Checking Out the Local Food and Drink Scene
Apr 28, 2014
03:29 PMThe Chow Down
Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Sardine, Craft Beer Week and other Food Events This Week
PHOTO BY AMANDA GUNDERMAN
Sardine will host a five-course beer dinner with Dogfish Head brews tonight, 4/28.
Monday, April 28
Sardine has often hosted family-style dinners on Monday nights, and this week’s is particularly noteworthy. The five-course meal will be paired with beers from Dogfish Head Brewery, which has recently resumed distribution in Wisconsin after a three-year hiatus due to overwhelming demand. $55, 5:30 p.m., sardinemadison.com
Meet Emanuela Negro of the historic Angelo Negro winery from Italy’s Piedmont region at Merchant during a five-course wine dinner. The winery dates back to the 1600s. Call 259-9799 to make a reservation. $65, 6:30 p.m., facebook.com
Tuesday, April 29
Savor a five-course wine dinner at Johnny Delmonico’s with Portland’s Helioterra wines. Helioterra is run by UW grad Anne Hubatch, who will be on-hand at the dinner. Call 257-8325 to make a reservation. $75, 6 p.m., johnnydelmonicos.com
Thursday, May 1
Sample wines at more than a dozen Middleton businesses during the Spring Wine Walk. The event starts at BMO Harris Bank (7447 University Ave.) where participants will receive a wristband and a wine glass, and then it’s up to you to chart your own vino venture. At each stop (see participating businesses on website) you’ll get a taste of both red and white wines. Businesses will also offer appetizers. $25, 5–8 p.m., downtownmiddleton.com/SpringWineWalk2014
Friday, May 2
It’s the start of Madison Craft Beer Week! Attend the Kick-off Celebration at the East Side Club ($30 in advance, $40 at the door, 1 p.m.) or any of the dozens of other events going on throughout the Madison area. madbeerweek.com
Saturday, May 3
More Madison Craft Beer Week events!
Sunday, May 4
Yes, more MCBW events.
Dine like the Crawleys do at Monona Library during the Afternoon Tea at Mononaton Library fundraiser. Sip tea and nibble on sweet and savory treats, enjoy live music and listen to a presentation by a Wisconsin Historical Society curator in celebration of the library’s fiftieth anniversary. Downton Abbey-esque costumes optional. $35, 3:30–5:30 p.m., mymonona.com/731/Fundraisers
Taste samples from more than twenty local restaurants at Flavors of Madison at the Madison Concourse Hotel, hosted by Madison Originals. Live bluegrass music from the Briarpickers. $40, 5–7 p.m., madisonoriginals.com
Know of a food or drink event going on in the Madison area? Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.