fruit center marketplace home page
This Month

FCmail - Always fresh.

Sign up to get info on Fruit Center specials, events and new product announcements sent right to your email inbox.



This Month

Events | Cooking Classes | Wine Education

Check out our monthly specials right here in this month's edition of "Just Picked":

- January 2015 "Just Picked" monthly flyer Monthly Flyer

Fruit Center Happenings



Due to renovations at our second floor restaurant, cooking classes will resume in early 2015 .



Winter Wanderlust Wine Dinner @ ester


Thursday, January 22 ("snow date": Tuesday, Jan 27)

6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Fee: $45, includes a $10 Fruit Center gift card


Join us for our first wine event of the year! We'll be taking our show on the road, traveling just down the street to our neighbor, ester Restaurant in Dorchester Lower Mills. Chef Lola Sotomayor-Ellis has created a seasonal four-course menu, and the Fruit Center's wine buyer Tim Paulus has paired some fantastic wines to Chef Lola's dishes. Tim will be at ester during the event to discuss each wine pairing.



Soup: Brandied Parsnip Bisque cream, butter and brandy garnished with crispy shaved parsnips served with Byron Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County 2013

Salad: Winter Harvest Arugula Salad roasted butternut squash, apples and red onions, toasted sunflower seeds and cider vinaigrette served with Domaine Dupeuble Beajolais, France 2013

Entree: Pan Seared Duck Breast Jerusalem artichokes, orange gastrique served with Seghesio Zinfandel, Sonoma County 2013

Dessert: Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake mascarpone cream and raspberry coulis served with Dell'Acquese Brachetto d'Acqui, Italy

To make reservations, please call ester at 617-698-2261. Plenty of parking is available at The Meetinghouse Bank, just across the street from ester.


From time to time, we have the opportunity to partner with some of our wine maker friends to create a full wine dinner event. Our wine buyer and accomplished chef, Tim Paulus, creates a menu to perfectly pair with each wine maker's wines. Over the past few years we've had the pleasure of hosting Clay Fritz from Fritz Winery, Sean Minor from Sean Minor Wines, David Whiting from Red Newt Cellars and Peter Stolpman from Stolpman Vineyards. Check out these wine dinner menus from past events:

All classes are held at Marketplace Cafe, our restaurant on the second floor of the Milton Marketplace.

- Cancellation policy: Class preparations are based on the total number of attendees. Also, due to limited seating, classes frequently sell out. Should you need to cancel your reservation, please contact us 48 hours before the event, otherwise your credit card will be charged.



Sponsored by the Fruit Center Marketplace

Milton resident Connie Spiros welcomes guest chefs from Milton into the kitchen to share their favorite recipes.
Shown weekly on Milton Cable TV channel 8, Mondays at 7:30pm and Tuesdays at 9pm.

» Download Show One recipes (Stuffed Shell's)
» Download Show Two recipes (Artichoke Nibbles, Berry Buckle)
» Download Show Three recipes (Roasted Red Pepper Compote; Radish, Goat Cheese and Watercress Sandwiches; English Trifle)
» Download Show Four recipes (Pecan Rolls (Sticky Buns))
» Download Show Five recipes (Bobotie)
» Download Show Six recipes ("A Lighter Fare" Beef Stew and Baby Spinach & Cherry Tomato Quiche)
» Download Show Seven recipes (Fruita di Mare over Linguine)
» Download Show Eight recipes (Gluten-free Baking)
» Download Show Nine recipes (Stuffed Zucchini Canoes, Marinated Red Potatoes, Sautéed Tomatoes and Artichokes)
» Download Show Ten recipes (Ashmont Grill Squash Soup, Ashmont Grill Mixed Bitter Greens w/Apples and Blue Cheese)
» Download Show Eleven recipes (Low-carb Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries)
» Download Show Nineteen recipes (Muffuletta)
» Download Show Twenty recipes (Grilled Pizzas)
» Download Show Twenty One recipes (Pork Medallions Piccata, Panzanella, Blueberry Sauce)