Harvest "The Book and the Cook" Cookbook Series 

Harvest welcomes "Drink Progressively" Authors TJ & Hadley Douglas, and Chef Gabriel Fresca!

We invite you to our first "The Book and the Cook" dinner of the new year! On January 25 Drink Progressively authors TJ and Hadley Douglas, owners of The Urban Grape in Boston's South End, and Straight Wharf and Venturo Restaurants Executive Chef/Partner Gabriel Fresca will join Executive Chef Tyler Kinnett and Pastry Chef Josh Livsey for a night of food and wine pairings. Drink Progressively follows the Progressive Scale - an innovative method developed by TJ Douglas and used in the Urban Grape store that approaches wine by weight rather than by varietal or region. Join us at Harvest and enjoy a short reception, 4 course dinner, a fun and vibrant Q&A with the authors and chefs, and a signed copy of Drink Progressively.

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Crab Toast, Mango Salad
Fried Chicken Sammie
Vermentino, La Spinetta, Tuscany 2015

First Course
Orecchiette Pasta, Chicken Sausage, Broccoli Rabe, Percorino
Failla, Sonoma Coast, California 2014

Second Course
Slow Roasted Salmon, Bacon Braised Cabbage 
Lompoc Wine Company, Santa Rita Hills 2014

Third Course
Red Wine Duck, Green Olives, Dates and Polenta
Luca Double Select Syrah 2013

Fourth Course
Dark Chocolate Cremeux, Walnut Medjool Date Ice Cream, Chocolate Meringue & Cherry
Chimay Première Rouge Belgian Dubbel

About TJ and Hadley Douglas
TJ and Hadley Douglas are the husband and wife owners of The Urban Grape in the South End. TJ is the wine buyer, head sales person and architect of Drink Progressively. He also consults with area restaurants on making their wine lists more use-friendly. Hadley's background is in marketing, events and philanthropic management. She also coordinates wine-focused lifestyle content for websites like Style Me Pretty, Living and Racked, and in Boston Home magazine. The Urban Grape, called "Boston's Revolutionary Wine Store" by Beverage Dynamics, has won accolades as Boston’s Best Wine Store from both Boston Magazine and The Improper Bostonian, as well as a 50 on Fire award from BostInno, an innovation think tank in the city.

About Gabriel Fresca
Gabriel Frasca is the executive chef/partner at Nantucket’s acclaimed Straight Wharf and Ventuno restaurants. A veteran of both Boston and New York restaurants, Frasca counts the likes of Michael Schlow, David Bouley, Paul O’Connell, and Seth Woods amongst his mentors. His restaurants have been recognized by publications and websites like The New York TimesThe Boston GlobeFood & WineGourmetSaveur, Starchefs.com, and others, and have won awards, including Boston Magazine’s best restaurant nine times, as well as a Best New Chef nod for Frasca himself. Frasca splits his time between Nantucket, where he works, and Sudbury. A board member of Sustainable Nantucket, and the owner of Nantucket’s only Certified Green Restaurant, Frasca spends as much time outdoors as possible.

Tickets are $95 and include dinner, a signed book, beverage pairings, tax and gratuity. Limited tickets available.