Varanese (2106 Frankfort Avenue) offers a constant schedule of events like the coming six-course Chilean Wine Dinner on Tuesday, October 13. At a time when travel is difficult, themed dinners like these have even greater value than the consistent quality of owner/chef John Varanese’s kitchen, the diverse libations offered for pairing, and the education gained from their presentation. They’re an escape, and a way for us to get away and be elsewhere for a few hours. Tuesday’s excursion to Chile at Varanese will feature guest speaker Emily Walz, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager for Concha Y Toro. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with the dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m. The price is $65 each (plus tax and gratuity), and the meal without wine is $40 per person. Seating is limited, so call Varanese to reserve: 502-899-9904. Here’s the menu. 1st Course Cono Sur, Organico Sauvignon Blanc “Frito Misto” Fried Calamari, Bay Scallops, Shrimp and Chiles, with a Lemon...Read more