The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival starts off with swanky plates and pours on Thursday, September 15th. The Chef’s Gala Reception features 24 top local chefs, representing the kitchens of ArtBar, Bergamot, dante, Deuxave, Garde East, il Casale, L’Espalier, Puritan & Co., The Franklin Oyster House, The Red Lion Inn, Trade, Woods Hill Table, Zephyr on the Charles and more. Each restaurant will have an exclusive dish on offer, matched with an inspired pairing of wine or craft beer. The night goes from 7:00-10:00pm with live music and sweet surprises. VIP ticket holders get an extra hour of admission from 6:00-7:00pm, plus access to additional tastings in the VIP Lounge. Tickets are $150 each, available online here, but you can take 20% off when you use discount code BCFW16 at checkout.