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2017 In-Store Events

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 6:30PM HISTORIC NEWTON EVENT WITH CLARA SILVERSTEIN 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 6:30PM JIM SCHERER FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 6 6:30PM LEXI'S CLEAN KITCHEN DEMO & BOOK SIGNING. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. PLEASE CALL THE SHOP TO REGISTER AT 617-244-3510 OR SIGN UP VIA EMAIL. YOU CAN PURCHASE THE BOOK HERE.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15 11:00-2:00PM DEMO & TASTING WITH MCCREA'S CANDIES

SATURDAY, MAY 13 12:00-3:00PM ELISSA ALLSHOUSE OF NEW ERA CRAFTS PYROGRAPHY DEMO & POP-UP SHOP

Fall 2016 Greentail Table Store Event Calendar

SEPTEMBER 24 -- 11AM-3PM Linen Me Trunk Show--focus will be on helping you create a beautiful holiday table! 

SEPTEMBER 28 -- 6:30PM Chocolate Therapy Truffles and Wine Pairing Event 

Taste for yourself why fine wine and fine chocolate are a match made in heaven! The award-winning chocolatiers at Chocolate Therapy have created fun fall pairings that will knock your socks off. Relax and learn how to taste and pair these two superfoods, and sample four mind-blowing creations. We’ll explore elegant flavor combinations covering savory, spicy, sweet and creamy flavor profiles and drawing from a number of different varietals, such as their best-selling Strawberry Balsamic truffle paired with Petit Syrah! $35 per person, includes pairings and snacks. 

OCTOBER 20 -- 6:30PM Amy Traverso, author of, "The Apple Lover's Cookbook" and Senior Lifestyle Editor of Yankee Magazine, will be on hand to educate us on heirloom apples and will make a Sweet Apple Pickle. She will also be autographing her book. This is a free event.  

NOVEMBER 16 -- 7:00PM Blooms of Hope Floral Arranging Workshop. $30 per person, limited to 24 participants. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

DECEMBER 6 --6:30PM Heidi Carman of Busy Bee Florists conducts a Holiday Centerpiece Workshop. Details to follow soon!

 

Spring 2016 Greentail Table Store Event Calendar

MARCH 22 - 6:30PM How to Build Grain + Veggie Bowls with Chef Cathy Walthers 

APRIL 14 - 6:30PM Cheese Class with Brian Wasik of Wasik's Cheese Shop of Wellesley

MAY 3 - 6:30PM How to Build Grain + Veggie Bowls with Chef Cathy Walthers--FULL

MAY 7 - 11:00AM-3:00PM Special Mother's Day Pop Up with Sandy Dekoschak of Westborough Wicks, who will be selling her complete line of artisan crafted soy candles and natural soaps.

MAY 10 - The Bon Bons of Spring with Lee Napoli--Here's your chance to learn the delicious and oh-so-simple) art of rolling truffles, taught to you by one of Boston's most renowned confectioners, Lee Napoli. 

JUNE 14 - 6:30PM Beatrice Peltre, food writer, stylist, and photographer, and the author of the award-winning blog LaTartineGourmande.com, will join us to celebrate the release of her newest book, "My French Family Table: Recipes for a Life Filled with Food, Love, and Joie de Vivre". Peltre will demo and share her recipe and method for making her Savory Cake. Cost for the event is $35, which includes a personally autographed cookbook. Seating is limited to the first 24 respondents.  Purchase a book/spot hereAdd the book to your cart to attend. You will be able to pick up your book at the event.

If you have already purchased the book elsewhere and would like to attend the event, please call the store to register: 617-244-3510.

 

November 2015 - Greentail Table Store Event Calender

Below is a listing of our upcoming in-store and off-site events for the month of November.  We will be including more information on each event as it nears. Check your calendars--we hope you can join us for one or more of them!

NOVEMBER:

7--THE EVERYDAY NAPKIN FALL NAPKIN EVENT: 11AM-3PM

10--DIANA GOLDMAN OF BEANTOWN KITCHEN DIVINE VEGAN DESSERTS WORKSHOP: 7-8PM

12--TEMPLE SHALOM FALL FLING: 6:30-9:30. 175 TEMPLE STREET, WEST NEWTON. We will have a booth there!

