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Informed Diner-in-Chief

Eric Grossman Informed DinerWith more than 10 years experience as a restaurant critic and food writer for, among others, Zagat Survey, Where Magazine, and Citysearch, Eric Grossman has enjoyed a wealth of exclusive opportunities at the area’s hottest tables. His relationships with chefs and other culinary luminaries keep him at the forefront of Boston’s dining scene.
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What is Informed Diner?

Informed Diner is a club for active diners and culinary-minded individuals looking to take dining to the next level with behind-the-scenes, insider experiences rarely available to the general public. Members have the opportunity to attend intimate dinners and food-centric events featuring previews of new menu items, discussions, special access to chefs and sommeliers, and more, while gaining unique insight into Boston’s restaurant scene.

Informed Diner’s monthly events require no planning or prep. Your spot is guaranteed and Eric works with each restaurant to plan a special night that gives members insider access to truly enjoy Boston’s most exciting restaurants.

Each members-only dinner will feature a set menu highlighting what the restaurant does best, personal attention, and the kind of extras that take a regular meal to the next level.

Take Dining to the Next Level

Become a member and dine like an insider at a different Boston restaurant each month.

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Behind the Scenes

Members receive not only an enriching experience, but special access and a deeper understanding of the restaurant. Chefs, sommeliers, and restaurant owners are eager to host the sort of attentive, culinary-minded individuals participating in Informed Diner. Members will be able to meet the chefs and find out about their influences and motivations, learn about ingredients and sources, try new menu items, and share perspectives and opinions with staff and fellow members.

Valuable Insight

Informed Diner is a never-ending culinary journey in which new connections will be formed and knowledge will be shared. Members will benefit from a richer, more informed dining experience to share with friends and family and to help with future dining plans.

Beyond the Dining Room

As the club grows, Informed Diner will offer additional insider opportunities delving into the local food scene. Tours of markets with chefs, ingredient-driven workshops, wine and cheese tastings, and special food-centric events are just a few of the experiences planned for the future. Learn more about where Boston's best chefs shop, where to find the best local products, and what makes the Boston dining scene tick.

Member Input

Because Informed Diner members are active, passionate, and adventurous, we will seek input and suggestions for restaurants, workshops, and other opportunities that our members are eager to experience.

Additional Benefits

A one-of-a-kind newsletter will include a compendium of all the latest Boston dining news as well as chef-supplied recipes and cooking tips, Q+As with culinary luminaries, and exclusive promotions. Members will be kept in the loop and notified of special food-related events around the city. Members also have access to to Eric’s extensive knowledge of the local dining scene and advice on anything related to dining in the Boston area.

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Find out more about membership benefits here. Become an inaugural member and help shape this exciting new dining club.