Thursday, February 18, 2010

UPDATE: Dinners upcoming

Dandelion Market changed the date of its Feb. 22 dinner to March 1. The dinner offers craft beers from Big Boss Brewery. Among the matchups: Angry Angel with wild mushroom and chevre turnovers; Bad Penny with sausage-stuffed poblanos; Hells Belle with Chilean sea bass and roasted beets. $50; 118 W. 5th St.; 704-333-7989.

Soiree and Wine Maestro offer "Zin Din-Din" Feb. 24, with winemaker Bruce Patch of Wine Guerrilla on hand. The menu ranges from Thai duck to Southwestern spiced flank steak to braised pork belly with grilled romaine hearts and more, with zinfandels including 2008 Adel's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley; 2008 Forchini Vineyard, Russian River Valley; 2007 Sonoma County "Yellow Label" and more. $50; 104 S. Main St. in Mooresville; 704-660-9106.

Joe Bonaparte guest-chefs at the Wine Shop at Foxcroft March 8 for a Giro d'Italia wine dinner. Among the courses: caponatina (like caponata) with shellfish and 2008 Bisson Marea; handmade tagliatelle pasta with Bolognese sauce and 2006 Camillo Donati Lambrusco; pancetta-wrapped New Town Farm Red Bro chicken with 2004 Le Calle Poggio d'Oro Reserva; and more. $65; 7824 Fairview Road; 704-365-6550.