Friday, July 6, 2012

Coming up

Sweet Lorraine’s Bakery plans its grand opening in Dilworth for July 14. Chef/owner Christine Guerriero, a New York native, trained at the French Culinary Institute and named the bakery for her late mother; father Chuck and sisters Michelle and Stephanie will help with the business. Cookies, cakes (both prepared and custom-ordered), pies, pastries and artisanal breads will change on a seasonal basis. 220 East Blvd.; 704-332-5222;

Paint, eat, contribute: The Guerrilla Artists Group, a nonprofit that does youth art programs for kids who can't afford extracurricular art activities, plans a fundraiser 6-9 p.m. July 17 at Harvest Moon Grille. You'll get canvas, paint and brushes and a guided paint class (all levels!), with hors d'oeuvres during class from the Grille. $40; tickets at The restaurant is uptown at the Dunhill: 235 N. Tryon St.

The Wooden Vine hosts an Iberian wine dinner July 17. Among the six courses: grilled squid with honey-herb chimichurri and Don Conde Cava; braised rabbit with succotash and 2009 Atalaya Almansa; and lamb medallions with Madeira glaze and 2005 Vina Alberdi La Rioja Alta Reserva. $55; 231 N. Tryon St.; 704-376-8463.

D'Vine Wine Cafe's new summer menu brings new small plates, cheeses, entrees and more, and the place's next big tasting is 2-5 p.m. July 21, with samples of the new menu and more than 35 wines. 14815 John J. Delaney Drive, 704-369-5050.


foodiefashionista said...

I have been to a wine dinner at the Wooden Vine in the past and it was an awesome experience! The presentation was awesome. I won't miss this one.
The Wooden Vine is one of the best kept secrets in uptown, they have a new chef and he is very good!