15--MENU DINNERWARE SALE BEGINS ON-LINE AND IN-STORE. 20% OFF OF IN-STOCK DANISH DESIGNED PORCELAIN DINNERWARE

18--THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE DEMONSTRATION WITH HEIDI & CHRISTINA OF BUSY BEE FLORIST: 7-8PM

28--SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: 10-6PM

May 2015 In-Store Events

SPRING STORE EVENTS

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE TWO GREAT EVENTS!

We are delighted to have 2 fabulous events lined up for the month of May!

Celebrate your Mom! Join us for our first annual Mother's Day Shopping Event on Saturday, May 9, 11:00 AM - 3:00PM, featuring Kathryn Yee of Kathryn Yee Design and The Everyday Napkin.

Then, plan to join us for a Knife Know-how Event on the evening of Tuesday, May 12 as we will be featuring David Marks, owner of Stoddard's Cutlery, and Chef Cathy Walthers, who will share their expertise and skills. We will explore the history of kitchen knives and some common misconceptions, learn about knife shapes, which knives to choose and why, how to sharpen, maintain and care for your knives, how to correctly hold a knife and learn why using a sharp knife actually impacts the flavor of food! Chef Walthers will demonstrate cutting techniques and will then create a beautiful spring salad for us to enjoy.

Please read below for more details on both events!

Mother's Day Shopping Event featuring Kathryn Yee and The Everyday Napkin

Saturday, May 9, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Everyday Napkin is stylish, reusable, great for any meal and for on-the-go. Each set is cut from found textiles and are part of a limited batch making them fun to mix and match. The Everyday Napkin is made in Massachusetts with love by Kathryn Yee and her mom. They are perfect every day and for every occasion!

Come meet Kathryn and check out the 2 collections of The Everyday Napkin which were created especially for Greentail Table as well as shop the entire collection!

We will be serving light refreshments, so please stop by and shop for your mom!

Knife Know-How Workshop with David Marks and Chef Cathy Walthers

Tuesday, May, 12 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Knowing how to use a good, sharp chef’s knife is one of the most important and useful skills you can have in the kitchen. Please join us on May 12 at 7PM when we will be hosting a Knife Know-How event designed to help you improve your cutlery knowledge as well as improve your everyday knife skills. Instructor and Chef, Cathy Walthers, will join David Marks, owner of Stoddard’s Cutlery, the expert in this field, to demonstrate proper knife sharpening techniques, learn different vegetable cuts, as well as how to prepare and enjoy a beautiful spring salad for entertaining. Chef Walthers will also be signing copies of her Raising the Salad Bar book.

Call: 617.244.3510 or email: linda@greentailtable.com to reserve your spot now for this free event!

David Marks

David Marks is internationally renown in the cutlery industry. He's a master grinder and expert in edge sharpening and restoration. Kitchen knives, Japanese sushi knives, scissors, and straight razors are sent for his attention from throughout the U.S. David is among a handful of professional sharpeners that do their work by hand, preferring whet stones over grinding machines.

David has been teaching culinary knife classes for over 30 years. He's held classes and seminars in the kitchens of great restaurants, culinary schools, and prestigious retailers, including Williams Sonoma, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus. Currently he's also teaching the techniques of Western and Japanese knife sharpening to the Massachusetts Vocational Culinary Arts teachers.

David first started working in the family business, Stoddard's Cutlery, after college. He had the opportunity to work with almost every kind of knife, and visit factories worldwide. David became the exclusive Wusthof distributor for the largest US market. He introduced the brand, determined marketing and pricing strategies, and gave hundreds of product seminars. Within 10 years, Wusthof became one of the world's most recognized names for quality cutlery.

David also started his own product development and marketing company, Marcovici Designs, and has developed numerous products for various museum shops, iconic specialty shops, and catalogs, including The New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NY), MoMA-SF, Pierpont Morgan Library NY, Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, Takashimaya NY, Barneys, Davidoff of Geneva, and Neiman Marcus.

