Welcome to Home Skillet, a food and wine blog that dates back to the Cretaceous period. Lots to go through this week:
Wednesday, October 21: Wilmo’s friendly neighborhood wine experts at Domaine Hudson are offering their annual preview of much-ballyhooed Le Cadeau wines Wednesday night, the highlight of a five-course dinner.
Sip in amazement the collection of acclaimed wines from the Oregon vineyard, as vintner Tom Mortimer explains why they taste so darn good. $95 covers your access and gratuity.
It all kicks off at 6:30 p.m., but the event is expected to sell out quickly, so call 655-9463 to reserve your spot, and click over here for a full menu rundown.
Thursday, October 22: For a mere 20 simoleans, you can sample some great beers, give to a good cause, and hang loose with those lovable achievers, the Wilmington Jaycees.
The group’s seventh annual Brew Review rolls into Union City Grille Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., to benefit the Thanksgiving Food Basket, a program that provides Thanksgiving dinners to struggling Wilmington families.
Click here to pre-order your ticket, which helps you save an extra $5.
Sunday, October 25: A two-pronged wine dinner-fundraiser rocks Chadds Ford this weekend when Brandywine Prime teams with both the Wellness Delaware and Chaddsford Winery in a Super Friends-esque scenario of good food and goodwill.
Head to the winery for a reception and lil’ bit of wine tasting, then guests hop on over to Brandywine Prime for a multi-course, warm-the-blood fall dinner, packed with dishes like pumpkin soup and braised shortribs.
Reservations run $100 per person. Visit brandywineprime.com or give us a call to make a reservation. http://www.brandywineprime.com/
Sunday, October 25: Was the dinosaurs’ extinction alcohol-related? Um, probably not. So it’s safe (and really fun) to mix dinos with wine and beer for Sunday’s Wine and Dinosaur festival at the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, with specialty wines and beers from around the world the order of the day. Admission, which will run you $45 in advance, or $55 at the door, gains you sampling of wines and beers from the likes of Victory, Sierra Nevada and Flying Dog, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live music, and more. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.delmnh.org or call 658-9111.
Sunday, October 25: We’ve seen Run for the Cure, Walk for the Cure, Bike for the Cure, Cry for the Cure.
But what about Shimmy for the Cure? Meh, seems reasonable enough. Join a lovely cadre of area belly dancers for a special performance at Casablanca Restaurant in New Castle Sunday to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Amidst all the gyration, Casablanca will present a sumptuous three-course meal for the event’s attendees.
Ticket price is $28 and things get underway at 5 p.m. Order tickets here.