Through the Grapevine
Two wine dinners and one tasting mark a visit by Elaine Honig of California's Honig Winery. The first dinner is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Indigo (2285 Bayou Road, 947-0123); price TBA. The second dinner will take place at The Bistro at Maison de Ville (733 Toulouse St., 528-9206) beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22; price is $85. The following evening, on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Honig will host a tasting at Le Citron (1539 Religious St., 566-9051). Call the individual restaurants for reservations. For more information on Honig's wines, visit www.honigwinery.com.
The Single Gourmet will convene at the original Vincent's location (4411 Chastant St., Metairie) this Friday. A cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. For reservations, call 885-1831. Visit the Single Gourmet at www.singlegourmetneworleans.com.
Storming the Palace
The Palace Cafe's (605 Canal St., 523-1661) 'Dinner Before Seven' menu, available nightly to diners seated between 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., is a three-course deal highlighting Chef Darin Nesbit's contemporary, seasonal inspirations and especially catering to theatergoers. Prices hover around $30, depending upon the choice of entree.
Food for Thought
This week's cookbook of note is Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat (Ten Speed Press, $17.95), a collaboration by mother-daughter-daughter team Judi, Megan and Jill Carle. Megan, a vegetarian, contributes recipes for crab rangoons and eggplant Parmesan, and Jill is an all-American comfort foodie who prefers chili cheese dip and sloppy Joes. Mom cleans up.