Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Coming up

  • Zebra hosts July 10 a “One HOPE” wine tasting. HOPE, a company that produces wines, pairs each with a charitable cause, and donates half its profits on each wine to its paired cause, including Cabernet Sauvignon and autism, and Chardonnay and breast cancer. $10 for four tastings and hors d’oeuvres, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 4521 Sharon Road; 704-442-9525. Also on tap: July 16, the restaurant brings in winemaker Ryan Bee for a Falcor wine dinner. Among the courses are oak-grilled wild Alaskan salmon with Gaffney peach and apricot compote and 2005 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley; and classic Tournedoes Rossini with 2002 Le Bijou, Napa Valley. $75.
  • Mimosa Grill holds its next Artist Series wine dinner July 25 with the work of Holt McClean, who is also a server at the restaurant. Her work will be available to buy. Among the courses are Cape Fear flounder stuffed with lobster and prime rib of Colorado lamb. $50; 327 S. Tryon St., 704-343-0700.
  • Chef Tim Groody, who recently left the Sonoma Restaurant Group, plans to do a series of farm dinners with Sammy Koenigsberg at his New Town Farms in Waxhaw.