Culinary Adventures is an OLLI Special Interest Group (SIG) for those who share a mutual interest or curiosity about food and things culinary.
Culinary Adventures began with 20 OLLI members who formed a Food Group in fall 2009. Their goal was to learn something new about food while having a good time. Now there are 156 members, the name has changed to Culinary Adventures, and there have been more than 50 culinary-related events,
Group Planning and Coordination
The SIG has a four-person steering committee. Each month a different member of the committee takes responsibility for planning and coordinating an adventure on a particular culinary-related topic.
There's a mixture of monthly visits to ethnic restaurants, culinary-related talks, museum exhibits, tours, demonstrations, wine tastings, food banks, and classes. Here’s a venue sample from 2018-2019:
- Sid Wainer & Son ~ Guided tour of specialty gourmet store & herb farm
- Powisset Farm ~ Visit and cooking demo at CASA farm owned by The Trustees of Reservations
- The Industry ~ Local fare restaurant
- Jacob Worth ~ One last visit before the ole' establishment closed
- Flaming Grill ~ Chinese, Japanese, American buffet
- Belle Isle Seafood ~ Closest clam shack to Boston serving fresh local seafood.
- UMass Club Boston ~ private university club stablished in 1970
- Hyannis Yacht Club ~ Captain's Table with great food and spectacular views of Lewis Bay
- Noodle Barn & JP Seafood ~ Japanese food boxes and Vietnamese specialties
Membership and Attendance
Announcements of Culinary Adventures events come out monthly from the OLLI office. While the member list is large, 20-30 members typically attend each event. The week of the month and day vary, and events generally last about 2 ½ hours. Public transportation is almost always available. If not, car-pooling is arranged.
To learn more: Contact one of the members of the Steering Committee. They will be happy to talk with you.
- Pat Leary at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Joyce at email@example.com
- Anne Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elaine Kerrigan at email@example.com
To join us: Contact the OLLI office at 617.287.7312 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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