Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wine dinners

ilios noche hosts an Italian wine dinner June 17, with five courses from guest chef and Milan native Piero Premoli and five wine pairings from northern Italy. Premoli, executive chef at Buckhead Life Group's Pricci in Atlanta, and has cooked from Paris to New York. Dinner is $80; 11508 Providence Road; 704-814-9882.

June 13, Blue hosts a Benziger dinner with crisp softshell crab and 2011 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc; pork Milanese with 2009 Sonoma County Merlot; pepper-crusted Wagyu ribeye with mushroom/goat cheese bread pudding and 2009 Tribute Sonoma Mountain Red Blend; and more. $49.95; Hearst Plaza uptown; 704-927-2583.