Monday Wine Tastings at Bistro 936

Every second Monday of the month, Bistro 936 will host an after-work tutored tasting of wines, conducted by your very own cuisine editor, . The series will begin next week with wines from Australia and New Zealand. Producers will include Nga Waka, Jackson Estate, Thorn-Clarke and Tatachilla. In December, we will be tasting wines from the RhÙne Valley and the South of France, including offerings from Domaine de la MordorÈe and Ch'teau de SÈgriËs. Each tasting will feature eight wines, which will be presented in a formal, sit-down setting with detailed production and tasting notes. The cost per person for each tasting is $15. Starting promptly at 5 p.m., each will run until 6:30.

For further information and reservations, please call Darren at 822-1188.

More from Peter"sÖ

On Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m., Chops Steakhouse will host a Bordeaux tasting, featuring seven great wines from the much feted vintage of 1990. Asking the question "was Robert Parker right?" this not-to-be-missed event will feature wines from Lafite Rothschils, Talbot, Rausan SÈgla, Gruaud Larose, Pavillon Rouge, Cos d"Estournel and Pichon Lalande.

Seats for this tasting are extremely limited, so you are advised to book early. The cost per person is $100. Dinner is not included. Please call 803-2178 for further information and reservations.

And just one more thing Ö

Join Peter George at Peter"s for his annual France vs. California wine tasting extravaganza on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. With his characteristic wit and wisdom, Peter will guide you through the dos and don"ts of wine acquisition, service and consumption, as well as offering contrasting examples of wines from the New and Old World. The cost for the evening is $75, all inclusive. To reserve a space, call 465-1155.

Ruth"s Chris Winemaker Dinner

Join Ruth"s Chris Steakhouse and Geyser Peak Winery for a four course dinner on Monday, Nov. 18. Australian winemaker Brendan Byass will be present to pour and discuss his wines. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.; the cost is $75 per person, all-inclusive. Call 466-9636 for further information and reservations.

Restaurant opening

This week, Bonefish Grill opens at 4503 E. 82nd Street, in the location previously occupied by Malibu Grill. Originally an independent restaurant in Sarasota, FL, with subsequent locations in Tampa, this fish-oriented restaurant was recently bought out by Outback Steak House. The 82nd Street location is the first of two planned for the metro area, with a second scheduled to dÈbut in Greenwood in Jan. 2003.

With an abundance of hardwood and a veneer of good taste, Bonefish Grill projects the very image of a cozy colonial yacht club that would hardly be out of place in the Florida Keys. With a short, reasonably-priced menu, Bonefish offers around a dozen fish-based dishes, some chicken and chops and a handful of sautÈs. Appetizers are all under $10, entrÈes under $20. The wine list is, to put it simply, pedestrian, which is in keeping with the clubby theme, where martinis and mixed drinks are more apropos.

For a full menu and list of available merchandise, visit


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