Monday, February 20, 2012

Wine dinners and St. Pat

Pewter Rose and Reid's host a wine dinner Feb. 21 featuring Maisons Marques & Domaines. The menu includes stewed tomato and blackberry ravioli with 2009 Pio Cesare Barbera D'Alba and braised short rib with 2009 Marc Bredif "Chinon," among other things. $55; reservations at

Ruth's Chris uptown and the Wine Vault offer a Caymus dinner March 6. Courses include seafood gumbo with 2010 Belle Glos Meiomi, and bistro filet mignon with 2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, plus a tasting of 2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon "Special Select," and more. $85; The Wine Vault: 704-548-9463.

March 16-17, Gallery restaurant offers Irish dishes for St. Patrick's Day, including traditional Irish stew ($6) and house-cured corned beef and braised cabbage ($8). 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway; reservations: 704-248-4100.