Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wine, beer dinners

Caruso's in Mooresville hosts a four-course, eight-wine dinner June 6, with the wines including Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico and Vernaccia di San Gimignano, with salmon with foie gras, grilled lamb and more. $65; 631 Brawley School Road in Mooresville; 704-658-1000.

Mimosa Grill hosts a Sweetwater Beer dinner June 11. Among the courses: N.C. oysters on the half shell with strawberry confit and Sweetwater 420; a Rock House Farms sausage tasting with IPA; a Prime beef duo of braised short ribs and grilled strip loin with Exodus Porter; and more. $45; 327 S. Tryon St.; 704-343-0700.

Georges Brasserie hosts a four-course Kermit Lynch chef's tasting dinner June 20, with courses that include Beausoleil oysters with St. Martin Sparkling Picpoul Blanc; seared duck breast with 2009 Dupeuble Beaujolais and more. $60; 4620 Piedmont Row Drive; 980-219-7409.

The Wine Vault hosts a five-course Rodney Strong Reserve dinner June 20 at The Palm at Phillips Place. Among the fare: Nova Scotia lobster sliders with Reserve Chardonnay, and New York strip au poivre with Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. $75; 704-548-9463.