Friday, June 21, 2013

Tequila, wine dinners

Paco’s Taco’s & Tequila hosts a Herradura tequila dinner June 26, with a menu from chef Marin Heller that includes market fruit salad with Blanco watermelon mint cocktail (drinks form mixologist Amanda Swartz); slow-smoked brisket taco with Anejo classic margarita with chile-infused agave nectar; and more. $40; 704-716-8226; Specialty Shops at the Park at 6401 Morrison Blvd.

The Wine Shop at Foxcroft offers a Maculan Italian wine dinner July 8 (with the winery's Angela Maculan on hand) for $65; the menu includes N.C. blue crab with housemade tagliatelle with 2012 Maculan Castadolio Rosato; beef short rib with wild mushroom polenta and 2008 Pallazotto Cabernet; and more. 704-365-6550; 7824 Fairview Road.