Dining and Drink

Start off June eating well with 7 food events

Sustainable dinner series kicks off with meats

Thursday, June 1
Check out Steenbock’s On Orchard’s first dinner in the Sustainable Dinner Series. The first dinner is all about charcuterie. Enjoy some of the chef’s favorite producers like Creminelli Fine Meats and Smoking Goose Meatery. Meat lovers, this dinner is a must with meat heavy courses and delicious wine pairings. $55, 6-9 p.m. steenbocksonorchard.com 

Friday, June 2
Get happy at Friday Happy Hour at the Vineyard. Head over to nearby Botham Vineyards for acoustic music from singer/songwriter Sam Lyons. Apart from the enjoyable music on the Terrace, there will be great wine deals throughout the evening. Pack a picnic or enjoy some tasty cheeseboards. 4-8 p.m. bothamvineyards.com 

Feel like royalty at Capitol ChopHouse during the Butcher’s Cut Chef’s Table. During this seven-course extravaganza, enjoy hand-selected, unique non-prime cuts paired with wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle. Some of the offerings include a beef tartare, a scallop with beef bulgogi and ramp kimchi and a dry aged ribeye with pomme terre and natural jus. $98, 6-9 p.m., eventbrite.com 

Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4
Dough-NOT miss this celebration! Head to Field Table for a beer and doughnut pairing all weekend long. Enjoy fresh doughnuts while sipping some beer courtesy of Wisconsin Distributors in honor of National Doughnut Day Friday. facebook.com 

Get in touch with Italian roots during Festa Italia at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg. This celebration of music, food, culture, family and fun, offers a delicious pasta dinner all weekend long. Hear music from Steely Dane, Joe Scalissi, Yid Vicious and more. On Saturday, make sure to check out the pasta eating contest. It’s sure to be a must-see. $2, iwcmadison.com

Saturday, June 3 – Sunday, June 4
Celebrate two afternoons of local burgers and craft beer during REAP’s Burgers & Brew. Dane County’s most popular chefs pair with brewers and farmers for unique and might we add tasty burgers. Some volunteer spots are also still available! $30 for one day, $50 for both days, reapfoodgroup.org 

Sunday, June 4
Feel extremely zen on Sunday with Bend and Brew. Nothing better than practicing with Dragonfly Hot Yoga while overlooking a picturesque pond. Enjoy a pint from Wisconsin Brewing Company at the end of your session. Namaste! $25, 3:30-5:30, clients.mindbodyonline.com

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