, and an English muffin; and ham and eggs pizza with roasted garlic, fontina, and arugula. [Official Site]

HUB-WIDE — Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has collaborated with Shake Shack to create a special shake that will be available through the end of January at locations in the Boston area (Newbury Street in Boston, The Street in Chestnut Hill, Legacy Place in Dedham, and Harvard Square in Cambridge). The LineShacker, as it's called, costs $5.75, with 100% of proceeds supporting Boston Medical Center. It's made of vanilla frozen custard and Flour Bakery's pecan sticky bun, and it's topped with whipped cream and brown sugar cinnamon toasted pecans. [Press Release]

Shake Shack (Chestnut Hill)

49 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 617-651-3406 Visit Website

State Street Provisions

255 State St., Boston, MA 02109

Puritan & Co.

1166 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 617 615 6195 Visit Website

Cafe ArtScience

650 East Kendall Street, , MA 02142 (857) 999-2193 Visit Website

Shake Shack (Harvard Square)

92 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 758-8495 Visit Website

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