Next month, South County offers visitors (and locals) two culinary experiences to remember. There is no better way to learn about wine than tasting it paired with food created to bring out its unique qualities.

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Farm + Vine: Women & Wine Series: Celebrity Chef Anita Lo and Cantena Wines at Ocean House

Ocean House welcomes the amazing and talented chef and author, Anita Lo, from New York City. Lo has served as chef and owner of several legendary restaurants including Annisa, which held a Michelin star for nine consecutive years. To add to her list of incredible accomplishments, Lo was the first female guest chef to cook for a State Dinner at the White House, under the Obama administration. In 2011, Lo released her first cookbook, Cooking Without Borders and her second book Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One released in 2018.

Joining her will be featured winery, Catena Wines, led by Laura Catena. Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and its broad line of delicious varietals.

Beginning at 7:00 pm, guests are welcomed to the Center for Wine & Culinary Arts for passed canapés and wine selected from the featured vineyard. Shortly following guests will be invited to be seated in COAST for dinner with Chef Lo and Catena Wines. Each couple will receive a special gift of two Stolzle glasses and a signed copy of Chef Lo’s cookbook, Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One. Reserve now.

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Cloudy Bay Wine Dinner at Weekapaug Inn

Enjoy a special three-course dinner on Thursday, May 9 paired with Cloudy Bay wines, and featuring esteemed wine maker Tim Heath from New Zealand. Cloudy Bay is internationally known for its varietals, and is perhaps best regarded for its role in shaping the Sauvignon Blanc category as we know it today. At 7:00 pm guests are welcomed to the Fenway Cottage pool deck for passed canapés and wine. Guests will the be escorted into the Fenway Cottage for dinner at 7:30 pm. Wine maker, Tim Heath, will share a few thoughts about the wines featured at dinner. Reserve now.