April 12: South African-themed dinner, with traditional South African cuisine, including air-dried beef with black pepper and coriander; beef and lamb casserole with yellow rice and dried fruit; a seafood dish that includes mussels, clams, calamari and branzino; house-made boerewors sausage; lamb skewers, and more; each course to be paired with wines from the Badenhorst Family Wines of Swartland. $75 plus tax and gratuity. 7 p.m. at Zahav, 237 St. James Place, 215-625-8800, zahavrestaurant.com.
April 15: Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster with a tasting menu based on the final meal served to the ship's first-class passengers. Dinner will include Kusshi oysters served with mignonette sauce, cream of barley soup, poached salmon, poulard Lyonnaise with deep fried egg and bacon, lamb neck with fava beans and wild rice, roast squab, asparagus salad, foie gras pate, and a selection of desserts. $95 plus tax and gratuity. At Blackfish, 119 Fayette St., Conshohocken, 610-397-0888, blackfishrestaurant.com.
April 19: Ladies' night out, a wine and chocolate event where six dry white, dry red and sweet Chaddsford wines will be served with chocolate fondue from Lindt. $20; reservations required. 6-8 p.m. at Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610-388-6221, chaddsford.com.
April 21: First pickles work shop, with canning expert Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars, presented by Greensgrow Farms and featuring tips for preparing pickled foods and canning. $35; registration required. Noon-2 p.m. at St. Michael's Church, 2139 E. Cumberland St. Register at www.greensgrow.org/farm/modules/extcal/event.php?event=149&year=2012&month=4&day=21.
- Barry Zukerman
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