The Good Life is Merrimack Valley Magazine’s weekly roundup of “the finer things in life,” from wine tastings to special dinners at local restaurants.
THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT
Holiday 4-Course Dinner
Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
Bradford Country Club | Bradford, Mass. | BradfordCC.com | (978) 372-8587
Bring along a pal or a significant other for this $89 a pair dinner at Bradford Country Club, which Executive Chef Nick Comeau has specially crafted for the holiday season. The four-course meal has choices including roasted portobello mushrooms, Asian braised beef short ribs and grilled T-bone pork chop.
TAKE A TASTE
Frank Sinatra Night at Tuscan Kitchen Portsmouth
Thursday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Tuscan Kitchen Portsmouth | Portsmouth, N.H. | Eventbrite.com | (603) 570-3600
Tuscan Kitchen is the place to be if you’re in the mood for some Sinatra. Michael Dutra will go through the King of Crooners’ greatest hits while you enjoy a menu of delicious Italian creations straight from the critically-acclaimed kitchens of Tuscan Brands’ new Portsmouth location.
Love Tuscan Kitchen? Read about the new Seaport location in our latest edition of NoteWorthy!
Wine Tasting with Chuck, Megan and Barnaba from Gallo
Saturday, Nov. 25 from noon to 6 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com | (603) 421-9463
The Angry Donut at BareWolf Brewing
Saturday, Dec. 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
BareWolf Brewing | Amesbury, Mass. | Facebook.com | (617) 755-7067
Holiday Wine Tasting
Saturday, Dec. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com | (978) 470-0500
Hidden Cove Brewing Company
Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Stonehedge Hotel & Spa | Tyngsborough, Mass. | StonehedgeInnAndSpa.com | (978) 649-4400
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AROUND THE VALLEY
25th Annual Christmas Stroll
Saturday, Dec. 2 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Downtown Haverhill | Haverhill, Mass. Facebook.com| | (978) 373-5663
Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Christmas Stroll will include activities for children and families including cookie decorating, ornament making, live music with performances by local artists, the 2017 Haverhill Idol winners and, of course, shopping and dining at great downtown venues!
24th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll
Saturday, Nov. 25 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Nashua, N.H. | Nashua, N.H. | Facebook.com | (603) 883-5700
Cider Hill Holiday Open House
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 25 & 26
Cider Hill Farm | Amesbury, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 388-5525
Facebook Friends Night at the Methuen Festival of Trees
Monday, Nov. 27
Valley Office Park | Methuen, Mass. | MethuenFestivalOfTrees.com | (978) 685-8878
Holiday Wine & Gift Market in the Barn
Friday, Dec. 1 from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
Willow Spring Vineyards | Haverhill, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 374-1473
Jolly Holiday Family Christmas Event!
Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon
St. Joseph Hospital | Nashua, N.H. | Facebook.com | (603) 882-3000