You don’t have to be particularly skilled in the kitchen to enjoy a cooking class at Selfup. To the contrary, the classes cater to beginners. Long-time chefs lead the fun, informal cooking sessions, so they do most of the hard work for you. You just get to learn a few new kitchen tricks and enjoy a bite to eat after the main course. Every weekend, Selfup hosts the Italian dinner cooking class. You begin by crafting a simple salad and a classic pasta dish, then move on to the main event: tiramisu. Your instructor will walk you through the process of creating this layered confection, step by step, and then you get to enjoy a taste. Some classes only take place every now and then, like the "No Frills Dumpling" and the "Taste of Asia" classes. Gather a few creative friends and sign up for a cooking session at Selfup.
Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse, which just opened its newest location in the Back Bay neighborhood, is an upscale restaurant offering unique cuts of meat, seafood, and more than 12,500 bottles of wine. Menu options include a variety of meat ranging from prime ribeye and filet mignon to bone-in filet and prime porterhouse, plus dry-aged and wagyu steaks. You’ll also find seafood — in many cases locally sourced — like stone crab claws, broiled lobster tail, and crab cakes with Cajun lobster cream sauce. Sides include Lobster Macaroni & Cheese, Brussel Sprouts with bacon and caramelized onions, and Potatoes Au Gratin made with aged cheddar. Del Friscos has a sleek interior with hanging chandeliers, a large bar, public and private dining spaces, and a glass wine cellar to house its vast wine selection. Relax and enjoy your meal at funky lime green booths as well as a variety of tables
The Boston Tea Party was a turning point in the relationship between Great Britain and its then-colonies in North America. It was a major act of defiance, a peaceful protest against recently imposed tariffs. It set the stage for the Revolutionary War and the colonies’ eventual independence. Learn all about the historic event at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Each hour-long guided tour takes guests back to the day that the Tea Party unfolded as you actually climb aboard the restored 18th-century ships. Costumed actors recreate the major players of the day at an interactive town meeting, after which guests actually get to dump some tea and tour a museum filled with artifacts. Head to Abigail’s Tea Room after your tour to try one of the five teas that were tossed overboard that fateful day in 1773.
Have you tried rolled ice cream? A thin layer of your favorite creamy confection is frozen on a sub-zero slab, and then shaved into beautiful rosettes and piled into a bowl. It’s a beautiful and new way to enjoy ice cream, and there is a new spot to get this global craze right here in Boston. Visit I-CE-NY in the Back Bay for rolled ice cream in tons of inventive flavors and with all the mix-ins your heart desires. You can choose to create a custom bowl, or try one of their inventive creations. Their signature treat is the Mango Sticky RI-CE, and it features rolls of mango ice cream topped with Thai coconut infused sticky rice, mango, and coconut sauce. It’s refreshing, decadent, and positively unique. Get to I-CE-NY to try it or one of their other flavors, and get a bit of a show as your rolled ice
Chocolate lovers rejoice! Grab your friends and family members and join Tipsy Chocolate Tours on a two-hour stroll through Boston's finest confectionaries and historic sites – all while enjoying chocolatey treats and cocoa-based cocktails. Each tour includes hand-selected chocolate tastings at multiple shops in the neighborhood and tales of chocolate's deep ties to Massachusetts. The tour ends with a chocolate cocktail made specifically for guests of Tipsy Chocolate Tours. The company also offers a shorter Beacon Hill walking tour where you’ll learn about the history of chocolate and the Bostonians who made and sold it, as well as how to taste and pair wine and chocolate. Tours are on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and tickets cost $68 per person. Tours run rain or shine and make stops at 4 to 5 different locations along the walking route. Tipsy Chocolate Tours also offers private tours for your own
Located on Children's Wharf along the Fort Point Channel, Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest children’s museum in the world with a rich history of educating and engaging children. The museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. Most exhibit topics focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness, and the arts. The museum is also one of the few children's museums in the world to maintain a collection, with more than 50,000 items. Check out one of the most popular exhibits, Bubbles, for a chance to create bubbles of all different sizes while relating it to science and experimentation. Tickets are $17 for adults and children, and infants are free. There are multiple parking options in close proximity to the museum, including several different garages and lots. The Boston Children’s Museum is