Monday, February 21, 2011

Italian in Davidson, Irish in Plaza Midwood

Jimmy Hermann, who was co-proprietor of the defunct Firenze, has opened Il Bosco at 124 Depot St. in Davidson. Open for lunch and dinner, it focuses on Italian classics, from panini and pastas at lunch ($7-$13) to dinners ($9-$21) ranging from spaghetti al pomodoro and rigatoni alla Bolognese to chicken piccata and veal Milanese. 704-987-1388.

Whiskey Warehouse hosts a "taste of Ireland" with a Michael Collins whiskey dinner Feb. 23: $25 (buy tickets at, with courses including smoked salmon with Michael Collins Cream; bangers and mash with kale and whiskey; and bread pudding with a Collins Collins. 1221 The Plaza; 704-334-7005.