Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tequila, wine dinners

The Palm plans a four-course Patron tequila dinner Aug. 10, with the pairings including Nova Scotia lobster gazpacho with Patron Silver; choice of pan-seared Chilean sea bass with anejo cream sauce or ancho-chile-rubbed filet mignon with poblano butter, both with Patron Reposado; and more. $120 ($95 for 837 Club members); 6705-B Phillips Place Court; reservations: Call Leigh Whicker at 704-552-7450 or email

The Wooden Vine hosts a Pacific Northwest wine dinner Aug. 21. Among the courses: maple-smoked salmon with purple sweet potato Lyonnaise with 2010 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Villages Cuvee, Willamette Valley; elk with five-spice marinade and rye bread pudding with 2008 L’ecole No 41 Merlot, Columbia Valley; and more. $65; 231 N. Tryon St.; 704-376-8463.