Catherine Walthers

Instructor and chef Catherine Walthers has written four cookbooks on cooking with vegetables and healthy eating. Her first cookbook, Greens, Glorious Greens has become a cult classic as one of the first cookbooks to demystify cooking leafy greens from Bok Choy to turnip greens. Her next cookbook, Raising the Salad Bar, was named one of the 10 best summer cookbooks by NPR. Her most recent published work is Kale, Glorious Kale - called the “definitive book about kale” with 100 new recipes. She also develops seasonal recipes and cocktails for magazines and works as a private chef for families in the Newton/Boston area and on Martha’s Vineyard, where she lives and operates the West Tisbury Cooking Lab for cooking classes. For recipes or more info: www.catherinewalthers.com.

Color Workshop with Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design

We are delighted to announce that Barbara Elza Hirsch of Elza B. Design will conduct a discussion and workshop about color and design on Thursday, January 22 at 7PM. She will show you how to infuse winter with color which will brighten your mood!

Highlights:
  • How to use nature or art for color inspiration
  • Fun things to do with color to make things pop
  • How less is more
  • How to use texture
Barbara will use boards, fabric and samples to show you how to get inspired to use color. Participants are invited to bring in a picture of artwork, a rug, etc. from your home that you would like to build a color board around. 

Please RSVP if you would like to attend: linda@greentailtable.com

Barbara Elza Hirsch is a French-American interior designer and principal of ELZA B. DESIGN, INC., which she created in 2007.  Now based in Acton, MA, she spent her childhood in Europe and Washington D.C. Barbara later moved to Paris, where she studied Graphic Design at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Graphiques (E.S.A.G- Atelier Met de Penninghen) and obtained her diploma as a Fashion Designer and Illustrator at the renowned Studio Berçot in Paris, France. She also holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University from Paris, France.

Barbara's European roots greatly influence her design work, as does her background in Art and Fashion.  She likes to “build a room like a painting, each stroke and layer creating the final space".  Barbara creates stylish, textured and restful interiors for her clients.

Elza B. Design has been featured in New England Home Magazine, The Boston Globe and Maine Home + Design and is the Winner of the 2013 and 2014 Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction.

Entertaining a Dream: Greentail Table Opens!

Greentail Table Founder Linda de Valpine

When I think of entertaining or throwing a party, I immediately get excited and my mind starts racing with ideas for a theme, a menu and guests. I think in terms of colors, textures and flavors. I always consider how things will look, taste and be experienced. Details are important to me. I want guests to arrive to a thoughtfully crafted setting.

For me, home entertaining evokes thoughts of happiness, warmth, joy, special moments with friends and family, togetherness, friendships, inspiration, good times, laughter, conversations, twinkling eyes, goodwill, connecting, and excitement. The signs of a successful party are the sense that the evening mattered, that people enjoyed themselves and for the moment at least, all is well with the world.

Working as a merchant in previous chapters of my life, I have always enjoyed the process of putting concepts together: the creative brainstorming, the pursuit of the items that will tell the story, and orchestrating how they will ultimately be presented to the customer. I have long dreamed of how satisfying it would be to bring my own vision to fruition. I am very happy that Greentail Table gives me the opportunity to share my vision for tabletop and home entertaining.

Greentail Table is for people who love to entertain, eat, and spend time with friends and family -- who care about the details and about evoking a look, feel, and experience. It is for kindred spirits, who get excited about stunning handcrafted tableware, naturally beautiful linens, glassware that looks and feels great in your hand and the promise of the special moments these objects can inspire and bring to fruition.

I source globally in order to curate a modern mix of high quality, well-designed and beautifully crafted products for entertaining and everyday use as well for gift-giving. Particular focus is given to goods from the U.S., Europe, and Japan. The collection includes dinnerware, glassware, serveware, table linens, accents, specialty food items, books on entertaining, and more.

I hope you will find something that inspires and moves you!

I look forward to welcoming you to our newly opened Newton storefront and to our online store coming soon!

Warmly,

Linda de Valpine
Founder

Greentail Table
343 Watertown Street
Newton, MA 02458

Open Tuesday through Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM