Set for Friday, February 22nd, 6:30 p.m., at Clark Opera Center, it's Opera Memphis' popular annual Wild Game Dinner.
We're keeping quiet on menu specifics, as participating chefs are competing for "Best Bite," and we all know the advantages of the element of surprise, but we'll throw out some hints: Cacciatore and poppers.
We'll also say that Opera Memphis director and huge foodie Ned Canty feels confident enough to compare this dinner to such events as Cochon 555. In other words ...
For ticket information and more details, go to operamemphis.org.
• On February 26th, 7 p.m., the Boiling Point in Southaven is hosting a Beer & Chocolate Pairing four-course dinner.
Each of the courses — including a spinach pear salad with a chocolate vinaigrette (!) and a savory chocolate chili soup — is paired with a beer, from a Rogue Mocha porter to Lindemans Framboise Raspberry Lambic.
Cost of the dinner is $30 per person. Reservations are required: (662) 280-7555.