D'Vine Wine Café
Ballantyne's D'Vine Wine has been named the recipient of Riedel's 2011 North Carolina Wine Restaurant of the Year. Riedel selects one restaurant in the state for this award each year. A look at fall events: On Nov. 10, learn how to blend a wine that suits your palate at the Blending Seminar. Cost is $25 per person, reservations are required. On Nov. 19 from 2-5 p.m., Holiday Super Taste is here. Five distributors, more than 40 wines and deals for wines plus a holiday dinner with turkey, ham, sides and desserts served in food shooters. Cost is $25, reservations required.
D'Vine Wine Café
14815 John J. Delaney Drive
On Nov. 4, Aurelio Montes of Montes Premium Wines hosts a wine dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. Executive Chef Bob Kalish will pair his multicourse dinner with wines for $99 per person, tax and gratuity excluded. Samplings from the menu include a lobster chopped salad with sweet corn, pork belly with diver scallops, espresso-rubbed filet mignon with smoked tomato relish and poblano cream sauce and chocolate ancho chile strudel. Reservations are required, 704-552-5502.
4725 Piedmont Row Drive
A Macallan Scotch Dinner is happening at SouthPark's Palm on Nov. 4. Executive Chef Colin Johnson has planned a three-course menu, paired with select Macallan scotches. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., along with a selection of hors d'oeuvres. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. and includes a first course choice of oxtail barley soup or an autumn salad with arugula and poached pears and a second course choice of a 9-ounce filet mignon, cedar plank roasted Chilean sea bass or roasted rack of lamb plus dessert. Cost is $120 per person, $95 for 837 Club members, tax and gratuity excluded. Reservations: Leigh Whicker, 704-552-7450, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6705-B Phillips Place Court
The Ballantyne Resort
The Wine Society of Ballantyne meets on Nov. 5 from 6-8 p.m. Wine selections for Thanksgiving dinner will be served with appetizers for $25 per person.
Gallery Restaurant at the Ballantyne Resort will host Saturday tastings Nov. 12 and 26 beginning at 6 p.m. Complementing fruit, cheese and lavosh will be served alongside winter reds on Nov. 12, and South American wines on Nov. 26 for $20 per person.
On Nov. 17 from 7-9 p.m., Gallery Restaurant hosts a Beaujolais Nouveau Party. A tasting of three Beaujolais wines, cheese and live entertainment are included in the $25 cost, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations, 704-248-4100 or email@example.com.
The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Marco's Meal for Two is here and available daily for $39.95. Meal includes choice of any appetizer, flatbread or two side salads, a choice of two classic pastas such as four-cheese ravioli or Mom's lasagna, and one fresh made dessert such as tiramisu or New York style cheesecake. All of the above plus two pastas to take home are included in the price.
4400 Sharon Road
Upcoming cooking classes in November: Fall Harvest Moon is the theme for Nov. 12. The class will highlight recipes for Thanksgiving. On Nov. 18: the Perfect Thanksgiving Feast with recipes for a perfect roast and sides. Nov. 12 class begins at 10 a.m. and lasts about two hours for $30; Nov. 18 class begins at 7 p.m. and covers three to four dishes you can taste for $45.
The Liberty Gastropub
1812 South Blvd.