Wine and food events set to savor

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Grand Del Mar offers a line-up of wine events for the fall season.
The first event will be a cooking class, “Wines For Fall Feasts,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct.14. Fall brings a yearning for rich, hearty reds such as Syrah-based and Cabernet-based blends. These, and also richer white wines from Burgundy, will get center attention from Wine Director Jesse Rodriguez with autumnal food pairings. Part of The Grand Del Mar Culinary Series, this two-hour workshop features a wine reception, culinary demonstration, take-home recipes and plenty of sipping and tasting. Cost is $75 per person; $115 per couple.
The Second Annual Winemaker Quintet at Addison is scheduled with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Rodriguez invites a few of his esteemed friends to come together and create an inspired evening of food, wine and laughter. A quintet of winemakers pair their wine selections with a collaborative five-course, Mediterranean-inspired menu created by Chef William Bradley and Guest Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, James Beard Award Winner for “Best Chef: Southwest.”
To reserve a space, call (858) 314-2000.