Occasional Events

Fantasy Tea, Sunday Tea Tasting & Special Tea Events
Each weekend, Tea Sommelier Cynthia Gold hosts our Fantasy Tea service, featuring our own custom tea blends, treats from the kitchen, and delicious pastries. Cynthia also hosts Sunday Tea Tastings and seasonal events. Further information available here.

Dessert Tasting with George Howell
August 17 at 2pm, $55 per guest
L'Espalier is pleased to offer a very special event for coffee lovers.
Join us on August 17 for a four-course dessert tasting with paired coffees and a coffee cocktail as well. We will featuring a variety of different bean styles as well as brewing techniques led by guest speaker, International coffee expert, George Howell. Reservations required.

Italian Wine Dinner with Mucci Imports
August 21 at 7pm, $99 per guest
Join Beverage Director Lauren Collins in welcoming to L'Espalier Nick Mucci. Mucci Imports is a young start up whose focus is on the promotion of off-the-beaten-path indigenous Italian varietals from up and down the "boot.' The dinner menu features five courses with pairings.

Apple Street Farm-to-Table Tomato Dinner
Wednesday, September 10, 7:00pm
Can't make it to Essex for our spectacular Farm Dinners? Join us at L'Espalier for an Apple Street Farm-to-Table dinner! Join us for an evening showcasing everything tomato and taste the season with a four-course dinner composed of organic produce, protein and eggs from our own Apple Street Farm. The meal includes a four-course dinner with wine pairings. $115 per person.

Peter Michael Wine Dinner
September 18 at 7pm, $595 per guest
Join us as we welcome proprietor Paul Michael from Peter Michael Winery for a four-course wine dinner. The dinner will include the inaugural vintage of 2011 Au Paradis Cabernet, a wine from some of the best vineyard land in Napa that the Michael family recently acquired. The menu will be released soon. Call 617-262-3023 to reserve, space is limited.

Exploring Napa Valley Cabernet
September 25 at 7pm, $145 per guest
During this wine dinner, we will taste, compare and enjoy three pairs of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from six different appellations. We'll kick the dinner off with some California sparkling wine as well. Join us!

Apple Street Farm Dinners
Each month we will celebrate the freshest ingredients of the season with a special dinner showcasing the organic produce, poultry and eggs fresh from the fields. Arrive at Apple Street Farm and take some time to explore the beautiful grounds while enjoying a seasonal cocktail and hors d’oeuvres prepared by the chefs of L’Espalier. Then, take a seat in the open air (or under a tent in the case of inclement weather) and enjoy a five-course meal with wine pairings.

October 3, 4 – Essex Harvest Feast Reservations open September 1

Arrive at the farm at 5:30pm. Dinner served at 6:30pm. Rain or shine. $185 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Space is limited. Call L’Espalier at 617-262-3023 to make a reservation.