Friday, February 15, 2013


Fleming's hosts an Argentine wine dinner Feb. 22, featuring wines from Paul Hobbs Imports. Winemaker Hobbs worked at Catena and Robert Mondavi, and helped make the first vintages of Opus One, says Charlotte wine consultant Mark Orsini, and helped start Vina Cobos in Argentina. Among the courses: chicken and chorizo empanadas with 2010 Bramare Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo Vineyard, Mendoza; and duo of beef (braised short rib and blackened filet) with 2011 Felino Vina Cobos Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza and 2009 Bramare Cabernet Sauvignon Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza.
$75; reservations 704-333-4266; 219 W. Trade St.

Pure Pizza hosts a farm to fork dinner March 2 with Triple C Brewing, including a hummus and tarragon chicken pizza using spent grain from the brewing process, served with Light Rail Pale Ale; and a pizza made with creamed spinach, ribeye and Asher blue cheese, served with Smoked Amber. Pizzaiolo and chef Peter Reinhart is slated to be there, too.
$40; tickets available at Pure or here; 224 E. 7th St.