+ TODAY: Sfuso dinner in Blackmans Bay with Jamie Pregnell and Crystal Campbell providing the musical entertainment. 6229 2548
+ JULY 6: Bottega Rotolo’s Gluten- free Entertaining with Veronica. Demonstration and hands- on preparation of a threecourse dinner. 6.30pm- 9.30pm. $ 110. 6234 8879
+ JULY 12: The Red Velvet Lounge’s early Bastille Day dinner celebrating the way we might be eating had the early French explorers stayed on to colonise us. $ 100 including French beverages. 6295 0466
+ JULY 27: Slow Food Hobart AGM and dinner with Terry Clark of Monty’s at the stoves, Tim Goddard of Cool Wine presenting a wine tasting and Eliza Wood of Mount Gnomon Farm as guest speaker. slowfoodhobart@ yahoo. com. au
+ THE MARGATE TRAIN has a new owner, a new menu and a very buzzing new atmosphere with good reports coming in. 0417 507 119
+ THE COTERIE at Coal Valley Vineyard now has intimate winter warmers each Friday evening with soup, roasts and wines, beers, ciders and whiskies. 6248 5367
+ ELIZABETH STREET FOOD + WINE is now opening on Friday evening with live jazz and cider from 6pm to 8pm. 6231 2626
+ GASWORKS CELLAR DOOR VIP members free Tasmanian tastings through July.