Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Beer, wine dinners

The Liberty hosts a Stone Brewing dinner Sept. 15, with three rare specialty beers on tap, plus two of its year-round features, plus chef Tom Condron's pairings. $55; 1812 South Blvd.; 704-332-8830.

The Pizza Peel hosts an Abita beer dinner Sept. 18, with "panini pizza" and jambalaya on the menu. Details are at its new website:; $35; 4422 Colwick Road; 704-714-8808.

Aria hosts a wine and pasta dinner – four courses (including potato gnocchi with butternut squash and short rib ravioli) and four Summerland Winery offerings – for $45 Sept. 21. 100 N. Tryon St.; 704-376-8880.

Lava Bistro offers a Shelton Vineyards dinner Sept. 23, with courses including smoked N.C. trout with ’08 Chardonnay and braised pork shoulder with ’07 Malbec. $39; 8708 J.W. Clay Blvd.; 704-549-0050

Del Frisco’s plans a Venge Vineyards dinner Sept. 24. Five courses, including smoked lamb porterhouse with 2007 Muhlner Steps Vineyard Syrah “Clone 877,” and a Delmonico steak with both 2008 Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon and ’06 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. $95; 4725 Piedmont Row Drive South; 704-5502.