What’s Happening for June 20, 2013

Products discussed at wine dinner

Redemption chef Greg Picolo will showcase VOM FASS products and their use at the New Orleans restaurant’s five-course wine dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Picolo, chef at Bistro at Maison de Ville for 18 years before joining Redemption, will begin the dinner with vichyssoise with jumbo lump crab and avocado.

Other courses include flash-fried Louisiana oysters, sautéed Gulf fish served with Louisiana crawfish and shiitake “fried rice” orzo, grilled pork porterhouse and toasted almond and green apple tartin.

Cindy Johnson, of Select Wines, will present the wines and Christine Herman and Denise Dussom, owners of VOM FASS New Orleans, will talk about their shop’s vinegars, oils and spirits.

Cost is $90 per person including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call (504) 309-3570.

Redemption is in Mid City at 3835 Iberville St.

Martin hosts scotch, Champagne events

Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, will hold its second summer scotch seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Ryan Kohl, of Impex Beverages, will host the scotch tasting featuring unique and very small-production scotches.

Cost is $30 per person and will include hors d’oeuvres from the Martin Metairie Deli Bistro.

At 6:30 p.m. June 27, the Metairie location will host a reception-style tasting, “Stroll Through Italy,” that will showcase a dozen Italian red and white wines. The wines will be complemented by Italian cheeses and charcuterie. Cost is $26 per person.

Call (504) 896-7300 to make reservations for the Metairie events.

Martin Wine Cellar’s location at 3500 Magazine St., New Orleans, will host a Champagne cocktail tasting at 6:30 p.m. June 29. Cost is $20 per person.

For more information or reservations, call (504) 894-7420.

There are still tickets available for the Tour de Vin IV event at Juban’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 14.

More than 100 fine wines from around the world will be offered for tasting.

Tickets are $60 per person and include a $10 gift card that will be given out at the event.

Tickets are available at all Martin Wine Cellar locations, online at http://www.martinwine.com or by calling (225) 610-1190.

BR General hosts farmers market

Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet is holding a monthly farmers market from 7 a.m. to noon on the last Wednesday of each month.

The market will be held in the parking lot next to Picardy Plaza, spokeswoman Jada Bruce said.

Local farmers will offer a variety of fresh produce and eggs.

Compiled by Food staff