September 21, 2011 | 6:00am
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Wine Dinner, BLT Style
BLT Steak's September installation of their monthly wine dinner series is happening tomorrow night at 6. The award-winning Paradise Valley restaurant will be joined by Bryan Del Bondio, president of the Markham Vineyards in Napa Valley, CA, for an educational evening of food and wine. Del Bondio will be speaking with guests about the vineyards and wine production. The five-course dinner is highlighted with gourmet dishes such as yellowfin tuna & locally grown beet carpaccio, house made charcuterie, Cabernet braised monkfish tail, grass-fed beef tenderloin, and a caramelized French butter pear bread pudding with black current cardamon ice cream and poppy seed streusel. Each course will be paired with wine from the Markham collection. $95++ per person, seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 480-905-7979 for your last minute reservations.
White Chocolate Fudge
If you're a fan of Hersey's Cookies & Cream candy bars then you probably want to make a batch of Averie's White Chocolate Cookies & Cream Fudge
ASAP. You can throw it together in minutes and since it's no bake, you can just toss it in the freezer while you're making dinner. Bonus -- you can easily make this fudge vegan or gluten free by using coconut milk and the right cookies. Yum!