About Town: A Summer Activity You Don’t Want to Miss

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Boston Event Planning

Can you believe it’s already mid-August!?  We can’t and we definitely aren’t ready for shorter days, sweater weather, and leaf peeping.  That’s why we plan to take full advantage of the last few weeks of summer, and hopefully help you do the same.  Nothing says summer like boats, islands, and lobster – and luckily we’ve found a great activity that combines the three!

Every Thursday and Friday night until September 6th, Boston’s Best Cruises and Jasper White’s Summer Shack offer a Sunset Clambake on Spectacle Island.  Board a ferry at the Long Wharf dock and 15 minutes later you’ll arrive at the island.  As the sun sets, you’ll see spectacular views of Boston’s city skyline accompanied by a tasty clambake dinner.  Think creamy clam chowder, fresh steamed lobster, mussels, steamers, corn on the cob, potatoes, and dessert!  If seafood’s not your thing, Summer Shack has you covered.  “Land Lovers” can enjoy a steak dinner and a vegetarian option is available as well.  Whether you’re with friends, family, or a significant other, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate summer coming to a close!

To book a ticket head on over to http://bostonsbestcruises.com/clambake-at-sunset before it’s too late!

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Corinthian Events Welcomes Stephanie Roy!

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Boston Event Planning

Last week we bid a sad farewell to a member of the CE family, so this week we are very excited to introduce you to Stephanie, the newest face in the office!

Fisher College Intern Office Assistant

Stephanie Roy first met the Corinthian Events team as an eager student, when Tamara and Laura visited her Event & Convention Planning class at Fisher College.  Inspired and intrigued by their presentation, Stephanie decided to pursue a Summer internship with us and promptly started in May 2013 – what better way to spend the summer before her senior year?  We are thrilled to announce that after a busy Summer, Stephanie has formally joined our team as Office Assistant and will be keeping busy in her role here while concurrently finishing her degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  Stephanie’s inquisitiveness, organization, and attention to detail has been a great asset to CE, and through her time spent with us, her passion for events has only increased since planning a reception for a fashion show at Fisher.  Originally from New Milford, CT, Stephanie loves to explore and try new things (“pinning” as she goes, of course), people watch, and spend time with her family – especially her nephews. Welcome Stephanie!

Want to learn more about the Corinthian Events team?  Click here to meet the rest of our staff!

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About Town: The Scoop on Boston Restaurant Week

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Boston Event Planning

Restaurant Week Boston is officially right around the corner!  The two week long foodie fest runs from August 18th – 23rd and 25th – 30th with over 200 of Boston’s best restaurants offering amazing lunch and dinner options at a great price: 2-course lunches for $15.13, 3-course lunches for $20.13, and 3-course dinners for $38.13. Held bi-annually, Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to try restaurants that are out of your comfort zone and/or budget.   We’ve been scouring the menus and making reservations;  here are some of our top picks and tips on how you can make the most of these tasty prix fixe menus!

Prix Fixe GBCVB Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tips:

  • Do your research! Besides being able to see most of the menus on http://www.restaurantweekboston.com/, you can also peruse the Boston Restaurant Week blog to find insider tips such as which restaurants are offering vegetarian or gluten-free menus and where you can find drink specials to go along with the dinner deals.
  • Bang for your buck! We love lunching… and Restaurant Week is the perfect time to do it.  A 3-course lunch for $20.13 is a bargain you can’t beat and since most restaurants usually offer similar food on their lunch and dinner prix fix you’ll get even more for your money.
  • Make a reservation! Restaurant Week is a popular and well known occurrence so reservations tend to fill up quickly.  If you come across a place you are dying to try head to Open Table and scoop up a spot before they are all gone!

Recommendations:

  • Aragosta Bar and Bistro – It’s hard to beat the waterfront view at this Mediterranean-Italian restaurant at the Fairmont Battery Wharf.  Add a scrumptious looking menu (lobster bisque with lobster knuckles and sweet corn ravioli… we’re already drooling) and you’ve found a prime spot to enjoy lunch or dinner!
  • Cinquecento – This newer Roman Trattoria in the South End would be the perfect location for a romantic Restaurant Week date night!  The restaurant has quickly become a hot spot due to its simple yet delicious Italian food – the Cacio e Peppe or grilled local swordfish are calling our name.
  • Menton – Although not officially participating in Restaurant Week, this Fort Point favorite is going rogue and will be offering a three course prix fixe for $58 and a five course chef’s tasting menu for $78.  With famed Barbara Lynch at the helm and Kristen Kish (she won Top Chef Season 10) in the kitchen we suggest you make a reservation immediately, especially since their usual prix fixe and tasting menu cost $95 and $155 respectively.

With over 200 options you’re sure to find a menu that makes your taste buds tingle!  What restaurants are you planning to try?

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Farewell, CE (a note from Laura)

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Hello, blog fans! It’s Laura here – your Corinthian Events blogger since January 2010 (my very first CE post here – keep partying on, rockstars!).  Today is my last day here, but before I pass our virtual baton on to the next generation of CE bloggers (and they’re very good bloggers, I might add) – I wanted to say a final farewell to all of you via what has been one of my favorite contributions to Corinthian Events in my years here.

Thanks to inspiration and help from the rest of the team, this is my 199th blog post(!).  That means that for the last forty-four months there have been approximately 4.5 posts a month – an exponential growth since 2009! And have you noticed our content has become more exciting than ever!? This (not-so-little) blog is now getting over 1,000 visits a month!

And because I can’t resist a plug for all of our awesome social media outlets (yes, I’ve become rather fond of them too) – we’ve more than doubled our Facebook likes in the last two years.  Twitter was just a hatchling in 2009, but 1,330 tweets later we have 753 followers – thanks, friends!  And my personal favorites, because event planners are visual after all, Instagram and Pinterest have been born and grown out of my time here. My point: if you’re not already, make sure you’re following us – we’re worth it.

What you really need to know is that all of you have helped us to grow our online presence to where we are right now.  To the ladies and gentlemen of Corinthian Events – your events and programs are inspiring, your knowledge of our city is vast and your enthusiasm for sharing with our readers has made consistently posting a breeze.  To our clients who push us to challenge ourselves to always be better, to produce WOW moments and the ultimate New England experiences – you’re the reason we have something to say!  And to our vendors, without you we could never pull off the impossible – you’re the reason we have AWESOME things to say.

Thank you Mary, Jill and Courtney for letting me own your digital voice – it’s just been such a blast.  And so, as I embark on my next professional adventure, I’m signing off. Here’s to a lifelong friendship and many, many posts to come!

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