Celebrate the debut issue of Marla Camp's new publication, Edible Austin, and help raise money to support new farmers' workshops presented by the Texas Organic Farmers & Gardners Association at the Farmers Fair on the Whole Foods Market Plaza (Fifth & Lamar). A $10 donation affords you the opportunity to taste delicious dishes made with local food products by Austin restaurant chefs, listen to guest speaker Jim Hightower, and enjoy live music and good company in a festive atmosphere. For more information, go to www.edibleaustin.com. Sunday, June 10, 5-8pm.
Check out new menu items chipotle Caesar salad, Southwestern eggrolls, and shrimp cocktail, among them at all three Opal Divine's outlets, and be sure to make reservations for the $20 Chinaco tequila tasting at Opal's Penn Field (3601 S. Congress, 707-0237). Wednesday, June 13, 7pm.
The fifth annual Hot Time in the City grand tasting will be held in the ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel (98 San Jacinto) this week. The event is sponsored by the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas to cap off their Texas Wine Symposium and will benefit the foundation's educational programs. Special guest for the evening will be Michael Kluczko, a respected winemaker from Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley. More than 30 wines from Texas wineries will be poured, along with selected wines from California, and local chefs will provide signature dishes. Tickets are $40 for foundation members, $50 for nonmembers. This event is popular, so make reservations by calling 327-7555 or going online to www.winefoodfoundation.org. Thursday, June 14, 6:30pm.
The delightful Sunset Over the Vineyard dinner series at Stone House Vineyard (24350 Haynie Flat Rd. in Spicewood, 512/264-6360, www.stonehousevineyard.com) continues with a four-course summer feast prepared by Yum Yum Catering paired with wines. Music by David Sherry; $70 per person, reservation necessary. Friday, June 15, 7pm.
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