Beer and Wine Dinners, South Madison Taste Race and Other Food Events This Week

Beer and Wine Dinners, South Madison Taste Race and Other Food Events This Week
Taqueria Guadalajara is one of the South Madison restaurants participating in a "Taste Race" this week.

Register with a team and explore restaurants around South Madison during Savor South Madison’s Taste Race. Participants will join in on a week of activities and receive deals and free food. November 17–21, facebook.com/SavorSouthMadison

Sky’s the Limit Culinary Concert is a magnificent sensory experience. Celebrity chefs Christy Rost of PBS and pastry extraordinaire Jim Dodge will showcase their wit and culinary skills, accompanied by All that Jazz quintet. The event also features a full dinner and silent auction, and will raise money for the UW Department of Urology. 6:30 p.m., urology.wisc.edu

Tyranena Brewing Company will take over the taplines at Craftsman Table and Tap. 4–11 p.m., craftsmantableandtap.com

Lovers of dark and rich beers shouldn’t miss Brasserie V’s Deschutes tapping event. The restaurant will pour four of the lauded Oregon brewery’s creations and chat with fellow brew lovers about the selections. 5 p.m., brasseriev.com

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier is celebrating a decade of supplying Madison with gourmet, award-winning sweets at Cheers to 10 Years. Ale Asylum will host the extravaganza, where they’ll have chocolate and beer pairings, samples and prizes all night long. 6 p.m., facebook.com/gailambrosius

Coopers Tavern’s Belgian Beer Dinner promises a hearty winter feast, with proceeds going to Second Harvest Food Bank. The luxurious five-course meal includes selections like moules frites and chicons au gratin—braised endive with prosciutto and Gruyere. Every item, of course, comes paired with a hearty Belgian beer. $75, 6 p.m., thecooperstavern.com

Sip on fine wines and haute cuisine at the Louis Latour Wine Dinner at Heritage Tavern. The meal features six inspired courses next to selections from the renowned French company that’s been perfecting its wines since the 1700s. $95, 5:30 p.m., heritagetavern.com

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Overture Center join forces for a weekend-long Holiday Art Fair, with gifts for everyone on your list. On Friday, head to the preview luncheon for a wine bar, Fresco-catered meal and an opportunity to be the first see the offerings. The rest of the weekend is filled with style-savvy creations from local artists, a Gourmet Gallery of foodie gifts and performances from All That Jazz Quintet and Kanopy Dance Company. $50 Friday luncheon, $6 for fair admission Friday through Sunday, mmoca.org

Immerse yourself in fall flavors at Wollersheim Winery’s Harvest Tasting. On a self guided tour, they’ll showcase four recently-released wines incorporated into autumnal dishes, or paired with Wisconsin cheeses. Free, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., wollersheim.com

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