Pencil It in (PIN): Weekend of October 25th


Lyndell‘s the Somerville bakery that anyone who has been in over the past century or so has a sweet spot in their heart and tooth for, is having a very special event this weekend.  Starting today all day, and then more this weekend, they have Sean Collier in their hearts and minds.  They hope to make this an annual fundraiser donating money to the Somerville Auxilliary Police Department – SAPD Sean Collier Memorial Scholarship fund

Boston Ballet’s La Bayadere opened last night.  It’s a beautiful ballet tragedy with a story full of love, revenge, and betrayal.  If you want to bring your children (and/or their grandparents) to the theatre consider rush tickets which makes the performance much more affordable.  There really is nothing like going to see live performance with a live orchestra.  Please know your child well though and consider the audience, the timing of the performance and your child’s attention span.

Wilson Farm has their wonderful not too scary hay ride all weekend.  The best way to enjoy it is to arrive early or plan to make a day of the farm and stroll through the store tasting delicious treats, choosing pumpkins, and checking out the Halloween decorations tent. 

The cool weather is making me crave pretzels.  I had some nice little pretzel knobs at Stoddard’s Fine Food and Ale, but here are so many choices of where to go to fill that void. 

Chef Tropeano of Hyannis’ Cape Cod bakery and restaurant Pain D’Avignon has unveiled his new fall menu.  If you are heading to the Cape to enjoy the beauty of the beach this time of year then you can warm up with a cozy meal at Pain D’Avignon and indulge in starters like: cheese gougères made with light Gruyere & Parmesan, grilled lamb merguez with harrisa, garlic-saffron sauce and served on Pain D’Avignon’s crunchy-crusted baguette, a light spicy crudo of hamachi with sliced chili pepper, soy, sesame dashi gelée.  Followed by choices like: housemade cavatelli with boneless lamb shank, delicata squash, Syrah, roasted tomato lamb sauce & Pecorino Romano, braised beef short rib with swiss chard, soft Parmesan polenta and sage-infused beef jus, poached Chatham lobster with heirloom carrots, braised endive, roasted pear and citrus buerre blanc. 

Don’t forget to save the date to see Boston Ballet Ballerina Rachel Cossar try her port de bras hand at rolling burritos on Monday, October 28th.  Bring the kids in and get a delicious meal for a great cause.  You know you like your #BurritoOnPointe


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