Dining and Drink

Gluten Free Cider Dinner, Match dot Somm and Other Food Events This Week

California wines are showcased with five gourmet courses at the L'Etoile Failla Wine Dinner. The highly decorated winemaker never fails to disappoint, and combined with the expertly paired dishes, it's sure to be an unforgettable meal. $190, 6:30 p.m., letoile-restaurant.com

Sommelier Caitlin brings it again with another night of junk food paired with top-notch alcohol at Match Dot Somm. This time, she's serving bubbly wine with five courses of old standbys like hot dogs, lobster mac and sno ball. One of the two dinners is already sold out, so make your reservations while you still can! $45, 5:30 p.m., dluxmadison.com

For the eighty-first year, Memorial Union's Great Hall transforms into a magical winter banquet at the Tudor Dinner. Feast on gourmet selections like prosciutto-wrapped chicken stuffed with Gouda and throw back a hearty dose of wassail. Then relax and soak in strolling minstrels, carols and the Philharmonic Chorus of Madison. A dinner is held each night for the next week. December 3–8, $47.50, 5:45 p.m., union.wisc.edu

It's the last day to participate in Black Earth Meats' Kickstarter campaign. Read more about the campaign herekickstarter.com

There's something for everyone at Tea & Trains at the Madison Children's Museum, a fancy tea party circled by delightful model trains. Family fun abounds with special activities, a holiday treat table and a hot chocolate station. $35 for individuals, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m., madisonchildrensmuseum.org

Artisan food is showcased along with other finds from around the world at the Fair Trade Holiday Festival at Monona Terrace. You get a jumpstart on holiday shopping and support producers in earning a living wage—what could be better? 9 a.m.–4 p.m., fairtrademadison.org

After a season of red, yellow and green bounty, enjoy apples in a new way at the Graze Cider Dinner. The restaurant perfectly pairs five gluten-free courses with selections from nearby cider producers. $50, 6:30 p.m., grazemadison.com


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