Food Calendar

Posted: September 06, 2007

Sunday, Sept. 9

Wine and chocolate pairing class with French sommelier Eric Cavatore and Hershey brand manager Patrick Haughton, featuring Crossing Vineyards' wines and Hershey's premium Cacao Reserve. $30, includes samples and materials. 2 p.m. at Crossing Vineyard and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, 215-493-6500 (ext. 19), www.crossingvineyards.com.

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Sept. 13: Beer and cheese tasting with brewmaster/author Garrett Oliver, who will offer six beers from the Brooklyn Brewery, paired with appropriate cheeses. $45. 6-8 p.m. at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St., 215-665- 9220, ext. 237.

Sept. 15: Everyday Soul, a class taught by Delilah Winder of Delilah's at Reading Terminal Market, who will share southern-inspired recipes, including peach cobbler and her award-winning mac-n-cheese. $40. 1-3 p.m. at Kitchen Kapers, 1341 Nixon Dr., Moorestown, 856-778-7705.

Sept. 17: The Argentina Masters of Food and Wine Tour kickoff features a South American wine tasting, a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception, and a multi-course Argentine wine dinner prepared by XIX's chef Mark Plessis and visiting chefs from Park Hyatt's sister properties in Argentina. $95 for the wine tasting/reception only; $175 includes dinner. Wine tasting at 4 p.m., reception at 6 p.m., then dinner at XIX in the Park Hyatt, 200 S. Broad Street, 215-790-1919, www.nineteenrestaurant.com.

Sept. 19: Tequila dinner featuring a choice of Mexican-style dishes, such as chipotle and goat cheese tostadas, seviche mixto, pollo buracho tacos, braised chicken, avocado salad and tortilla froth, hot churros and more, paired with different styles of Don Julio tequila. $55. Seatings at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Gigi Restaurant and Lounge, 319 Market St., 215-574-8880, www.gigiphilly.com.

Sept. 23-28: Center City Restaurant Week, featuring more than 100 restaurants offering three-course dinners for $30 per person. Early reservations recommended. For details, including a list of participating restaurants, contact numbers and menu offerings, visit www.centercityphila.org/restaurantweek.

- Barry Zukerman


Submit listings at least three weeks in advance of event to Barry Zukerman at bzukerman@phillynews.com. Items appear as space permits.

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