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Weekend Planner: June 27-29

By Scott Kearnan | June 27, 2014 By Scott Kearnan  |  June 27, 2014

Friday. Tickets are still available for tonight's (final!) installment of Talking Taste at the Institute of Contemporary Art, a series that features cooking demos — with samples! — and audience Q&A with local star chefs. Tonight's 6:30 PM event features Jeremy Sewall, pictured, the toque behind Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34 and Lineage. Reserve final spots by calling 617-478-3103.

Saturday. Hit the Boston JerkFest (named after the Jamaican town Boston, where jerking was invented) on Saturday, June 28 at the South End's Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. The hot hot, hot event boasts spicy plates from local restaurants (like Flames), a Seafood Throwdown cooking demo/contest, small-batch food artisans strutting their stuff, a thirst-slaking Rum and Brew tasting and live Caribbean music. Tickets ($12-$45) and more info here.

Sunday. Grab tickets to Modern Food, Classical Music, the nearly-sold-out Sunday happening from SoonSpoon (a mobile app that hooks diners up with last-minute reservations) and Opus Affair (a social group of culture vultures). Head to a private home in Brookline (T-accessible; secret location to be revealed tomorrow) for an intimate five-course dinner prepared by Clio sous chef Stephen Marcaurelle. Enjoy Burgundy snails, spring peas, and smoked trout roe, plus a roof deck with skyline views and wine pairings by Clio wine director Jonathan Fenelon. And because every classy dinner party needs a concert cellist, Shirley Hunt will perform Bach's Cello Suites 1, 2 and 3 between courses. That's one swanky supper. Grab a $75 seat here.  

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Row 34

Seafood Seaport District
Food25 Decor23 Service22 Cost$48
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Island Creek Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar Fenway/Kenmore
Food26 Decor25 Service25 Cost$52
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Eastern Standard

Bar Fenway/Kenmore
Atmo.27 Decor26 Service25 Cost 
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Lineage Restaurant

American Brookline
Food24 Decor22 Service23 Cost$48
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Flames Restaurant

Caribbean Roxbury
Food25 Decor21 Service22 Cost 
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French Back Bay
Food26 Decor26 Service26 Cost$106

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