Mojo, 4140 N. Federal, Fort Lauderdale, will host a La Crema Pinot Noir five-course wine dinner on March 14. The meal, priced at $95 per person, includes carpaccio, gnocchi, duck breast, braised pork and flourless chocolate cake, each course paired with wine. To make a reservation or for more information, call 954-568-4443 or go to Mojofl.com.
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar & Tapas hosts a Tuscan wine dinner on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at its Fort Lauderdale location, 4215 N. Federal. The event, hosted by Chef Angelo Elia along with Alberto Prealoni, regional manager of Vias Imports, features a four-course meal paired with a variety of Tuscan wines. The menu will feature buffalo mozzarella with roasted figs, grilled octopus over arugula, fettuccine with fresh plum tomatoes and beef tenderloin, roasted quail and bison medallion served with roasted potatoes and an assortment of desserts served with espresso, cappuccino, coffee or tea. The cost is $100 per person (all inclusive). For more information or reservations go to AngeloeliaPizza.com or call 954-561-7300.
The 10th annual American Fine Wine Institute charity gala promises to be a magnificent celebration of vino, with a portion of the $300 ticket benefitting the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. Several Dolphin players will attend the event on Saturday, Apr. 29, at Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), 1855 Griffin Rd. in Dania Beach. One day prior to the gala, Zinfandel Advocates and Producers and the AFWI will host a zinfandel tasting at DCOTA from 6 -8 p.m. For more info call 561-504-0206 or go to AmericanFineWineCompetition.org.
Three restaurants near the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center are offering ticket holders for shows at the venue deals ranging from a free appetizer to discounts on their checks. Bonefish Grill, 18713 Biscayne Blvd., offers a free appetizer (up to a $14 value) with the purchase of an adult entrée. Captain Jim’s Seafood Restaurant offers 15 percent off the check (does not include tax and gratuities and is not valid for lobster and stone crab). Corsair offers 20 percent off the check (not including tax and gratuities.) To take advantage of the offer at the restaurants, guests will need to show a ticket, e-ticket, confirmed reservation or ticket stub to same-day performances. For more information visit AventuraCenter.org/visit/dining.
All Aboard! Hop on a bus at Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, on March 10 for an overnight trip across the state of Florida as you visit four distinct wineries, with an overnight stay in downtown Tampa. The $260 ticket includes visits to Schnebly Winery and Brewery in Homestead, Rosa Fiorelli Winery in Bradenton, Lakeridge Winery in Orlando and San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine, followed by an overnight stay at the historic grand hotel, Floridan Palace, which is close to waterfront attractions and LGBT nightlife in Ybor City. The bus will leave from Sunshine Cathedral at 8:30 am on Friday morning and arrive back at Sunshine Cathedral by 10 pm on Saturday night. Only 50 seats are available, visit the "Florida Wine Tasting Bus Tour" page on SunshineCathedral.org for availability
Cantina Laredo in Hallandale’s Gulfstream Park has unveiled a new menu which features a tapas section, as well as combination plates and daily lunch specials. Daily lunch specials include a carnitas bowl, taco salad and pollo tinga enchiladas. New menu items include: chili con queso and guacamole topped with diced tomato and queso fresco. A popular tapas item is an order of beef tamales cut into bite-sized pieces and topped with queso fresco and roasted chorizo corn. Among the stars of the entrée selections is a 16 oz. rib-eye steak with cascabel sauce. New combination dishes, named after popular regions in Mexico, are the Cancun (ground beef and chicken enchiladas and a beef taco) and Cozumel (chili relleno with the same pair of enchiladas.) There are no vegetarian combination options and they do not allow substitutions.
Chef Ralph Pagano and the YES Hospitality Group have opened the Naked Crab Seafood Kitchen at B Ocean Resort in the iconic Yankee Clipper building. The 150-seat restaurant includes a curbside patio and wraparound bar with lounge seating. Guests will be presented with an up-to-date “Fish Scorecard” featuring the day’s fresh fish, oysters, clams, lobster and of course, daily crab specials available at the help yourself seafood bar. Certain to be among the most popular items are; osetra caviar with crispy pork belly confit, lobster roll and the enticingly named, “Menage a Trois” (filet mignon, crab stuffed shrimp and garlic shrimp.) For more information, go to nakedcrabfl.com or call 954-727-7090.