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!

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.

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.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink - Heritage

Community Spotlight - Milford

Settled as part of the town of Mendon in 1662, Milford made a name for itself as an early New England mill and mining town. Conveniently located on the Charles, Mill, and Blackstone rivers, the town utilized its natural resources to drive its early economic rise.

 

In addition to ample waterpower, the area yielded large deposits of beautiful pink Milford granite, discovered in 1870. Highly sought after, the polished stone was utilized in projects the world over and was even used in the building of the Washington Monument and the original Penn Station in New York City.

 

Just as Milford’s geography played a large part in the town’s early success, so too has its location provided a push for its latest revitalization over the past half-century. As the town’s economy stalled in the middle part of the 20th century, many residents made their way to other areas in search of work. Luckily, in 1969, Interstate 495 was built, making Milford easily accessible to this new corridor of transportation. Since then, the growing town has been moving at highway speeds.

 

Milford is still all about growth, especially growing locally, and you don’t have to look any farther than CraftRoots Brewing for proof. Not satisfied with simply joining in on the emerging craft beer scene, the local brewery and taproom was named the fastest growing brewery in the entire nation in 2018.

 

Community events continue to grow as well, with the inaugural July 4th parade in 2018 and the Celebrate Milford festival now in its third successful year.