Five Things: A Special Dinner Based on New England Markets

And more to know today, June 8.

1. Next Thursday Chef Josh Lewin of the  will serve a five-course dinner based on local author Christine Chitnis' new book, Markets of New England. Each course inspired by one of the markets Chitnis describes in her book. The event, which includes a signed copy of Chitnis' book, and the opportunity to meet the author herself, costs $75. Reservations are recommended by calling 617-723-7575.

2. French macaron flavors this week are pistachio, vanilla bean, chocolate peanut butter and cassis.

3. Boston City Councils Committee on Ways and Means: Boston’s committee on Ways and Means is holding a public meeting on annual appropriations, tax orders, loan orders and tax-exempt refunding bonds. This is a joint committee on Ways and Means and Education. This hearing begins at 10 a.m. at Boston City Hall in the Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor.

4. Concert in the Courtyard at the BPL: Celia Slattery, a Somerville-based singer, is preforming at the courtyard of the BPL. Her songs address friendship and finding hope in troubling times. She also covers songwriters from Adele to George Gershwin. Celia is accompanied by pianist Bill Duffy. This free show goes from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

5. Letters From Home: Boston Families Correspond: Letters of true patriots are on display at the Paul Revere House, the Otis House Museum, the Nichols House Museum, the Prescott House Museum and the Gibson House Museum. Each museum combines their collections of correspondence to shine a light and provide a first hand glimpse into life in the 18th, 19th and 20thcentury. There are 20 minute tours in each house. The tickets cost $20, which covers all five houses.



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