Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wine dinners coming up

Global hosts a four-course Spanish wine dinner June 3, with guests David Kemmerer and Joshua Lavis on hand. On the menu: smoked diver scallop ceviche with 2012 Hermanos de Villar “Oro de Castilla” Verdejo; braised pork cheeks with 2009 Baron de Magana Red Blend; and more. $65; reservations required: 704-248-0866; 3520 Toringdon Way.

Osso plans a "World Cup" food and wine pairing June 11, with five countries represented in the vineyard end, and five courses of Italian food paired with them. On the menu: soft shell crab succotash with fava beans and 2012 Joseph Drouhin, M√Ęcon-Villages (France); lamb rack and crisp lamb belly with 2009 Renato Ratti Barolo(Italy); and more, including South Africa, American and Argentinian wines. $65; reservations required: 704-971-0550; 1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.