Wine is serious business at Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen (1526 Walnut Street). Take this Sunday for example. They’ll be joining restaurants in New York City and San Francisco in a joint kickoff for La Paulee Burgundy week. The homage to the wine and food of the region in France was started by Daniel Johnnes, the head sommelier at Restaurant Daniel in NYC.
On Sunday, Tannin is hosting Tour the Terroir! It’s a chance to sample more than 60 Burgundy wines from 2 to 5 p.m. The tasting, which also includes hors d’ouevres, costs $40 with half of the ticket price donated to the Mid-America Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Pre-paid reservations are required. The phone number is 816-842-2660.
One of the city’s rare winter markets, The Badseed Farmers Market (1909 McGee), will have its last session of the season tonight from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be soap, woolen goods, free range eggs, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, microgreens, garlic, spinach, chocolate, cheese, and meat available. For those who can’t make it, the market in the Crossroads will reopen on Friday, May 2. They’ll also be holding an organic plant sale with seedlings on Friday, April 18, from 4 to 9 p.m.
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (101 East 13th Street) is in the midst of its annual Barleywine & Strong Ale Week. There are special tappings slated for tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Dine Downtown, the Power & Light District’s Restaurant Week, runs through Sunday. A prix fixe lunch is $10-$15 and dinner is $25-$30, which includes a gift card for your next visit, at the 11 participating restaurants. The menus are here.
If you’re still craving Boulevard’s Chocolate Ale — Smokehouse Bar-B-Que (8451 NW Prairie View Road) in Zona Rosa has it on tap. And yes, there is a difference. The cocoa will be a bit more pronounced and barbecue is one of the things that Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels recommends with the Christopher Elbow collaboration brew.[Image via Flickr: Jenny Downing]