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Culinary Calendar October 2023

TUE, Oct. 3

Mediterranean Wine Dinner

Celebrate the rich flavors and aromas of the Mediterranean region, featuring a curated selection of wines paired with delicious dishes that showcase the best of regional cuisine. Reservations are required. $100. 6pm. Basil Pizza and Wine Bar, 3145 Hollister Lane, Perrysburg. 419-873-6218.

WED, Oct. 4

Cheese Tasting & Charcuterie Board Workshop

Local cheese expert Liz Donaldson curates a fun and delicious cheese tasting and charcuterie class! The event will include a curated cheese tasting and charcuterie board building workshop. Cheese tasting during the class, charcuterie sampling after class and one cocktail are included in the ticket price. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.  $37.50. 6pm-8pm. Bellwether at Toledo Spirits, 1301 Summit St. 

Manhattan’s Wine Tasting

Enjoy select wines with small plate pairings. Fee includes tax and gratuity. By reservation only. Call 419-243-6675 for reservations. $60. 6:30pm-9:30pm. Manhattans Pub & Cheer, 1516 Adams St.

THURS, Oct. 5

Harvest Dinner at Toledo GROWs’ Urban Farm with Chef Cynthia Bunch
Take part in a farm-to-table meal with a small group. Featuring produce from Toledo GROWs farm, this culinary experience is part of a series of meals prepared by local chefs in a variety of beautiful settings. Ticketed. $100. 6pm. Toledo GROWs, 900 Oneida St.

FRI, Oct. 6

This beer tasting event with a fall twist will feature a variety of craft brews from over a dozen local and regional breweries. Tickets include 15 samples, light snacks, a custom glass and entertainment. Additional samples and food trucks available for additional purchase. Ticketed. $50-$75. 7-10pm. The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way.

SAT, Oct. 14

Harvest Brunch at Toledo GROWs’ Urban Farm with Chef Pam Weirauch
In the farm’s café or outdoors, guests can enjoy the family-friendly meal prepared by Chef Pam Weirauch. There is a limit of 30 people for this buffet-style brunch, which includes both non-alcoholic and adult brunch beverages. Ticketed. $50. Toledo GROWs, 900 Oneida St.

SAT, Oct. 21

V.I.N.O. (Vintners in Northwest Ohio) Wine Festival
A celebration of wine and food in Northwest Ohio celebrating fine wine, great food, and offering shopping, music, and fun. Tickets available on Eventbrite.  $40-$50. 1-7pm. Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green. 

SUN, Oct. 22

Something to Brunch About Sundaze
Aria Banquet Hall offers a 21+ brunch showcasing various caterers and music genres spun by the hottest DJs. This event features Neo-Soul and Jazz. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. $25-$440. Aria Banquet Hall, 5969 Telegraph Rd.

MON., Oct. 23

Cooking: Convenient and Creative Meals
Explore fun and creative ways to feed your family and friends with on-the-go and easy-to-tote foods. Learn fun ideas for packing portable and healthy lunches for all types of eaters, and a variety of convenient meals for parties and holiday gatherings, such as hearty sliders and kabob skewers. $30. 6-8pm. 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St., Perrysburg.

FRI, Oct. 27

Roar and Pour
Experience Harvest Fest after-hours at this adults-only event. This outdoor fall evening features live music, fire pits, and ambassador animals for all guests to enjoy. Sip and stroll the garden area to learn about and sample varieties of bourbons and whiskeys, each thoughtfully paired with small bites. Don’t miss the cigar lounge in the gardens, where an expert will personally help you choose a cigar tailored to your taste. $100-$120. 7-10pm. The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way.


SAT., Oct. 14

6th Annual Southeast Michigan Beer & Wine Festival
Explore a wide variety of beers and wines. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or a wine aficionado, this festival has something for everyone. Sip on craft beers, sample exquisite wines and discover new flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Tickets available on Eventbrite. $5-$45. 5-9pm. Lajko Park, 22700 Huron River Dr., New Boston, MI. 

SAT., Oct. 28

Michigan Brewers Guild 14th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival
Fresh, local beers from across the Great Beer State! This festival takes place in Eastern Market overlooking downtown Detroit. Proceeds from this event support the Michigan Brewers Guild, a nonprofit trade association with a mission to promote and protect Michigan beer. $55-$65. 1-6pm. Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI.

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