Helen Schwab

Wine-etc. dinners coming up

▪ Ruth’s Chris hosts a five-course Burly wine dinner Oct. 3 for $110. Among the courses: fig-stuffed chicken roulade with 2013 Sauvignon Blanc; and bistro steak with lobster-crab topping and bacon hollandaise with 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. 6000 Fairview Road; 704-556-1115.

▪ Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend will bring French winemaker Louis-Fabrice Latour to town Oct. 20 for a Latour grand tasting and dinner at LaCa Projects on West Morehead Street. The tasting will be limited to 50 people, and 18 wines will be offered: 10 Premier Cru and eight Grand Cru, with seven of the 18 from 2013 (some not yet available to the public). Porcupine Provisions will prepare a five-course dinner with six more wine pairings. Wines will be available for purchase, as well, and two live auctions are planned. The Weekend benefits five children’s charities, with 100 percent of the auction proceeds going to those beneficiaries. Tasting and dinner: $400; dinner only $250; https://cwfw.ejoinme.org/Latour.

▪ Passion8 hosts a four-course Muddy River Distillery dinner Oct. 21, featuring craft cocktails with each course. $55; 704-910-3161; www.thepassion8.com. Also coming up here: a blind tasting for Halloween. Four courses Oct. 31, $45. (And Passion8 wins the first-to-promote-Thanksgiving this year: It will serve three courses for $42 per person (kids 8 and younger free).

▪ Aria Tuscan Grill plans a Pio Cesare wine dinner Oct. 27 in conjunction with the Wine Vault, with courses such as fettuccine carbonara and six-hour-braised short rib with mascarpone polenta. $75; 100 N. Tryon St. at Founders Hall; reservations: tim@headwino.com.

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