Upcoming Foodievents: Oktoberfest at Georges, Wine Dinner at Le Virtu, Harvest Beer at Supper
Restaurant Week is almost over, but the special food-related events just keep on coming. There are wine dinners, beer dinners and fancy sandwich events, right this way.
• On October 7 at 7 p.m., Victory brewmaster Bill Covaleski will host a four-course Oktoberfest-inspired dinner at Georges' where each course will be paired with a Victory beer. There's house-made smoked salmon with Prima Pils, pan-seared halibut with Victory Festbier, duck magret with Moonglow Weizenbock, and apple-spiced cake with Baltic Thunder. $65 a head includes food, beer, tax and tip. Reservations are necessary; call (610) 964-8744.
• This Monday September 28 at 7 p.m. Le Virtu will host a four-course wine dinner with Illuminati Vineyards; both the restaurant's chef and the winery hail from the Abruzzo region of Italy. They'll be pairing a wine with each course, including a Zanna Montepulciano Reserva. $75 includes food and wine, tax and tip are extra. Reservations are necessary. (215) 271-5626
• On Sunday, October 4 at 6:30, Supper will host their next Sunday Supper, a family-style dinner sourced from the Headhouse Square Farmers' Market. There's an optional beer "harvest beer pairing" this month for an extra $10. The menu will likely include: sweet potato veloute and bacon and Cheddar gougeres, paired with Flying Fish Oktoberfish Ale; roasted chicken breast with braised bitter greens, a pecan-sage waffle and maple-smoked chile jus, paired with Yard's Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce; and Oatmeal-Espresso Stout Cake with pumpkin ice cream and candy apples, paired with Troegs Java Head Oatmeal-Espresso Stout. If the beers don't interest, you can also BYOB wine with no corkage. Reservations are required (215) 592-8180.
• Also on Sunday, October 4, the Unbreaded folks are hosting Sandwich Smash at the Bellevue from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Esquire food editor Ryan D'Agostino will interview the five participating chefs - including Mike Solomonov of Zahav and Peter McAndrews of Paesano's - while they talk and prepare sandwiches onstage. It's a seated event where guests dine on the five different sandwiches prepared by the chefs, plus snack foods from Herr's and Anheuser-Busch for $65. Tickets can be purchased online; proceeds go to Philabundance.
• It's not technically a foodievent, but it is worth a mention for suburban sports fans. Susanna Foo in Radnor is offering a 20 percent discount during all Phillies and Eagles games for either dining in or take-out. If you dine in, there are four HDTVs in the restaurant where you can watch the game.