On the Menu for May 20, 2014

On the Menu provides the latest news from the Charleston area’s extensive culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. Submissions should be sent to dailyjournal@scbiznews.com.

Sicilian chef-instructor Fabrizia Lanza will guest-host a dinner paired with Tasca d’Almerita wines on the patio at Indaco at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The four-course dinner is a collaboration between Lanza and chef Michael Perez.

The menu will include panelle, ravioli stuffed with a seasonal vegetable, stewed rabbit, seasonal garden greens and biancomangiare, or white pudding. Featured wines include Regaleali Bianco, Leone, Lamuri and Diamante. To reserve a space at the dinner, call 843-727-1228.

Lanza is the author of Olive, A Global History and the cookbook Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvests and Cooking at Case Vecchie. Her latest project is a Kickstarter-funded feature-length documentary called Sacred Flavors of Sicily about the slow food traditions associated with religious festivals of Sicily.

As the successor to the kitchen and garden at the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School in rural Sicily, Lanza instructs cooking lessons along with a five-day, educational “Food and Culture” workshop. Her mother, the late Anna Tasca Lanza, founded the cooking school in her home on the family’s Regaleali Wine Estate in 1989.

The Macintosh, 479 King St., is hosting a four-course Meet the Maker wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. today on the patio. The dinner features winemaker Tadeo Borchardt of Neyers Vineyards, who was named by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2013 as a “winemaker to watch.” Cost is $85 per person; call 843-789-4299 for reservations.

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