At the adult buffet, there will be a variety of options for vegetarians, vegans, meat-eaters, and those with lactose or gluten intolerances. There will even be a lactose-free cake (and also a buttery buttery lactose-full chocolate ganache groom's cake).
Children will have a simple menu and their own special kids' cake and Hoodsie cups.
This is a really fun local event in the Back Bay of Boston (closest Red Line stop: Charles Street). While not an official wedding event, Kirsten, Sadie, and others will be attending. (Let Kirsten know if you are planning to go: firstname.lastname@example.org.) There's lots of great food from local French restaurants, wine, and live music. It's kid-friendly. Tickets available in advance (it generally sells out) at http://frenchculturalcenter.org/
Cambridge and Boston are full of great places to visit, eat, and relax. Friday evening, some folks will go to the Bastille Day street party in the Back Bay and Sunday afternoon, we'll do a walk around gorgeous Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Please join us!
Here are some other favorite things to do:
Shopping, dining, and people-watching in the Back Bay and on Newbury Street. Take the T to Charles Street (Red Line) and walk down Charles Street to the Public Garden and take a Swan Boat tour. (You can also take a detour around Beacon Hill.) As you walk up Newbury Street, walk through the lobby of the Taj Hotel, which used to be the Ritz. Stop by the New England Genealogical Society at #99. Wave at the Junior League of Boston at #117, where Kirsten has been a longtime volunteer. Have a tapas lunch at Tapeo, #266 and ice cream at Emack & Bolio's, #290. Buy some cool t-shirts at Newbury Comics, #332, where Kirsten hung out as a punky teenager. If you have extra time, walk down Mass Ave. to the Mary Baker Eddy Christian Science Center and visit the Mapparium, 200 Mass Ave. Still more time? Take the T from there to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Kirsten's favorite museum in all the world).
Take a visit to Harvard Square (one t stop or a short walk from Porter Square) and wander Harvard Yard. Cross the Weeks Footbridge over the photogenic Charles River to the Allston campus of Harvard Business School. The amazing cafeteria in the Spangler Center is open to the public and the basement Coop sells sweatshirts to inspire the children in your life.