Culinary Tourism

Tours, tastings, and workshops for cooking and brewing your own palate-pleasers

 

Barleycorn’s Craft Brew

Barleycorn’s Craft Brew

21 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760

508-651-8885

At this personal brewing facility and microbrewery, individuals and small groups can brew their own beer or make their own wine or soft drinks. 

Chocolate Therapy Workshops

Chocolate Therapy Workshops

60 Worcester Road, Framingham 01701

508-875-1571   

Clarke Culinary Center

Clarke Culinary Center

93 Fortune Boulevard, Milford 01757

508-458-2200  

Crafted

Crafted

400 Washington Street, Holliston 01746

508-429-1931  

Culinary Underground

Culinary Underground

21 Turnpike Road, Southborough 01770

508-904-6589  

Garden to Table Program,  Massachusetts Horticulture Society

Garden to Table Program, Massachusetts Horticulture Society

900 Washington Street, Wellesley 02482

Offering hands-on classes for people looking to grow and cook their
own food.

Julio’s Liquors

Julio’s Liquors

140 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581

508-366-1942  

Angel Share Tasting Room is free and available all the time, offering 48 wines on tap to allow you to “try before you buy.”

Sushi 101, by Samba Steak and Sushi House

Sushi 101, by Samba Steak and Sushi House

1138 Worcester Road (Route 9E), Framingham 01702

508-628-0288 

Samba’s chefs will share with you the secrets of great sushi, including: how to prepare the food and perfect the rolling technique on a variety of makimono rolls, including Spicy Tuna, California and Vegetarian, and more!

The Vin Bin

The Vin Bin

91 Main Street, Marlborough 01752

508-480-9463   

Craft beer tastings each Thursday 5-7pm and wine tastings every Friday 5-7pm.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

14 French Drive, Boylston 01505

508-869-6111  

One-session cooking classes focusing on chocolate, superfoods, and raw foods.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink - Heritage

Community Spotlight - Millis

Overview

Named for its founder, Lansing Millis, Millis is a quintessential picturesque New England suburb. Just nineteen miles southwest of Boston, and easily accessible by routes 109 and 115, it is made up of lovely residential and rural areas and is dotted with serene lakes, rolling meadows. and bubbling brooks.

 

History

Formerly East Medway, Millis, a town rich in history, incorporated as a separate town in 1885. Millis is home to several historical buildings with the most notable being the Niagara Hall Fire House. This recently renovated firehouse was built in 1878 and is covered almost completely on the inside by flowing murals created by Boston artist George Story. The town is currently pushing to restore the original artwork and return this one-of-a-kind historical landmark to its former glory. 

Recreation

As autumn returns, so too does our signature fall foliage, and there is no better place to enjoy the colors than the many picturesque parks, ponds, and trails in Millis. Enjoy the season on the waters of Bugastow Brook and the Charles River, or on one of the many hiking and horse-riding trails that criss-cross the Millis Landscape. 

 

Dining

Adding to the flavor of Millis, Twist Bakery Café is known nationally as a pioneer for recipes devised for the gluten-sensitive and those with food allergies. Their entire menu is gluten-free and nut-free (except coconut), and most of their items are even dairy-free.  If you’re looking to grab a bite somewhere a little more traditional, Primavera offers up a wide variety of classic Italian dishes with a dash of all- American favorites, all in a lovely upscale environment.