Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Village Pointe Wine Festival, which is being held Friday June 8 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday June 9 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Main Street at Village Pointe. Tickets are available at Brix and are $45 a person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Food Bank for the Heartland. Samples of over 100 wines, a Riedel tasting glass and small plates from Village Pointe Restaurants; Brix, Kona Grill, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse are all included in the ticket cost. In addition, Vibes at Village Pointe Concert Series will have the Finest Hour on Friday night June 8 and The Innocence on Saturday Night June 9 at the Alegent Health Amphitheatre Stage to accompany the Wine Festival. Village Pointe Shopping Center is located at 168th and Dodge. For more information, you can call or search Brix at 402.991.9463 or www.brixomaha.com.
If good wine makes your heart skip a beat, you may want to reserve a spot at the table on Tuesday May 22, when The Boiler Room welcomes Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Patterson from Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder as they present their Scarpetta line of wines. From a sparkling rose to the flagship Pinot Grigio, Lachlan and Bobby will also pour a special anniversary cuvee. The menu for the evening is in true Broiler Room fashion and offers; smoked guanciale, farm fresh aracauna chicken eggs, savoy cabbage, wellfleet oysters, grass fed piedmontese beef and mulefoot pork. Per person price is $80 plus tax and gratuity. Call 402.916.9274 for reservations.
Cantina Laredo is having a “Brunch for Books” on Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be donated to Saint Cecilia Elementary School’s reading program. Brunch includes either a free mimosa or Bloody Maria. “We’re excited about this opportunity for everyone to get together before we all go our separate ways for summer,” Principal Paulette Rourke said. For more information or to make reservations, call Cantina Laredo at 402.345.6000.