I have so many special dinners to mention that they get a meta-post:
- Raleigh's Zely & Ritz is offering a four-course dinner featuring Fullsteam Brewery at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. The menu includes goat cheese with apple salad, candied pecans and maple syrup paired with Rocket Science IPA. The cost is $49 per person. To make a reservation, call 828-0018.
- 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, the monthly Sunday dinner at The Inn at Celebrity Dairy in Chatham County. The featured chef is Gwen Higgins from the Aurora Restaurant in Chapel Hill. The dishes include goat cheese salad with walnuts, olives, marinated cherry tomates and balsamic vinaigrette and grilled American duck breast marinated with red wine ginger garlic served with a Chianti cranberry sauce. Dinner costs $75 a person. For more information, go HERE. Call 742-5176.
- At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, Chapel Hill's Pazzo is offering a four-course dinner featuring Vietti wines and winemaker Luca Currado. The menu includes chilled Maine lobster and baby arugula salad with blood orange vinaigrette and lamb tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto with mashed potatoes and baby vegetables in a Barolo-roasted garlic jus. Dinner costs $85. Call 968-1884.
- Herons in Cary is celebrating its reopening with a guest chef five-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. The guest chefs include Curtis Duffy, chef de cuisine of Avenues at The Peninsula Chicago and Claudio Aprile of Colborne Lane in Toronto. It costs $145 per person. Call 447-4050 to make a reservation.