A celebration of

Diverse food, culture & entertainment

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Sunday, September 25 / 12-4pm

Avenue de Lafayette

$15 in advance

$20 at gate

The inaugural taste of Downtown Crossing

This destination event will showcase the diverse food, culture and entertainment in Downtown Crossing. Please join us on Avenue de Lafayette as it is transformed into a lovely streetside cafe. The afternoon will feature the sounds of local musicians, a wine and beer garden, culinary demonstrations and food tastings from over 20 local restaurants offering their distinctive cuisines. The inaugural Taste of Downtown Crossing is a celebration of the neighborhood that has quickly become one of the hottest and trendiest spots in Boston.

Tickets to the festival are only $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Once inside the gated event attendees will be able to sample offerings from all of the restaurants. Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors will be selling craft brews and wines that will complement the varied cuisines. Wine and beer is not included in the entrance fee.

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What you get with your ticket

You will get to sample a smorgasbord of delicious offerings from every participating restaurant. You’ll get to taste fair from some of your favorite Downtown Crossing restaurants, and hopefully make new favorites!

Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111

What you get with your ticket

  • Food tents

    Every restaurant will have their own table cooking up deliciousness!

  • Beer & wine

    Enjoy craft beer or a glass of wine on Avenue de Lafayette while you eat.

  • Live music

    Local musicians will offer soothing sounds perfectly fitting the mood.

  • Cooking demos

    Chefs such as Kelly Armetta, executive chef from the Hyatt Regency Boston, will be showing off their cooking chops for everyone to see.

Schedule of events

Food samples will be available throughout the entirety of the event. There will also be 30-minute chef demonstrations and musical performances throughout the event.

Schedule of events

  • 12:15 - 12:45

    Ruth's Chris Steak House Chef: Andy Ortiz

  • 1:00 - 1:30

    Yvonne's Chef: Juan Pedrosa

  • 1:45 - 2:15

    The Merchant Chef: Matt Foley

  • 2:30 - 3:00

    Avenue One Chef: Kelly Armetta

  • 3:15 - 3:45

    JM Curley Chef: Rhiannon Nowak

The Taste of Downtown will be on Avenue de Lafayette at Washington Street. The closest MBTA stops are Chinatown or Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line or Downtown Crossing on the Red Line. If you’re driving you can pay to park in the LAZ Parking Garage under the Hyatt Regency Boston, at the Post Office Square Garage or other nearby garages.