If you’ve never tried German wines (and no, they are not all sweet), do yourself a favor and go the dinner at Avenue 5 Restaurant & Bar on September 23. Truly Fine Wine will host the wine side of the evening. As a newbie to German wines myself, I have tasted, bought and love the dry wines that Truly Fine Wine imports. The menu sounds great and the cost of the dinner and wine is $75. For reservations and information: 619-542-0394.
Chef Celebration is in its 13th year as a collaborative effort of more than 50 award-winning chefs who give their time and expertise, in partnership with Napa’s Culinary Institute of America, to raise scholarship money for young chefs. Every Tuesday during October, you can join many of San Diego’s top chefs as they prepare a course for a five-course dinner at one of five restaurants: Terra, Bernard’O, Pamplemousse Grille, Trattoria Acqua and Thee Bungalow. Check our each restaurant for the menu and chefs who will be participating. This year the dinners hope to raise $18000. Of the $65 donation for the dinner, $35 goes towards the nonprofit scholarship fund so make your reservations and support young chefs. For information: www.chefcelebration.org.