October is a busy month for Asheville’s The Weinhaus. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, the store will join chef Paul Brady and La Caterina for a multicourse wine dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $55, all-inclusive. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, it will will join Australian wine importer Deborah Gray at Zambra for a tapas-and-wine extravaganza beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $55 all-inclusive. Then, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, The Weinhaus (at 86 Patton Ave.) will provide a free Italian wine tasting. For more information, call the store at 254-6453.
A benefit for Sunburst Trout will be held at the Westgate location of Earth Fare on Friday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will feature a tasting of organic wines with a selection of light hors d’oeuvres. A knowledgeable wine rep will be on hand to answer questions and help you pick out the perfect wine for your next meal. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit Sunburst Trout, a local business since 1948 that recently sustained extensive fire damage. For more information, call 253-7656.
Celine and Company Catering has a new executive chef. Kim Lloyd, former executive chef of Pawleys Plantation Golf Resort and the award-winning Thoroughbreds Restaurant of Myrtle Beach, has joined the celebrated catering company, bringing with her more than 16 years of culinary and business expertise. “I love helping people celebrate once-in-a-lifetime moments,” says Lloyd, who also looks forward to bringing a little “coastal cuisine” to the mountains. Celine and Company and its event venue “On Broadway” are located at 49 Broadway in Asheville. For information or to book an event, call 254-9902.