The New Year is all about self-improvement whether taking up a new hobby, exploring an area of interest or becoming an expert in a particular subject. Embracing the spirit of learning in 2014, beloved brasserie Eastern Standard gives guests an inside look at its unique, collaborative approach to staff training and culture with “Standard” Education – a day of interactive classes that recreate the restaurant’s pre-meal team teaching sessions and emphasize its above-and-beyond standards of internal education.
The day-long program on Saturday, February 8 gives guests of all experience levels – from industry vets to longtime fans – the opportunity to learn with and from members of the ES team in their craft of expertise, tying in various aspects of the restaurant’s lauded food and beverage programs with tastings and demos including:
- Demystifying Sherry with Bar Director Jackson Cannon (11:00 - 11:50 AM)
- Raw Food: Classic and Modern with Executive Chef Patrick Campbell (12:00 - 12:50 PM)
- Vermouth Unveiled with Beverage Programs Liaison Bob McCoy (1:00 - 1:50 PM)
- The Wines of Sud-Ouest France with Wine Director Colleen Hein (2:00 - 2:50 PM)
- Cheese as Dessert with Cheese Buyer Matt Baum (3:30 - 4:20 PM)
- The Study of Scotch with Assistant Bar Manager Naomi Levy (4:30 - 5:20 PM)
Tickets for the seminars may be purchased individually for $40 each or as a package for $200 for the entire day. With the purchase of three or more classes, you may also choose to add on a five-course dinner at Eastern Standard ($70 for food; $40 for optional beverage pairings) and/or an overnight stay at Hotel Commonwealth at a special rate of $169 plus taxes.
If you are interested in the dinner and/or overnight, or have any additional questions, please contact Deena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
Located in Boston's Kenmore Square neighborhood, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks opened in May 2005. The definition of a neighborhood brasserie, its clientele of regulars runs the gamut from students to captains of industry, soccer moms to young professionals, and restaurant industry folks to sports figures. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, guests can enjoy dining at the bustling bar, canopied outdoor patio or handsome dining room. The first solo venture from restaurateur Garrett Harker, Eastern Standard has made an indelible impression on the Boston dining scene.