Sunday, Jan. 29
Gala Siciliana, presented by Italian American Spirit to benefit children of fallen American troops and needy children in Sicily, featuring Sicilian chefs who will prepare a meal that includes assorted appetizers, cream of fava beans soup with seafood and croutons, angel hair-stuffed eggplant rolls, swordfish dumplings stuffed with garden greens, and a special Sicilian dessert. $135. 5 p.m. at Cescaphe Ballroom, 923 N. 2 St. To purchase tickets, contact Frank Costanzo at email@example.com.
Feb. 2: Cellar Club wine tasting and dinner, with guest winemaker Robert Pepi Jr. and an array of wines, including Extra Brut Sparkling, Bianchi; Sauvignon Blanc, Angel's Secret; Syrah 'Elsa', Bianchi; Petite Sirah, Two Angels; Malbec 'Famiglia', Bianchi; "MacAllister" Red, Eponymous; as well as hors d'oeuvres and a complete dinner. $90 plus tax and gratuity; includes a complimentary bottle of wine and a $20 gift certificate to the restaurant. 7 p.m. at Bistro Romano, 120 Lombard St., 215-925-8880, www.bistroromano.com.
Feb. 7: The Philadelphia Singers annual benefit dinner, featuring a menu of French bistro cuisine, wine, and performances by members of the Singers. Tickets range from $150 to $300. Seatings at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with performances at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Bistrot La Minette, 623 S. 6th St. For further details, call 215-751-9494 or visit philadelphiasingers.org.
Feb. 7: Taste of Hazon, a dinner prepared by chef Michael Solomonov to support environmental awareness, featuring fluke crudo with beets and tehina, parsnip puree with chives and caviar, chicken and walnut rillettes with green apples, smoked lamb carpaccio, braised short rib, and more. $180. Cocktails at 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:45 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History Gala Ballroom, 101 S. Independence Mall East. For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit hazon.org/programs/taste-of-hazon.
- Barry Zukerman
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