Thursday, August 4, 2011

Coming up

The King’s Kitchen offers “Olde Meck on the Deck” between 6 and 9 p.m. Aug. 9, with burgers, brats, ribs and wings being grilled and served on the patio facing Trade and Church streets, and Olde Meck beers: Mecklenburger, Copper and Captain Jack Pilsner. $20 per person; 129 W. Trade St.; 704-375-1990.

Blue plans a Kenwood wine and food pairing night Aug. 17, with five dishes served tasting-style, accompanied by Kenwood wines. Among the pairs: seared tuna over quinoa tabouleh, with 2008 Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc, Sonoma Valley; pan-seared salmon with Charleston Gold rice cake and 2009 Kenwood Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley; and grilled Certified Angus Beef natural strip loin, carved tableside, with 2007 Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon, Jack London Vineyard, Sonoma Valley. 704-927-2583; Hearst Tower uptown.

Bistro La Bon will do a 10-course wine dinner Aug. 24, pairing eight Falcor wines with the courses, with Falcor owner Mike Bee on hand. Among the offerings: house-smoked salmon wrapped in rainbow trout skin with 2010 Ros”e; lamb “surprise” with 2005 Syrah; and Peking duck confit with 2005 Le Bijou. $75; 1322 Central Ave.; 704-333-4646.

Rooster’s also offers a dinner Aug. 24, with Wild Horse Winery, and courses ranging from Fisher Farms heirloom tomato “carpaccio” with Chardonnay, Central Coast, to stinging nettle agnolotti with local crowder peas and Pinot Noir, Central Coast, to grilled Maple Leaf Farms duck breast with local oyster mushrooms and “Unbridled” Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County. 6601 Morrison Blvd.; 704-366-8688.

Aug. 27, Mimosa Grill will do a J. Lohr dinner with the Wine Vault, with courses that include Clover Farm Quail “spring roll” with Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir; seven-hour-braised pork “wings” with five-spice blackberry glaze and Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon; Rockhouse Farms “MG Meatball” (using Wagyu beef, Old Spot pig and old-style Dorset lamb), with Tower Road Petite Sirah; and more. $75; 327 S. Tryon St.; reservations: 704-548-9463.