South Charlotte

Restaurant news: Enjoy wine pairings, beer events

The King's Kitchen

Wine expert Laura Lee Peyton will host "An Evening with Latour Wines" tonight at 7 p.m. Chef Jim Noble's menu for the night includes smoked scallops, roasted South Carolina poussin, roasted vegetable and country ham strudel and grilled veal tenderloin, paired with a selection of Latour wines. Cost is $55 per person, reservations required, 704-375-1990.

The King's Kitchen

129 W. Trade St.


Del Frisco's

On Sept. 23, join host Allen Papp for a Darioush wine dinner. A special selection of Darioush wines will be paired with a menu by Executive Chef Bob Kalish. Menu includes poached pears with mascarpone, pappardelle pasta with duck confit, pepper crusted filet mignon with veal jus and Frangelico crème brulee. Cost is $150 per person, reservations required, 704-552-5502.

Del Frisco's

4725 Piedmont Row Drive



Oktoberfest kicks off Sept. 23. Event runs Friday and Saturday evenings through Oct. 15, both inside the restaurant and outside under a tent. Guests can enjoy traditional German fare such as brats and sauerkraut, potato pancakes, turkey drumsticks and plenty of beer each weekend. Live music will also happen each night, check their website for band listing. A kid's meal option will be offered this year.

Waldhorn Restaurant

12101 Lancaster Highway


Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Celebrate Mecktoberfest here Oct. 1 at the annual German-style party under a tent. Event runs from noon to 10 p.m. and features beer, food and three live bands, including the nine-piece Holzhackern Tyrolean Band playing Bavarian music. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the tap room, online or by phone for $25, or at the door the day of the event $30. Ticket price includes, two 21-ounce mugs of beer, a choice of entrée with two sides and a Mecktoberfest raffle ticket.

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

215 Southside Drive


Poplar Ridge Farm

Chef Mark Allison of Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts prepares a farm-to-table dinner on Oct. 1 at 6:15 p.m. Allison is working on a new book, "Get Smart About Diabetes." Dinner features healthy, low sugar, farm-fresh fare. Cost of $90 per person includes four courses with wine pairings at the farm's poolside patio. Reservations are required; groups of six or more receive a 15 percent discount.

Ashley Eller of the Sweetie Pie Bakery will host a cooking class at the farm Oct. 5. Eller specializes in gluten-free baking and will demonstrate how to incorporate healthy ingredients into desserts. Class runs from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., cost is $75 per person. Price includes recipe cards and a dessert to take home. Registration for this event is open through Sept. 3; visit the farm's website or call to save your spot.

Poplar Ridge Farm

1619 Waxhaw Indian Trail South