Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Coming up

Grateful Growers' Cassie Parsons and Natalie Veres are scheduled to be on "North Carolina Now" on UNC-TV at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 (tonight!), discussing the farm and their restaurant Harvest Moon Grille at the Dunhill Hotel in uptown.

"Open That Bottle Night" is coming up Feb. 26 at Andrew Blair's, an event created by former Wall Street Journal wine columnists who felt sure too many people tucked away wine for too long and wanted to encourage them to bring out those special bottles for this "special occasion": the last Saturday of February. Bring yours to the restaurant and you'll get a $30 meal with waved corkage fees. Reservations encouraged: 704-525-8282; 1600 Montford Drive.

Blue hosts its next opera dinner, "Serenata Italiana,” Feb. 27, with opera performances and four courses. Reservation only; $65; Hearst Tower (at College and 5th streets); 704-927-2583.

Pewter Rose’s next wine dinner features red Rhones and French fare: March 1 is the date and the dinner will be capped at 40. Among the courses: roasted baby beet and shaved fennel salad with duck confit, with 2008 Tribouley Orchis; and braised pheasant with mushroom ragout and L'Oustal Blanc Naick 7. $65; 704-548-9463.