Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Coming up: Prohibition, fundraising fun, more wine

Whiskey Warehouse hosts a Prohibition Party Dec. 4 with $3.50 pints, $6 Woodford old-fashioneds and $9 absinthes, among other specials. Food specials will include spiral-cut honey glazed ham; classic shrimp cocktail; pot roast; chicken Stroganoff and more. 1221 The Plaza; 704-334-7005.

Dec. 7 at Mez is the Community Culinary School of Charlotte's annual fundraiser, with the International Food Service Executives Association: $25 gets you in for food, beer, wine and entertainment, plus a silent auction "and loud raffle." Proceeds go to CCSC, a private not-for-profit group that provides food-service training and job search help to adults who have had barriers to employment. You can get tickets through CCSC chef Ron Ahlert at 704-375-4500 or IFSEA's Agnew Hopkins at 980-598-1526. Mez is at 210 E. Trade St. at the EpiCentre.

Bistro La Bon hosts a seven-course Catena Family Wines dinner Dec. 8. Among the courses: butter-poached halibut with Chardonnay; duck breast with Malbec and lamb Wellington with Alma Negra Red Blend. $65; 1322 Central Ave.; 704-333-4646.