Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dine out, do good

The next "Bask in the Cause" -- an event benefitting Autism Services of Mecklenburg County -- will be 5-8 p.m. May 25 at Bask on Seaboard. Bacardi mojitos and chicken salad pitas are on the menu of the monthly networking social; you get one free drink, courtesy of Charlotte-area distributors, and free hors d'oeuvres from Bask, and profits from any additional sales of food or drink go to Autism Services. 1000 Seaboard St.

D'Vine Wine Cafe hosts a "heart healthy" wine dinner with Ehlers Estate Winery May 26. The Napa winery contributes profits to cardiovascular disease research. On the menu: deviled quail egg with peach-wild oat stuffing and 2009 Sauvignon Blanc; grilled halibut cheeks with red quinoa and 2006 Merlot; bison tenderloin carpaccio with 2007 Stl Helena 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon; and more. $59.99; reservations required: 14815 Ballantyne Village Way; 704-369-5050.