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Lobster Bar Sea Grille (450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-772-2675,
) is hosting its first ever wine dinner with Hugh Davies, president and CEO of Schramsberg Vineyards. The Napa Valley vineyard was founded in 1862 and produces sparkling wines using the same method as Champagne. The $150 per person event begins at 6:30 p.m. with passed appetizers. At 7:30 p.m., guests will be seated in a private dining room for a four-course dinner. Executive chef Jeff Pfeiffer and restaurant manager Bobby Asare worked with Davies to create a special menu paired with four Schramsberg wines. The menu is on the restaurant's web site.
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Oak Tavern (35 NE 40 St., Miami, 786-391-1818,
), the Design District restaurant known for its modern American menu, is hosting a four-course dinner featuring five different whiskeys from High West Distillery. High West was established in 2007 and was called Whiskey Pioneer of the Year by Whiskey Advocate in 2011. The $65 per person dinner starts at 7 p.m. and will be served at the restaurant's communal table. Among chef David Bracha's offerings are Hot sauce brined smoked St. Louis pork ribs, Lightly smoked and grilled swordfish and Warm chocolate-cherry bread pudding.
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Fall is a slow time for South Florida restaurants. Many are hosting special wine and spirits events to fill empty seats. It's not only a good time to try new spots, but also to savor some of the best wine and booze these restaurants have to offer. Call each restaurant for reservations. - John Tanasychuk, Staff writer