The Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week returns for the tenth time Jan. 18-27. A record-setting 112 eateries across six counties will offer three-course (or more) dinners for $30 per person. New restaurants participating include Amor de Brazil Steakhouse in Matthews; Eastover’s Napa on Providence; Heist Brewery in NoDa; The Peculiar Rabbit in Plaza Midwood and Vine American Kitchen in Ballantyne. The last incarnation of the Queen’s Feast was held in July and brought out an estimated 125,000 dinners; reservations are recommended. Details and restaurant list: www.charlotterestaurantweek.com.
‘A Place at the Table’
On her I’ll Bite blog on obsbite.blogspot.com, Observer food editor Kathleen Purvis writes about this two-day food forum that focuses on “Community, goodness and the mysterious bond that occurs around table through art, film, discussion and shared meals.” Hosted by Rock Hill’s Friday Arts Project, the conference is Jan. 18 and 19 at the Getty’s Art Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill. “A Place at the Table: Creativity in Food & Togetherness” will feature art exhibitions, film screenings, speakers like former New York Times food columnist and cookbook author Molly O’Neill, and of course, food. Cost ranges from $45 to $150.
The Wine Shop at Foxcroft will hold a tutored tasting with wine importer Peter Weygandt at 7 p.m. Jan. 9, 7824 Fairview Road. Cost is $35 per person and includes light hors d’ouvres and tastes of nine wines. Weygandt has been importing French wines since 1987, and his selections are often featured in international wine journals and publications like Time Magazine and The New York Times. Seating is limited, for reservations: 704-365-6550.
Trip to India cooking class
The Town of Davidson Parks and Recreation department has partnered with Wooden Stone Gallery to offer this cooking class from 2-4:30 p.m. Jan 26 at Wooden Stone Gallery, 445 S. Main St., Davidson. Learn to make more than a half-dozen Indian dishes such as potato samosas, saag paneer (spinach with paneer cheese), chicken tikka masala and others. $60 for residents, $65 for non-residents and includes hands-on cooking instruction and sitting down to the prepared meal with a glass of wine. Details: 704-892-3349; www.ci.davidson.nc.us.
Wine ice cream
Columbus, N.C.’s Green Creek Winery has developed six flavors of wine ice cream. Strictly Strawberry, Icy Red Raspberry, True Blueberry, Cherry Berry, Southern Peach and Chocolate Merlot each contain up to 5 percent alcohol and are sold only at the winery. Visitors can do a tasting of both wine and ice cream. Details: 828-863-2182.
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