Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dinners coming up

Paco’s Tacos and Tequila hosts a three-course Shiner Bock brewmaster’s dinner March 15. Spoetzl Brewery will raffle off a gift basket with proceeds benefitting Pints for Prostates. $40; 6401 Morrison Blvd, 704-716-8226.

The Wine Shop at Foxcroft hosts an Isole E Olena wine dinner March 20; the Chianti region winery is considered a top small producer. The menu includes quail with tomato polenta and 2006 Sperino Uvaggio; wild boar saltimbocca with 2008 Chianti Classico and 2006 Cepparello and more. $50; 7824 Fairview Road; 704-365-6550.

Café 157 hosts its first wine dinner March 24 with a speaker from Starlite Vineyards and Russian Estate. $49; 157 N. Trade St. in Matthews; 704-844-8686.

Aquavina hosts its eighth-year anniversary part March 24 with live music, complimentary appetizers and drink specials and a prize giveaway, including show tickets and museum passes. 435 S. Tryon St.; 704-377-9911. Also coming up later at Aquavina: a J. Lohr wine dinner May 14 for $44.

And through March 31, The Palm offers a four-course dinner for $49.95. Among entrée choices are three filet mignon medallions with crab and lobster; sirloin steak, and jumbo lump crabcakes. 6705-B Phillips Place Court; 704-552-7256.