Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wine events coming up READY

M5 hosts a Ceretto wine dinner tonight (Feb. 2), with a menu that includes fennel-pollen-marinated sweet prawns with saffron sabayon and 2004 Barolo Zonchera; and a roulade of Alba truffles with Piedmontese strip loin, with 2005 Barbaresco Asij. $65; 4310 Sharon Road; 704-909-5500.

Blue offers five Mediterranean dishes paired in a tasting set-up with Francis Ford Coppola wines Feb. 10. Among the dishes are peekytoe crab salad with 2007 Diamond Collection “Yellow Label” Sauvignon Blanc; and Kobe top round crusted with cocoa nibs, with 2006 Rubicon Estate “Cask” Cabernet Sauvignon. $34.95; Hearst Tower (corner of College and 5th streets); 704-927-2583.