Thursday, September 2, 2010

Roosters, Mad Men, more

Rooster's hosts a four-course Biltmore wine dinner Sept. 9, and artist Michael Haun of Roodoodles will be there, painting roosters during the dinner. Some "roodoodles" (sample pictured) will then be sold. Dinner includes heirloom tomato Caprese croutes with '06 Blanc de Blanc; wood-grilled hanger steak with '07 Reserve Zinfandel, Chalk Hill; and more. $47; 6601 Morrison Blvd.; 704-366-8688.

Mez offers a dinner with wine from Russian Hill Estate in the Russian River Valley Sept. 15 for $55 (including lamb chop with mint, sweet onion chutney and veal jus, paired with '06 Russian Hill Top Block Syrah), and another highlighting Bodega Catena Zapata on Sept. 17 for $60 (with applewood-smoked tenderloin with roasted Brussels sprouts and root vegetables and '06 Catena Zapata). 210 E. Trade St.; 704-971-2400.

DWR Charlotte (Design Within Reach) hosts a Mad Men style cocktail party Sept. 9; wear "your favorite mid-century threads" and swig martinis, talk mod furniture and listen to music from DJ Scott Weaver. 4310 Sharon Road; 704-365-6514; RSVP to