Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Burrata, Barolo, bits and crumbs

Mezzo soprano Daidree Tofano serves up Italian love arias and Passion8 four courses on Feb. 11, for $65 per person. Among the offerings: burrata with prosciutto di Parma; gnocci alla Luca (with caramelized onion, crispy eggplant and sausage), braised beef and Amarena cherry panna cotta. 704-910-3161; 1523 Elizabeth Ave.;

The Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority named The King's Kitchen its restaurant of the year.

Foxcroft Wine Co. will do a Ceretto Winery dinner Feb. 17, with the winery's Andrea Pace on hand, and a menu of traditional Piemontese cuisine: vitello tonnato with 2013 Langhe Arneis Blange, wild mushroom tagliatelle with truffle oil and 2012 Dolcetto D'Alba Rossana, rabbit roulade with 2009 Barbaresco Bricco Asili, osso buco with 2009 Barolo Brunate, and torta di nocciole with 2013 Moscato d' Asti. $75; 704-365-6550; 7824 Fairview Road; (And if you're not on this email list, you should be: Dinners like this are described beautifully, with evocative history on wineries and their leaders.)