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The Boston Wine Expo, everyone's favorite wine-soaked weekend, returns this year on Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th. As they do every year, the Seaport World Trade Center will throw open its doors for a series of wine seminars before moving on to the big event - two days of the Grand Tasting. Not only will thirsty guests get to sample thousands of wines from hundreds of producers, but there will be tasty nibbles from restaurants like of BOKX 109 American Prime, Masa, Market by Jean-Georges, Pigalle and North 26. Make sure you take a break from all the sipping and swirling as well to see a demo at the two celebrity chef stages - culinary powerhouses Ming Tsai and Barbara Lynch will welcome appearances by Chris Douglass, Jose Duarte, Dan Enos, Mary Ann Esposito, Rich Garcia, Andy Husbands, Kevin Long, Pino Maffeo, Dante de Magistris, Richard Rayment, Robert Tobin, Roseann Tully and Josh Ziskin throughout the weekend. Tickets to the tasting range from $85 to $185 depending on which day you go and whether you opt for the VIP treatment. In addition to all this standard wine-soaked fun, there will also be a smattering of vintners dinners in restaurants throughout the city beginning on Monday the 11th. Get all the winey details and purchase your tickets by visiting their website.
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What’s this Camera-Shy Cooker Doing on Top Chef? - There’s no shortage of chefs on TV. But chef Dante de Magistris would just as soon be behind the line at any of the three restaurants (dante, il Casale Belmont and il Casale Lexington) he owns with his two brothers, Damian and Filippo. Although he’s declined invitations to try out to be a cheftestant, he did recently welcome the Top Chef team to his Belmont spot, which happens to be housed in a former firehouse (which may or may not be relevant to the episode). See what he had to say about the experience and then tune in to see how he handles the spotlight. READ MORE »