Here are a few upcoming wine and beer dinners across the Triangle:
Tuscan wine dinner at Washington Duke
The Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is hosting a Tuscan wine dinner at 7 p.m. April 16.
The menu includes five courses: house made coppa ham with black truffle on a crostini with tomato gelee, volcanic salt-crusted pike with roasted green peppers, capers, tomato confit and rosemary; herb-roasted rabbit loin with farro risotto, grilled baby squash and fig gastrique; braised veal and English pea stratta with sautéed arugula and a black garlic veal reduction; and for dessert, a selection of sweets and coffee.
All wine pairings are being chosen by Sarah Pedrali of Terra Moretti Wines.
The dinner costs $59 per person. For reservations, call 919-493-6699.
18 Seaboard chef hosts fundraising dinner
Jason Smith and his wife, Lauren, are hosting a fundraising dinner to benefit SAFEchild, a child abuse prevention agency.
At 7 p.m. April 26, the couple will host 40 guests at their home for a five-course dinner with wine pairings. The meal costs $100 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-861-4318.
The Smiths are longtime supporters of SAFEchild. The couple served as community chairs for the 2012 Believe in SAFEchild campaign. Jason's stepmother, Rachel Smith, was a founding supporter and later served as SAFEchild board president. Info: safechildnc.org.
Carolina Brewing Co. beer dinner
As part of the month long N.C. Beer Month, 42nd Street Oyster Bar is hosting a five-course beer dinner at 6 p.m. April 21.
The menu includes a braised pork brisket with a Cheerwine barbecue sauce paired with a Nut Brown Ale; a green tomato gazpacho with Cajun-fried oysters paired with a Spring Bock; an applewood-smoked duck breast with mesculin greens and a blackberry vinaigrette paired with a Pale Ale; blackened rockfish and shrimp and grits with roasted asparagus and wild mushroom jus paired with an India Pale Ale; and for dessert, an espresso flan garnished with dark chocolate and served with an Imperial Stout. Tickets cost $59. To make a reservation, call 919-831-2811.
To see other N.C. Beer Month events, go to ncbeermonth.com.