+ TODAY: Sfuso dinner with Jane Christie-Johnston and Graeme Ewing of Silk providing the entertainment. 6229 2548
+ FRIDAY: Cool Wine’s tasting of the full range of Willie Simpson’s Seven Shed beers, including the official release of his Black Inca, a chocolate stout made from D’Anver’s Fortunato cocoa from Peru. Bookings essential. 5.30pm to 6.30pm. $ 12. 6231 4000.
+ THURSDAY AND SATURDAY: A Method of Cookery is offering an “Energy with a Side of Clarity” cooking session and light meal. 6pm- 8pm and 9.30am- 11.30am respectively. www. amethodofcookery.com + JUNE 21: The Red Velvet Lounge’s The Beast Dinner offering a winter knees up of “one steer, one menu and many full bellies”. $ 100 with wine. 6295 0466
+ JUNE 23: The Source is presenting a five- course dinner matching the Yarra’s Levantine Hill wines to French stars, the 2010 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, ’ 09 Jean Grivot Echezeaux, ’ 10 Clape Cornas and the ’ 12 Lynch Bages. 6.30pm. $ 165. 6277 9900
+ ELIZABETH STREET FOOD + WINE is now opening on Friday evening with live jazz and cider from 6pm to 8pm. 6231 2626.
+ GASWORKS CELLAR DOOR is offering VIP members free Tasmanian tastings through June and July.