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March Madness for Members!
Half the Year at Half the Cost!

Each year, our membership chair offers an unbeatable deal for those who’d like to join the Guild at our calendar year’s half-way mark: just $40 to join now. Tell your friends, family, work colleagues! If they join as of March 1 and they like us -- and they will -- they can re-up in September at the regular rate. What a great way to test the waters. Full details are online at  www.culinaryguild.org .
French Food in Boston - Then and Now

A Dinner and Talk with Chef Jacky Robert, MA MAISON
Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 PM
$55 per person, members only, cash bar

Le Menu:
(3 choices for each course)
 
Pate’ Lucien Robert
Lobster Bisque
Mixed Green Salad with Chevre
 
Beef Burgundy
Halibut Fillet
Farro-Lentil Cake
 
Hazelnut Crème Brulee
Chocolate Mousse
Passionfruit-Raspberry Sorbet
One of the most renowned and respected chefs in the city, Jacky opened Boston’s very first French restaurant, with his Uncle Lucien. For more than 30 years, Maison Robert was considered the premiere dining room for romance, deal-making, and white tablecloth pomp. Today, in a cozy Beacon Hill setting, Jacky and his partner (Ms.) Sam Sosnitsky are commited to providing classic French fare at wallet-friendly prices. No one is more qualified to speak on the topic of how French cuisine has evolved here in Beantown. Don’t miss this delicious and enlightening evening.


Parking on street or in Mass General Hospital garage.
Got Some Free Time and Want to Give Back?
The Guild returns to Open Table
a meal program/pantry at  33 Main Street , Maynard
Tuesday, March 13
No cost. Ample parking.
Volunteers are needed for two hour shifts. Cooks can come help out in the kitchen at either 3:15 PM or 5:15 PM. Servers and a cleanup crew are needed at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Feel good about helping our neighbors to eat well. Closed-toe shoes, a hat, and the ability to work quickly on your feet is required.
The Guild’s Retail Partners Offer Shopping Discounts - Check ‘em Out at CulinaryGuild.org
We’re pleased to welcome a new retail Partner: Art’s Specialties, gourmet food shops located in Belmont and Maynard. As with all the Guild’s quality Partners, just flash your membership card at checkout and receive 10% off your purchase. Know a quality retailer ? We’re constantly adding new Partners to our roster. Contact lyonspr@rcn.com for assistance in bringing them “on board.”
Saying a-a-a-a-a-h to Ayurvedics.
Earlier this month, a handful of Guildees trekked up to Haverhill for member Alexis Crawford’s primer on ayurveda: what it is and how to integrate its practices into daily life. Attendees got worksheets to determine which of three Ayurvedic categories they fell into, based on numerous characteristics. All humans are either vata, pitta, kapha, or a combination thereof. Alexis then offered diet, exercise and relaxation tips for individuals in each category. Fascinating! This 5,000 year old Hindu philosophy is aimed at keeping body, mind and soul in balance. Alexis will soon be certified to consult on this unique wellness regime. 
New Member Feature - Peter Dorfman
Peter’s married to Karen Dorfman, also a new member; they live in Belmont. A software engineer by day, Peter’s passion for wine and cheese is evident in his extensive leisure time studies. He’s earned two high level certifications from the Wine Scholar Guild, and is now working towards a third. He’s also received a cheese certification from the Boston University Culinary Arts program. Peter’s favorite wines are from Provence and the Languedoc regions, and he travels to France whenever he can. Peter’s tip:Try Hartwell, a soft, bloomy-rind, cow’s milk cheese from Jasper Hill Creamery with a 2015 Morgon.