t’s a golden opportunity to meet a true star of the wine world — and enjoy some fine dining, too — as Randall Grahm, owner and vintner of Santa Cruz, California’s Bonny Doon Vineyard, comes to town for a pair of events on Saturday, August 5. First, Walt Churchill’s Briarfield in Maumee presents a tasting with Grahm from 12 to 3pm — a great chance to talk wine with a master. But that’s just a prelude to the first winemaker dinner at Chef Erika Rapp’s new restaurant Registry Bistro at 6 pm, featuring all the fine food you’ve been hearing about paired with Grahm’s landmark American wines. Toledo deserves a place on the culinary map, and Grahm, Rapp and Walt Churchill’s are helping you find it.
Walt Churchill’s, 3320 Briarfield, 419-794-4000.
Registry Bistro, 144 N. Superior St.
Dinner $60. 419-725-0444. www.registrybistro.com.