Gosh, I cannot wait to see you on Saturday. Alright, I know full well that Eat Boutique readers span the globe (thankfully!). If you’re in the Boston, Massachusetts area, read on! If you’re beyond Boston, scroll down to the next image.
This is a big week for Eat Boutique. The Eat Boutique Holiday Market is going to be highlighted in some of our favorite publications ~~ YAY! ~~ which means, tickets are going to go and there may not be tickets at the door come Saturday. Oh, the horror! If you would like to mingle with 60 or so food makers, drink makers, cookbook authors, food truck folks, wine directors, coffee aficionados, chefs, bubbly fans, food gift lovers and more, then buy your ticket right now.
If you’re already coming, thank you for that! Here’s your cheat sheet to the five things you must do at the Eat Boutique Holiday Market:
- Emmet Kelty, bartender from Waban Kitchen, will be mixing up drinks with some of the cocktail syrups at one of the Eat Boutique tables in the center of the space. Make sure to sample his Last Run Lemonade and his Red Letter Radler. I am so excited about this.
- Six fabulous cookbook authors will be on site signing their cookbooks. But I need you to give a very special welcome to Jeanne Sauvage. She flew all the way from Seattle, Washington to sign her super helpful cookbook, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays. We all know someone who would love to bake, bake, bake from this pretty book. You’ll also be able to shop from our curated collection of 20+ favorite cookbooks.
- Brooklyn Brewery has graciously sponsored our Cheer Hall stocked with small batch production wine, beer, hard cider, ice cider, spirits and cordials. Definitely order a glass of wine from La Garagista — I toured this very special Vermont farm and winery years ago and don’t want you to miss out on sampling this lovely wine made in our backyard. Please remember that: VIP guests get a drink on me!
- Wine gets me through the holiday season. You too?! Then you need to meet the three women who know exactly what you should be drinking to make everything merry and bright, all in a small batch way. Lauren Collins (L’Espalier), Theresa PaoPao (Ribelle) and Lauren Friel (Oleana, Sarma) will taste you through their favorite boutique wines. We still have tickets available for this special Winter Wine Tasting.
- Buy from several newbies at this year’s Market – makers who have only been in the business for a couple of years or even less. Be gentle on them, but show them that what they’re doing indeed matters by shopping with them: Atlantic Saltworks (salt harvested by hand from the north Atlantic), Bleuberet (blueberry based confiture, confit and conserves), Sakara Life (organic plant-rich meal delivery service), and Small Batch Baking Company (homemade babka).
If you’re far away from Boston, here’s some love for you! We recently launched some food gift wrap items in the Eat Boutique Shop. Perhaps these will help as you prepare for the holiday season?!
Merci and happy holidays! xox
Photos by Heidi Murphy/White Loft Studio.
Eat Boutique discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans. We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in the Eat Boutique Shop. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.